aventurine

Greek outfit known chiefly for sandbox Darkfall.

It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: A list of all the MMORPGs I supposedly hate

Did you know about all the MMOs I hate? I sure as heck didn't! I mean, I knew there were a few games I...

Battle Bards Episode 108: Vampires and werewolves

Here’s a musical episode that you can really sink your teeth into! Your… ear teeth? In any case, the Battle Bards are evaluating our...
And sometimes, it's all about winning.

Massively Overthinking: Three-way RvR and ‘fair’ PvP in modern MMOs

MOP reader Sally Bowls is on a roll with the good questions lately! She lobbed us one this past weekend that seems a good...

The Daily Grind: Why does EVE survive where other PvP sandboxes stumble?

MOP reader Tobasco da Gama pointed us to a recent Reddit thread about why EVE Online persists, even in a weakened state,...

Massively Overthinking: Epic Tavern-style player-generated content in MMORPGs

Ever played Epic Tavern? Massively OP reader Uli though it would make an interesting point of comparison for MMO content. "Epic Tavern is...
This didn't work.

Darkfall: New Dawn tweaks colors, removes bindstones, and improves AI

Right now it is not hard to keep the two Darkfall reboot projects separated. While Rise of Agon launched earlier this year,

Darkfall: Rise of Agon works on ‘reducing tedium’ with this week’s update

As promised back in July, the team behind Darkfall: Rise of Agon are taking drastic measures to reorient the fantasy sandbox to...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: The 10 saddest MMORPG stories

Every MMO tells a story through the run of its life. A lot of those stories are pretty happy, too. Ultima Online may...

Darkfall: New Dawn releases state-of-the-game roadmap, says it’s 76% done

Darkfall: New Dawn, one of a pair of indie-led player efforts to keep MMO sandbox Darkfall going after original studio Aventurine abandoned...
And now everything will be better forever!

Darkfall: Rise of Agon is at a ‘pivotal’ design moment

From the sound of things, it doesn't appear that Darkfall: Rise of Agon is doing quite as well as its indie team was...

Massively Overthinking: Building a better MMORPG economy

We are on a roll with the epic questions for Overthinking lately! "The recent article about monetization got me thinking about just how...

Check out Revelation Online’s Eternal Chasm dungeon

Revelation Online has a new dev blog up today on the Eternal Chasm, one of its level 59+ multiple-mode instanced dungeons. "Shinji –...
He's going to kill Rod and Todd! That's terrible! ...in principle.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon reveals its post-launch roadmap

In case it slipped your mind, Darkfall: Rise of Agon launched a whole two months ago now. With the fresh car smell of...
Ironically, this is the sort of controversy you'd probably rather face from inside a hot tub.

Massively Overthinking: Do MMORPGs aspire to pro-social mechanics?

Massively OP reader and Patron Avaera has a thoughtful question for the team and readers this week. "I wish more virtual world games thought deeply...

Massively Overthinking: MMO monetization run amok

Over the last couple of weeks, the monetization of unreleased games has become a pervasive and uncomfortable theme for the MMO genre. Just in...
ANGRY.RAR

Massively Overthinking: 2017’s MMORPG zeitgeist

This time last year, I polled the Massively OP writers for their opinions on which MMOs had had the best year, or half...
I'll be dead soon

Massively Overthinking: Being Uncle Owen in MMORPGs

Ever since the tone-deaf SOE proclamation that nobody wanted to play Uncle Owen in an MMORPG, contrary me has consciously fought that very...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 116: Bree’s virtual garage sale

Justin and Bree discuss Ashes of Creation, Blizzard, Darkfall Rise of Agon, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, WildStar, Neverwinter, SWTOR, and Ultima Online, with a mailbag question on sandbox MMOs.

The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Darkfall Rise of Agon is live today

Hardcore sandbox Darkfall: Rise of Agon officially launches this afternoon. The story of the game is a victorious one, as it's one of...

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