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Shroud of the Avatar plots more tutorials, new treasure maps, and more Episode 2 content in 2023

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Shroud of the Avatar has laid out a course for 2023, with a roadmap of planned updates to quests, features, and communication for the...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2022 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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As we wrap up our end-of-the-year and turn-of-the-calendar content until next December, there's one more recurring Massively Overthinking I like to do - and...
This turned out super great here, guys.

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2023?

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Listen, this Daily Grind has exactly one right answer, and that answer is "no." I will also accept "hell no." All right, I'm kidding... a...

The MOP Up: Spellcraft reflects upon growth and development in 2022

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The Spellcraft team, made up of former ArenaNet and En Masse devs, paused their work on the upcoming real-time tactics game to reflect on...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2023

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Nobody can see the future, but it sure is fun guessing, and that's exactly what we're going to do for (to?) the MMO genre...
This was a television show.

Perfect Ten: 10 metrics to check to gauge MMO success or failure

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There are a lot of MMOs out there. How do you know which one of them is the most popular and therefore the best...

Shroud of the Avatar is in the ‘home stretch’ for R106 recovery efforts, but gold returns will come up short

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Catnip Games is still recovering from Shroud of the Avatar's disastrous Release 106 update, but the team is reportedly in the "home stretch" of...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar developers address Release 106’s issues and the massive rollback

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Over the course of October, we've been chronicling Shroud of the Avatar's problem-laden launch of Release 106. The update had technical issues that kept...
Tumble.

Vague Patch Notes: Finger-pointing in the MMO and multiplayer games industry

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I know for a fact that I've already made the joke at this point about how Babylon's Fall just straight-up Babylon Fell, but the...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

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I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...
This looks fine.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 392: Don’t rollback my heart

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's fresh start and Brimstone Sands, expansions for EverQuest and EverQuest II, the sale of My.Games, Final Fantasy XIV, Mythos, Echo of Soul, Shroud of the Avatar's huge rollback, and the Secret World TTRPG Kickstarter, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends.

Shroud of the Avatar is back online, but that ‘test’ rollback to August has become a live reality

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It has been a long week for the developers and followers of Shroud of the Avatar. The problems began when developer Catnip Games sought...
lol wut

Shroud of the Avatar says it ‘is not going away,’ but a ‘sanity test’ build rolls the MMO back into August

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Earlier this week we reported on a major issue affecting Shroud of the Avatar and its latest release, which featured a bug tied to...
Boredom McScamhour

Shroud of the Avatar’s latest release was so ‘borked’ that it was down all weekend – and still is

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Shroud of the Avatar was supposed to kick out Release 106 last week - Thursday, September 29th, to be exact - but the patch...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar talks about ending contests and moving to a new Unity 2021 build

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Last week saw Shroud of the Avatar fire up another livestream featuring several of the devs and Richard Garriott in attendance, and most of...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that have fallen to the dark side of cryptocurrency

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Here's an interesting point that's worth considering: For all the talk about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the metaverse, and other Web3 buzzwords being the future of...
Boredom McScamhour

Shroud of the Avatar lets you process the heck out of new fetid fish types

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Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been playing Shroud of the Avatar and found yourself with an inventory downright overflowing in...

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