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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen offers a look at class resource bars

When is a resource bar more than a resource bar? When it gives you a sneak peek at what a class is capable of....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 248: Saying farewell to Aradune

Bree and Justin mourn Brad McQuaid, dip into Guild Wars 2, side-eye Stadia, imagine 20 more years of LOTRO, and enjoy watching EVE Online and Star Citizen's cons fight. Plus we tackle two mailbag questions about MMO genre positivity and playing solo in MMOs.

Fans hold a solemn memorial of Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid during a livestream

The death of developer Brad McQuaid is still being acutely felt by many in the MMO gaming community, and no more is that apparent...

Pantheon’s community plans Brad McQuaid memorial stream as Visionary Realms vows to carry on

The passing of Brad McQuaid this week sent shockwaves through the tight-knit -- and still forming -- Pantheon community. In addition to expressing condolences...
Yeah but WHY though

The Daily Grind: What’s your most treasured EverQuest or Vanguard memory?

EverQuest was not my first MMORPG, but it's certainly one that shaped me profoundly. While I look back and grumble at the antique design...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51, veteran...

The Daily Grind: Where do you go to mourn in MMORPGs?

Our team is still in shock over last night's news that legendary MMO dev Brad McQuaid has passed away, and I can only imagine...

Veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has passed away

I'm sorry to report another MMORPG genre obituary tonight: It's just been announced that veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has died. McQuaid was probably best...

Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid’s recent dev blogs cover everything from PvP to instancing

Pantheon fans, if you haven't swung by the official site in a few days, you definitely should. Visionary Realms' Brad "Aradune" McQuaid has been...
We're going to be here for a very long while, princess.

Vague Patch Notes: Timesinks, sunk time, and MMOs

Here's a fun question I asked myself a lot back in the day: Why, exactly, did leveling take so long in Final Fantasy XI? The obvious mechanical...

Make My MMO: Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid is ‘feeling great’ about the game’s progress

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pantheon's Brad McQuaid posted a lengthy dev blog all about its use of Unity and how the game has...

Pantheon devs discuss LFG tools, disposition, leveling up, and other design tenets

Back in March, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's Visionary Realms studio announced its plan to begin releasing roundtable videos that were formerly for VIP...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

Pantheon recaps January’s progress, previews atmosphere system in latest newsletter

The latest newsletter for Visionary Realms's in-development MMO Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has been released, and in it the devs pull back the...

Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon elaborates on its alpha timeline modifications

If you've been watching Visionary Realms' MMORPG Pantheon closely, you might be wondering about its development cadence, especially given its timeline shifts. Back at PAX...

Pantheon maps out 2019, promising new website, Faerthale development, and more

Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is kicking off 2019 with a new edition of its newsletter that recaps 2018 - including our...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Brad McQuaid’s MMO Pantheon has snapped up Trion’s Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Did you wonder where Linda "Brasse" Carlson was going to end up post-Trion Worlds' implosion? Because you had to know she'd end up somewhere;...
This sort of beating.

Pantheon offers special PAX pledge tier worth $1000, gives five of them away in contest

Among the more unusual business model setups for the incoming wave of indie MMORPGs is Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's. As we've previously covered,...

Visionary Realms and Cryptic Studios put out help wanted notices

As always, we here at Massively OP keep our eyes glued to MMO studio job boards to see if any posted positions might give...