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Battle Bards Episode 171: Forest Tales 2

Hitch up your shorts, buckle your boots, and step into another deep forest of MMORPG music with the Battle Bards! As diverse as the...

Last Oasis team addresses wipes, roadmaps, next week’s patch, and the future of the game

So what's going on with Last Oasis since its rocky early access launch? A lot, as it turns out, though much of it's...

Massively Overthinking: When should we cut MMO studios some slack for trainwreck launches?

A while back, the MOP writers were chatting about some of the trainwreck launches we've seen from MMO studios over the last few years. "I...

Blade & Soul demos Way of the Lightning spec as Korean version preps new class

Players of Blade & Soul's western version are in for a treat, at least if they play the Force Master, as NCsoft...

Global Chat: Do numbers rob MMOs of fun?

Have developers and players grown so used to mechanics and number crunching that we've collectively lost something important along the way? That's the concern...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s asset safety bait and switch was a colossal mistake

Imagine if you logged back into your favourite MMO after a few months away to find that your character's gear was gone or valuable...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

New World previews its crafting system and player housing decoration

Yesterday's New World dev blog was all about character development and progression, and it was a bit of a let down for...

Amazon’s New World character progression will seem comfortably familiar to MMO fans

Listen up, all you bad boys and rude girls: Amazon Games' New World is seriously still slated for launch on August 25th, and...

EA Sports beefs up efforts against toxic chat in-game, PS5 confirms its new reveal event date

The continued effort by gaming companies to clear their chat of hate has another large contributor: EA Sports. In a statement posted...

EA Play Live and Steam’s Summer Game Festival are being delayed

We are at that weird point in our insane timeline where Electronic Arts ends up looking like the good guy and Valve doesn't. EA
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The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG sees the most multiboxing as of 2020?

A couple of months ago, I read a post on the Nomadic Gamers, Eh! blog where Stargrace begins her post talking about multboxing...
Scratching an itch.

Global Chat: Phantasy Star Online 2 tips and tricks

As you... may have heard, Phantasy Star Online 2's PC launch was all sorts of horrible, especially from an installation perspective. Belghast over...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Battle Bards Episode 170: Star Stable

Stop your whinnying and take Star Stable’s soundtrack out for a gallop today! You might discover, as the Battle Bards did, that this horse-themed...

Global Chat: The right gear for the right occasion

Some of us are the types of players who are more than satisfied to get one be-all, does-all suit of gear and wear that...

EverQuest’s new Aradune server struggles with nasty queues

Not to be left out of the launch fiascos of last week, EverQuest is struggling in getting its two new progression servers...

Darklands creator Arnold Hendrick passes away at age 69 due to cancer

Game dev lost another of its luminaries recently with the news that Arnold Hendrick has passed away at age 69, succumbing to terminal cancer...

Global Chat: Does SWTOR fail in the end for (Han) soloers?

As his name suggests, FibroJedi is a big Star Wars: The Old Republic player -- but even so, he is not above...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO developers stuck in the past?

Earlier this month - so what feels like at least a few years ago - the MMO community amused itself jousting over comments from...

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