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Path of Exile shows off the bow changes coming for Conquerors of the Atlas

Throughout human history the bow has been used to take advantage of the time-honored combat principle that it's better to fight something that wants to hit you when you're too far away for it to do so. Of course, in Path of Exile ranged attacks have been underused for a while now, since when your options for ranged damage...

Hypercute mobile MMO Lumia Saga begins global iOS and Android pre-registration

Chinese studio Century Game claims its new MMO is "the cutest MMORPG you'll ever play," and those are fighting words in a world with games like MapleStory and Mabinogi and Caravan Stories, but we'll hear 'em out, right? The game's called Lumia Saga, and Century characterizes it as a 3-D open-world sandbox MMORPG for mobile devices, previously out...

Improbable casts a spotlight on FPS/RTS hybrid MMO Wizard’s Wrath

Improbable, the company behind SpatialOS, has offered another look at a developing MMO. This time we're getting a peek at Wizard's Wrath, a fantasy MMO that looks to blend FPS and RTS gameplay into a living world. Wizard's Wrath is set in a land where floating cities cast up to the heavens by a powerful wizard are threatening...

Reign of Darkness is a new grimdark hardcore MMORPG now in early access

If you're more of a hardcore MMO player and don't mind things like "solo developer" and "early access," take a peek at Reign of Darkness, which just launched on Steam this week. The one-man Unorthodox Studio says the 3-D MMORPG "hearkens back to when players had to play a game to figure things out with a short learning...

Sea of Thieves sets the world on fire with its Seabound Soul update and Thanksgiving cosmetics

"Prepare to meet the spectre of Sir Arthur Pendragon and embark upon the first chapter in a story of fire and woe. Be sure to lend the expired explorer a helping hand, but keep your wits about you…" With those ominous words, Sea of Thieves' latest update has begun this week. The Seabound Soul includes a new tall...
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The Division 2 is offering weekly status updates and delaying a full State of the Game until January

If you were hoping for a State of the Game stream for The Division 2, you will be sadly disappointed by this week's dispatch from the team. The team is hard at work at building more stuff, according to the dispatch itself, and thus a full stream will not be forthcoming until January 2020. Until then, players will...

ArcheAge Unchained offers an ArchePass update, keeps dishing out Crates every week in the meantime

We all know that the ArchePass in ArcheAge Unchained remains shut down and that a compensation plan has been offered after an initial SNAFU. We now also know that, until the ArchePass is finally and fully fixed, this compensation item will be available on a regular basis. An official forum post made yesterday confirms that...

Mad World’s dev team finally explains its recent radio silence

Things have been radio silent regarding the development of MMOARPG Mad World, with the most recent news being that Netmarble will be publishing it. But what about the game devs? Where are they? That's what one player asked and it got a response about a week-and-a-half later. A forum post simply asks where developer responses to recent...

The Stream Team: A return to the anime brawler Kritika:REBOOT

Kritika Online recently got a self-published new lease on life, but how different is it really? Is it still a stylish and hyperactive beat-em-up with some genuine improvements, or is it just a flash in the pan? Join MassivelyOP's Chris as he puts on his best anime outfit, spikes his hair to the heavens, and tries to find...

Torchlight Frontiers’ roadmap update includes damage numbers, Rahndo the Gambler, and new Legendaries

Torchlight Frontiers is still in active alpha development, so there's plenty of time between now and whenever release is for things to get added. If you're at all curious about what additions are still being worked on, there's this handy dandy Trello board, which has seen a few items shift around. The latest update has seen some...

Star Citizen hypes this weekend’s CitizenCon, plans new community hub and free-fly event

We're about to have another big MMO convention weekend: this one for Star Citizen, as CitizenCon begins on Saturday. But as it so often does for these events, Cloud Imperium is running a free-fly event starting on the 24th and running through December 5th, so everyone revved up for the game can jump in and mess around in...

Elite Dangerous’ big bug-fixing update lands in January, with betas starting next week

Remember back in October, when Frontier announced that it was listening to player feedback and bumping off Elite Dangerous' big December content update - the one with fleet carriers - to 2020 in favor of some hefty clean-up patches? The first leg of that is coming to fruition in January, according to the studio's latest dev...

ExileCon 2019: MassivelyOP’s hands-on with Path of Exile 2

Ever since Path of Exile 2 was revealed at ExileCon 2019, the hype has been real. Seven brand-new story Acts? Improved skill gem system? Shapeshifting?! I want, I want! The only really downer of the whole thing is the fact we will have to wait at least a year, or even more, to be able to play...

WoW Classic prepares for old-school battlegrounds next month

When it comes to PvP in WoW Classic, the honor system and battlegrounds are meant to go hand-in-hand. But while the honor system arrived a week ago, Classic players are still waiting for the return of Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley. They won't have to wait long: Blizzard announced on the forums that the battlegrounds, along with...

ExileCon 2019: Path of Exile 2’s skill system reboot and Ascendancy classes

After the surprise reveal of Path of Exile 2 at ExileCon 2019, players were understandably hungry for more details. And that is exactly what Technical Director Jonathan Rogers, Senior Game Designer Rory Rockham, and Content Lead Neon offered during a panel that delved deeper into aspects of 4.0. They highlighted the new -- and very much improved...

Wild Terra devs announce Wild Terra 2, now open for crowdfunding

Did you notice that updates for PvP MMO sandbox Wild Terra had slowed down? We did, but we assumed the game was just reaching the end of funding or development. But as it turns out, it's actually just the opposite: The Juvty Worlds developers were instead working on a sequel with better graphics and new mechanics. "Developing Wild Terra,...

Lord of the Rings Online says it has ‘a good 20 years’ of content left

Lord of the Rings Online players looking for an inside scoop are in for a treat today, as Destructoid visited Standing Stone Games' offices and wrote up a pair of interviews talking about the game's status and its lore. One vote of confidence for the game's future came from LOTRO's design team, which said the MMO...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your most treasured EverQuest or Vanguard memory?

EverQuest was not my first MMORPG, but it's certainly one that shaped me profoundly. While I look back and grumble at the antique design mechanics and annoyances and drama, I'm also still carting around friends, skills, and passion for the genre that developed in the years we spent in SOE's first big MMO. For example, on this week's

World of Warships players and devs are helping to rescue and repair an historic warship in real life

Oh man, this has been a rough week, and I'm so glad to be covering this instead of something bad: Cyprus-based games company Wargaming is helping to coordinate efforts to rescue and restore an historic WWII-era warship, rewarding World of Warships players who chip in for the effort. "Wargaming has partnered with Muskogee War Memorial Park to raise...

Conqueror’s Blade introduces the Rattan Army and weekly PvE events in its latest update

No, the Rattan Army isn't a reference to superfans of overpriced wooden furniture; it's a new type of unit added to the MMORTS Conqueror's Blade. The aptly named Rattan Resistance update introduces a number of units that leverage the power of tightly woven climbing palm material for defense and poison laced weapons for offense. Five unit types make up...

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