The MMO Didn’t Go Didn’t Die – It Merely Moved

During the 00’s global phenomenon of MMOs rising from a once cult-like following mega-hits like World of Warcraft, the MMO genre went through some incredibly accelerated growing pains. Wild speculation as to the future of the genre flew abound. Now, nearly two decades since the explosion, some are right to think it died. Many titles went live and died in that time, the time which so many look back to nostalgically as “The Golden Age” And yet it can be argued, somewhat ironically, that the “Golden Age” of the MMO genre is now, not then. For while we see far fewer […]

Can Fallout 76 Successfully Combat Griefers?

Since the launch of GTA online, shared open worlds have become a popular trend in modern gaming. These games can be incredibly immersive but are often plagued with griefers. For those who don’t know, griefers are gamers who go out of their way to spoil other players experiences. Whilst some of these can be admittedly hilarious when players encounter a persistent griefer it can ruin the game. Deliberately failing group missions, scamming players in trades or repeatedly killing your avatar – griefers can be a real menace.  As more games move toward shared open worlds we look into the ways […]