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Eternal Tombs fka War of Dragnorox announces a closed beta test for April

With its eyes set on a 2025 launch, upcoming MMO Eternal Tombs has a lot of territory to cover for the rest of this...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever ruined an MMO character to the point of deletion?

I was hanging out in City of Heroes a few weeks back when someone in chat mentioned that back in the day, he had...

MMO Week in Review: From Nightingale to Fippyfest

It was a weird but packed week for MMORPGs and not-so-massively titles: Gearbox announced it's bringing back fan-favorite Gigantic, Nightingale sailed into early access,...
Oddly beautiful.

The MOP Up: Aion, Lineage 2, and Blade and Soul get ready for a new launcher

Blade and Soul, Lineage II, and Aion are all preparing to migrate everyone from the old launcher to the new PLAYNC platform. NCsoft posted...

The Stream Team: Returning to the roulette runs in Final Fantasy XIV

MOP's Chris and his friends are going to be spending Eorzea Sunday the chill way: by partying up together and running some daily roulettes...
Tell me.

Battle Bards Episode 231: Caravan Stories Part 2

Returning to the fertile soundtrack of Caravan Stories, Syl and Syp are rejoined by Steff to give us a fresh take! It’s another journey...

One Shots: What am I looking at here?

Sometimes a screenshot ends up in my lap that I stare at for a long time and still have no idea what's going on...

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you waited for reviews before buying?

As someone who spends a not-insubstantial part of my life reviewing games, especially with bigger titles, I know it sometimes feels like wasted time....

Make My MMO: Scars of Honor’s Kickstarter, Temtem’s and Zenith’s spinoff drama

Welcome to another blast of MMO crowdfunding news from the last few weeks! We've got three specific newish Kickstarters to talk about. Galactic Getaway,...

Axie Infinity co-founder’s personal Ethereum wallets are caught in $9.5M crypto theft

It's time yet again for another bit of bad news to come out of Axie Infinity, the pay-to-earn crypto-grinder MMO that's most famous for...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 ways LOTRO was vastly different at launch

While I would argue that Lord of the Rings Online has grown in a remarkably cohesive way since its launch, what we have here...
This is not what Ringo was singing about.

New World offers players guidance on how to navigate the Garden of Genesis

The Garden of Genesis is not, as a rule, a place for New World players to have a pleasant and relaxing stroll. It is...
Sunset on original ideas.

The Daily Grind: What helped to reinvigorate your love of an MMO?

Time and over-familiarity work against our ongoing interest and passion in MMORPGs. It's just how it is. So you can either burn out, take...

The Stream Team: It’s the Tailor Scouts vs. the Fashion Police in AQ3D

It's an epic showdown you never expected in AQ3D: the Tailor Scouts vs. the Fashion Police! Winnie's magical mithril shears are missing, and Massively...

Betawatch: Nightingale heads into early access at last

After what feels like it has been forever - well, wait, that's not fair. Nightingale has actually been in not-early-access for a reasonable length...

Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a panel at PAX East this year

Among all of Final Fantasy XIV's playerbase, there is one question that everyone wants to have answered: What's the actual deal with Hildibrand? How...

Last Epoch wrestles with online server issues while handing out bee pets and autumnal wraps to everyone

Last Epoch is a multiplayer OARPG, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that's not the case considering the multitude of server issues that have...

Emmy-winning composer Russell Brower talks about making Tarisland’s soundtrack

Whatever concerns or qualms you might have about Tencent's upcoming Tarisland, the soundtrack shouldn't be one of them. That's because the game signed on...

Pantheon Rise of the Fallen discusses its first season progress and reception, season two plans, and monetization

The first season of development and testing for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen continues to roll forth, and with players getting their hands on...

Did you like all that free No Man’s Sky? Have some more: It’s F2P again this weekend

It's wild to me that not everyone owns No Man's Sky already, given how cheap it gets on Steam sale and how much content...