carbine studios

An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

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Vague Patch Notes: MMO design is not value-neutral

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It's rare for me to find myself actively yelling at my computer screen while watching something, but it does happen every so often. The...

Battle Bards Episode 218: Peace and quiet

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If anyone’s ever told you to “take a chill pill,” then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today’s episode. Exploring peaceful and...

Ashes of Creation addresses healing, professions, leveling, and the path to Alpha 2

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Ashes of Creation players had questions and creative director Steven Sharif had answers, as he offered up AMA responses in a new video in...
Gusts 'n' stuff

Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...
Opposition.

WoW Factor: How much does World of Warcraft matter to Blizzard?

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My initial plan this week was to write about whether or not World of Warcraft was successfully creating an echo chamber in which everyone...

Global Chat: How is WildStar’s rogue server doing?

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Plenty of people both here on Massively OP and out in the MMORPG community continue to hold a torch for the late, great WildStar....
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

One Shots: I’m lost in her eyes, send help

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Today we need to issue a serious warning about our first One Shots: Those who scroll to the full color image may find themselves...

Massively Overthinking: What endgame content keeps you in an MMORPG long-term?

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I were trying to sort through why New World's endgame hasn't had staying power with...

Battle Bards Episode 214: Thieves and rogues

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You may never see them coming, but when the Battle Bards strike out of the shadows, you’ll either find your pocket picked, your fluffy...
There was so much potential.

Perfect Ten: Abrupt MMO sunsets that shocked us

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Not all MMO sunsets are equal, when you look at them. Sure, all impact players who made those games a home, but some titles...
aw hell

The Daily Grind: Is there any dead MMO you’d play if it were resurrected by blockchain schemers?

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Earlier this month, Justin and I jawed on the MassivelyOP podcast about the revival of Kritika Online, which turned out to be an exploitative...
tfw you're in love with lovely johnny

Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

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One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...
Oh no.

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...

Choose My Adventure: Sampling a quick serving of player creativity in City of Heroes Rebirth

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Even though City of Heroes Rebirth is a smaller rogue server in comparison to others out there, I was happy to notice that there...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...
Whistle

Former WildStar devs wax nostalgic about the late, lamented MMORPG

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Every so often, a burst of WildStar nostalgia bubbles up on Twitter, with previous players holding up a torch for the sunsetted scifi MMO....

Perfect Ten: Obnoxious MMO buzzwords found in press releases

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So say that you write for MassivelyOP. Or say that you work for another news site while wistfully refreshing MassivelyOP's front page hoping to...

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