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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2021

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As the year that was 2021 comes to a close -- raise a glass, give a toast, and perhaps think of a few fond...

Interview: ArcheAge studios on the move to Kakao, bans, land rushes, and the future of the game

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One of the surprises the end of 2021 had in store for MMO players was the move of XLGAMES' ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained from...

EVE Online is kicking off a huge collab with Doctor Who next week

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Well now, it's only the fourth day of January and we've already got a contender for most amazing and weird transmedia synergy cross-promotion of...
Throw hands.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the problem with the Matsuda NFT letter

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What I really wanted to kick the year off right in the Wisdom of Nym column was to have to push my plans back...

Vitae Aeternum: Explaining New World’s level 30 wall

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If you've been paying any amount of attention to New World, you've probably heard of the dreaded "level 30 wall" - the idea that...
To be fair, this one is optional.

Square Enix president lauds blockchain for play-to-earn and ‘self-sustaining game growth’ potential

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If you've been anywhere near gaming social media or news feeds, you've no doubt been exposed to the loud, trumpety fart of a letter...

Massively OP’s 2021 MMO Lifetime Achievement Award

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! You thought we were done, but surprise: We have one more. Over the course of our...

Into the Super-verse: A look back at superhero MMOs in 2021

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Superhero fans were not lacking in news, games, and events this past year, and there's always the promise of much more to come in...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: MMORPG of the Year

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the MMORPG the Year, which was awarded to Final Fantasy XIV last year. Longtime readers...
New world, old problems.

End-of-year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures going into 2022

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All right, so let's start with the disclaimer that I put right at the start of this article every single year, which at least...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Most Anticipated MMO

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Most Anticipated MMO, which was awarded jointly to New World and Crimson...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: MMO Expansion of the Year

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the MMO Expansion or Update of the Year, which was awarded to World...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: MMO with the Stormiest Future

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the MMO (or Studio) with the Stormiest Future, which was awarded to Camelot...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Best MMO Trend

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Best MMO Trend of 2021, which was awarded to the MMO console...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Best MMO Housing

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Best MMO Housing of 2021, which was awarded to EverQuest II and...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Not-So-Massively Game of the Year

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Not-So-Massively Game of the Year for 2021, which was awarded to Genshin...
Play to wlin.

Everything we learned about PWE’s and Cryptic’s MMOs thanks to the Embracer buyout

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Earlier this week, we covered the news that Perfect World's North American branch, and by extension its publishing branch and Cryptic Studios, had been...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: MMO Studio of the Year

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Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the MMO Studio of 2021, which was awarded to ZeniMax and Cryptic last year....

Christmas and winter holiday events across the MMORPG genre, 2021 edition

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We're knee-deep in holiday gifts and winter events around MMO world right about now as Christmas and then the New Year is bearing down...
Now we're gundagood.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2021

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Some years are just bulkier than others when it comes to updates for existing MMOs. That's the nature of the beast. Some years just...

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