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In appreciation for post-apoc Dereth: The life and times of Asheron’s Call 2

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On the left in the screenshot above is a windmill in the town of Cragstone in Asheron's Call. On the right is, well, the...

Massively Overthinking: Death and dying in MMORPGs

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In March of last year, MOP's Justin wrote a detailed guide to the most common death penalties in MMORPGs. Last September, Gamasutra pulled seven...

Turbine clarifies Asheron’s Call sunset times

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Turbine has clarified on the official forums the precise moment when Asheron's Call and its sister game, Asheron's Call 2, as well as the...

In appreciation for Dereth: The life and times of Asheron’s Call

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Imagine a game where magic was actually rare, complicated, and often underwhelming in terms of time vs. efficiency -- a game where players actually...

The Soapbox: Asheron’s Call is dead, and Turbine killed it

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You'd think recent news about Asheron's Call 1 and AC2 would be easy to swallow. After all, we'd already been warned that Turbine was becoming a mobile...

Don’t miss The Game Archaeologist’s histories of Asheron’s Call

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The impending loss of Asheron's Call -- and Asheron's Call 2 again -- hit the MMORPG community pretty hard when the sunsets were announced...
Oh jeez.

Asheron’s Call and its sequel will sunset as part of the Turbine/Standing Stone split

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I'm sorry to report that Turbine announced today that it will be sunsetting Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 as part of the transition...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

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Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game, SOE, and...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG soundtracks

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MOP's Justin Olivetti created the music-centered Jukebox Heroes column back on Massively-that-was and brought it along to us here, and to this day it's...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Five IPs that could tackle ARG gameplay features Pokemon Go lacks

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Following the news that Niantic is not in fact working on a Harry Potter AR game, I realized that even as someone who enjoyed the...

The Game Archaeologist talks to the Asheron’s Call super-fan

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A little while back, I received a rather passionate email from Massively OP reader Diego regarding Asheron's Call. He had quite a lot to...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call 2

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MMO sequels are funny animals. Sequels (along with prequels and "reimaginings") are ingrained into the entertainment industry so deep that it makes sense that...

Perfect Ten: MMOs you forgot existed (but are still running)

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No MMO can be in the spotlight eternally. Even some of the biggest names out there -- your World of Warcrafts, your Guild Wars...

Global Chat: Gearing up in WildStar

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If you're anything like me, when you get to the max level in a game, there's a general flailing of hands and a feeling...

The MOP Up: KingsIsle’s new game (November 8th, 2015)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

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Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

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