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Battle Bards Episode 221: LOTRO Before the Shadow

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The power of the One Ring doesn’t just rule them all — it also brings Steff back from retirement! All three Battle Bards are...

Global Chat: The seductive appeal of New World

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Over a year since its launch, New World remains as rocky and controversial as ever. And while it has its critics, Amazon's MMO also...

Massively Overthinking: What MMORPG content requires the most skill – and why?

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Back in January, there was an inflammatory thread on the MMORPG subreddit that argued that anyone using rotation mods in endgame MMO content was...

The Soapbox: Subscriptions might actually be the next big innovation in digital card games

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What started earlier this week as a rant on how bad an idea a subscription model in Hearthstone would be evolved into something more:...

Global Chat: Is Dragonflight living up to expectations?

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While first impressions are all well and good, the mark of a solid MMO release is whether or not it can sustain interest and...

Destiny 2’s day-long outage this week was the result of… a config error in a dev tool

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Destiny 2 suffered a nasty outage earlier this week that took the game down more than 24 hours and even caused a rollback. Now,...

Pantheon’s January producer’s letter talks Aridola people, Avendyr’s Pass, and more

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Say what you will about Pantheon's long development, but its monthly production newsletters arrive like clockwork. The January missive has now landed, and the...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...

Villagers & Heroes will finally launch interior housing in early 2023

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We haven't checked in on indie MMO Villagers & Heroes since its Halloween festivities, and truthfully our last hard looks at the game came...

Mortal Online 2 recaps its first year of life, teases territory control and siege systems

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Star Vault is celebrating a year since Mortal Online 2's steam launch (yes, the beginning of 2022 was pretty bonkers for MMO launches). "If...

The MOP Up: Apex Legends revamps its matchmaking system

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Ever wonder how a competitive online game pairs you up with other people for skirmishes? In a new dev blog, Apex Legends' team went...
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Massively Overthinking: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2022?

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Last year, we did a piece on what we expected our top three MMOs of 2022 to be. We'll do that again next week,...

Jagex details plans to beta test RuneScape’s updated account system starting January 26

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Apparently the account system that powers Jagex's MMORPGs is at the end of its road, so the devs of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape...

Destiny 2 deep-dives the various sweeping changes Lightfall brings to character builds next month

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The buildcrafting in Destiny 2 is on the cusp of a wide variety of changes to the point that the dev blog detailing it...

Valheim previews its next in-development biome and a cosmetics-centric Hildir’s Quest update

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With the Mistlands update out in the wilds of Valheim, the devs at Iron Gate are turning their attentions to the survival sandbox's next...

Global Chat: The MMO blogs you should be reading in 2023

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Welcome to a new year of Global Chat -- and with it, the anticipation of a great assortment of MMO blog essays, questions, guides,...

Chronicles of Elyria boss insists Kingdoms of Elyria: Settlements will ship in 2023 in spite of lawsuit appeal

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Chronicles of Elyria made our list of the biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2022, but unfortunately not for good reasons. The lawsuit that the game's...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2022 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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As we wrap up our end-of-the-year and turn-of-the-calendar content until next December, there's one more recurring Massively Overthinking I like to do - and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO hill would you die on?

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As this is the internet, everyone is absolutely required to have an opinion on everything. There are degrees of conviction, of course, and how...

‘Throwback’ MMO Monsters & Memories refreshes ongoing playtest with new content

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We've been covering the progress of Monsters & Memories for almost two years now. Back in 2021, it was still known as Project N,...

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