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Check out the brand-new look for Camelot Unchained’s ability system UI

Camelot Unchained's latest dev blog runs down everything going on in the game's open beta this week, but it's the new ability...

Here’s how players will do science in sandbox Population Zero

Still keeping an eye on survival MMO Population Zero? There's yet another dev blog out this week, this one on science and...

Battle Bards Episode 138: Wild wild westerns

Boy howdy, is it time for another highfalutin Battle Bards episode? Shucks, looks like! In this week’s show, the trio saddle up for a...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...

Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming zone guide will ensure you’re never clueless in Tamriel again

We still don't know exactly which day in February the Wrathstone DLC will launch in The Elder Scrolls Online, but at this point,...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...
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Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...
Where am I? No one gets to know.

Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has become a household name among MMO players over the last few months, first rolling into...

MMO designer Raph Koster runs down the key mechanics that drive retention in online games

If last week's "games as a service" conversation piqued your interest, hop on over to Raph Koster's blog. The veteran MMORPG designer...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: The Warhorn, Hammers End, Auteria, and Antaria Online

On the prowl for an indie RPG gem or two in the rough? We'll start this edition of obscure MMOs with The Warhorn, which...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...
We can't go anywhere!

Battle Bards Episode 137: League of Legends’ hero themes

What’s your hero’s theme? If you play League of Legends, you know the answer to that already, because every hero in that game...
Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

Anthem outlines future plans and preps more server capacity ahead of tomorrow’s public demo

So who's ready for round two of Anthem? BioWare is! The studio's Chad Robertson has penned a new dev blog prepping the...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Wrathstone dives back into Oblivion for dungeon inspiration

One of the dungeons launching in next month's Elder Scrolls Online Wrathstone DLC is Depths of Malatar, a four-man romp featured in...

Exclusive: Survival MMO Population Zero deep-dives its unique perk system

Population Zero caught out attention at the tail end of last year when developer Enplex announced the survival MMO was hitting pre-alpha...
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Conan Exiles is replacing its messy old VOIP with Vivox

Players have been asking Funcom to fix voice chat in Conan Exiles pretty much since the day that it went in as a...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...

Kickstarted sci-fi MMOFPS Pantropy will hit early access on January 31

Hey, remember Pantropy? We first began covering this sci-fi MMOFPS back in 2017; since then, it's run two Kickstarters, the first of...

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