The Stream Team: On the path to AQ3D’s new Oracle class

A new class has just surfaced in AdventureQuest 3D -- the Oracle! Filled to the brim with phenomenal cosmic powers (but not confined to an itty bitty living space!), the Oracle twists and melds fate to her own will, weaving together devastation and destiny. Obviously, Massively OP's MJ wants to be one! How could she resist new ways of...
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Betawatch: Tarisland gets an early start in China

Huh, are we really almost there with Tarisland? The game is already out in China, and it's launching worldwide next week, complete with Lady Paladins? These neverending betas for crowdfunded games have clearly poisoned my brain, so I cannot see that and think it's anything other than blindingly fast, but I guess when your business model is "actually make...

Space survival sim Planet Crafter crosses one million units sold

Following its launch in early April, indie survival sim Planet Crafter announced that it's just crossed one million units sold to date. "Today we are thrilled to share that Planet Crafter sold more than 1,000,000 copies," the studio said. "It's a tremendous achievement for our small team of six, and we are really gratefull for all the support you all...

Gran Saga heralds its global release plans with multiple name drops, music, and lots of character art

Back in 2020, we first learned about Gran Saga, a character-driven anime MMORPG for PC and mobile from Korean developer NPixel that made its initial launch in January 2021, but we've otherwise seen it fall off of our radar since it appeared to be solely housed within South Korea at the time. Three years later, it looks as if the...

Land of Might is a ‘retro 16-bit bullet hell roguelike MMORPG’ that can be played in a browser

Here at Massively Overpowered, we cover as much of our genre as we can. Big or small, indie studio or major studio, PC, browser, or mobile; if it's inside of our general wheelhouse, we'll give it a peek. You all know this by now. So seeing us cover something called Land of Might likely won't surprise you... especially since...

Elder Scrolls Online stocks up for a crafting revival, plans next anniversary event in Italy

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you get to loaf off and do nothing. Here comes Elder Scrolls Online to tell you to get up from the couch... and then sit right back down in your chair to do some hardcore, relentless, edgelord crafting for the rest of the month! The fantasy MMO announced that it's bringing back its Zeal...

Black Desert’s 2024 Heidel Ball takes over a real-world castle in France on June 22

The Heidel Ball presentation event has always been a big deal for Black Desert, and the 2024 edition of the affair is doing things up big indeed. How, you might ask? By using a literal castle as its stage when it goes live on Saturday, June 22nd. The presentation will be held at Beynac-et-Cazenac, France, the real-world location that inspired...

The Stream Team: How is Gigantic’s Rampage Edition doing?

It's been some time since the shooter MOBA Gigantic returned to us in the form of the Rampage Edition, which means it's high time for MOP's Chris to step inside and see just how things are shaping up for the game. Join him live today at 2:00 p.m. EDT for some Mozu time! What: Gigantic Who: Chris Neal When: 2:00 p.m. EDT...

Pax Dei bluntly outlines what it is – and is not – ahead of next week’s early access release

In a world where games have waffled about their MMO-ness, the devs at Mainframe Industries have made it very clear what kind of gameplay to expect in Pax Dei - and especially what kind of game it isn't. The post opens with several very clear lines in the sand: It is not a themepark, a survival game, or a medieval...

EVE Vanguard brings a new map, customizable weapons, and new missions in June 20 test

It's probably been the burning question on the lips of those who have been playing EVE Vanguard: When will the FPS hold its next test? We now all have an answer to that question, as well as feature details that mark this as the shooter module's largest update yet. First, the dates: Testing will run between Thursday, June 20th, and...
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With June patch inbound, Project Gorgon is safe and will see content through at least early 2025

Project Gorgon got a lot of attention at the tail end of last year, owing to the fact that its husband-and-wife dev team - the latter of whom has been battling cancer - told their small fanbase that the game was running out of money and would need to switch to part-time development and maintenance mode. In response, gamers...

Massively Overthinking: The New World Aeternum debacle

You know that feeling when you can see a trainwreck coming, but you know you can't do anything to stop it or even warn everyone that it's coming? That's how we felt last week ahead of the New World reveal of Aeternum at the Summer Game Fest. It went... actually it went even worse than I expected, as I...
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Final Fantasy XIV reveals its Dawntrail launch trailer on the last Live Letter before the expansion

If any Final Fantasy XIV fans were worried about a last-minute Dawntrail delay you can breathe easier after today's Live Letter; director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that everyone is on-track for the expansion to start early access on June 28th with the full release on July 2nd. That goes hand-in-hand with the full launch trailer, which released today...

Vague Patch Notes: Housing is really back in MMORPGs

I haven't really had anything to say about Guild Wars 2's upcoming Janthir Wilds expansion thus far because... well, I'm not our GW2 columnist, it's not one of my main games (I have three, there's not much space left), and thus my opinion is almost entirely of someone looking in from the outside. Just liking the game does not...

World of Warcraft general manager John Hight leaves Blizzard ‘to explore new opportunities and challenges’

The World of Warcraft team and Blizzard at large has seen another one of its long-standing senior devs leave the company. After 12 years, general manager John Hight announced on Twitter that he's leaving the company. "It was a tough decision, but I feel like now is as good a time as any: Warcraft is in an amazing position as...

SGF 2024: Hands-on with PvE-centric sci-fi horror survival shooter MMO Once Human

For those who saw Once Human and thought, "Gee, that kind of looks like a mix of H1Z1 and The Secret World," you're not wrong based on what I saw during my hands-on with the game during last week's Summer Game Fest. A bunch of "stardust" basically ends the known world, and as a "meta-human," you're trying to thrive but also not...

‘Multiplayer conquest adventure’ MMO Havenhold readies an alpha test for next week

If you like a good dose of martial arts with side portions of PvP and coop PvE, then we're here to put Havenhold on your radar. This "multiplayer conquest adventure" transforms players into warrior monks on a journey through a mystical land that it must save and perhaps destroy in part. Havenhold appears to be a limited MMO of sorts...

Star Citizen suspends over 600 accounts over ‘illicitly gained’ credits earned thanks to an exploit

It would appear that some mass gold duping was going on in Star Citizen recently as a result of an exploit found within the recently released alpha 3.23.1 patch, which resulted in CIG suspending over 600 player accounts. The specifics of the exploit were obviously not detailed, but CIG claimed that it was severe enough that it "compromised stability and...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs suffering from the ‘tyranny of IP’?

Back in May, a Sony Pictures executive did a one hell of an interview on Deadline that, among other things, complained about the "tyranny of IP." "The trends in audience affection we’ve had the last 15 or 20 years has been the great IP era, where everything is a movie of something else. A movie of a comic book, a...

The Stream Team: Searching for info on the needle of Hyrsam in DDO

As soon as Massively OP's MJ discovered that the troublemaker Hyrsam hid his immortality in a needle in Dungeons & Dragons Online, she knew she'd have to find it. But forget a haystack, she needs to search through all of the Feywilds! The only clue she has to go on is to find the old, cantankerous recluse druid, Thornwright....