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Overwatch 2 director attempts to take back control of the narrative over PvE cancellation

It hasn't been a fun week to be Aaron Keller, game director of Overwatch 2 and one of the people taking the brunt of...

Annoyed with LOTRO’s scaling and launcher issues? An MMO dev has tips for solving them yourself

Whenever we write a Lord of the Rings Online article here on MassivelyOP, it's inevitable that someone - usually someones - will pop into...

The Stream Team: Delving into the Catacombs of Dungeons and Dragons Online

MOP's Chris is hosting another CMA Live stream today, and since his selected game is Dungeons and Dragons Online, that means it's time for...

Warhammer Return of Reckoning celebrates Sigmartag events with nice crispy bacon

Rogue server Warhammer: Return of Reckoning is not running an event about sausages, but also it kind of is! Happy Friday: It's Sigmartag. "Bells toll...
Well, you'll go bananas... ON THE MOON!

Final Fantasy XIV posts the preliminary patch notes for The Dark Throne

The Dark Throne is so close you can almost taste the throne. Which is weird; you shouldn't be tasting thrones unless your name is...

Dungeons and Dragons Online adds a scavenger hunt in its latest hardcore season

Finding a hidden surprise in newly released content is fun, but it appears that some of that fun is being spoiled for players of...

Vague Patch Notes: The power of perspective in MMOs

So now that Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is out, there is a very funny meme that is going around, but it...

Warframe sells out of TennoCon physical tickets but promises free virtual access

For Warframe players, we've got a bit of the ol' good news/bad news mix to deliver at the end of the week here. Let's...

The Daily Grind: So what *should* we call the metaverse?

Back in April, we covered a whitepaper from MMO designer Raph Koster, who just so happens to be building a metaverse MMO - or...

The Stream Team. Playing D&D in Neverwinter

Neverwinter is now metagaming itself! Day of the Dungeon Master has returned, and this event actually has Massively OP's MJ playing a tabletop game...

Massively Overthinking: Solving the MMO gear obsolescence problem

Last weekend, Amazon told players in a New World Discord Q&A that the expansion still on the way will essentially nullify existing gear to...

Albion Online compensates players, cracks down on fraud as population stays high

Albion Online has a couple of post-Knightfall changes in store for players of the PvP sandbox. First, Sandbox Interactive has revamped its rules for...

Final Fantasy XIV previews more of The Dark Throne ahead of its arrival next Tuesday

Do you want to turn your Island Sanctuary in Final Fantasy XIV into an open-air farmer's market? What about a seaside resort? Maybe even...
Hammer, war, whatever.

Jack Emmert’s NetEase-owned studio rebrands as Jackalyptic Games, teases Warhammer 40K title

The studio is named Jackalyptic Games, it's owned by Netease, and it's headed by Jack Emmert. You might think that you wouldn't want to...

Sea of Thieves irons out gameplay wrinkles, adds new cosmetics, and collabs with a maritime museum

If you have fond memories of the time when the Pirates of the Caribbean movie collaborated with Sea of Thieves back in December 2021,...
wait what

WoW Factor: Tarisland and the cargo cult of World of Warcraft

We've all made jokes about Tarisland being "we have World of Warcraft at home." That's just a fun thing to make jokes about, and...

Mad World’s Steam version is still MIA while an exploit in latest patch requires a three-hour rollback

It's time once again to see how things are going with the hell-made Mad World, and we're sorry to report that things are still...

Whatever happened to Star Citizen’s Squadron 42? Well, you can’t buy it right now

When we wrote about Star Citizen's alpha 3.19 release, a couple of our readers pointed out in the comments that the pledge/purchase button for...

Embers Adrift tees up another free-play weekend starting June 2

Stormhaven Studios has been teasing another freebie weekend for the buy-to-play-plus-sub MMORPG Embers Adrift, and now popular demand has made it happen, though oddly...
Looking out.

The Daily Grind: What’s your longest stretch between the launch of an MMO you love and your first time playing?

It'd be easy to pretend that my job is the reason I tend to try most new MMOs that will eventually become favorites pretty...