Massively Overthinking: The impact of jump start servers in MMOs

With Chris' Choose My Adventure run on Lost Ark - specifically, on its jump-start servers - coming to a close, I thought it would...

V Rising is still eyeing launch for Q2 2024, with a new biome, customization, and live events

Back in June, we noted that Stunlock Studio's vampire survivalbox V Rising - which has been in early access since May of last year...

Battle Bards Episode 228: Cheery MMO dungeons

Not every dungeon has to be a drab and dour affair — a fact that sent the Battle Bards searching for the cheeriest tunes...

MMORPG sandbox BitCraft details the importance of core-skills and interdependence in its crafting systems

Clockwork Labs has been teasing... something for BitCraft over the course of September, noting just a week or two ago that it's been a...

VR MMO Zenith revamps its skill tree to be more visual and impactful

It's out with the old talent system and in with a completely revamped design over at Zenith. The virtual reality MMORPG unveiled its full...

Choose My Adventure: Wrestling with disappointment, boredom, and comfort in Lost Ark’s jump start server

It was probably asking a lot of myself to cut through Lost Ark as quickly as possible so that I could get to the...

Fractured Online will run one more beta this week before relaunching early access

Kickstarted MMORPG Fractured is pushing on toward one final test before it relaunches early access. Cut free from Gamigo, Dynamight Studios has set the...
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Global Chat: Coming around on WoW Classic’s hardcore mode

With World of Warcraft Hardcore Classic out for a month now, it's continuing to show no quarter while it captures the interest of prior...

Massively Overthinking: Massively Overwhelming content in MMORPGs

This past weekend, I picked up my first premium house in Lord of the Rings Online after much hemming and hawing. I didn't expect...

EG7 and Daybreak: DCUO’s volatility, EverQuest’s stability, Cold Iron’s new game, LOTRO’s canceled remaster

Last night, we covered EG7's video pitch to investors, which among other things included a segment during which EG7 and Daybreak boss Ji Ham...

Overwatch 2 is re-running past content for all three weeks of its first birthday events

Can you believe it's already been almost a year since Blizzard pushed Overwatch 2 out the door without the key thing that set it...
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Global Chat: How do you make a compelling new player experience in MMOs?

In a slightly older essay, Kalyriene looked at the importance of the new player experience in MMORPGs -- and why both World of Warcraft...

Massively Overthinking: Do you sub to MMOs you’re no longer playing?

Over the summer, an MMO did something I've never seen an MMO do before: It stopped taking my money for no discernable reason and...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most petty MMO pet peeve?

Today's Daily Grind was inspired by LOTRO blogger Fibro Jedi, who tweeted about personal space: You know how sometimes you'll be standing in an...

Guild Wars 2’s Secrets of the Obscure performed ‘even better than expected,’ ArenaNet says

So, how well did Secrets of the Obscure do for Guild Wars 2? We're not getting hard numbers in ArenaNet's blog post this afternoon...

PvP MMO Abyss admits it began life as a crypto game selling ‘satirical poop’ NFTs

Back in August, we covered a seemingly new project from a new-to-MMOs team called Old World Labs. The so-called Abyss sounded interesting, with immersive...

Unity asks game studios to trust its download estimates, closes offices over death threat

As the bulk of the gaming industry unites against Unity's new "runtime fees," the company is continuing to spin the fees as a smart...

Survivalbox Chimeraland is stealth-launching a surprise new update today

Earlier this week, we checked in on Chimeraland, finding the delightfully weird title had abandoned its website, social media presence, and Discord, leading us...

14-year-old golf MMO Sega Splash Golf is slowly being reassembled by one dedicated fan

Normally we open these kinds of stories by asking our readers if they remember an old game, but it's extremely likely that nobody outside...

LOTRO Legendarium: Coping with Lord of the Rings Online’s Mount Everest of content

I vividly remember back when Lord of the Rings Online launched its first legendary server, Anor, in 2018. Like many of you, I got...