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Michael Fuchs
Michael Fuchs has been playing MMOs for over 8 years. He has a strong passion for the competitive side of video games. Besides video games, his passions include reading, writing, and roleplaying. He currently attends the University of Wisconsin - Waukesha for a degree in Communications.

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MMOsite Exclusive Interview with Aeria Games on Echo of Soul MMOsite Exclusive Interview with Aeria Games on Echo of Soul
It has been a while since Echo of Soul entered open beta test, and I'm sure you must have some questions about the game. Recently we're honored to have an interview with the NA dev team of this game... >>more
Fri Jun 19 09:21:01 2015

League of Legends - New Rules for the LCS Summer Split League of Legends - New Rules for the LCS Summer Split
If you’re a fan of competitive League of Legends, you should know that Riot Games isn’t afraid to make changes so that the scene may thrive. In that spirit, Riot Games has made the following rule changes for the LCS Summer split.... >>more
Thu May 28 06:00:00 2015

League of Legends Tests New Player Reform System League of Legends Tests New Player Reform System
Instead of reopening Tribunal system, Riot Games has developed a new system to reform player behavior in League of Legends.... >>more
Wed May 27 06:00:00 2015

Echo of Soul: MMOSite Wants Your Interview Questions! Echo of Soul: MMOSite Wants Your Interview Questions!
Hello! We have an upcoming interview with Aeria Games about Echo of Soul. While we have a few questions prepared, we also like to gather questions from the community. So please, post any questions you'd like to see us ask here! ... >>more
Fri May 22 18:15:57 2015

Echo of Soul Announces Closed Beta Rewards and FAQ Echo of Soul Announces Closed Beta Rewards and FAQ
Echo of Soul has announced a reward for players that participate in its closed beta – all you need to do is reach level 45! Anyone who reaches level 45 will receive a Pioneer’s Feather.... >>more
Fri May 22 07:00:00 2015

Coming Soon: Hide Eye Candy in League of Legends Coming Soon: Hide Eye Candy in League of Legends
The newest feature to League of Legends may surprise you. It’s called “Hide Eye Candy”, and no, it isn’t a feature to cover up the more attractive champions in the game.... >>more
Thu May 21 06:00:00 2015

Blizzard Loses Case Against Gold-Seller Blizzard Loses Case Against Gold-Seller
Gold-sellers and botters. Everyone hates them. It would seem like it would be easy for a large AAA developer such as Blizzard to squash the cockroaches by using the legal system – however, Blizzard has lost and the gold-sellers are victorious.... >>more
Thu May 21 01:48:15 2015

Echo of Soul – Soul System Guide Echo of Soul – Soul System Guide
The soul system in Echo of Soul is used to provide players with large buffs with relatively little effort. When a player kills a monster, they receive one chaos soul. These chaos souls are collected automatically, and they are placed in the player’s Soul Satchel.... >>more
Wed May 20 06:00:00 2015

League of Legends: Roster Shifts for Summer 2015 League of Legends: Roster Shifts for Summer 2015
There have been some roster changes in the European and North American LCS leagues as we move into the summer split. See below for who is leaving, and who the new players are that will lead their teams to victory!... >>more
Tue May 19 16:00:00 2015

World of Warcraft (Movie) Renders Released World of Warcraft (Movie) Renders Released
The first images of Orgrim Doomhammer, Warchief of the Orcish Horde during the end of the First War and the entirety of the Second War, have been released for the Warcraft movie.... >>more
Tue May 19 00:42:31 2015

WildStar To Go Free-To-Play? WildStar To Go Free-To-Play?
It’s semi-rumor at this point, but it looks like Carbine’s struggling raiding-focused MMORPG WildStar is going to drop its subscription payment model and go free-to-play later this year.... >>more
Mon May 18 06:00:00 2015

An Interview with Danielle From King of the Nerds An Interview with Danielle From King of the Nerds
I'm a huge fan of the TV show King of the Nerds. The show is an American reality competition series that airs on TBS. It is hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, both actors from the Revenge of the Nerds films. The show is incredibly exciting, not only for its entertainment value, but it embraces to idea of nerds and geeks as being a unique culture and the TV show celebrates it instead...... >>more
Wed Feb 20 21:51:40 2013

MMOsite Interview for Reign of Thunder MMOsite Interview for Reign of Thunder
Fast, Frenetic and Fun! Reign of Thunder is a 3rd Person, Action, multiplayer Mech game focused on creating an accessible yet deep experience that will ensnare new users and keep them playing for years.... >>more
Tue Feb 28 06:00:37 2012

MMOsite Interview on LEGO Universe's Free-to-play Mode MMOsite Interview on LEGO Universe's Free-to-play Mode
We recently had the pleasure to have an interview with the creators of LEGO Universe which recently went free-to-play. I wanted to personally thank them for taking the time to do so.... >>more
Sat Sep 24 01:41:59 2011

Victory: Age of Racing Interview Victory: Age of Racing Interview
Recently we were given the opportunity to have an interview with the developers of Victory: Age of Racing. The racing MMO is currently in closed beta.... >>more
Wed Sep 14 23:39:00 2011

MMOsite Interview for Dragon Nest (SEA) MMOsite Interview for Dragon Nest (SEA)
I recently had the privilege of having an interview with Shanda Games about Dragon's Nest (SEA.) I would like to thank them for taking the time to answer my questions. ... >>more
Tue Aug 30 03:16:54 2011

MMOsite's Interview with Tunnelers MMOsite's Interview with Tunnelers
Tunnelers is a Free to play online action game. You control a tank, you move with it and shoot with it. You play against other people in tanks. The whole environment is situated underground in what we call 'Arenas'. At the moment there are 3 popular game modes to choose from.... >>more
Thu Jul 21 19:46:00 2011

EverQuest II 'Children of War' Update Interview EverQuest II 'Children of War' Update Interview
EQII has not only survived, but it is arguably one of the best high-fantasy MMORPGs that has ever been created.... >>more
Sun Jun 05 22:12:12 2011

RIFT World Event Fails But Is Amended RIFT World Event Fails But Is Amended
On April 16, 2011, an epic world event took place in RIFT online. It was all very well run and players enjoyed themselves greatly! At least...that is what I wish I could say happened during the world event in RIFT.... >>more
Mon Apr 18 02:48:07 2011

RIFT: Phase 1: Growing Darkness Guide RIFT: Phase 1: Growing Darkness Guide
With the release of patch 1.1 to RIFT, it introduces the global Grim Harvest event. We are currently in phase one of the event, with Phase 2: The Reaping to begin on 4/16/2011 at 12:00PM PDT. (Note that Phase 2 was scheduled to begin on the 9th, but was delayed due to issues, which were discovered when the event was loaded onto the European Shards.)... >>more
Wed Apr 13 03:00:00 2011

NESL Gives LoL Players a Last Chance at $5000! NESL Gives LoL Players a Last Chance at $5000!
The National Electronic Sports League has announced that they are giving League of Legends players a last chance to compete for $5000 in the North American Premier League.... >>more
Wed Mar 23 21:44:51 2011

[Exclusive] Jade Dynasty Spring Content Update Interview [Exclusive] Jade Dynasty Spring Content Update Interview
Dean Sakurai from Perfect World Entertainment has an interview with us to talk about the recently launched spring content update.... >>more
Tue Mar 22 01:17:10 2011

[Exclusive Interview]Sandbox MMO Salem Announced by Paradox Interactive [Exclusive Interview]Sandbox MMO Salem Announced by Paradox Interactive
Recently, Salem, a Sandbox MMO with a perma-death system was announced by Paradox Interactive. (You can find that article here.) We recently were given the chance to have an interview with Seatribe (the developer for Salem) by Paradox Interactive. I would like to personally thank Paradox for making the interview possible and Seatribe for taking the time to answer our questions.... >>more
Wed Mar 16 05:03:25 2011

Trion Worlds Disbands Player's Guild to Give the Name to Another Player? Trion Worlds Disbands Player's Guild to Give the Name to Another Player?
Recently RIFT, the MMORPG by Trion Worlds, was released on March 1st. Overall, the launch was incredibly successful. However, the launch day was not without drama. No, there weren’t any game breaking bugs or server issues (in fact, I’ve only ever encountered one issue in the game and a GM fixed the situation within 5 minutes.) On the night of February 28th, a player on the Trion forums by the name...... >>more
Sun Mar 13 23:28:50 2011

[Exclusive]PWI: Ambitious Expansions Perfect World International: Genesis Interview [Exclusive]PWI: Ambitious Expansions Perfect World International: Genesis Interview
Hello! My name is Michael Fuchs, and I am a Columnist for MMOSite. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your position with Perfect World Entertainment? ... >>more
Mon Feb 21 17:43:57 2011

[Exclusive] Vindictus Lost Artifact Update Interview [Exclusive] Vindictus Lost Artifact Update Interview
Hi, my name is Jaeho Hwang, and I'm in charge of Vindictus as a producer. I used to work at Nexon Korea as an overseas service manager and had a chance to work on a lot of successful projects. I'm really to glad to meet all of our US players though this awesome game and want to say thanks for all of your great feedback from the game launch until now. ... >>more
Wed Feb 16 22:38:54 2011

Magic the Gathering: Tactics Review Magic the Gathering: Tactics Review
The Magic the Gathering: Tactics (MTGT)....I had such hope for you. Let me start off by saying that I am a huge Magic the Gathering (MTG) fan. To say I was excited about MTGT when I heard about it is an understatement. What could be cooler than living out your MTG battles in a turn-based tactical MMO? I guess I'll never find about because, frankly, at this point MTGT doesn't feel like that.... >>more
Mon Feb 14 05:01:50 2011

Magic the Gathering Tactics Released on Jan. 18th, 2011 Magic the Gathering Tactics Released on Jan. 18th, 2011
Summoning impressive creatures to do your bidding. Hurling powerful spells across the battlefield at your enemy. Slaying your enemy with your brilliant tactics. - These are all things that any player of the Magic the Gathering trading card game has come to enjoy.... >>more
Wed Jan 12 22:57:50 2011

All Points Bulletin (APB) Review: A Fun MMOTPS All Points Bulletin (APB) Review: A Fun MMOTPS
All Points Bulletin (APB) – a game where you either love it or you hate it. Realtime Worlds (developer) partnered with EA (publisher) to make All Points Bulletin a reality. The idea behind the game is actually quite simple. A city where Criminals run wild – breaking into buildings, stealing cars, running people over, setting bombs, and more.... >>more
Wed Jul 21 21:59:59 2010

UBISOFT to Launch a New Might and Magic Heroes MMO UBISOFT to Launch a New Might and Magic Heroes MMO
A special thank you goes out to Chris Early for taking the time to make this interview possible! The "a little bit extra" that I mention near the end, was a portion of the interview where he was giving me gameplay tips. I removed that section, as it makes absolutely no sense unless you have plaid the game.... >>more
Tue Jul 20 22:44:58 2010

Kingdom Heroes: Open World PvP Channel to Be Released Kingdom Heroes: Open World PvP Channel to Be Released
Chip Smith with Aeria Games recently took the time to answer some questions we had about Kingdom Heroes, an MMORPG based on the Three Kingdoms era in China. We'd like to thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to do that – especially since the interview took place right before the 4th of July (Independence Day) in the United States.... >>more
Wed Jul 14 01:48:59 2010

League of Legends Season 1 Interview (By Michael Fuchs) League of Legends Season 1 Interview (By Michael Fuchs)
Season One for League of Legends is quickly approaches. The expansion brings in-game tournaments, draft mode, ranked ELO games, and more. Hermann Peterscheck, a producer at Riot Games, recently took the time to do an interview with us. We're very excited about Season One in League of Legends, and we thank him for answering our questions!... >>more
Tue Jul 06 02:22:48 2010

Fists of Fu Closed Beta Test Interview Fists of Fu Closed Beta Test Interview
The closed beta for Fists of Fu just ended. Aaron Burcell, Vice President of Marketing at Outspark, took the time to do an interview on the game. In advance, I would like to thank Aaron for taking the time to answer these questions.... >>more
Sun Jul 04 21:46:04 2010

The Most Notable Changes to Tyria in Guild Wars 2 The Most Notable Changes to Tyria in Guild Wars 2
As the release of Guild Wars 2 slowly approaches, or at least I speculate so since ArenaNet is showing off the demo in August and they are also increasing the frequency of additional details provided for the game, we at MMOSite wanted to start to highlight the changes between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.... >>more
Fri Jul 02 02:58:31 2010

How DoTA Has Affected the MMO Market How DoTA Has Affected the MMO Market
Defense of the Ancients, better known as DOTA, is a custom scenario for WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos and WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne. The game was originally by "Eul", who based the scenario off of the "Aeon of Strife" Starcraft map. More popular than the original DOTA is DOTA: AllStars. DOTA: AllStars is a highly successful game.... >>more
Sat Jun 26 07:23:51 2010

[Exclusive]Perfect World Entertainment E3 Interview about Lineup [Exclusive]Perfect World Entertainment E3 Interview about Lineup
I recently had the privilege to have an interview with Perfect World Entertainment about their E3 lineup. Please note that this interview was given before E3 started. A special thank you goes out to Andrew Brown of Perfect World Entertainment for taking the time to answer these questions.... >>more
Wed Jun 23 02:04:58 2010

Forsaken World Playable Demo at E3 Forsaken World Playable Demo at E3
With the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) quickly approaching, Perfect World Entertainment has announced their exciting game lineup that they will be showcasing – and it is not one to miss! For those lucky enough to attend (as E3 is not open to the general public), I strongly advise that you visit Booth #5112 in the West Hall. But enough about the lucky people who will be attending and more about...... >>more
Mon Jun 14 04:54:39 2010

F2P LotRO Interview: Absolutely Balance for Free Players F2P LotRO Interview: Absolutely Balance for Free Players
Turbine Inc. recently announced the Lord of the Rings Online, will be going free-to-play. Adam Mersky, Director of Communications, and Kate Paiz, Executive Producer, were kind enough to join us in an interview about the change. ... >>more
Fri Jun 11 22:22:08 2010

Interview: DarkTide is What Fantasy EVE would Be Like Interview: DarkTide is What Fantasy EVE would Be Like
As we announced last week, the closed beta of Captains of Darktide is quickly approaching. We recently had the pleasure to give an interview with Jason Faller, President of Silverlode Interactive, about the upcoming game.... >>more
Tue Jun 08 19:04:49 2010

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Ebberon Unlimited Update 5 Dungeons and Dragons Online: Ebberon Unlimited Update 5
Every player has had this happen. One day, you're walking along, trying to find a nearby dungeon entrance, so that you can help a needy NPC. Then, suddenly, you're jumped by a large number of snarling, brutish creatures. They quickly beat your body to a pulp, and you find yourself back in town – this is an adventure that you cannot do alone!... >>more
Sun Jun 06 23:49:41 2010

Canaan Online Launches Trial of the Ancestors Expansion Canaan Online Launches Trial of the Ancestors Expansion
On June 1st, gPotato launched the Trial of the Ancestors Expansion for the manga-style free browser-based social MMO, Canaan Online. The expansion introduces a large collection of welcomed features that are sure to make the game even more enjoyable.... >>more
Wed Jun 02 23:58:00 2010

SAGA Players Who Join Captains of Darktide Beta Get Bonus SAGA Players Who Join Captains of Darktide Beta Get Bonus
Captains of Darktide is a free-to-play Massive Multiplayer Online game created by Silverlode Interactive. The game was created using the Unity3D engine. It is playable in a web browser, and only requires players to download the Unity 3D webplayer. The game takes place in the same universe as SAGA Online, a Massive Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy Collectible Card Game that was released by Silverlode...... >>more
Tue Jun 01 23:36:12 2010