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Q4 2023: Nexon, Krafton, and Roblox all posted soaring revenues in 2023

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Welcome back to another MMO business roundup - this one all about financials for some of the companies we keep an eye on 'round...
Here I am, stuck in the middle with whatever this is.

TERA Console introduces a new buff-granting card collection system in latest patch

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Do you feel more powerful when you look at a collectible card? That's probably wildly subjective, but in the case of player characters in...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2023

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This traditional roundup of the best Daily Grinds of the year is actually one of my favorites because it demonstrates just how long we've...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2023?

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At the end of the year, I always start rounding up things like patches and dramas, and that always means sunsets too. Last year,...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Krafton confirms PvPvE extraction RPG Dark and Darker Mobile is releasing next year

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Remember back in August when Krafton inked a licensing partnership with Dark and Darker developer Ironmace for a mobile edition of the extraction RPG,...
Must we?

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming addiction, GTA6, Ubisoft layoffs, Epic v. Google, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. There's been a lot this week, so we'll keep 'em brief! Addiction: A woman...
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TERA Console cycles dungeons again, opens Dreadspire Season 5, and balances classes

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The last remaining vestige of TERA has gotten an update once again, with the console version seeing another round of smaller updates compiled into...

TERA Console cycles dungeons, launches a new battle pass, and improves its pet system

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The de facto maintenance mode-like updates for TERA Console continue on, with the latest patch performing another dungeon access cycle, launching a new battle...

TERA Console recycles its existing dungeons and makes tweaks to items and equipment

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The last surviving version of TERA continues to put out updates, with its latest one makes the Catalepticon an open dungeon and reopens the...
Sure, all right.

First Impressions: I honestly can’t tell whether I like Wayfinder or not

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Playing Wayfinder marks the first time in my games writing career that my impression of a game has involved quite so much of my...

Perfect Ten: 10 memorable MMO marketing campaigns from the genre’s past

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Believe it or not, MMOs get off easy when it comes to notorious marketing campaigns. Anything on the following list, good or bad, is...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: The most regrettable MMO studio names

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The name of a studio has no bearing on the game's quality. You might disagree and point to a game you were more inclined...

Four Winds: Swords of Legends Online was a wasted opportunity

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MMOs are hard to make. But despite the difficulties, we've seen some real gems over the years. They're also difficult to run. But the...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brings paradox elephants across worlds

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There are apparently still more 'mon to be had in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We're a bit late with Chestnaught, but it'll be returning...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

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I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...
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NCsoft is taking Kakao’s ArcheAge War to court over alleged plagiarism of Lineage 2M

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ArcheAge War isn't just a delayed blockchain mess: It's also the subject of a new lawsuit. According to The Korea Times, NCsoft has filed a...

Massively Overthinking: When is localization itself the kiss of death for an imported MMORPG?

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Last week, when I was poking around the internet trying to understand why Amazon was still making excuses for de-sexualizing some Lost Ark characters...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go elite raids fail while Scarlet/Violet tera raids fly

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As we recently noted while updating our March Pokemon Go event round-up, Niantic has somehow made the already hated Elite Raids even worse. The...

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