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Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.
Knife fight, baby.

World of Warcraft hits numerous dungeons and the Castle Nathria raid with the nerf stick

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Whether or not you enjoy the expectations regarding how often dungeons and raids should be run for loot in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you...

Diablo II’s remaster is officially in the works

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It's no longer just a rumor; now we know for a fact that Activision Blizzard is working on a remastered version of...

SuperData December 2020: World of Warcraft is dethroned again, and people still love Among Us

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While SuperData has already put a bow on the entirety of games earnings in 2020, there's still the December 2020 breakdown to...

The Daily Grind: Do you make use of votekicking in MMOs?

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Not long after Shadowlands released, there was a heavily upvoted thread on the World of Warcraft subreddit in which a player related a...

Blizzard absorbs 200 Activision employees following merge of rumored Diablo II remaster team

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The Blizzard family got a whole lot bigger this past week. Games Industry reported that the World of Warcraft developer absorbed 200...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Does Blizzard have a messaging problem or a message problem?

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A recent post over at Kaylriene's blog got me originally thinking about this one. The original posting here is actually about a...
how DARE you

World of Warcraft gamers move 21B gold through the player economy every day

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IT-centric Splunk's .conf is not generally an event we cover here on MOP, but the .conf20 edition held back in October had a presentation...
Not riding a dinosaur.

Vague Patch Notes: What makes MMO leveling feel good?

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A shine of light, a sound effect, a screen graphic. Sometimes you get more fanfare than elsewhere. In Final Fantasy XIV, the game's victory...

WoW Classic starts testing a significant spell batch change

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While WoW Classic players continue to hold their breath as to what Blizzard has planned for the legacy version of the game, they...
Hang on, what were we doing here again?

WoW Lore TLDR gets a major functionality and content upgrade for catching up on World of Warcraft lore

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You really do want to follow the lore in World of Warcraft, honestly. But sometimes the storytelling and the overall quality of the game...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

World of Warcraft hints at delving deeper into Shadowlands in 2021

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I can't be the only person wondering about what World of Warcraft has up its sleeve for 2021. Now that Shadowlands is...

The MOP Up: Valorant welcomes Yoru to the roster

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With the new character of Yoru joining up in Patch 2.0, Valorant's getting more interesting by the day. The team's also helping

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dream of Magic Online’s soundtrack

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One of the smaller resolutions that I'm striving to accomplish in 2021 is to attempt to pump out a new Jukebox Heroes column...

One Shots: The magical land of candy

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We would all like to think that, given the opportunity, we would be brave adventurers in fantasy lands, venturing forth to slay dragons and...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

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Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the...

The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO class crusader?

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The other night I was running a PUG in World of Warcraft (I'm a masochist, what can I say?), and I ended up...

PlanetSide 2 boss Andy Sites announces his departure and Rogue Planet successors

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Here's a huge Friday bummer for PlanetSide 2 fans: You're losing your much-loved lead dev. Executive Producer and Head of Rogue Planet Games Andy...

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