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Spun out of EA as one of the last remnants of Mythic Entertainment, Broadsword now runs Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot.

Ultima Online’s New Legacy should finally hit alpha by summer

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The delay of Ultima Online's New Legacy last fall was unfortunately not a huge surprise, though it was a disappointment as it didn't make...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

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You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that was actually true, then my job to round...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2022

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It's tradition for us to pick out one big story or narrative arc that defined the year and slap it with an award label,...
Jingle bells, I'm a cop.

Dark Age of Camelot celebrates the Midwinter Festival once more

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The true meaning of Christmas in Dark Age of Camelot is that you stop fighting over a castle for like five minutes to have...
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

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I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...

The MOP Up: ArcheAge attempts to end the year on a high note

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This past week, ArcheAge's devs talked about the game's December plans and how the sandbox fantasy MMO is going to close out the year. "We...

Dark Age of Camelot is hosting in-game harvest celebrations until December 1st

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It's time to celebrate the harvest in Dark Age of Camelot and that means there's some seasonal event goodness to enjoy, with some harvest...
Powerful!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

Dark Age of Camelot runs catch-up leveling event, marks 21st anniversary

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If you're the type that believes that Dark Age of Camelot's real fun and realm-vs.-realm participation starts at max level, then you're going to...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

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Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....
It's less of a secret now.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

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You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...

Loric Games commits Mythic and BioWare vets to building a survival game rich in story

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What happens when you combine the experience of former BioWare and Mythic Entertainment devs with the survival sandbox sub-genre? We're all projected to find...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer realistic MMO mounts or pocket mounts?

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On the MOP podcast back in September, we answered a question from listener Sergio about neat MMO features with a long-running history in the...

Dark Age of Camelot’s recurring Halloween festivities return for another year

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Halloween has once again come to Dark Age of Camelot, and while this year's festivities might not be new to regular players, it's hard...

Ultima Online is running PvP weekend events from now until December

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Somehow combining the words "archlich" and "treasure" seems counter-intuitive, or at least dangerous; toss in the term "PvP" and you're probably looking at a...

Massively Overthinking: Do gaming ‘tourists’ ruin MMOs?

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Yes, I know that's a provocative title. Yes, we're gonna talk about it with some nuance. It's a topic inspired by a Reddit thread...

Legends of Aria’s blockchain mess gets a new name – BRITARIA – as its token sinks

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The crypto shenanigans around Legends of Aria just keep getting weirder. Readers will recall that Legends of Aria, Kickstarted by MMO players as Shards Online,...
Well, all right.

The MOP Up: Embers Adrift’s soundtrack swells prior to launch

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With less than a week to go before Embers Adrift becomes the newest launched MMORPG on the block, the studio pointed out that its...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 391: Shuffling around dragons, pirates, and embers

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Justin and Bree discuss Embers Adrift, WoW Dragonflight, Skull and Bones, Lost Ark, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic, Tower of Fantasy, SWG Legends, and Ultima Online, plus mailbag discussions on licensing for game streaming and MOP guilds, forums, and Discord.

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