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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.

Whatever happened to pre-alpha indie MMORPG Arcfall?

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Earlier this year when we last checked in with Arcfall, an Ultima Online-inspired indie MMO, we learned that the team had hopes to...

Ultima Online’s New Legacy will introduce family surnames and heraldry

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In September 2020, Ultima Online studio Broadsword announced something new for the 23-year-old MMORPG: New Legacy, which is basically a shard...

Dark Age of Camelot is celebrating the harvest for Thanksgiving this year

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It's time for the Harvest Celebration to return to Dark Age of Camelot once more, with the event currently running through December 1st....

The Daily Grind: Do you organize your houses and inventories in MMOs?

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I've seen your screenshots and houses and accounts and I know some of you folks are really not into organizing your video game characters'...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles forms ‘strike team’ to attack Xbox One server instability

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Life in Conan Exiles is by nature harsh, but Xbox One players have it worse than most thanks to a slew of issues that...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of being a tankmage in MMOs?

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One of the very first gaming terms I ever learned in an online game was bestowed upon me as a teenager in Ultima...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ possible stolen identity

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Have you ever had this happen: A new video game character is introduced in one of the world's most popular MOBA -- and it's...

The Daily Grind: What’s the ideal MMO raid length?

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If you've been around in the MMO genre long enough, you know that the idea of raiding has changed a lot. In Ultima...

The Daily Grind: What aborted MMORPG do you wish had seen the light of day?

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So who remembers the Nintendo "gigaleak"? Probably no one, since it got covered back in July, which in 2020 measurements was at least...

The Daily Grind: What ‘lost’ content from your favorite MMO do you wish would be restored?

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A while back, YouTuber Wooden Potatoes did a video invoking the "Guild Wars 2 graveyard" of lost profession skills. I... love stuff like...
Still struggling.

Jukebox Heroes: The best of EverQuest’s MIDI soundtrack

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I've always felt that MIDI tunes were to computers what chiptunes were to 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Before storage media expanded and technology increased...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst mount in all of MMO land?

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During the MOP Podcast at the top of September, Justin and I answered a fun question from Aldristravan about terrible MMO mounts. It turned...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about character boosting in MMOs?

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To clarify right off the bat, I don't meant elo boosting as in MOBAs; I mean using character boosts, either paid or otherwise, in...

Global Chat: How World of Warcraft can be peaceful

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A recent article about the revised leveling process in World of Warcraft caught my eye, because MMO blogger Kaylriene spoke about how it's really...

Ultima Online previews New Legacy’s updated weather and climate systems

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Back in September, Broadsword announced a bold new initiative for the 23-year-old Ultima Online: It's called New Legacy, and it's essentially...

Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online book chronicles player experiences in the seminal MMORPG

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Back in 2018, we ran an interview with author Wes Locher about his book that was all about "Life, Love, and Adventure" in...

The MOP Up: Phantasy Star Online 2 hands out more treats than tricks

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Phantasy Star Online 2 fans can log in this week to enjoy a nice burst of additional content, including the fourth and...
Fly free, too.

The Daily Grind: Isn’t it time to put an end to land rushes in MMORPGs?

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When Final Fantasy XIV's 5.35 patch arrived this week, the hardcore XIV players on the Massively OP team had very mixed reactions. One...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

The MOP Up: Wakfu’s great server merge

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Wakfu has finally set a date for its server merges. French servers are consolidating on October 14th, while international shards are coming together...

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