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Make My MMO: June 22 – June 28, 2014

Filed under: Business Models , MMO Industry , New Titles , News Items , Crowdfunding , Make My MMO This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Star Citizen made more money. At this point I should probably go ahead and add that as a permanent part of Make My MMO ’s opening paragraph

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Make My MMO: June 22 – June 28, 2014

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Ask Massively: Misconceptions about game criticism, free-to-play, and lazy scrubs

Filed under: Business Models , Culture , Game Mechanics , MMO Industry , Free-to-Play , Ask Massively , Miscellaneous In previous editions of Ask Massively , we’ve covered misconceptions about new, old, and sunsetted MMOs as well as misconceptions about jerk players, Kickstarters, and untrustworthy studios .

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Ask Massively: Misconceptions about game criticism, free-to-play, and lazy scrubs

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The Daily Grind: Is PLEX/APEX/C.R.E.D.D. risky for developers?

Filed under: Fantasy , Sci-Fi , EVE Online , Business Models , Economy , Game Mechanics , MMO Industry , Opinion , The Daily Grind , ArcheAge , Sandbox , WildStar Trion announced ArcheAge’s APEX system recently, and while I’m sure it has its own wrinkles, my first instinct was to compare it to EVE Online’s PLEX. It’s a fascinating idea, allowing players with knowledge of an in-game economy to leverage said knowledge into enough currency to buy tradeable items that can be redeemed for subscription time.

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The Daily Grind: Is PLEX/APEX/C.R.E.D.D. risky for developers?

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Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade’s founder program goes live

Filed under: Betas , Sci-Fi , Trailers , Video , Business Models , Events (Real-World) , News Items , Free-to-Play , Warhammer 40k , Miscellaneous The founder and pre-order program for the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade MMO is now officially live. Founder tiers available start with the $40 Warrior Pack (which includes the game, early module access, 40,000 game points, and special perks) and run the price scale up to the $450 (and currently on sale) Xenos pack, which includes the game and early access along with 610,000 game points and even more special perks.

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LEGO Minifigures Online open beta progress to carry over

Filed under: Betas , Business Models , MMO Industry , New Titles , News Items , Free-to-Play , Kids , Family Funcom wants you to know that it has officially kicked off the open beta for LEGO Minifigures Online . The game’s proper launch is still scheduled for Fall 2014, but as of now you can download the free-to-play beta client and have at it! Current locations include Pirate World, Medieval World, and Space World, and the firm is “hard at work finishing up more great content,” according to the news blurb on its web site.

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Star Citizen tops $47 million, will continue to offer stretch goals

Filed under: Sci-Fi , Business Models , Game Mechanics , MMO Industry , New Titles , News Items , Sandbox , Crowdfunding , Star Citizen , Buy-to-Play Star Citizen has topped $47 million in funding on the wings of its recent Xi’An scout ship promotion. Cloud Imperium boss Chris Roberts talks about the ship and its unique thruster setup (and its corresponding unique flight characteristics inside the space sim’s physics engine) in his latest letter from the chairman. Roberts also reveals that 54 percent of Star Citizen backers voted for CIG to continue offering stretch goals

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2014
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Not So Massively: GTAO’s update, Hearthstone’s tourney, and LoL’s Summoner’s RIFT revamp

Filed under: Betas , Sci-Fi , Video , Business Models , Game Mechanics , New Titles , Patches , PvP , News Items , Mobile , Consoles , MMOFPS , Community Q&A , Post-Apocalyptic , Not So Massively , Sandbox , MOBA , League of Legends , Diablo III , Firefall , Destiny , Star Citizen , Elite: Dangerous , Infinite Crisis , Path of Exile , Hearthstone , The Division Welcome back to No So Massively , where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren’t quite MMOs.

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Not So Massively: GTAO’s update, Hearthstone’s tourney, and LoL’s Summoner’s RIFT revamp

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2014
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Pathfinder Online takes crowdforging seriously

Filed under: Betas , Fantasy , Business Models , Game Mechanics , News Items , Miscellaneous , Sandbox , Crowdfunding , Player-Generated Content , Pathfinder Online Goblinworks , whose sandbox MMO Pathfinder Online entered alpha earlier this month , is turning to hopeful players for crowdforging purposes by way of the IdeaScale platform. You’ve probably seen the concept used for software and mobile development already: Players post mechanics and gameplay suggestions and ideas, and other contributors vote them up to show the developers where to focus time and effort

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Pathfinder Online takes crowdforging seriously

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Make My MMO: June 15 – June 21, 2014

Filed under: Business Models , MMO Industry , New Titles , News Items , Crowdfunding , Make My MMO This week in MMO crowdfunding news, golden oldie World War II Online assured itself of a new client update thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign. The genre’s first and arguably best MMOFPS raised over $10,000, which it will spend on a new test server as well as PC and Mac client updates

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Make My MMO: June 15 – June 21, 2014

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Smedley plays H1Z1 on Steam, talks early access

Filed under: Betas , Horror , Business Models , Game Mechanics , MMO Industry , New Titles , PvP , News Items , Sandbox , H1Z1 John Smedley tells Reddit that he has played H1Z1 on Steam. “It’s our first step toward early access launch,” he writes, though the date is still up in the air.

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Smedley plays H1Z1 on Steam, talks early access

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