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Massively Overpowered’s Stream Team streams new and old games every week on our Twitch channel, OPTV. [Follow the Stream Team’s RSS feed]

MMO Week in Review: New MMORPGs on the horizon (June 11, 2017)

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This week was a doozy for MMORPG players as two new games were announced for our genre: an as-yet-unnamed Magic: the Gathering MMO from Cryptic and PWE, and Fractured, a SpatialOS-powered MMOARPG sandbox without some of the more annoying tropes that usually attach themselves to sandboxes.

Meanwhile, Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind formally launched, Secret World Legends plotted a headstart and new beta wave, and Bless Online apparently gave up on its western ambitions.

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MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood’s everything (June 4, 2017)

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This week, Final Fantasy XIV let the western press loose on the Stormblood expansion that’s until now been a bit buried by other summer releases. Not anymore, though! MOP’s Eliot Lefebvre posted nine in-depth previews and guides on what to expect from the content avalanche on the way.

Meanwhile, Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter funded many times over with $3.2M now banked, Black Desert scored big on its Steam launch, and NCsoft put a date on Master X Master. Read on for the rest of the best of this week’s MMO news and opinions!

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MMO Week in Review: Morrowind, Black Desert, and a bajillion other MMO launches (May 28, 2017)

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Memorial Day weekend: a time for gaming deals, double-experience events, and launches. Mainly launches this year! Black Desert has landed on Steam, The Elder Scrolls Online began the PC head start for Morrowind, Marvel Heroes soft launched on PS4, Legends of Aria kicked off its alpha, Revelation Online and Shroud of the Avatar saw major content updates, and both Kritika Online and Worlds Adrift entered closed beta.

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MMO Week in Review: Wild West Online isn’t just a gankbox (May 21, 2017)

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Gotta love a massive week for MMORPG news! We chatted up the Wild West Online team to learn more about its reversal on Kickstarter and its PvE server plans, Funcom saw its best financial quarter ever but delayed Secret World Legends’ Steam launch, Bungie revealed Destiny 2 gameplay and sent WoW Token prices skyward, Elder Scrolls Online prepared for Morrowind’s head start, and Star Citizen’s latest concept ship sale propelled it over the $150M fundraising hump.

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MMO Week in Review: The Secret World’s June relaunch (May 14, 2017)

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This week, Funcom announced that The Secret World will morph into Secret World Legends just shy of its spring plan, landing on June 26th. Funcom even sat down with us for a lengthy video interview as we poked and prodded for answers about the state of the game and the path that led the studio to give the cult favorite such a drastic makeover.

And here’s a bit of meta for you: If you’ve donated to MOP, either through Kickstarter or Patreon, and your tier includes a badge, then make sure you’ve sent in your details as badges for the new comment system are almost ready!

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s expansion leak, Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter (May 7, 2017)

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This week, Guild Wars 2 launched Flashpoint, the next-to-last episode of its third living world season, which was overshadowed by a positively massive leak of the expansion, most likely coming in the fall.

Meanwhile, Ashes of Creation bedazzled MMORPG gamers with its Kickstarter, which in spite of questions about the game’s business model and corporate history has doubled its Kickstarter goal in just a week and seems sure to clear multiple stretch goals before it’s done.

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s legendary raid armor (April 30, 2017)

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Guild Wars 2 inches closer to the end of its third season of living story this coming week as it launches the next-to-last Flashpoint episode alongside controversial raiders-only legendary armor.

Meanwhile, we celebrated the anniversaries of several MMORPGs, including City of Heroes, where we streamed the emulator festivities live Friday night.

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MMO Week in Review: SWTOR goes to war on Iokath, Marvel Heroes goes to PS4 (April 23, 2017)

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This week, MMORPG players saw three major releases: Star Wars The Old Republic’s War for Iokath, Lord of the Ring’s Online’s anniversary update, and the arrival of a slimmed-down and isolated Marvel Heroes on PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, Funcom is full steam ahead on a spring release for Secret World Legends, in spite of mounting criticism.

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MMO Week in Review: Star Citizen’s alpha roadmap (April 16, 2017)

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Just when you think it’s gonna be a dead holiday weekend, Star Citizen drops a zinger in the form of a massive roadmap for 2017 and a summer ETA for alpha 3.0 — though it’ll have fewer features than originally anticipated.

Meanwhile, TERA launched Honorbound, Blade & Soul released its Secrets of the Stratus update, and BioWare delayed SWTOR’s 5.2 patch to this week, so there’s something to look forward to!

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MMO Week in Review: EVE Fanfest, Black Desert’s 2017 outlook, Marvel Heroes’ console plans (April 9, 2017)

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Gotta love a big MMORPG week! Marvel Heroes is coming to console, Black Desert has huge plans for 2017, The Secret World weathered a massive leak, Ship of Heroes began and ended its Kickstarter, and through it all rolled EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, from which Brendan’s been reporting on DUST 514 replacement Project Nova, EVE’s Project Discovery, Sparc, EVE Valkyrie, and more yet to come. In a normal week, any one of those might have had a Week in Review intro all unto itself, and yet here we are.

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MMO Week in Review: Funcom abdicates the MMORPG genre (April 2, 2017)

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There’s no way around it: Funcom’s announcement this week that it plans to effectively maintenance mode The Secret World and reboot it into a smaller-scale multiplayer game more palatable to the mainstream masses of Steam represents the studio’s final farewell to the MMORPG genre following the maintenance mode of Anarchy Online and Age of Conan earlier this year. Secret World Legends may be the best way forward for what’s left of the preeminent horror MMO, and it may even be fun, but it’s game over for MMOs out of one of the founding companies of the genre. Also, no one’s buying “MMO fatigue,” but “bad MMO fatigue” — yeah, that we get.

In happier news, it was April 1st yesterday, inconveniently on a Saturday. Hope you enjoyed our joke and our roundup of the genre’s jokes too!

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MMO Week in Review: City of Heroes necromancy (March 26, 2017)

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Much-loved 2004 MMORPG City of Heroes, which sunsetted prematurely in 2012, dominated the headlines this week as NCsoft announced it was resurrecting a piece of the game’s legacy by adding CoH NPC Statesman into its upcoming MOBA, Master x Master, leading gamers and bloggers alike to opine on the subject, even after one NCsoft employee stepped forward to claim the decision as his own personal “passion project.”

Speaking of necromancy, I had a desert-themed necro/thermal Mastermind who was a ton of fun.

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MMO Week in Review: PAX East awards, EverQuest’s 18th, and ESO’s battlegrounds (March 19, 2017)

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A week after PAX East’s close, we’ve completed our assignments and handed out our awards. Make sure you cast your vote in our reader poll for the best MMO of the show!

Meanwhile, EverQuest celebrates 18 years online, Revelation fielded pay-to-win complaints, we compared survival sandbox Rend to other MMOs, Star Citizen wowed onlookers with its level design, and our columnist took a hard look at The Elder Scrolls Online’s proposed Morrowind battleground system.

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