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

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

Funcom is throwing anniversary bashes for Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends

Funcom is gearing up for anniversary festivities in two of its MMOs. First up: Anarchy Online is turning 18. Feel old yet? "Beginning June...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles pops its god bubbles

Bubbles. They are marvelous things that thrill children, turn gum into an art form, and apparently ward off evil barbarians from being naughty. Of...

Funcom is now working on seven new games with 15 total projects, according to Q1 2019 financials

In our Overthinking roundtable last week, MOP's Andy McAdams posted as one of his "unpopular MMORPG opinions" the assertion that "Funcom is one...
Time is on my side, after a fashion.

Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?

MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it's worth picking up a...
We know what we know.

Massively Overthinking: Is there a ‘do or die’ moment for MMOs now?

This week MOP's Eliot and I were chatting about the wild summer the MMO industry is about to have, what with a whole bunch...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...
All right, I can sort of see it.

Anarchy Online’s first-ever progression server, Rubi-Ka 2019, is now live

As promised, Funcom has rolled out Anarchy Online's first "fresh-start" progression server today. The studio's calling it Rubi-Ka 2019, and yes, you...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Funcom previews Anarchy Online’s fresh start server on latest stream

It's called "Rubi-Ka 2019." That's the official designation of Anarchy Online's fresh start server coming our way in the near future. The...

Experience Anarchy Online from the beginning with its upcoming fresh start server

Last December, Funcom made some waves in the Anarchy Online community with a seemingly out-of-nowhere Facebook poll asking fans if there...

Battle Bards’ 2018 roundup of MMO soundtracks

Every other week here at Massively OP you might see a post go up promoting the Battle Bards podcast. While not an official...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...

Funcom is now working on at least six new games, including a new open-world multiplayer title

Man, just a couple of years ago, there was serious concern that Funcom wouldn't make it another quarter, and now here we are in...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the most needlessly obtuse stats

One of my favorite reviewers of tabletop RPGs at one point opined that percentile systems were one of the best tabletop mechanics possible, simply...
Now, this is important to state: I would also like more robots.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO gives you the best choices for character growth?

Between the talent panel and the new Heart of Azeroth interface, World of Warcraft's dev team certainly has embraced the concept of streamlined...

Battle Bards Episode 126: Out of this world

It’s time to boldly go where no podcast has gone before — by exploring MMO space themes! It’s perhaps the flat-out goofiest and silliest...

Leaderboard: Must MMORPGs revolve around grouping to be MMORPGs?

It would be easy to dismiss Saga of Lucimia's pervasive "group-based or go home" ideas as mere rhetoric, but the reality is,...

Happy 17th birthday, Anarchy Online – Funcom is celebrating with a free-play week

If your first memory of playing Anarchy Online consists of a horrifying slog through alpha, as mine does, then you might be wondering...

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