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You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

‘I disdain bro culture’: J Allen Brack addresses Blizzard staff over sexism scandal

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Faced with a massive sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Blizzard addressed the studio workers in a memo leaked last night. President J. Allen Brack doesn't admit fault or comment on the specifics of the case, but he vows no retaliation for victims, namedrops Gloria Steinem, and blasts "bro culture."
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...

Hands-on with New World’s 20v20 PvPvE battleground and its newest dungeon

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Last week Amazon Games held a press demo and offered up an early preview of some of the latest and greatest content coming to...
Mean elf.

Vague Patch Notes: Hating an MMO isn’t the same as having a personality

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There was a friend I had at one point who had a particularly annoying habit. Whenever I would bring up something obnoxious that was...

Camelot Unchained boss rebuts theory that its studio finances are in disarray

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Dedicated readers of MassivelyOP already know that Camelot Unchained has become an MMO saddled with controversy over the last couple of years. Originally Kickstarted...

Chronicles of Elyria tweaks NDA, locks down Reddit over death threats, and proposes NFT land trades

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A week ago, Chronicles of Elyria backers sounded the alarm on a new NDA that Soulbound Studios was asking them to sign in conjunction...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: The Blizzard ‘leak’ is probably fake, but it’s still valuable

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So right now it doesn't need to be said that stuff with World of Warcraft is kind of a mess. Shadowlands might have been...

Casually Classic: WoW Classic’s Burning Crusade entry ditch

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With this year's Burning Crusade Classic, the dynamics of leveling in WoW Classic shifted just as they did originally. Before Burning Crusade came along...

Neverwinter’s Bard class and level-squish arrive to PC in Jewel of the North on July 27

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Neverwinter players have known for a while now that PWE has been working on a bard class and the new leveling system, but today,...
Bad people.

Elite Dangerous’ David Braben delays Odyssey on console to ‘reprioritise the core PC experience’

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion has been a bit of a bungle, all told. While players initially embraced the new content, even we noted it...

Fight or Kite: Crowfall’s launch is a struggle, but I’m ready to play

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It’s been just under a week since Crowfall officially launched, and the game’s more alive than ever before. It’s been what has felt like...

Four Winds: MassivelyOP’s guide to getting started in Swords of Legends Online

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It's a strange trend whenever new MMOs launch that there's a deluge of tutorial videos on a bunch of topics but a shortage of...
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Swords of Legends has officially launched today – and it’s already spun up a new server

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It came all but out of nowhere this spring, and now it's live in the west: Gameforge's AAA MMORPG import Swords of Legends Online...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

Tamriel Infinium: Companions are the star of Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood

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The Elder Scrolls Online continues to pump out content at an alarming rate, but the update that most players look forward to the most...
Like a bridged over zone-wide conflicts

Launch impressions: Crowfall won me over, but it’s not for everyone

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So Crowfall's beta has finally ended and launch is upon us. As someone who backed the game but has played alphas of many games that never...

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