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Black Desert Online previews a quartet of upcoming Awakenings for the PlayStation 4

On September 24th players who enjoy Black Desert Online on PlayStation 4 will get a wake-up call with the introduction of Awakenings. Fans already familiar with the game's PC incarnation will no doubt already be accustomed to these evolutions to the existing arsenals of the various classes, but those who are unfamiliar with the lore would do well to...

RuneScape introduces the Slayer Collection Log and releases a patch full of bug fixes

Oh, hey, it's Monday, and that means another RuneScape news bundle! Time for your bulleted list of Gielinor happenings! Best enjoyed with a sausage and egg sandwich. Meat or meat-free, your choice, and always made with cage-free eggs to add the unmistakable flavor of fleetingly good feelings to your breakfast. For those who love to find exotic creatures...

PWE’s mobile sandbox MMO ReEvolve resurfaces with new pics and promises

Back in 2018, Perfect World brought a couple of new games to E3, one of them being ReEvolve. At the time, it was described as a mobile sandbox with an "immersive, real-world environment, replete with a range of different ecosystems, a day and night cycle, changing weather, and realistic animal behaviors including food chains and migration,” plus...

DC Universe Online celebrates 80 years of Batman with its 2019 Batman Day event

Yesterday, September 21st, was the third Saturday of September, which was officially Batman Day. This year's celebration is extra special owing to the fact that the character is 80 years old. Such an occasion merits some celebration in DC Universe Online, which is marking the event with another in-game celebration of the Batman. Players who log in between...

Fallen Earth postpones anniversary event and server shutdown by a little bit

What happens when you try to shoehorn in an event into creaky infrastructure that you never built? Chances are, nothing good. Little Orbit is in this exact situation with Fallen Earth right now as the new owners are trying to get the game's new 10th anniversary event going even while the title is counting down the days until...
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Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV philosophy and why it matters

It's been a couple weeks since this one happened, and for that I somewhat apologize because there were more pressing issues to cover in the world of Final Fantasy XIV. But now we have something of a lull, and that means it's a chance to look at a quote from a recent interview with Naoki Yoshida in Famitsu,...

Grab a Closers gift package in honor of Seth’s launch courtesy of En Masse and MOP!

In celebration of the release of Seth in Closers, En Masse has granted Massively OP a stack of keys for a gift package that players are definitely going to want to pick up! It's got both convenience items as well as a permanent costume - and yes, the costume can be worn by Seth herself. Here's what's in...

EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and community backlash following controversial developer decisions. It's easy to overlook the fact that we've built these complex virtual societies in many games that have had remarkably positive impacts on people's lives. MMOs can represent not...
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Blizzard changes the /who function command in World of Warcraft: Classic

Who feels like running some good old-fashioned conspiracy theories? Because this one is a classic insofar as no matter what you believe the motivation was, you'll be in conspiracy theory territory! World of Warcraft: Classic received a small hotfix that made the /who function a protected function, meaning that addons cannot automatically call the function and it must...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items - most importantly PvP. I haven’t written much about Guild Wars 2’s arena PvP, or structured PvP, as it’s called over there; yet it once was very dear to my heart. From Guild Wars 1 on...

The next phase of Astellia Online’s head-start begins tonight

On Friday, Astellia Online launched into the first of several head-start phases for preorder purchasers, that one specifically for Legendary pack buyers. Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT, the gates will open for Platinum packers too. So how's it going so far? We'd joked ahead of MJ's stream Friday night that it might be a clusterfudge, but...

ArcheAge Walk is a location-based mobile game coming to Korea (and not a prank)

If you needed any additional evidence that we are living in the weirdest timeline, look no further than ArcheAge Walk, the newly revealed mobile game that looks a fair bit like Pokemon Go in terms of presentation and gameplay features at first blush. Yes, this is really a game in development. ArcheAge Walk comes from XLGAMES, in partnership with...
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Actor Aron Eisenberg gets a torchlight vigil in Star Trek Online

The Star Trek fandom was shocked to learn that Aron Eisenberg passed away on Sunday, September 22nd. Eisenberg was best known among fans for portraying Nog on Deep Space Nine, going from what amounted to family help at his uncle Quark's bar to being a Starfleet officer by the end of the series. In Star Trek Online he made...

SuperData August 2019: WoW Classic drives a massive subscription surge

Alright, all you armchair business analysts, it's time to look over SuperData's sales research report for August 2019. Get your best arguments ready and try not to make Bree groan while moderating your responses. Here we go! Surprising nobody, WoW Classic raked in huge numbers for Blizzard in terms of subscriptions: Subscription revenue jumped 223% in August when...

The Daily Grind: Has a class spec or overhaul ever saved an MMO character for you?

Thieves and rogues and backstabby stealthy types don't usually do much for me in MMORPGs. Oh sure, I play a stealth thief in literally every Elder Scrolls game, but in MMOs? Nah, most of the fun bits of playing a rogue are either absent or fluff, and stealth and positional combat just slow down progression. But every once in a...

MMO Week in Review: A new spin on Guild Wars 2 nostalgia

Guild Wars 2 captured hearts and minds this week with the rollout of Bound by Blood, the first part of the game's new season-like "saga." While it's just another explorable map for some players, for franchise vets it's a chance to revisit nostalgia-laden scenery with an all-new storyline. And more importantly, motorbike derbies. Priorities, people. Meanwhile, Gamigo delayed...
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Battle Bards Episode 153: Elder Scrolls Online Summerset

Gryphons, Elves, and gobs and gobs of singing people — that’s Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset for ya! The Battle Bards return to Tamriel to rate and review the second expansion soundtrack from ESO. Aside from practically non-stop choral contributions, the Bards quite enjoy this trip to a high fantasy land full of wonder and power.

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot Games' MOBA saw over eight million concurrent players per day in August this year, something that the studio is crowing about as the title heads into its 10th anniversary. On October 15th, Riot is going...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Mini Life, Naïca, and MedievaLands

It's time for another roundup of smaller or more obscure MMOs that you might not have noticed! We'll kick off today with a pixel art title that's tickling our retro sensibilities: Naïca. Billing itself as a 2-D MMORPG, Naïca offers a full assortment of features including PvE quests, dungeons, PvP, five races, "adaptive" classes, and cross-platform fun on the...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FusionFall’s soundtrack

I can't say that I was ever that cognizant of Cartoon Network's foray into massively multiplayer online gaming. FusionFall is lumped into that category of "kids MMOs" (along with titles like ToonTown and Free Realms) that I haven't had much interest in playing, and the game's run from 2009 to 2013 was fairly quiet from a...

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