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10.07.14
The Daily Grind: Do you play on your MMO's public test server?
10.07.14

The Daily Grind: Do you play on your MMO's public test server?

Even after they're officially launched, many MMOs still maintain public test servers where voluntee...

By B. Royce,   10.07.14
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10.03.14
The Daily Grind: How should MMO quests be delivered?
10.03.14

The Daily Grind: How should MMO quests be delivered?

I was tinkering in Ultima Online last week when I spied something I had forgotten about: quest give...

By B. Royce,   10.03.14
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09.30.14
Return to Britannia campaign starts tomorrow in Ultima Online [Updated]
09.30.14

Return to Britannia campaign starts tomorrow in Ultima Online [Updated]

For the entire month of October, Ultima Online will be running another Return to Britannia campaign...

By J. Olivetti,   09.30.14
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09.30.14
The Daily Grind: Are character bios due for revival?
09.30.14

The Daily Grind: Are character bios due for revival?

One of my favorite things about classic MMOs is that they refused to give up on the "RPG" part of M...

By B. Royce,   09.30.14
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09.24.14
Richard Garriott becomes Lord British again for Ultima Online's 17th anniversary
09.24.14

Richard Garriott becomes Lord British again for Ultima Online's 17th anniversary

On September 24th, 1997, Ultima Online opened its doors, forever changing the MMORPG landscape. Tha...

By B. Royce,   09.24.14
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09.19.14
Working As Intended: Lessons from the history of MMO housing
09.19.14

Working As Intended: Lessons from the history of MMO housing

Once upon a time, a subscription MMORPG sandbox had open-world housing, only there wasn't quite eno...

By B. Royce,   09.19.14
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09.16.14
Vice vs Virtue PvP system arrives on Ultima Online's test center
09.16.14

Vice vs Virtue PvP system arrives on Ultima Online's test center

In testing now on Ultima Online's test server is publish 86.3, better known as the Vice vs Virtue p...

By B. Royce,   09.16.14
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08.01.14
The Daily Grind: Does world PvP have to be spontaneous to be fun?
08.01.14

The Daily Grind: Does world PvP have to be spontaneous to be fun?

I love big battleground PvP. I admit it. I may have cut my teeth in the FFA ganker land of classic...

By B. Royce,   08.01.14
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07.29.14
The Daily Grind: What constitutes a grind in an MMO?
07.29.14

The Daily Grind: What constitutes a grind in an MMO?

I can't remember when I first heard the term grind, but I imagine it might have been Ultima Online,...

By B. Royce,   07.29.14
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