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Massively OP Podcast Episode 241: The MMO industry reshuffles its deck

Justin and Bree are joined by Gamigo's Merv Lee Kwai aka Khrolan for a sponsored interview on ArcheAge Unchained, plus news on Guild Wars 2, Funcom's Tencent investment, Red Dead Online on PC, Raph Koster's new MMORPG, and adventures in WoW and City of Heroes.

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween festivities return October 15

Look, folks, as far as I'm concerned, Halloween season started September 1st. My porch pumpkins went up the instant August ended. So figure that...

Former Guild Wars 2 designer opens a new studio and raises $3.3M in funding

It seems that leaving Guild Wars 2 and forming your own studio is just the hip thing to do. Roy Cronacher, a...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

Leaderboard: Are you concerned for the future of Guild Wars 2?

Yesterday, we learned that ArenaNet's Mike O'Brien, who'd run the company that ushered both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 into...

Mike O’Brien is leaving ArenaNet and Guild Wars 2 to form a new studio

ArenaNet President Mike O'Brien announced this afternoon that he is leaving ArenaNet, the studio behind MMORPG Guild Wars 2, to "join some...

Here’s why the Guild Wars 2 community is grumpy over build templates

If you've dropped by the Guild Wars 2 subreddit lately, you'll notice that pretty much everyone is talking about the build and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 240: Hypergank!

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, Zenith, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, with mailbag entries on true MMO difficulty and cyberpunk MMOs.

Guild Wars 2’s October balance update is live today, along with dismounting skills for the Warclaw

You can look now: Guild Wars 2's latest balance patch is here today with tweaks for every class and most of the...

Eternal Magic publisher denies accusation that it plagiarized WoW and Guild Wars 2, shades accusers

Over the weekend, we covered a brewing storm in the world of Eternal Magic. The MMO, developed by Chinese studio Duoyi,

Flameseeker Chronicles: Does Guild Wars 2 release more paid outfits than armor skins?

I’ve noticed a common complaint bouncing around the Guild Wars 2 community, one that I believe to be a myth. Today, I’d like...

Guild Wars 2’s build and equipment templates are coming on October 29

Earlier this year when ArenaNet was doing damage control following the layoffs, one of the most exciting pieces of news about the future...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs do you keep installed long-term, even when you’re not playing them?

I tend to be the kind of person who keeps MMOs and other video games installed a long time, especially if I've gone to...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...

Global Chat: Diving deep into Project Gorgon

While you're over there playing the same-old, same-old MMO, do you know who is having a spectacular time discovering one of the most original...

Eternal Magic has been accused of ripping off Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, and SMITE

It's no secret that Eternal Magic, the now-in-beta PvP MMO from Chinese developer Duoyi, got off to a bad start with the community...

Guild Wars 2’s next major class balance patch is dropping October 1

Forget your pumpkin spice lattes, Tyrians, because you will soon be drinking deep from the cup of a balance patch that is due to...
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Vague Patch Notes: Crime and punishment and intent in MMOs

Last week, we saw Blizzard explain its philosophy behind why some World of Warcraft bugs in which players got to get more...

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

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