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Massively Overthinking: On the doom of server-wide MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes from KS donor Morreion, who asks, Do you think that MMO server-wide communities will ever make a comeback? I...

CCP taps Zendesk for EVE customer support

CCP's latest dev blog address changes to EVE Online's customer support. More specifically, New Eden has a new customer support help center...
Like a dragon, but, like... a danger dragon.

How Neverwinter designs the critters that wreck you

Neverwinter has an advantage in terms of enemy design, since years of Dungeons & Dragons have given it huge amounts of material to...
Still proud of this shot.

Perfect Ten: The 10 dev stages of every new MMO class

Any game with classes adds new classes over time. It's almost axiomatic. I don't know why absolutely every game cannot be designed with the...

The Daily Grind: Have you been to an MMO fan event?

CCP put EVE Online's Fanfest 2016 tickets on sale this week, and while I haven't played the sci-fi sandbox in some time,...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape dare you to become a beach bunny

What's up with all of the beach studio blogs lately? I guess we know where all of the devs' minds are at now that...

G.I.R.L. scholarship winners get H1Z1 internship

Daybreak's eight-year-running Gamers in Real Life (G.I.R.L.) scholarship program is done evaluating applicants and ready to proclaim the winners. That's right, winners plural;...

Leaderboard: What’s your favorite online action RPG?

Online action RPGs aren't really MMOs per se, but Massively has been covering them for quite a while anyway. I've only played one of...

Ascent’s new president of the galaxy ruffles feathers, furthers roleplay

Ascent's president of the galaxy election is in the books, and a player named Prolapser ran away with 77 percent of the popular...

Massively Opinionated: What’s the next big MMO buzzword?

In this episode, Larry, Brendan, and Tina debate next-gen MMOs, unfinished games, and MMO buzzwords.
Screw you, trees.

MechWarrior Online talks map design and tree destruction in a new video

Trees are awful. They are the actual worst. MechWarrior Online lets you stomp around in a war machine, but for too long it...
Ominous? Does that have the same root?

Daybreak overrules EverQuest progression server vote

Part of what keeps the community engaged with progression servers like the most recent EverQuest pairing of Ragefire and Lockjaw is the idea...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic has a resurgence of rakghouls

Well, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans, we've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that another upswing in rakghoul...
Beneath.

The Secret World plots its third anniversary

Can you believe that it's been three years since the release of The Secret World? It's even more surreal if you're a developer...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is aging the best?

While we demand and expect playing perfection from MMOs on launch day, that's a pretty hilarious stance to take when one looks at all...

Global Chat: Are fellowship maneuvers due for a comeback?

Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been en vogue in MMO circles recently, but that doesn't mean that the game and its systems...

Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR community divide over Knights of the Fallen Empire

The past couple of weeks have been kind of strange for me. For five years, I've written about Star Wars :The Old Republic....
To be fair, it's this way all over.

Trion shuffles community managers for ArcheAge and its secret project

There's a new name on the community team for ArcheAge this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman has posted his farewell letter on the game's official...

Sword and Bored: Troll bridge

Mo's favorite antagonists, the underwear ninjas, demonstrate how to properly guard the exit from the PvP zone.
Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, coming home.

Wisdom of Nym: The 60 climb in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

As of this writing, I'm not quite 60 yet in Final Fantasy XIV. Thanks to real life, I'm a bit behind the curve,...

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