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Massively Overthinking: Dealing with toxicity in MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking comes to us from Kickstarter donor Dahui, who asks, "What do you think MMO developers can do to try to...

Massively Opinionated: How does FFXIV pull off its sub model in 2015?

In this episode, Larry, Mike, and Eliot debate Final Fantasy XIV's business model, Heavensward, and newbie accessibility.
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: July 18, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Derek Sm... ah, you know what? Never mind. This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Shroud of the...

Elder Scrolls Online gives you a first look at Imperial City DLC pack

Elder Scrolls Online has been cruising along in buy-to-play mode for a few months now (and reportedly doing quite well for itself), but...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

An exclusive look at RIFT’s 2015 plans with Game Director Christopher Junior

Massively OP: We're here with RIFT Game Director Christopher Junior to talk about the state of the game and what's coming up this...

Be an Antman in The Hammers End

Antmen are hot properties this July, or so we heard. Alas, there are not many places that you can explore what life would be...
Looking like armor doesn't mean anything now, does it?

Final Fantasy XIV previews Alexander, claims 5M all-time subs

It might not be your cup of tea, but Final Fantasy XIV is certainly the cup of tea for a large number of...

WildStar’s devs spill more on F2P transition

The picture of WildStar's future is slowly starting to emerge from the haze with continuing discussion from Carbine Studios about this fall's...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: July 4, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pathfinder Online introduced mules. No, not your dual-boxed healer or the crafter avatar that you force your kid...

Trion welcomes action-RPG Devilian into its fold

After a cryptic teaser site posted last week, Trion Worlds is finally ready to make its big announcement: The studio will be publishing...
If your answer about how to play is to just wait for a while, I don't think we'll be friends.

Player analyst believes EVE Online concurrency is at its lowest point since 2008

It's really difficult to be sure about how EVE Online is doing, since CCP Games has stopped releasing subscription numbers on a...

WildStar begins Chinese beta this August

As WildStar is preparing to make the grand transition to free-to-play in the west this summer, it's simultaneously making in-roads into Asia with...

E3 2015: WildStar is adding much more than F2P this fall

The fact that WildStar is transitioning to a free-to-play model this fall is old news now. Folks have been hashing out...

Massively Opinionated: What is the biggest PR mistake an MMO’s ever made?

In this episode, Larry, Mike, Tina, and Cosmic Engine debate MMO PR blunders, bad cash shops, and drastic patches.

Marvel Heroics: How to get the most for free in Marvel Heroes

One of the questions that I received after my debut Marvel Heroes column was, "Can you explain how to play this game for...
Cool.

PlanetSide 2 hits European snags, closes in Korea

It isn't all sunshine and daisies for PlanetSide 2, even following yesterday's massive PlayStation 4 launch. For starters, the European servers for...

E3 2015: You are the chosen one in SWTOR’s Fallen Empire

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are still hungry for more Knights of the Fallen Empire information, and we can't blame them....

E3 2015: Blade & Soul’s ‘full-access F2P’ model and hands-on

Long before NCsoft officially announced that Blade & Soul was heading west, fans were eager for the chance to get their hands...

E3 2015: SWTOR’s upcoming expansion builds on the ‘legacy of KOTOR’

So what's with Knights of the Fallen Empire? Inquiring Star Wars: The Old Republic fans want to know! That's why we sat...

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