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

One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?

Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...

Guild Wars 2 is spiffing up a weapon set after players complained about meh reskins

Here's the thing: When you make an MMO that focuses heavily on cosmetics, especially paid cosmetics, you are gonna find a lot of players...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 256: Queens, vikings, and vampires

Justin, Bree, and Sam are on about MMO PvP this week, discussing all things New World, Albion Online, Elder Scrolls Online, ArcheAge, and Magic Legends, plus adventures in MMOs including Guild Wars 2 and Neverwinter.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the Year of the Skritt in Guild Wars 2

It's Lunar New Year time in Guild Wars 2, and Massively OP's MJ is eager to join the celebration. That may or may not...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

Guild Wars 2 subreddit goof helps re-confirm new ArenaNet game

A thread posted Friday on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit apparently went awry as players panicked under the mistaken belief that ArenaNet's Jennifer...

Leaderboard: Have you ever failed MMO events on purpose – like for roleplaying’s sake?

Earlier this week, MOP's Sam Kash came into the MOP writing room cracking up over a thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

Guild Wars 2 previews Shadows in the Ice’s best features in new trailer

Here we go, folks - with the Lunar New Year festival underway in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet is now turning its promotional...

Crowfall’s UI is getting less survival-y and more MMO-y with February’s test patch

Call me weird, but user interfaces in games are among my favorite things to dig into, and Crowfall's has been of particular interest...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

Datamining offers tantalizing clue about Guild Wars 2 controller support

Ever wished you could play Guild Wars 2 from the comfort of your couch with the simplicity of a controller? That dream may...

Guild Wars 2’s Lunar New Year festival is live with a new cape and player-designed guild emblems

The Lunar New Year is just a week and a half away, which means a bunch of MMOs are about to start in on...

The Daily Grind: Capes or backpacks in MMOs?

2019 was a huge, huge year for MMORPGs. I'm mainly talking about how both Dungeons and Dragons Online and Guild Wars 2...

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