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Choose My Adventure: Finding the perfect group activity in RuneScape

Early on in this month's Choose My Adventure, a reader in the comments mentioned that RuneScape is the perfect game to have...
Throw wide the gates.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.57 brings the world visit to the data centers

As players are visiting another shard in the next Final Fantasy XIV, it seems only fitting that players can now visit other servers with...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new owners aim to revitalize the game after rescuing it from certain doom

City of Heroes' resurrection and preservation efforts are big news this month, but we've covered similar stories about playerbases rescuing video games from...

City of Heroes’ first new rogue server shut down over a fake legal threat, but admins say it’s coming back

 It appears that the City of Heroes rogue server that was up in testing all weekend has already run into trouble with what...

Today’s your last day to grab Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us for free

As we approach the final episode of the current Guild Wars 2 living world story, ArenaNet has been providing the earlier episodes of...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Final Fantasy XIV invites you to test out the World Visit system by fighting a unicorn

When players log back in to Final Fantasy XIV tomorrow, it'll be after all of the data center expansions have occurred, but it'll also...

Leaderboard: Do you plan to play on a City of Heroes rogue server?

I don't know whether people have guessed by now, but a lot of the City of Heroes screenshots we use here on Massively...

Camelot Unchained was worried the ‘Siege of Cherry Keep’ stress test would melt your computer

Camelot Unchained backers over the weekend had the opportunity to kick the crap out of the servers for a planned stress test,...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...

Global Chat: Can you play WoW Classic casually?

Over at Priest with a Cause, MMO blogger Shintar came up with a great question for those looking to play World of Warcraft's...

City of Heroes’ rogue servers may abandon character restoration as 14000 gamers register to play

The City of Heroes rogue server drama continues this weekend as community work advances behind the scenes to bring the game back to...

One Shots: Officially Sanctioned Sunday Afternoon Nap Hour

Shh. Shhhhhhhh. Do not, under any circumstances, make a sound during Officially Sanctioned Sunday Afternoon Nap Hour. Some of us take it very, very seriously and...
Alas and alack.

The Daily Grind: What MMO received far more effort to keep it alive than it deserved?

It's ironic that two of the games I regard most fondly are both titles that received a huge amount of support trying to make these titles...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...

Daybreak’s Z1 Battle Royale is sunsetting its South American servers, canceling Showdown event

April's been a rough month for fans of Z1 Battle Royale, the PC version of H1Z1. Developer NantG laid off a...
Sure, why not.

WRUP: Dice ships, a wholly untested game edition

Dice Ships is a game in which you and your opponent take turns rolling a whole bunch of dice and shooting at one another....

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

Recently I've been cruising back through Aion's soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme...
Load it up.

APB Reloaded updates players on the state of the engine upgrade, bans, and content updates

The engine upgrade for APB Reloaded is still coming, but the most recent update on the state of the game addresses why...
Yes, we're here.

Twin Saga patches in the Samurai class, new zones, new quests, and new dungeons

You forgot that Twin Saga existed, didn't you? Look into its eyes. Look at those dinner saucer-sized eyes and say that you forgot about...
Just play along.

Storyboard: Stop whining and accept your MMO plotline

I'm going to let you in on a very big and also very obnoxious secret. All right? No one is going to like hearing...

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