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Corepunk’s quarterly update removes gender locks, talks business model and masteries

Corepunk, the isometric MMORPG from Dutch developer Artificial Core, has shared its quarterly progress report, which has confirmed the removal of gender-locked...
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Vendetta Online is completely free-to-play until June

In this time, people need things to play indoors. That's why Vendetta Online has decided to go free-to-play until June. No, not "free-to-play...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria becomes the highest-profile MMORPG Kickstarter to crash and burn

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Soulbound Studios, the team behind MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria, announced that the game was on indefinite hold and...

Saga of Lucimia shows off over two hours of stage three alpha gameplay

If you've got time to kill (and most of us do) and are following the progress of Saga of Lucimia, then the developers...

Skyforge postpones its anniversary, gives a month of free subscription

Not even tinpot gods can make everything in the game universe bend to their will -- when delays happen, they have to sit on...

Make My MMO: Occupy White Walls, Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff, and Saga of Lucimia

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we've actually got two new relevant-to-us Kickstarters to linger over. Art-curation MMO Occupy White Walls, which has been...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best subscription or loyalty rewards?

A few weeks back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin explained to me how Neverwinter's exponential subscription works. Basically, instead of just subbing...

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

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

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ Fuel Rats have rescued 70,000 ships

This week in MMO crowdfunding, I needed something heartwarming, so there it is: The Fuel Rats, the folks who run around in

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

Make My MMO: OrbusVR gets a permanent price cut, Book of Travels talks art

This week in MMO crowdfunding, OrbusVR, one of the few virtual reality MMOs out there, announced and implemented a permanent price cut...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on funding, development, launch, and business models

Upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has been somewhat dark over the last year as its developers hunkered down to develop rather than hype....

Perfect Ten: Pet peeves of doing MMO journalism

In many ways, Massively Overpowered is a dream (side) job for us. We get to write about something we love and have it published...

Make My MMO: Dragon Eye Online has entered alpha

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dragon Eye Online, an MMO that was Kickstarted last year, hit alpha. It's a pixel MMO that...

Funcom Q4 2019: DUNE takes priority, Conan Exiles confirms paid expansion, Tencent buyout continues

It's been an interesting financial period for Funcom, what with the Tencent buyout and investors pushing for accelerated production on the DUNE survivalbox....

Massively Overthinking: What one piece of knowledge would you like to impart to new MMO gamers?

A while back, I was reading on a non-MMO subreddit some comments from some younger people that made my head spin: They were informing...
Come on, vogue.

Pearl Abyss America CEO talks about the MMO market and Black Desert Online’s success

It's a good sign that Black Desert Online has been not just a flash in the pan but an ongoing success in the MMO...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What would tempt you to buy something in an MMO when you hate the business model?

Longtime commenter and friend to man and beast alike Danny Smith mentioned recently that there's a rumor of Blizzard putting World of Warcraft allied...

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