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The Classic Secret World community is hosting a 12th anniversary event for the game – not Funcom

Let's get this out of the way: No, Funcom has not had a massive change of heart and decided to start developing for either...
Marching off to nowhere.

The Daily Grind: What inspired your longest-played MMO character?

Something inspired your MMO characters. You might be quick to argue that you don't roleplay, and that may be true, but it does not...

The EverQuest Online Adventures Revival server is pushing onward toward a public release

EverQuest II's Anashti Sul server isn't the only EverQuest - or EverQuest throwback - making waves right now, as an MOP tipster reminded us...

Habbo Hotel releases a throwback 2005-era version of the social MMO called Habbo Hotel Origins

If you've suddenly got a jonesing to experience the isometric pixelated nostalgia of the social MMO Habbo Hotel, you've got options. There's the normal...

ARK Survival Ascended releases an official mod that injects the Power Rangers into the survivalbox

One of my favorite kinds of mods is the one that slaps in some off-the-wall character or feature that's less about maintaining worldbuilding and...

The Stream Team: Peeking into Pax Dei and giving away two keys for the MMO

Today has brought another game into the wilds of early access: It's Pax Dei release week, and MOP's Chris is going to take a...
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Final Fantasy XIV posts its schedule for 48-hour maintenance ahead of Dawntrail

If you have anything you want to accomplish in Final Fantasy XIV ahead of the launch of Dawntrail, you will want to get that...

Pax Dei runs into server-related bugs and mixed reviews in its first day of early access

We are once again taking the time to look at the first day of an MMORPG's launch. As readers well know by now, Pax...

The Daily Grind: What are your plans for this week’s Tarisland launch?

In a way, I feel sorry for Tarisland trying to muscle its way into an already overcrowded summer gaming season. But you know what?...
you guys wanna buy some drugs

Riders of Icarus is shutting down its Southeast Asian servers without any sort of character transfer

There was a time when Riders of Icarus was fine, but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only replace "when the Fire Nation...

Mortal Online 2’s next patch will add its Mastery system, a Wilderness dungeon, and new craftable armor

Originally, Mortal Online 2 had planned to include a system called the Veteran system, a mechanic designed to help improve build diversity and offer...
these docks be FULL yo

Final Fantasy XIV updates players on expectations of server congestion at Dawntrail’s launch

During the Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail media tour, producer and director Naoki Yoshida said to Eurogamer that the team has prepared for expansion launch...

Warframe’s Jade Shadows update launches with new character, new mission type, and new clan operation

The Jade Shadows update has been the talk of Warframe for the past couple of months, but today is finally the day when fans...

Choose My Adventure: Flying, dogfighting, and struggling with hardware in Star Citizen

Well, talk about a massive disappointment. After a bunch of attempts, tweaks, and some general stubbornness, I'm pretty much going to have to concede...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO saw its hype die shockingly quickly?

We get some weird PR in our inbox, but the other day a grown-ass man being paid four times what I make woke up...

Helldivers 2 makes a charitable donation to honor playerbase’s decision to save fictional children

Last week saw players of Helldivers 2 face their own version of the trolley problem, as the major order for that week presented players...

EVE Online’s Tranquility server briefly buckles under the strain of over 36K concurrent players

This past Sunday was a very busy one for EVE Online. As first noticed by Noizy Gamer, the spaceship sandbox managed to hit a...

Final Fantasy XIV announces a fan gathering event at London, which books up almost immediately

If you're a player of Final Fantasy XIV who lives in the UK, then you might have missed a chance to hang out with...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a plan for what happens to your MMO accounts when you die?

Ars Technica penned a piece a few weeks back about the legal quagmire awaiting people who hope to legally pass their Steam accounts on...

The Stream Team: Back to Bozja Southern Front in Final Fantasy XIV

MOP's Chris and his crew are headed back to war! Specifically, they're going to take a bit more time inside of the Bozja Southern...