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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.

Bye.

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

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Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

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Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones,...

Ultima Online teases July update, including new tools for storyteller event GMs

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Ultima Online's latest newsletter has a bit of a tease for the summer update. "We are currently working hard on Publish 109 which...

Massively Overthinking: Canaries in the MMO coal mine

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A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, reader Danny posed us such a provocative question that we said right then we were...
It tracks.

Amazon says New World’s territorial sieges represent a ‘social dynamism that no other game has’

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Amazon Game Studios may have delayed New World and changed its PvP up dramatically, but it's apparently going to keep on pumping out...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

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For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

COVID-19: Gamescom goes digital, Star Trek Online honors medics, Raph Koster tackles pandemic denialism

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Welcome back to another roundup of how MMOs and the gaming industry are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday we reported on the news that...

Easter dawns in Warframe, Dauntless, ArcheAge, Elite Dangerous, RIFT, Hackmud, DAoC, and WoW

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Just because you're homebound doesn't mean you can't stretch your legs in virtual worlds and enjoy your favorite Easter activities! We've got a...

Ultima Online’s next update will feature an overhaul to its quest system

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With Publish 108 out the door, it's time for Ultima Online to look forward to Publish 109, which will feature an overhaul...

Massively Overthinking: What do you hoard in MMORPGs?

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Last week, online gamers made headlines for hoarding toilet paper. No, not in real life - in Fallout 76. Way to embrace...

Ultima Online’s 108th update is live with housing decay overhaul and Treasures of Tokuno

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Ultima Online may be a million years old, but it's still getting updates, and in fact, its 108th publish has officially dropped...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

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We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

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On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

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"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot widens its F2P doorway

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St. Patty's day is alive and kicking in Dark Age of Camelot through next Wednesday, but the big news here is that Broadsword...

Ultima Online adds barrel punching to house decay, Dark Age of Camelot answers a grab bag of questions

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For those MMORPG players who like their games a bit more old school, there's some new updates coming out of Ultima Online and...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

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The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

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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?

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

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