The Stream Team: Delving into Neverwinter’s Undermountain

Massively OP's MJ has just started her Undermountain adventures Neverwinter, and currently she is exploring the catacombs under the well of the Yawning Portal Tavern. Her first goal is to retrieve a lost heirloom, but we all know she just wants to explore every corner of a new place! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to see where the...

Massively Overthinking: Are you an MMO skeptic or true believer?

A while back, a reader (hi Ken!) posted an infographic into a Star Citizen thread I'd forgotten all about, but it wasn't even the first time it's made it to our comments. Apparently, it was originally created by an internet denizen named Gorf, but it's made the rounds across social media in the several years or so since it...

YouTube series Man at Arms Reforged takes a crack at bringing the Lost Ark berserker’s sword to life

If you're unfamiliar with the YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged, then you're in for a treat. The series sees blacksmiths from Baltimore Knife and Sword recreate weapons from a wide variety of video games, anime, and movies, and this time the crafters were tapped (and paid) by Amazon Games to take on the challenge of building the berserker's...

Webzen is recreating 2006 MMORPG Soul of the Ultimate Nation, plans March re-release in Southeast Asia

Are you ready for a blast from Korea's past? Webzen is planning on reviving, recreating, and re-releasing Soul of the Ultimate Nation as SUN Classic, with a current launch window in Southeastern Asian territories sometime in March. For those who are unfamiliar, SUN first came to our part of the globe in 2009, running for four years until it...

Swords of Legends Online kicks off its Chinese New Year’s Festival event

Look, we don't want to seem stereotypical or anything, but it kind of tracks that Swords of Legends Online would have an event for the Chinese new year. If there were anywhere to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, it'd be there. As it happens there are a lot of places to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, but the...

Albion Online posts sweeping combat balance changes in latest patch

The latest Albion Online update is a hodge-podge of tweaks and enhancements to the Lands Awakened build, including what Sandbox Interactive is calling "extensive combat balance changes." "This patch sees the largest combat balance update since Lands Awakened launched," the studio says. "Firstly, certain combat systems – Resilience, AoE Escalation, Crowd Control, and Diminishing Returns – have been adjusted, broadly...

Elder Scrolls Online just announced the High Isle chapter and Legacy of the Bretons arc

During this afternoon's big reveal stream, ZeniMax Online Studios announced The Elder Scrolls Online's major content update for this year's Legacy of the Bretons year-long theme, as teased, promised, and then leaked. Yes, the next chapter will be called High Isle, and it will take place in an as-yet unexplored region of the Elder Scrolls universe: the Systres Archipelago, a zone...

Atlas expands and bosses multiply in Path of Exile’s Siege of the Atlas expansion, launching February 4th

In Path of Exile's history of consistent, regular updates, sometimes there is a larger focus on the league, and sometimes its on the expansion itself. For next week's Siege of the Atlas, it's the latter. While there is definitely a new league (Archenemisis), the bulk of the new content is aimed at the full game itself -- specifically, the...

ArcheAge cuts back on Serpentis loot, kicks off an event, and removes billions in duped gold

There are gold sinks, and then there are gold black holes that slurp up massive amounts of wealth. ArcheAge's new stewards Kakao opened one such black hole, but it was done as a result of a pre-existing gold duping exploit that was present before the game changed hands; the exploit had already been fixed, but the ill-gotten gold was...

Leaderboard: Valve’s gaming-on-the-go Steam Deck launches February 25 – will you buy it?

Get ready to never move off of the couch again because Steam's handheld gaming computer is less than a month away from release. Valve announced this week that the Steam Deck will release on February 25th, with players able to slap down a $5 deposit right now to reserve their unit. "On February 25th, we will be sending out the...
We hunted ourselves.

You can still sign up for Fractured Online’s early February alpha test

Gamigo and Dynamight Studios are gearing up for Fractured's first alpha weekend since Gamigo took over publishing for the Kickstarted sandbox. "On Feb 4, 2022 we’ll be holding an Alpha Weekend to push our backend engine, which recently received a major update, to its limits," Dynamight says. "The test will run from Friday, Feb 4, 2022, 4 pm CET until...

EVE Online player sets a new speed world record for visiting every star system in the game

EVE Online players will very likely be familiar with the name of Katia Sae, the character that visited every star system in the game without losing a single ship, which landed the character an in-game monument and earned the player a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. There's now a new explorer's name for EVE fans to...

Crowfall applies a general update patch as the newest Dregs campaign gets underway

What's the latest happening in Crowfall? A campaign of course, as well as a recent housekeeping update that mostly focuses on adjustments, fixes, and other tidying up. Of note are some changes to concurrent player caps in wildland, adventure, and siege zones, and a number of tweaks to the Shadow campaign. The patch further grants a new enchant accessory...
It's an old deck, I swear.

Perfect Ten: Genuinely fun MMO minigames

Few people are without opinions on minigames in MMOs. Some love 'em, some hate 'em, and some just ignore 'em. Some even despise that I won't type "th." Takes all types, really. Personally, I'm all for including new types of enjoyable systems that can be repeated, particularly if it benefits my character in some way. There's also this perception that...
Something less than inspiring.

SWTOR drops new Legacy of the Sith trailer, outlines unwelcome gearing changes

With very little time until Star Wars: The Old Republic launches its next expansion, Legacy of the Sith, the developers appear to be engaging in a campaign to ensure that players are unhappy ahead of the expansion's February 15th launch. A massive post on the plans for how gearing will work in 7.0 and beyond has prompted no small amount of...

Vague Patch Notes: Why play-to-earn is a garbage idea

Good afternoon, readers. Do you remember not so long ago when I talked about the fact that MMOs are perfectly fine as just games rather than being some sort of major skill box? Well, now's the time when we come back to that in a way because we have to talk about play-to-earn. Specifically, we have to talk about...

Mortal Online 2 hotfixes in more wildlife and less wealth in Haven as it draws respectable player counts

It's been a couple of days since Mortal Online 2 made its way into launch, and the devs at Star Vault are starting the process of turning knobs to reflect the reality of a released game. The latest hotfix has addressed matters like client crashes after players are stuck in login queue for 20 minutes as well as adding...

VR MMO Zenith hits the ‘big red launch button’ today

Zenith, a virtual reality MMORPG project that crowdfunded successfully back in 2019, is hitting the "big red launch button" today, according to its indie team. To drum up interest for the release, the devs showed up yesterday for a Reddit AMA that covered everything from PvP (not in yet) to possible mounts to full-body tracking. One dev did address comparisons...

Lost Ark talks name reservations, endgame challenge, and the new level cap ahead of launch

We're just two weeks away from Lost Ark's big western debut now, and Smilegate and Amazon are tuning up the engines to prepare players for what to expect from the patches made between the last closed beta and now as well as answer some FAQs. Most notably: The Yorn, Feiton, and Punika regions will all be fully unlocked. Punika...

Elder Scrolls Online will reveal its next chapter today, though it already kinda leaked

The Elder Scrolls Online will reveal the details of its year-long storyline and its anchor chapter today as planned at 3 p.m. EDT on Twitch. Unfortunately, it appears as if ZeniMax already scooped itself on part of the announcement, as last night the official Twitter account leaked an upcoming marketing giveaway for the game that showed a promotional still and...