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Major gaming publishing house, known primarily to MMO players for the Elder Scrolls series, including The Elder Scrolls Online.

Elder Scrolls Online compensates players for Tales of Tribute ranking bug as megaservers go offline

When Update 35 launched, competitive players of Elder Scrolls Onlineā€™s Tales of Tribute card game were met with an unfortunate bug that snarled up...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Lost Depths DLC and Update 35 arrive to console players today

Console fans of The Elder Scrolls Online are seeing their patience rewarded as their version of the MMORPG is seeing the new Update 35...

Fallout 76 gears up for Season 10 and Pitt Expeditions this month

September 13th is rapidly approaching, bringing with it Fallout 76's big fall content drop. Not only will this introduce expeditions to The Pitt, a...

One Shots: Where’s Utakata this week?

Part of the sublime joy of One Shots is being able to follow around different Massively OP readers in their adventures through MMORPGs. Out...

The Daily Grind: Will New World’s big overhaul lure you back?

I have to say that I'm a little surprised at how little the New World preview earlier this week rippled across the MMO genre....

Massively Overthinking: Who’s really paying for MMOs?

Two years ago, we did a piece on dark patterns in MMO design, and in the comments, a reader named Shadex De'Marr penned a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 387: Do the Dune

Justin and Bree discuss Dune Awakening, Gamescom, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV Buried Memories, Elder Scrolls Online's Lost Depths, Guild Wars 2's wacky Steam launch, New World's dungeon finder, and World of Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO plus insanity in Chimeraland.

The Stream Team: Doing The Dragonguard’s Legacy in Elder Scrolls Online

Last time, Massively OP's MJ ended her last ESO prologue adventure before completing The Cursed Skull. Tonight she'll experience the thrilling conclusion! That also...

The MOP Up: Closers Online promotes from within its ranks

Two of Closers Online's roster got a major tune-up this past week. Sylvi got promoted to a Prime Agent, while Levia joined the Fatal...
Now my stats are good!

Global Chat: Will World of Warcraft ever give up its raiding fixation?

MMO blog Kaylriene posted a lengthy article recently examining the state of the non-raiding scene in World of Warcraft while comparing it to Blizzard's...

Fallout 76 on console has a high-end item scamming problem, and players are using private worlds to solve it

Players at the top end of Fallout 76 on console have been running into a problem: They want to get certain high-level items and...
The cat, if she exists, will have to fend for herself.

Global shortages have delayed Elder Scrolls Online’s much-needed EU hardware upgrade well into 2023

It's no secret that The Elder Scrolls Online's weakness has been its server and client performance, and over the last few years, ZeniMax Online...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert admits to ‘some’ crunch at the studio

An interview with ZeniMax Online Studio's Rich Lambert has regrettably confirmed that there is indeed some crunch that occurs while developing and updating Elder...
The very whitest of strakes.

The Elder Scrolls Online locks the Tales of Tribute campaign following an unexpected bug

The arrival of Update 35 for The Elder Scrolls Online should have been an occasion for joy and good fortune, but it seems to...

The Elder Scrolls Online releases Update 35 and Lost Depths DLC for PC – here are the patch notes

Today is the day for players of Elder Scrolls Online to hop into some new dungeons or check out some new combat adjustments as...

Global Chat: When you can’t ignore the MMO meta

As we kick off another column on recent MMO blog essays, Galactic Antics uses a recent situation in Star Wars: The Old Republic as...

QuakeCon 2022: Fallout 76’s Expeditions The Pitt rolls out September 13

If you haven't been keeping an eyeball on this summer's QuakeCon offerings, you have missed out: Not only has Bethsoft offered up deets for...

Arkane says vampire looter shooter Redfall will be its ‘most ambitious game to date’

Are you prepared to venture into an apocalyptic town where vampires have warped the very essence of reality? "Dude, I haven't even had my...

Elder Scrolls Online drops a new QuakeCon trailer for next week’s Lost Depths DLC

We're just one weekend away from The Elder Scrolls Online's third big launch of 2022: its Lost Depths DLC, part of the ongoing Legacy...

Vague Patch Notes: The perils of comparing MMOs to each other

So the other day I read perhaps the worst Tower of Fantasy review I could have possibly read. It was most certainly not the...