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Fippyfest 2024: EverQuest and EverQuest II reveal 2024 expansions, Anashti Sul Origins progression server opens June 19

The celebration of all things EverQuest and EverQuest II that is Fippy Fest 2024 has come to a close, but not without a gaggle...

One Shots: When the cuteness dug too deep

In this past week's adventures, Utakata claimed to have plumbed the great depths and mysteries of Khazad-dûm... with a mouse-person. I don't remember that...
Sure, all right.

The Daily Grind: What brings you back to MMORPGs you stepped away from?

I don't tend to go back to games that I left all that often, but that's less a function of being unwilling and more...
Yeah, that makes sense.

Jagex postpones RuneScape’s in-person RuneFest event after showrunner company implodes

If you're a RuneScape fan who was looking forward to the return of the in-person RuneFest this year after its four year-long hiatus, we...
Less texture.

WRUP: Moist dessert recipes edition

Join us for our weekly open thread! We're discussing what MMOs we're playing this weekend and answering a bonus question about bizarre media franchise adaptions in video games.
Great job

The Daily Grind: What uncommon crafting skills would you like to see in MMOs?

Just as how MMOs tend to skew toward a standard array of generic classes, so to do these games' crafting systems seem to be...

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...
We stan a king.

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 -...

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...
how many roads &c.

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...

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...

Final Fantasy XI rolls out a new version update with new commands, new icons, and a new shield

For far too long, Final Fantasy XI has suffered from the fact that you can log into the game and not be immediately granted...
Pointy stick!

Guild Wars 2 details spear techniques for Warriors, Thieves, and Engineers

The next Guild Wars 2 expansion has the wrong date listed because Janthir Wilds should obviously be coming out in October. Why? So you...

Global Chat: So many questions about Guild Wars 2’s housing

With the news that Guild Wars 2 is adding homesteads in its next expansion, Nerdy Bookahs is not alone in asking a whole ton...

New World opens console sign-ups for its July Aeternum beta test

Now that you've heard what our own writer thought about his hands-on with New World Aeternum at Summer Game Fest, you can get your...
Great job

The Daily Grind: Can you give (another) example of MMO developers failing to read the room?

These days, New World is kind of the whipping boy of the week when it comes to tone-deaf attempts at managing its community. It's...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming previews Nexon’s The First Descendant

What can MOP's Chris and MJ do when they're not able to playtest a game? Find someone willing to provide footage for them to...
Doc. I wanna kill.

Kickstarted tiny MMO Book of Travels has launched its promised combat revamp

What is the best thing in Book of Travels? Is it to break your enemy, see him driven before you, and hear the lamentations...
meaty gear

Black Desert adds lifeskill gear upgrades while the mobile version gets a new region

For players of Black Desert Mobile, today's update is going to provide a whole lot of fun stuff within the new Donghae Province. Are...

The Stream Team: Hopping into the multiplayer raid roguelike of Rabbit & Steel

MOP's Chris is hopping mad for raid content! But not just any raid content; it's the raid content that covers the entirety of the...