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Vague Patch Notes: If this MMO was so good, why didn’t it succeed?

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Your mission today, should you choose to accept it, is to participate in an experiment. I want you to write up a nice long...
Yes, you kind of need to.

Vague Patch Notes: The difficult value of MMOs

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If given the option, I would probably get a lifetime subscription to Final Fantasy XIV. But the key word there is probably, and this is a...
May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...

Make My MMO: Temtem turns one, Elyria marches onward, and Pantheon scores fresh investment

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We're off to a good 2021 for MMO crowdfunding: Pantheon got a nice infusion of investment, Chronicles of Elyria posted a second video on its...

Microsoft walks back its previously announced price hike for Xbox Live Gold subscription

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Much of the online multiplayer gaming world was lit on fire by Microsoft earlier this week when the company attempted to raise the cost...

Skyforge is selling new Nintendo Switch founder pack bundles prior to launch

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Skyforge is getting a nice boost of coverage and publicity thanks to its imminent launch on the Nintendo Switch. My.com is taking advantage of...

PSA: The Elder Scrolls Online is offering a free trial of its ESO Plus subscription

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If you've already bought The Elder Scrolls Online and are curious about the benefits of subscribing to the game but aren't too keen on...

Kickstarted Jane Austen MMORPG Ever, Jane closed its doors over the holidays

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Well crap - just when we thought we'd escaped 2020 without too many MMO sunsets, another one sneaks in at the last minute to...
spaaaaaaaaceship

Star Trek Online player is banned following lifetime subscription refund bungle

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File this one under "no good deed goes unpunished": A 10-year veteran of Star Trek Online who picked up a lifetime sub to the...

Make My MMO: Ashes of Creation’s alpha, Chronicles of Elyria’s path forward

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It's been a few weeks since we did a classic Make My MMO column, what with the annual recap over the holidays and all....

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

Torchlight III is coming to Xbox Game Pass next week

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After a not-quite-so-spectacular launch season for Torchlight III, the team at Echtra Games is hoping that it can bolster the online ARPG going into...

Apple takes down over 39K games on its Chinese App Store as part of a greater licensing crackdown

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Apple took a rather drastic step on its Chinese App Store this past New Year's Eve as the company removed 46,000 apps, including 39,000...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If you're...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The mechanics

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Just based on lore alone, WB Games should make a new Asheron's Call game. As I argued last time, AC has the qualities of an underutilized...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2021?

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Years ago, it was a MOP tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Not-So-Massively Game of the Year

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for the Not-So-Massively Game of the Year, which was awarded to No Man's Sky...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

Massively on the Go: Understanding what an MMO community will pay for

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Earlier in December, I posted some Pokemon Go news that included player complaints about a recent Mr. Rime paid event. While there was a good...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Worst MMO Business Model, which was awarded jointly to Star Citizen and Fallout...

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