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Battle Bards Episode 162: Mystery abounds

Do you love a good mystery? A hidden secret? A riddle wrapped in an enigma and presented on a platter of puzzle? Then you’re...

Global Chat: How fares WoW Classic at the six-month mark?

The phases (i.e., patches) for World of Warcraft Classic continue to roll out, and as the endgame takes form and Darkmoon Faire arrives,...
Wheedle deedle

Astellia Online patches in a quest merge and a difficulty adjustment that wasn’t meant to be in-game yet

Sometimes you just get stuff you weren't expecting. An extra McNugget in your McOrder from McDonald's. An extra few LEGO-brand construction bricks in your...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: MMOs I’m optimistic about in 2020

I didn't actually plan to make this an annual feature or anything; I thought of it last year as a fun list, and then...
Big time.

Astellia Online seems to be getting positive buzz following its Steam launch

So Astellia Online had a bit of a problem to start its Steam launch with its buy-in being classified as a non-refundable...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 258: Camelot Unchained and Colossus

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained and Colossus, Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2, Astellia Online, and Warcraft III Reforged, with adventures in Neverwinter, The Sims 4, and SWGL, and a mailbag entry on New World.
It's not quite so much of a model after all.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gotten a refund for an MMORPG?

As I type this, the discussion thread on the Camelot Unchained piece from Friday is nearing 400 comments, a hefty proportion of which...
Sprang.

Astellia Online is working on a fix for the Steam DLC configuration that’s making refunds impossible

If you tried to pick up Astellia Online on Steam yesterday for its launch, you like noticed a few things. First, Steam was...

Interview: Barunson on the state of Astellia Online as it launches on Steam today

Astellia Online was big news throughout 2019, as Barunson sought to bring the South Korean MMORPG westward but with careful attention paid to...

Astellia Online plans January 30 Steam launch, teases future western content as Korean version sunsets

Raise your hand if you'd forgotten that Astellia Online wasn't already on Steam. I sure had! But Barunson is rectifying that later...
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...

Astellia Online update brings legendary dungeons and spidery events

If you're not diving into World of Warcraft's new update today, Astellia Online would like to present its alternative content drop...
Sprang.

Hope rising: Astellia Online is hiring more community managers

We have been understandably nervous about Astellia Online following December's news that the game's South Korean version was shutting down. That sort...

The best Massively OP streams of 2019

Massively OP's Stream Team - with MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Chris at the helm - changed up its streaming tactics this...

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

Many of us here on the Massively OP staff have our own personal pet projects and interests that might not be as widespread as...

Astellia Online welcomes players to Snow Valley, begins free trial weekends

It's been a cold December for Astellia Online so far, mainly due to the news that its Korean version is slated to...

Astellia reaffirms commitment to western version, may even rescue Korean players

Last week's news about Astellia Online's impending shutdown in its native Korea likely put a lot of fans on edge, especially since...
Orange-ish.

Dang, Astellia Online is sunsetting in its native South Korea

Well, this is not a good sign: Nexon announced last night that it's closing Astellia Online in its native South Korea. If...

Astellia Online’s Miodan Mines patch is live today with a new newbie quest too

It's patch day for fans of the still-got-that-new-smell Astellia Online MMO, as Barunson pushes live the Miodan Mines zone. "Miodan Mine is a brand-new,...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

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