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MMO Week in Review: The Dual Universe disturbance

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I can count on one hand the number of prominent MMORPG studios that aren't forthcoming with customers about who is actually in charge, and...
Loser

WRUP: Insulting highways edition

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Interstate 84: Hey, you! You're fat. You're stupid and fat. No one likes you. You smell like reclaimed caulk. Fat. Fat. Fat. Route 66: Ooh,...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

MMO Week in Review: Little hope left for Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

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Cyberpunk 2077 all but killed off any remaining hope that a multiplayer version is still on deck, thanks to a corporate vision that will...
Banjo music.

WRUP: How to make a giant mess out of the inside of your car if that’s your goal for whatever reason edition

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What you'll need: A box of plastic disposable forks. Four bottles of foaming shaving cream. Rubber bands. Glitter. A Roomba. One full set of...

Vague Patch Notes: Template

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The other day, I was in the middle of a humanizing anecdote when something happened that was tangentially related to MMOs. This prompted me...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

MMO Week in Review: Betas for Magic Legends and WoW Classic Burning Crusade

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Magic Legends soft-launched on PC this week with an open beta that attracted a lot of attention and lot of grouching too, culminating in...
Pork chops

WRUP: Ham hunters edition

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Ham hunters! Hunting ham! Not pigs. Pigs are where you get ham. They're just hunting actual ham. Why would you think they were hunting...

Grab a Mortal Online 2 key for this weekend’s beta stress test! [Added more keys 3/26/21]

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So, who wants to play some Mortal Online 2 beta this weekend? Yep, the folks behind MMO sandbox Mortal Online have been working on...

MMO Week in Review: Wildwood, Dark Descent, and EverQuest’s 22nd

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It wasn't a bad week for MMOs at all, we're happy to report, as LOTRO launched the Wildwood patch, EverQuest kicked off its 22nd...
Wow, that was truly a Star War

WRUP: Talking about how much I specifically hate Kyle edition

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Please note, the following is to be read if you are not Kyle only. If you are Kyle, do not read beyond this warning...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 313: Hope you saved your game!

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Justin and Bree discuss the RIFT layoffs, OVH fire, Saga of Lucimia drama, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 patches, LOTRO's roadmap, and Ashes of Creation's delay, with adventures in WoW Classic, ESO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on onboarding returning players, crafting MMOs, and Last Oasis.

MMO Week in Review: RIFT deserves better

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Gamigo's bad news continued this week as we learned that multiple RIFT developers had been laid off. While Gamigo says RIFT is "contributing a...
hedge

WRUP: Ring of Hedgehog Defense edition

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While wearing this ring, you cannot be harmed by a hedgehog in any way. You cannot take damage from any hedgehog-related source. If a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 312: Written in the stars

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Flames of Ambition and Update 29, WoW Classic, Daybreak's Aliens Fireteam, and City of Heroes, with listener mails and recordings on MMOs that are more fun to play than watch, a 2010 time capsule, Blizzard's Mac thing, and out-of-touch pockets of MMO fans.

MMO Week in Review: Blade & Soul’s revival, ArcheAge’s fresh starts

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At this point, it seems as if Gamigo has entirely given up on trying to appease disgruntled ArcheAge fans, as smack in the middle...
The HORSE is a noble animal.

WRUP: 101 uses for a hammer edition

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Birds Big birds Small birds Nuthatches Fish Birds Fish Bats bats batty bay avast ye, this be the bay of bats hearken ye...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

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