carbine studios

An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

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WildStar is probably not sunsetting until at least the end of the year

When NCsoft announced it was closing Carbine and sunsetting WildStar, it didn't include one key detail: when that sunset will occur. In fact,...

WildStar announces Boss Hunter Challenge event

Despite the sad news that WildStar and its creator Carbine Studios are shutting down, the game isn't dead yet, and there...

Perfect Ten: My favorite WildStar memories

As I grow older, I start to worry about the loss of memories that are precious to me. I already joke that I'm pretty...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

One Shots: Gung-ho Gandalf

It's one thing to get a stern talking-to, even when you deserve it. It's another thing when that lecture comes from a gruff angel-wizard...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

The Daily Grind: Do you still log in to play MMOs that are scheduled to sunset?

Last night, I saw a tweet go out from the WildStar account that made me super sad. "It’s show time!" Carbine said....
OVER TIME

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 186: The perfect storm of MMO news

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.
LOUD NOISES!

WildStar fans start a petition to urge NCsoft to save the game

Ninety-two days, folks. That's how long some City of Heroes fans stood with their signs and their drums on the steps of Paragon...

The Daily Grind: How could WildStar have succeeded?

Let me tell you, the upcoming demise of WildStar has me really and truly heartsick. Flawed as it was, this was a...

Global Chat: Why Wizardry Online’s permadeath was a good idea

Here's an MMO and a feature both long since deceased: Wizardry Online and permadeath. Yet as JVT Workshop argues, it was an...

The Stream Team: WildStar’s last hurrah

Remember how we were just checking the pulse of WildStar and got excited when we finally managed to see four other players? We...

Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s PAX West 2018 awards and poll

Most of this year's PAX West content is finally finished, and while we're about to give MOP reporter Larry Everett a much-needed breather,...
How do I start to say goodbye.

A eulogy for WildStar – a marvelous MMORPG and avoidable tragedy

Friends, readers, genre fans, lend me your eyes; I come to bury WildStar, not to praise it. But just like Marc Antony, I'm...

WildStar and Carbine are shutting down

NCsoft is axing Carbine, Kotaku reported this afternoon, which means the end of MMORPG WildStar. Here's the statement NCsoft gave to Kotaku. "Today,...

PAX West 2018: Survival MMO Rend’s surprising art, Dorito map, faction PvP, and inbound PvE

If this PAX West 2018 was about one thing, it was about proving me wrong. I jumped into the Rend interview expecting a...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most adorable mascot?

While not every MMO has one, mascots are an interesting phenomenon that some developers promote and communities latch onto during their time with the...
Casual.

Vague Patch Notes: Casual no longer means anything in MMOs

Every time I see someone write something about casual players - including me because heavens know I've done it too - I feel a...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?

In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign - which you won't see covered here since it's not multiplayer, but let...

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