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01.17.14
Some Assembly Required: Pre-NGE SWG's proper sandbox PvP
01.17.14

Some Assembly Required: Pre-NGE SWG's proper sandbox PvP

A few weeks ago I ranted at indie sandbox devs who continue pumping out poorly conceived FFA PvP ga...

By J. Reahard,   01.17.14
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12.20.13
Some Assembly Required: Yet another FFA PvP sandbox
12.20.13

Some Assembly Required: Yet another FFA PvP sandbox

I dabbled in yet another alpha-state indie sandbox game this week. As you'd expect, the title is ro...

By J. Reahard,   12.20.13
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10.25.13
Some Assembly Required: Is Black Desert the new ArcheAge?
10.25.13

Some Assembly Required: Is Black Desert the new ArcheAge?

I hate to admit it, but I'm getting over ArcheAge. This sucks because XLGAMES' fantasy sandpark is...

By J. Reahard,   10.25.13
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08.30.13
Some Assembly Required: Conflating story content and MMORPGs
08.30.13

Some Assembly Required: Conflating story content and MMORPGs

A few weeks ago I poked fun at ArenaNet and its "living story" nonsense. As you might imagine, plen...

By J. Reahard,   08.30.13
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08.02.13
Some Assembly Required: Want a real living story? Try a sandbox!
08.02.13

Some Assembly Required: Want a real living story? Try a sandbox!

I'm going to criticize Guild Wars 2 this week, or more accurately, ArenaNet. I know, I know. I migh...

By J. Reahard,   08.02.13
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07.05.13
Some Assembly Required: On MMOs and loss aversion
07.05.13

Some Assembly Required: On MMOs and loss aversion

I've been reading a book called Scorecasting lately. It's basically an academic exercise in statist...

By J. Reahard,   07.05.13
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06.07.13
Some Assembly Required: Three games that need player-generated content
06.07.13

Some Assembly Required: Three games that need player-generated content

At times over the last half decade, I've felt as if the MMORPG genre lost sight of itself. It seeme...

By J. Reahard,   06.07.13
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04.12.13
Some Assembly Required: Your guide to MMO sandboxes in 2013 and beyond
04.12.13

Some Assembly Required: Your guide to MMO sandboxes in 2013 and beyond

Welcome to Massively's guide to MMO sandboxes in 2013 and beyond. I've collected the essential deta...

By J. Reahard,   04.12.13
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03.15.13
Some Assembly Required: There's no crafting in Star Wars!
03.15.13

Some Assembly Required: There's no crafting in Star Wars!

The other week I posted a Leaderboard inviting people to vote for their favorite Star Wars MMO. The...

By J. Reahard,   03.15.13
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