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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.

We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

The MOP Up: Outlaws of the Old West wipes its servers

The survival sandbox that brought you Bigfoot (for some reason) is now triggering a region-wide apocalypse. OK, it's just a server wipe for...

Here are the highlights from Camelot Unchained’s siege warfare demo and roadmap reveal

Note: We liveblogged the stream; scroll down to the end of the post for the latest. The past week has been a whirlwhind for MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating Colossus and Camelot Unchained

You had to know we were going to talk about Camelot Unchained in this edition of Massively Overthinking, right? Last week, City State...

Ultima Online pegs March for update 108, teases something big for the ‘largest audience ever’

Ultima Online's first newsletter of the new decade is a hodge-podge, but let's get to the big tease first. What is it? We...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve the RvR MMORPG balance problem?

One of the forever problems facing RvR MMORPGs - really any multi-sided PvP MMO, but three-way RvR the most - is the inevitable population...

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2019?

We've noted before that while our awards are pretty good at identifying the big modern MMORPGs and the indie gems, it's much harder...

Global Chat: The best action RPGs ever

Have you found yourself with some extra time this holiday season and not enough things to click, loot, and wear? Sounds like you need...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 252: Holiday MMO mailbag show

Justin and Bree empty the mailbag out on the floor and answer all your burning MMO questions ahead of the holidays!

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year --...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...

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