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New World shares a lore post as players raise $2300 for St. Jude’s in a player-run fishing tournament

New World has a story to tell its players. A story about two enterprising pirates seeking the Heart of the Ocean - a jewel...

WRUP: Handheld beehive techniques edition

Why am I holding a beehive? I'm glad - ow - you asked! I've figured out the secret to - ow - using a...
pants plz

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO guild you’ve ever been in?

At this point in my MMO career, I've been in scores of guilds -- perhaps hundreds, if you count quick trials when I tested...

These LOTRO community videos will make you want to play the game again

I'll admit to a super-soft spot when it comes to Lord of the Rings Online. It's my home MMO, I talk about it way...
I blew things up!

Population counts for Apex Legends rise to a new high in spite of an attempted player-run protest

Coordinating a game's community to protest issues with a title has got to be challenging, but the story of one such effort by players...

The Stream Team: Taking the next personal story step in Guild Wars 2

MOP's Chris is once again continuing his journey through Guild Wars 2 as his Elementalist now takes on the next part of her personal...
Oh, to pretend to believe.

World of Warcraft previews the Ohn’ahran Plains and the upcoming dungeons of Dragonflight

Gosh, you know whom we haven't fought in World of Warcraft in ages? Centaurs. Let's get on that with the Ohn'ahran Plains in Dragonflight;...

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, Buried Memory, goes live on August 23

The next major drop of story and content for Final Fantasy XIV is just about 11 days away, as Naoki Yoshida announced during the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is *least* focused on fashion wars?

I've been thinking about this topic ever since Blizzard tweeted a joke about "cursed mogs" in World of Warcraft. Honestly, while vanilla WoW definitely...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Path of Exile 2’s beta will debut at ExileCon 2023 next July

Two things that Path of Exile fans have been waiting for with bated breath are Path of Exile 2 and the next ExileCon. And...

Final Fantasy XI launches its newest version update but disables one of its features before it’s even live

It's not really usual for Final Fantasy XI to take a big L on patch day, but that's exactly what has happened with the...

MultiVersus players are facing DMCA strikes for uploading footage with modded character skins

The multiplayer character brawler MultiVersus has seen itself gain plenty of fans and made some strong impressions on two of our own writers. However,...

Wrath of the Lich King Classic shows off the starter zones of Northrend, Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord

Despite the achievement name in World of Warcraft, there are actually a lot of things boring about Borean Tundra, although thankfully Coldarra isn't one...

Vague Patch Notes: No, Little Orbit has not solved the MMO blockchain problem

It looks like we have indeed lived long enough to see the heroes become the villains: Little Orbit, which we once lionized for saving...

Tower of Fantasy hands out free currencies after its launch hits some server snags

The multiplayer "shared world RPG" Tower of Fantasy made its global debut to players yesterday, and unsurprisingly, it didn't exactly go off without some...

Lord of the Rings Online opens free Anor transfers and packs its bags for Devcom

Lord of the Rings Online's first progression server is winding down toward its closure at the end of the month. As part of this...
No, you can't ride yourself, Alexstraza.

The Daily Grind: What would (or does) get you excited for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight?

There are a lot of factors that are not doing World of Warcraft: Dragonflight any favors in the "player enthusiasm" category. It's being brought...
Bring it!

Elyon announces the arrival of the Soulbringer class on September 7

Despite the name, the new class being added to Elyon is not really known primarily for bringing souls to a fight. The most obvious...

The Stream Team: Taking part in another Moonfire Faire in Final Fantasy XIV

It's time once again for the summertime event to arrive to Final Fantasy XIV, and MOP's Chris is ready to go! There's going to...