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RIFT brings Unicornalia around once more

What RIFT may lack right now in terms of regular content update cadence, it hopefully makes up in unicorns. That's the hope of the...

Old School RuneScape readies Deadman Armageddon and tweaks its newly returned quest

While Old School RuneScape certainly has things to note in this week's patch, what's a bigger deal to Jagex (and likely to a specific...
You know the song.

Albion Online looks back on its last year as the game turns seven

It may be hard to believe, but it has now been seven years since Albion Online launched, and in that time we've named it...

PSA: New World is planning to expire your character names after six months of inactivity

So New World has some good news and some bad news for everyone today, and really it's just one bit of news that'll strike...

Perfect Ten: Why World of Warcraft’s Legion was a top-tier expansion

While a lot of long-time World of Warcraft players will point to Wrath of the Lich King as the high point of the MMO,...

Spellfarers is a new Palia-esque indie cozy MMO, headed to early access July 29

It's not every day that a new MMO or pseudo-MMO drops in our inboxes and becomes a game I stick on my wishlist and...

Aion Classic EU releases 2.8 Conquest update with new raid, instance, and level cap of 58

Gameforge and NCsoft have been talking up Aion Classic EU's Conquest update, and as of today, that 2.8 update has arrived, with a new...

Pax Dei’s latest patch balances hide drops, adds plum trees, and declares ‘raisins are back’

Do you play Pax Dei? Did you miss raisins? Have you looked at grapes on the vine and sighed mournfully because you couldn't enjoy...

The No Man’s Sky Worlds ‘universe refresh’ is why you’re playing No Man’s Sky this weekend

You know that whenever Hello Games and Sean Murray start dropping cryptic teasers so they'll trend on Reddit, a new No Man's Sky update...

LOTRO explains how its Birding hobby works while players raise support for battered friend

As Lord of the Rings Online heads into an extra-long period of extended downtime Wednesday, it may be a good time to check out...

Lost Ark’s solo raids and summer festival go live in today’s Cool Retreat update

Lost Ark has arrived to punctuate your July with its Cool Retreat update, going live this morning - by 11 a.m. EDT, if Amazon...

The Daily Grind: How would you design a space sim MMO be broadly appealing?

If you look at the whole of MMO history, you'd see an awful lot of space-themed games that never really made it big. There...

The Stream Team: Hunting the Nuhoch hunting mastery in Guild Wars 2

It figures: Shortly after Massively OP's MJ felt relief for conquering the gliding mastery to continue with Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns story,...

Villagers and Heroes’ playerbase is skirmishing over community moderation and conduct rules

Villagers & Heroes is probably not the kind of cutesy indie MMORPG you expect to generate a ton of drama, but that was nevertheless...
It's dead, Jims.

RuneScape renames Underworld Area Tasks and adds harder versions for players

Whether you're an aspiring Necromancer or just like wandering the realms of the dead in RuneScape, it's time to take on a bigger challenge...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 476: Corepunk and Pantheon race to early access

Justin and Bree discuss Corepunk, Pantheon, Zenith, World of Warcraft, and Once Human, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on evolving FFXIV Dawntrail's storytelling.

Here’s how Throne & Liberty’s monetization system works, from currency to the auction hall

Who's hyped for Throne & Liberty's open beta on Thursday? Well, NCsoft, for one. Amazon for two. The pair of them have released a...

Neverwinter’s Mount Hotenow-revamping Mountain of Flame module is live on all platforms today

As promised, Neverwinter is getting a fiery new update today in the form of Mountain of Flame, officially live simultaneously on PC, PlayStation, and...

DC Universe Online’s Brainiac Returns Aftershock is set to go live today

Hey hey DC Universe Online fans, Daybreak is packing a punch with its update today. "We're expanding the world of the latest Episode expansion...

Final Fantasy XIV introduces the Arcadion and addresses job balance in patch 7.01

It's time to get ready to rumble, Final Fantasy XIV fans, because The Arcadion is here and ready for new entrants. The new raid...