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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2023

2023 was definitely a year of surprises for me. Not all of them were pleasant! If you've been watching my columns, you probably have...

Global Chat: Tarisland is the real deal, folks

As Tarisland winds its way through the beta process on its way to our grubby little hands in 2024, there are more and more...

The Daily Grind: Do you wait for fresh start servers to come back to an MMO?

I don't think that MMO vets and developers entrenched into a particular game realize just how daunting it is for lapsed players to actually...

MMO Business Roundup: NetEase’s Worlds Untold, Embracer, Ubisoft, unionization, and Epic v. Google

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry and business news. Numbers numbers numbers! NetEase - The Chinese megacorp NetEase just can't...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 446: Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of MMOs

Chris and Justin discuss Tarisland's beta, Perfect New World's beta, Pantheon 247 cancelation, SWTOR's Aussie server, EVE Online's Havoc, World of Warcraft's Seeds of Renewal, WoW Classic Hardcore, and WoW Classic Season of Discovery.

One Shots: Lightning strikes twice

When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a...

Star Wars The Old Republic is finally launching an Australia-based server – tomorrow

Broadsword has big plans for Star Wars The Old Republic, having picked up both the game and the bulk of the team earlier this...

Perfect Ten: The single best expansion from 10 MMOs

Holy crud, do I not know that I'm setting myself up for some major pushback today. Oh, I feel that to my core, friends!...

Former SWTOR lead Damion Schubert urges devs to prioritize accessibility in MMOs

When you think of the strengths of Star Wars: The Old Republic as a game, does "accessibility" every come to mind? According to one...

Massively Overthinking: The ‘elements’ of MMOs

MOP reader Nibbana recently posed us a fun question: "As I play my Scrapper in Guild Wars 2, I thought to myself, man, I...

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews the updated Galactic Trade Network on the test server

For those of you who are used to the art of the deal on Star Wars: The Old Republic, you should be aware that...

Hyperspace Beacon: Have Star Wars The Old Republic’s visuals aged well?

Initially I wanted to write a column about how the transition of Star Wars: The Old Republic to Broadsword and how we're seeing its...

Star Wars: The Old Republic starts testing Update 7.4 – but not the GTN overhaul

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are buckling on their lightsabers and holstering their blasters in anticipation of jumping into the next story adventure...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any MMOs for which a spin-off mode would be welcome?

Pantheon's announcement that its developers are working on spinning out a monetized "247" extraction mode hasn't engendered a whole lot of hope for the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 442: Harbingers of MMO hype

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV's Fanfest, SWTOR, Pantheon's 247 split, Albion Online's Wild Blood, Star Citizen, and Squadron 42, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and Fallout 76, plus a mailbag topic on getting new players hooked on MMOs.

SWTOR breaks down its Chains in the Dark update announcement

Star Wars: The Old Republic may be wearing a new set of clothes -- literally, in the case of the devs sporting their Broadword...

Star Wars The Old Republic players return to Ord Mantell in 7.4 Chains of the Dark

The BioWare-turned-Broadsword team has finally taken the wraps off Star Wars The Old Republic's 7.4 update, dubbed Chains in the Dark. According to the...

Star Wars: The Old Republic will host a livestream on October 18 for update 7.4

If you were dreading the possibility that Star Wars: The Old Republic was just going to coast along under Broadsword's management, well, there's a...

One Shots: Corpulent beauty

When you're looking to take a break from the nine-to-five killing grind, where do you go? Star Wars: The Old Republic's board of tourism...

MMO Business Roundup: BioWare lawsuit, Nintendo multiplayer sunset, Twitch layoffs

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Numbers numbers numbers. BioWare Remember the hefty BioWare layoffs back in the summer? A group...