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Perfect Ten: The most poorly managed MMO sunsets of all time

MMOs shut down. This is just kind of a reality. It's an unpleasant one, but we also are collectively aware that it happens and...

Battle Bards Episode 146: More vocals

In another theme sequel, the Battle Bards return to the notion of vocal tracks in MMORPGs. Does singing hold a special place in online...
aw hell

WildStar’s Nexus Forever emulator shares a slice of progress

Could a WildStar emulator be closer to reality than we previously thought? Back in May, we reported that a community project known...

The pieces needed to build a WildStar emulator have been posted online

Have any of you seen the movie Contact? It's a sci-fi film about an alien radio transmission that contains instructions to build an interstellar...

Battle Bards Episode 144: Colors of the rainbow

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: Combined, these forces create the awesome power of Roy G. Biv — otherwise known as the...

Perfect Ten: The 10 most adorable MMORPGs ever

We all like to think of ourselves as cultured and deep individuals who routinely calculate square roots and recite Gilbert and Sullivan at dinner...

Vindictus releases the gun witch Eira and launches the Golden Time event

Vindictus is about to get a lot more shooty and portal magic-y. Eira the Void Witch, the pistol-toting temporal magic user that was...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 needs real housing

There is no shortage of things to do in Guild Wars 2. Wandering around the world and exploring is a joy, and...
We know what we know.

Massively Overthinking: Is there a ‘do or die’ moment for MMOs now?

This week MOP's Eliot and I were chatting about the wild summer the MMO industry is about to have, what with a whole bunch...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

Adventure Academy is an ‘educational massively multiplayer online game’ launching May 1

Adventure Academy is going to mystify the typical gamer: There are no dragons to fight and no lockboxes to fight over. But if...

Massively Overthinking: If an MMO item is buyable with gold, does that excuse its presence in the cash shop?

This week's Overthinking topic comes from longtime MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls. It's about monetization, but it's a nuanced argument we don't...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

Perfect Ten: Totally rad ’80s cartoons that would make bodacious MMORPGs

In another reality where our passion for MMORPGs is matched only by the power of nostalgia for the greatest era of cartoons, we would...

The MMO Bookclub devotes March to Tibia, Destiny 2, and Apex Legends

If you haven't been hanging out with the folks at MMO Bookclub lately, you may have missed a shift in the format that's...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...

Now confirmed: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is suffering heavy layoffs, but the game will continue

Update: The layoffs have now been confirmed, and ArenaNet has now issued a statement. We're continuing to update this article at the end. Kotaku...

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