Interviews

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Gamigo is expanding ArcheAge’s team, reducing lockboxes, and evaluating the Gazillion assets

MMOBomb has an interview up with Gamigo's top brass today that has some interesting nuggets for MMO players wondering about the current...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...
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Crowfall devs dig into optimization issues, campaign balance, and more in new interview

Are you a Crowfall fan who loves Artcraft's regular Q&A videos but finds that they always leave you wanting more? Then boy...

MapleStory 2 interview: The Soul Binder, PvP, music, the western front, and battling pay-to-win

MapleStory 2 charmed our previewer, our podcasters, even our writers when it came time for picking out the underdog MMO...

Interview: New World’s Rich Lawrence on solving PvP problems and defining the sandbox

I think it's fair to say that New World is the biggest MMO currently under production in the west, at least among those...

Pirate MMO Atlas is trying to psych you up for tomorrow’s early access launch

We here at Massively OP don't know everything there is about sailing, but we're guessing that in about thirty seconds, that giraffe up there...

Anthem doesn’t need whales to succeed, says BioWare’s Mike Gamble

It's fairly common knowledge that many games with microtransactions tend to rely heavily on big-spending "whales" to keep their finances in the black and...

Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:

Hi-Rez Expo 2017: SMITE’s Corrupted Arena, adventures, and never saying never to an MMO

The Hi-Rez Expo's fall debut is over. The SMITE champions have been crowned. Switch and cross-platform play was announced. Upcoming gods were revealed....

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our latest Stew Talks? It's like Ted Talks, but about gaming and Hi-Rez. When I sat down with Stew Chisam,...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Looking for lore and more in all Paladins places

Let's cut to the chase: There was quite a bit to learn and celebrate about Paladins during the Hi-Rez Expo this fall. Announcements,...

Previewing Dual Universe’s bigger, better alpha experience – including crafting

Every time I see and learn more about Dual Universe, I have that feeling that this may be The One. The one I...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Introducing Paladins’ dragon mage, Imani

What is a fantasy game without mages and dragons? With the next champion revealed at Hi-Rez Expo, the fantasy shooter Paladins will be...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: SMITE and Paladins form community leadership councils for feedback

Wouldn't it be nice if players had a direct line to devs to deliver feedback? Hi-Rez is launching a new initiative to ensure just...

Hi-Rez Expo: SMITE’s new arena, Avalon, and a hands-on with Switch

One thing I can say about the Hi-Rez Expo is that no matter what time of year the studio has it, it's always...

SWTOR previews the upcoming Gods from the Machine operation’s Master Mode

Next month, Star Wars: The Old Republic's game update 5.10, Jedi Under Siege, will go live, bringing with it a new zone, new...

Hi-Rez Expo: Esports adds college varsity national championships and high school leagues

Hi-Rez has never shied away from the fact that it is based on competitive games and believes esports is an integral part of the...
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Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Realm Royale is coming to both consoles, plans more fantasy features

Back in August, Realm Royale was struggling. The free alpha game soared then fell, with players and stream coverage both dipping way...

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