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Vague Patch Notes: Game preservation is way more complicated than it seems

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Before I say anything with this week's article, I want to make something very, very clear right from the premise: As you have probably...

Mabinogi outlines plans for 16th anniversary, combat tweaks, and a new ‘unique lifestyle space’

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Mabinogi has a whole lot of plans for this year above and beyond its upgrade to Unreal Engine 5. The MMORPG's latest producer's letter...

Massively Overthinking: The 2023 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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This might be one of the most important Massively Overthinkings we do all year, and it's a pretty salty one. We always come away...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2023

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If preserving MMORPGs is your jam, 2023 was not a great year. The one nice thing I can say about it is that we...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

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Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...
I don't like you.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2023

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Some years, it's hard to really cut a distinction between the biggest stories of a year and the biggest surprises. There can be a...

The Game Archaeologist: EverQuest Mac, the O.G. classic server

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In 2003, Sony Online Entertainment tried an experiment to reach out to the (then) small-but-growing community of Mac users. The company released EverQuest Macintosh...
Never mind, I'm not real!

Battle Bards Episode 226: Echoes of MMOs that never were

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It’s always highly bittersweet when MMO fans sit back and consider the games that never were — the projects that got far along in...

LOTRO Legendarium: What I want to see with LOTRO’s Umbar expansion

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This past week, I wrapped up my adventures through King's Gondor in Lord of the Rings Online and found my appetite whetted for this...

Gameforge’s DMCA filing took the Magic to Master Kickstarter down, alleging stolen Metin2 assets

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We return to the bizarre and spiraling story of Magic to Master, an old Korean MMORPG brought to Kickstarter by Hungarian studio Laniatus. We're...

The Magic to Master mess devolved into DMCA abuse as Laniatus promises launch ‘regardless of Kickstarter’

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We've been trying real hard not to have to write about this game again, but here we are back touching base on the Magic...

The Magic to Master Kickstarter fiasco has become a scandal over Idea Fabrik, Hero Engine, and The Repopulation

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Last week, we reported on the dubious Kickstarter of studio Laniatus' MMO Magic to Master, an old MMO being brought back from the dead...
Details, details.

Idea Fabrik, the company behind Hero Engine and The Repopulation, disappears from the internet

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The beginning of this year saw a sad but perhaps unsurprising development for the Kickstarted sci-fi sandbox MMO The Repopulation when the workers contracted...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why flying would have ruined LOTRO’s Middle-earth

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Despite the title up there, this column isn't really about flying. I'm just getting that out of the way right here. I actually have...
KITTY!

Tamriel Infinium: How Elder Scrolls Online’s quests go above and beyond the MMO norm

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There are some MMOs you play because of and some you play in spite of, if you catch my drift. These titles have great...

Kickstarted sandbox MMO The Repopulation is apparently dead as Idea Fabrik’s contracted dev team quits

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When last we checked in on The Repopulation, it was in August, when I realized that the team behind the game had put out...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

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You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that were actually true, then my job to round...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of LOTRO’s Before the Shadow soundtrack

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Ever since taking over the reins of Lord of the Rings Online's soundtrack, Composer Bill Champagne has grown in leaps and bounds in his...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

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I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

The Wagadu Chronicles’ second alpha kicks off today with a schedule of in-character and player events

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Alpha 2 for afrofantasy sandbox MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles has officially begun today, and the devs at Twin Drums are doing it up big...

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