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Seattle-based studio responsible for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box, Doritos promo (?), and latest round of PvP tweaks are live

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The best thing ever added to Guild Wars 2, the Super Adventure Box, has returned to the game with the Super Adventure Festival. Furbish...

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

The Daily Grind: What do you think about ‘exclusive’ zones in MMORPGs?

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I want to talk about exclusive zones today - specifically, Guild Wars 2's lounges, something I haven't seen in many other MMOs at all....
In a world of human wreckage

Guild Wars 2 updates legal documentation related to third-party program use, DMCA counter-notices, and more

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Ah, online game legal documentation. We all know this as the wall o' text that we often scroll by en route to logging in...

One Shots: Riding the dino to the prom

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You think you were all decked out in finery and had a spiffy ride the last time you went to a formal dance? You...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs sell exclusive items – in alpha?

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MOP reader Randomness recently wrote to us about a Reddit discussion about games with exclusive item shops before the game comes out. The issue...

The Stream Team: A pre-Easter egg hunt in Guild Wars 2

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There can be only one Highlander, but there can be many griffon eggs in Guild Wars 2's Desert Highlands. And Massively OP's MJ will...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Festival returns… next week

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You know what would've been awesome? If Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box were reopening this week, when April Fools' Day actually is and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...

Guild Wars 2 nerfs meta-achievement requirements, calling it ‘prohibitively costly’

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Good news to those of you who have been beating your head against the meta-achievement grind for the Icebrood Saga's Champions chapter in Guild...

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of ice physics and mechanics in MMOs?

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RPS had a fun headline a while back that made me let out a laugh while I was strolling through my feeds: We must...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

Perfect Ten: 10 ways that MMOs kind of used to be worse

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Believe you me, I know quite well the arguments that have been rehashed over the years about how the MMORPG genre and these online...

The Stream Team: Poaching eggs in Guild Wars 2’s Crystal Oasis

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The work toward a griffon mount continues in Guild Wars 2, and that means Massively OP's MJ has many more eggs to poach! OK,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 313: Hope you saved your game!

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Justin and Bree discuss the RIFT layoffs, OVH fire, Saga of Lucimia drama, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 patches, LOTRO's roadmap, and Ashes of Creation's delay, with adventures in WoW Classic, ESO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on onboarding returning players, crafting MMOs, and Last Oasis.

The Daily Grind: Would you play a modern remake of Guild Wars 1?

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Every couple of months, we'll mention Classic Guild Wars in an article, and we'll get deluged by fans of the 2005 MMO. There appears...
Same hat.

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 sanctions unorthodox raiding

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Just because the devs think you're going to play the game one way doesn't mean that players aren't going to pour a whole lot...

One Shots: Impossible sky architecture

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Lethia seems to be waging a very successful campaign to convince us all that Allods Online has it going on in the eye candy...

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