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Make My MMO: Destiny’s Sword is launching a Steam demo Monday

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned that Destiny's Sword is dropping a Steam demo on Monday as a tie-in with Veterans...

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...

Fallout 1st subscribers have formed a clan of aristocrats to perpetrate Fallout 76 class warfare

Whether the reports of Fallout 1st players being harassed in Fallout 76 are highly fabricated or not, a large cluster of Fallout...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...

Global Chat: Fallout Last

Bethesda's busy digging another grave for Fallout 76, this time by saddling the troubled online title with a problematic subscription service that is...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

Astellia Online is free to play again this weekend starting November 1

I always feel bad for games that run events on BlizzCon weekend because I always suspect they'll be underattended, but maybe this BlizzCon will...
Minnesota is hard done by here.

The Daily Grind: Would you pay a sub to play Guild Wars 2?

Hear me out - not trolling here. I've been thinking about this all week, ever since the uproar over the pricing for Guild...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 244: An Onslaught of news

Justin and Bree discuss Onslaught aka SWTOR's first expansion in three (!) years, Fallout 76's latest kerfuffle, the return of Kritika Online, ArcheAge's ArchePass confusion and rework, DDO's mounts, BlizzCon, and Halloween, with a mailbag topic on MMO toxicity.

Legends of Aria is going semi-free-to-play with sweeping New Dawn update

If you've been feeling a bit confused by all of Legends of Aria's recent changes, my friends, you are not alone. Back in...

EA is bringing an unspecified number of games back to Steam along with the EA Access plan

While it's not the death of Origin, this bit of news certainly sounds like the dull, wet thud of an axe ramming into its...

Make My MMO: Book of Travels has already doubled its Kickstarter ask

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we've got a new addition to the Make My MMO list: Book of Travels, the "tiny multiplayer...

Astellia Online runs a pair of free trial weekends

Do you have any pressing plans this weekend? Astellia Online hopes not because the team would really like to get you into this...

Massively Overthinking: Niche MMOs vs. everythingboxes

Earlier this month, veteran MMORPG designer Raph Koster announced that he's finally making a new MMORPG, with a suite of top devs and...

‘Unique social roleplaying experience’ Book of Travels begins Kickstarter

If you've often promised that you would support online RPGs that broke from tropish traditions and took risks, well, it's time to put your...

The Fallout 76 community is storming over the Fallout 1st sub

Yesterday's announcement that Fallout 76 is getting a "Fallout 1st" subscription plan that locks private world ownership behind a paywall and grants...
Oh, is that all.

Project C explains the studio’s philosophy behind the in-game economy and its business model

MMOs offering a currency pegged to real money that can also be converted back into real money aren't particularly common, but Project C...

Star Trek Online improves its lifetime subscription package

If you already have a lifetime sub to Star Trek Online -- or perhaps were contemplating picking one up in the future --...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 1st is a new Fallout 76 sub that locks private world ownership behind a paywall

"Do you think all these developers got together and were like, 'October 2019. That's the month we are all going to collectively sh*t the...

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