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Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

Diablo II Resurrected addresses chat, parties, TCP/IP support, and big honkin’ monitors

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With Diablo II Resurrected's remaster release right around the corner and more or less expected to carry Blizzard through the rest of the year,...

Global Chat: World of Warcraft’s kick in the pants, Guild Wars 2’s choice paralysis

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What happens when an MMORPG gets a big kick in the pants from both critical lashings and a company-wide scandal? It may actually get...
This is different.

Lost Ark on localization, latency, and the Striker’s western release

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Last week, Amazon admitted that it has delayed the western release of Lost Ark from this fall to next year; the studio said it...

Crowfall confirms layoffs, attributing them to switching to a ‘live service’ op

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On Labor Day, we reported that Crowfall team ArtCraft had suffered a round of layoffs. While ArtCraft itself declined to comment on the record...

PlanetSide 2’s inbound patch makes map adjustments for low and high population situations

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PlanetSide 2 has a big PTS patch in store for later this week, Daybreak announced just ahead of the long weekend. While the new...

EVE Online is running another ‘no-downtime’ experiment this week

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Shall we play a game? EVE Online's Senior Live Director Erlendur S. √ěorsteinsson aka CCP Explorer would like you to play forever. OK, maybe...

AA indie sandbox MMO Galaxies of Eden discusses classic vs. action combat switch and skill balancing

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A month ago, we covered a new sandbox MMORPG under development by MIR Cybernetics Corporation: Galaxies of Eden. It's absurdly ambitious, with an alpha...
Why is this someone's crappy destination wedding.

The MOP Up: Perfect World Mobile celebrates its second anniversary with extra bonuses

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Perfect World Mobile just reached its second birthday, and with that comes a string of extra goodies, bonuses, login rewards, and even a special...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

DC Universe Online is fixing episode 41’s endgame source marks situation

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As surveys for DC Universe Online continue rolling in, Daybreak and Dimensional Ink are forging ahead with plans for future development, as catalogued in...

Global Chat: Returning to Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2's new (old) leadership, uptick in communication, and upcoming expansion have a lot of MMO players returning to the game lately --...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster has all but said he’s building a metaverse

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If you've been listening to companies like Epic Games yammer about the "metaverse" over the last year and wondered whether it's all just a...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Old School RuneScape makes adjustments to Deadman and unveils a Group Ironman mode

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Last week saw the start of the new Reborn version of the Deadman tournament to Old School RuneScape, and already the mode has seen...

Albion Online teases ‘hideout HQs’ and new weapon lines

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Sandbox Interactive has pushed out a new dev blog this week focusing on upcoming balancing changes in Albion Online, all part of its push...

Indie MMO TitanReach has apparently suspended development as ‘funds have dried up’

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I have some bad news for fans of indie MMORPG TitanReach: The game has apparently suspended development thanks to a lack of funding. Australian studio...

Massively Overthinking: The worst chat in the MMORPG genre

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The first rule of MMORPGs is turn off global chat. Think about that for a sec. This is a genre that is expressly multiplayer...

VR MMO Orbus previews next week’s Highsteppe revamp

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VR MMO Orbus has a big patch coming next week, when the Highsteppe map and the hub town of Patreayl will get a full...

EVE Online is implementing a new plan for ‘skill plans’ this fall

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CCP Games isn't finished tinkering with EVE Online's skill system: This week, it announced its plans for your plans - your skill plans, that...

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