anarchy online

Official Site: Anarchy Online
Studio: Funcom
Launch Date: June 27, 2001
Genre: Sci-fi Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Anarchy Online celebrates 19 years with a revamped raid zone and sub promos

Wanna feel super old? Anarchy Online is celebrating its 19th year online. If you were around back then, you remember AO holding the...

Massively Uplifting: Charity tourneys, Asheron’s Call in Animal Crossing, and over a million Kind Words

May day! May day! We have warm fuzzies incoming! And just in time to start June off with happier thoughts. And who couldn't use...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

Massively Overthinking: The more things change in MMOs, the more they stay the same

A while back, in the wake of our Desert Oasis column on Black Desert's guild system, Carlo and I were discussing guild wars...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

PSA: Funcom is having a week-long sale on games and DLC on Steam

Funcom's execs are driving prices so low, you'd think they're giving away the house. They're not, though. They're giving away most of the house....

The Daily Grind: What’s the best type of MMO class for hiding scrubs?

Last week, the MOP staff were idly chatting about the early days of MMO, when one of us (who shall remain nameless!) mentioned being...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Funcom Q4 2019: DUNE takes priority, Conan Exiles confirms paid expansion, Tencent buyout continues

It's been an interesting financial period for Funcom, what with the Tencent buyout and investors pushing for accelerated production on the DUNE survivalbox....

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes welcomed me into MMOs

As we approach the first anniversary of City of Heroes' revival on the rogue server circuit, I wanted to take this opportunity to...

Anarchy Online kicks off anniversary event celebrating one year of its classic server, Rubi-Ka 2019

It was the summer of 2001, dystopian sci-fi was at its apex, and everyone I knew was trying Anarchy Online. And by trying,...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

Valentine’s Day 2020 across the MMO universe

Per tradition, we've been covering the launch of Valentine's Day events in MMOs and MMORPGs over the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow is...

Find your soulmate in Secret World Legends and Anarchy Online

It's love amid Lovecraftian terror and alien worlds, if Funcom has anything to say about it. Both Secret World Legends and Anarchy...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

The Daily Grind: Is there a thing you secretly love in an MMO you hate?

Let's give credit where credit is due: Just because we dislike a game doesn't mean we dislike every last thing in it. Most of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite sci-fi MMO?

Generally, but not always, I like to have a science fiction (or science fantasy, if we're being pedantic) MMORPG in my gaming rotation for...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

Tencent wants to buy out the rest of Funcom as board recommends focusing on DUNE

My inbox this morning had half a dozen tips and press releases on this Funcom story, so you know we're doing it first thing:...

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