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Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...

Kickstarted MMO Fractured lowers price of entry, rearranges alpha and beta schedule

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Dynamight Studios' latest dev blog has some big changes for Fractured and its fans, starting with the news that the game's price...

Massively Overthinking: How to deal with cheater scum in MMORPGs

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I'm sure it was a random coincidence, but last week two different Star Wars Galaxies emulators posted about steps they were taking against...

Conan Exiles discusses the Isle of Siptah expansion in a stream, begins testing temperature changes on PTS

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As one would expect, Conan Exiles is all about its impending Isle of Siptah expansion with a focus on the new content...

Global Chat: Which MMO has the least annoying inventory system?

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Inventory is something we have to deal with in, oh, pretty much every MMO that we play. Some games are far more generous with...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

Battle Bards Episode 176: Orchestral RuneScape

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In 2018, RuneScape put out an official orchestral album to highlight some of the best of its remastered and re-recorded soundtrack. From delicate tunes...

Fallout 76’s One Wasteland and second season arrive on September 15

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Mark your calendars, because September 15th is going to be a significant date for Fallout 76. That's the day when Update 22...

Global Chat: New World might be worth the wait

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One opinion I've seen echoed across many corners of our community is that New World is actually shaping up to be a pretty decent...

New World promises gobs of new content ahead of its next test in November

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As Amazon's New World winds down its late-summer preview event, the studio has a new dev blog up, admitting it's been "humbled" by...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Second Life bans all in-game advertisements that are ‘political in nature’

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Launching into political rants in global chat or hijacking the guild discussion to make everyone uncomfortable with views on election candidates is seen as...

Corepunk plans December closed beta, talks questing and character customization

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We've had our eye on upcoming Unity-based MMORPG Corepunk since its original announcement by Dutch studio Artificial Core back in December, and in...

Steam begins testing user-controlled chat filtering options

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The words that people find harmful or hurtful to them is a deeply personal experience in a variety of cases, and while there are...

Global Chat: Is MMO crafting obsolete?

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Tipa over at Chasing Dings recently posed an intriguing question to her friends and readers: Does crafting have any place in the modern...
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Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we intentionally avoid

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A few weeks back, I read a Twitter thread about people who avoid specific games and types of games, and the folks chiming in...

Neverwinter is dramatically overhauling mounts and reducing cash-shop mount prices

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Neverwinter is due for a mount overhaul, and as it turns out, PWE is game to give it one. "Mounts in Neverwinter are...

One Shots: Today’s forecast is foggy with a light chance of dragons

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The other day I was at the zoo watching a Siberian Tiger stalk around its exhibit, and I was thinking, "If I encountered that...

Battle Bards Episode 175: Prehistoric jams

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Having perfected their musical time machine, the Battle Bards leap back to the past to enjoy the soundscapes of dinosaurs and other prehistoric denizens....

MMORTS Starborne’s first beta dev blog enters the Dead Zone

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Starborne may well be a rising star in the MMORTS genre, causing at least one of our number here at Massively OP to...

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