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Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former

‘No more grind’: PvP sandbox Das Tal launches its Kickstarter

As promised, buy-to-play indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has begun a Kickstarter campaign today to coincide with the launch of the...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems...

Not So Massively: Heroes of Newerth changes owners; LoL subreddit drama continues

Path of Exile announced a potentially revolutionary and futuristic sounding new Deterministic Lockstep mode that promises sharper gameplay and zero desync for those...
This is that ice-cold N. Yoshida, it's pure gold. This one's for them hyur girls, them roe girls, straight masterpieces.

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Korea, keeping its subscription

Final Fantasy XIV has been pleasing MMO audiences around the globe for nearly two years now. Except for those unfortunate South Korean franchise...
Questing ever onward.

EverQuest’s progression server launches on May 20

Are you itching to turn back the clock with EverQuest's progression server? You don't have much longer to wait, as Daybreak has...
FFXI

Final Fantasy XI gets a new area

Final Fantasy XI may be nearing maintenance mode after a long and illustrious career, but Square released details of a new explorable...

MapleStory 2 ends Korean CBT, eyes July open beta

Expect to hear a lot more about MapleStory 2 now that the game has wrapped up with its Korean closed beta test cycle....
Black Desert

Black Desert enters Japanese open beta, gets live-action trailer

What do live-action sword-wielding Japanese schoolgirls have to do with Black Desert? Hell if I know, but they're front and center in a...
World of Warplanes

Wargaming tweaks clan stuff in World of Tanks, adds clan rating to WoWP

Lots of clan-related stuff is happening in Wargaming titles this week. In World of Tanks, there's a new clan rating interface, and...
Part of your etc.

Crowfall’s Walton wants to shake up the MMO business

Crowfall producer Gordon Walton features in a new interview at MOTD Media. If you're a big fan of the crowdfunded PvP MMO, you...

Guild Wars 2 gives us a glimpse of the Necromancer’s elite spec

Another week, another reveal of the next elite specialization reveal for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. If this new piece...

Shroud of the Avatar tabs players for street names

Last week wasn't the biggest for Shroud of the Avatar, but the game's most recent newsletter does have a couple of points...

League of Legends community forms rival subreddit in response to heavy moderation

In response to the heated debate over alleged heavy-handed moderation and undue studio influence on the League of Legends subreddit, a...
ITEMS SQUISHED, ALL PROBLEMS ARE NOW SOLVED FOREVER

An all-Death Knight party downs the current apex of World of Warcraft raiding

So, what's the best group composition for endgame raiding in World of Warcraft? It looks like it's Death Knights. Just a bunch of...
Not a puppy.

Destiny’s second expansion gets a video preview

If you're anything like me, you found out that Destiny's second expansion does not actually contain a literal house of wolves and got...

Elite: Dangerous offering Steam keys to game owners

Good news if you've purchased or are thinking of purchasing Elite: Dangerous from the game's website: Frontier said that it will...
We were the kings and queens of promise.

Scope out the Guild Wars 2 Dragonhunter summary

You can't play a Dragonhunter Guardian in Guild Wars 2 right now no matter how much you might want to be wielding a...

Week in Review: WoW slips to 7.1M subs [May 10, 2015]

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...
Someone is excited, probably.

Heroes of the Storm prepares an arresting display of skins

Nobody is going to accuse Heroes of the Storm of being tasteful and restrained, especially after seeing its newest batch of character skins....

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