carbine studios

An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2018?

To balance out our traditional Daily Grind on MMOs that contribute to the death of the genre, it seems only fitting to do...

The best Massively OP streams of 2018

Massively OP's long-running Stream Team, unquestionably captained by MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Andrew, got a welcome surprise this year: Our newest writer,...

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...
How do I start to say goodbye.

Global Chat: A WildStar goodbye

How do you say farewell to an MMO that meant a lot to you? With tears, sorrow, screenshots, and words. Lots and lots of...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored -- VH1, we assume --...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 199: Delay after delay

Justin and Bree discuss delays and do-overs for Project Nova, Path of Exile, Fractured, and Blades, plus WildStar's sunset, Red Dead Online, and Fallout 76's many messes, with mailbag questions on keeping up with new MMOs and combat-free titles.
It's right there.

The Nexus Telegraph: What other MMOs should learn from WildStar’s demise

The shutdown of WildStar stings in a way that other shutdowns haven't. It's hardly the first game I've covered closely that has stepped away...

The Stream Team: Farewell, WildStar

A bright world is going dark today. WildStar is shutting down. Losing a MMO is never a good thing, and farewells are never easy. Massively...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
dang

The Daily Grind: Are you doing anything for WildStar’s sign-off?

Today is the day we say goodbye to WildStar for good, something that I am profoundly sorry to see happen. This was a game...

The Stream Team: One last ride in WildStar

It's the final week for WildStar and Massively OP's Chris is ready to start saying his goodbyes to his bouncy pink Aurin character, along...

City of Heroes fans plan sunset memorial vigil on November 30

If you're not feeling depressed enough about beloved MMOs this week with WildStar facing the firing squad, you can always relive the City...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.
I know when I'm not wanted.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...
It's right there.

WildStar sunsets November 28 – and it’s still dropping lore

Salt in the wound here: Carbine, or what's left of it, has released this week another leg in WildStar's meta plot and the...

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