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Wargaming is building a new ‘free-to-play multiplatorm MMO’ in the UK

It looks as if Wargaming is planning to push even further into the MMO market. According to GIbiz, the company known best for World of Tanks has opened up a brand-new studio in Guildford, UK, under the leadership of Sean Decker, whose credits in gaming are substantial; most recently, he did a tour of duty in EVE...
What will we do?

There’s a new class coming to Lord of the Rings Online, but what will it be?

There's a new class on its way to Lord of the Rings Online according to one of the weekly streams from Standing Stone Games. And that is all we know about it at this point; the latest video from YouTuber Andang just below points out that as of yet we haven't even been given a name for...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s Prelude in Violet is live today

It's time to explore the wreckage left after the most recent bit of Final Fantasy XIV's story with the latest patch because the new patch is here. Players have a new story to explore, new troubles to deal with, and from the sound of the trailer some rather ominous portents to fight against. But there are also...
Less than a sister act.

The Daily Grind: Do you think you’ve aged out of MMOs?

There's this particular template for covering MMORPGs on mainstream gaming websites that I cannot stand: the old "haha, MMOs are weird and old, let's poke at them for our ironic amusement" article. Polygon ran a piece earlier this month that could've run the risk of falling into that trope but actually managed to raise good points instead of...

The Stream Team: World of Warships celebrates 3rd anniversary

Three years ago Massively OP's MJ set sail in her first warship to blast away her enemies. Today, she heads back in on World of Warships' anniversary to re-experience the thrill of hunting nautical prey (or, in her case, likely dodging torpedoes!). Join us live at 9:00 p.m. and count how many birthday explosions MJ is a part of. What:...

Guild Wars 2 narrative: ‘It’s like working on a television show’

Just ahead of the launch of Guild Wars 2's next living story episode, GIbiz has a fun interview with multiple members of the current narrative team, which MMO players will recall lost two key members this past summer. For starters, one myth the ArenaNet devs dispel quickly is that the game's lore - or the lore...
Cubes and gleaming and so on

Warframe’s latest development stream was all about shredding on your K-Drive

When Warframe players get to Fortuna and meet the Vent Kids, they're not going to be ranked by who has the best weapons. They're not even going to be ranked by who brings these enthusiasts the most Grineer salvage. No, status among the Vent Kids and their love of K-Drives will be determined entirely by who can...
Pictured: Not actually winter, probably.

Blade & Soul previews its Korean winter update with a new trailer

The downside of games with asymmetric worldwide updates is that if you're not in the region getting updated first, you can feel a bit left out. Case in point, it's easy for Blade & Soul players to feel out in the cold when you look at the trailer for the big winter update in Korea coming soon. But...

Sea of Thieves delays Forsaken Shores update until September 27th

Earlier this week, Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate issued an update to keep fans apprised of Rare's progress on development of the game's upcoming major content update, Forsaken Shores, in which he warned that there was a chance that the update would not be releasing on September 19th as planned. Well, that warning...

Fallen Earth is planning on a fresh start server for the future

The long road to revamp and repackage Fallen Earth stretches ahead of new owner Little Orbit, but to the company's credit, it's making efforts to whip the post-apocalyptic MMORPG into shape. Part of that effort is in raising the level of communication with the players, and a recent hour-long developer Q&A session certainly helped to accomplish this. The...

The Culling: Origins goes back to basics, makes game free-to-play

It's been a couple of months now since the catastrophic launch and subsequent cancellation of Xaviant Games's battle royale title The Culling 2, which was met with a hostile reaction from fans, especially players of the original Culling, who felt that the developers had abandoned the game and the players who brought them success...
You may recognize this design from your own tabletop history. Or something like it.

Kickstarted MMO Fractured shows off its Alpha 1 map of Myr

The first alpha test for Fractured has not yet begun, but you can get a taste of what it'll be like with a look at the map of Myr, the continent used for that first alpha test. Myr consists of 40 square kilometers of land for players to roam across and forge into something; it's meant to...

The Stream Team: Happy 4th birthday ArcheAge

How do you make a Monday better? You celebrate a birthday! And today, Massively OP's MJ celebrates ArcheAge's 4th birthday. She may not have spent much time in the game over the last year (server merges and losing all her housing does that to her), but she does want to pop in and reminisce some. Tune in live at...

International regulators co-sign declaration to investigate lockboxes and skin gambling

If you thought Belgium and The Netherlands were going to keep on standing alone in the fight against lootboxes, you were very much mistaken, as the pile of new lockbox stories flooding my RSS feeds in the last few days can attest. At the top of the list is the resolution issued by 16 member nations of the 2018...
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Middle-earth Enterprises reassures Lord of the Rings Online fans that the original MMO will be fine

The announcement of a new title set in Middle-earth made Lord of the Rings Online players anxious, and while Standing Stone Games was quick to state that this would not affect the title we can understand players finding that less than comforting. After all, what else could the company say? It's easy to get carried away...
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Wisdom of Nym: Picking apart Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4 notes

Now we enter the descending period of Stormblood. This isn't exactly a bad thing or a problem or anything; it's just the way things go. If the x.3 patch is the middle of the expansion, the x.4 and x.5 patches are the ones that close things up, tying up loose ends and getting us all ready for when...

The Elder Scrolls Online tours Murkmire, announces new ESO Plus benefits

The Elder Scrolls Online is gearing up to release its newest DLC, Murkmire, which will add the eponymous Argonian territory to ZeniMax's popular MMO. Although there's no firm release date yet, this week's ESO Live Twitch stream was all about Murkmire, and it's full of information and gameplay footage of the new zone for players to...

EVE Evolved: Two ways that EVE Online’s monetisation could be expanded under Pearl Abyss

When Pearl Abyss bought out CCP Games last week, the overwhelming message to EVE Online players was that it would be business as usual for the foreseeable future. Many players were initially worried that Pearl Abyss would try to squeeze as much money as possible out of the EVE playerbase, but it seems likely that Pearl Abyss isn't...

Bethesda wants Fallout 76 to last forever

According to Bethesda's Vice President Senior VP of Marketing Pete Hines, the studio plans for its upcoming Fallout 76 to last until, well, the apocalypse. In an interview with Metro, when asked how long he foresees Fallout 76 lasting, he responds simply, "Forever." When pressed on the matter, he elaborates, "Well, still playing . . ....

DragonCon 2018: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on VR, battle royale, and more

"It’s about time." Those are not my words referring to the current development status of Camelot Unchained. No, those came directly from the mouth of Mark Jacobs, City State Entertainment CEO, when we sat down together at DragonCon 2018 to discuss the game, its progress, and its future. It's about time means that the basis of the...

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