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Shroud of the Avatar marks 10 years with portals to the chicken room and previews a ‘sneak scene’

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It just ain't a party unless you step into a dungeon crawl where you get to slaughter legions of chickens! Or that's apparently the...
Roberts and Garriott

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2023: Weirdest MMO celebrity insert

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Today we're kicking off our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year, that year being 2023! Coming in at #5 on our...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

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Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

The MOP Up: Valheim’s Christmas surprise

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As the nights turn frosty in Valheim, a strange wintry cheer spreads through the land. Could it be... could it be a plum pudding...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...
Are we shut down yet?

Shroud of the Avatar prepares to celebrate 10 years of monthly updates in December

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It's been almost 10 years since Shroud of the Avatar started making monthly updates - since December 2013 by Catnip Games' reckoning, which is...
Hey-nonny-nonny

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO things you can just stop waiting for

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Sooner or later we all have to face facts and accept that something we wanted at one point is never actually going to happen....

The MOP Up: Palia releases its super-chill soundtrack

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Feast your ear-tongues on these sound-pops: Palia's completely chill score is now available as a full 24-track album that you can listen to on...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

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Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

The MOP Up: Aura Kingdom 2’s global pre-registration arrives with NFTs in tow

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Aura Kingdom 2: Evolution, the mobile follow-up to the first Aura Kingdom, started taking global pre-registrations this past week. By signing up, players can...

Shroud of the Avatar continues releasing zone maps and preps a Richard Garriott birthday stream

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Last weekend saw another update for Shroud of the Avatar, which once again focuses primarily on adjusting, tuning, and fixing existing content, as well...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: The most regrettable MMO studio names

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The name of a studio has no bearing on the game's quality. You might disagree and point to a game you were more inclined...

MMO dev Richard Garriott’s Explorers Club joins search for missing submersible at the site of the Titanic

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As part of our 2021 recap, we counted among our "weirdest stories" articles representing the weirdest things MMO developer Richard Garriott did that weren't,...
AAAAAAAAAAH

Vague Patch Notes: So why didn’t crowdfunded MMOs save the genre?

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The past few weeks we've been following this freakin' thing because... well, obvious reasons. But that has me thinking about crowdfunding in general, because...
game dev hard

Shroud of the Avatar makes world maps, fixes quests, and gives fluffy dogs to subscribers

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It might be considered a shame that the extremely fluffy good boi pictured above is associated with a game like Shroud of the Avatar,...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT-based MMO, Iron & Magic, appears to have vanished already

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About a year ago, we first covered a new MMO, Iron & Magic, which was pitched as an NFT-based game with Richard Garriott at the...

Shroud of the Avatar spray-paints its spiders while a five-year wait continues for Episode 2

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What will come first: the release of Star Citizen or Shroud of the Avatar's Episode 2? No matter which you pick for the office...

Shroud of the Avatar’s update 112 welcomes spring with cabinets and bug fixes

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You'd be forgiven for being surprised that the Kickstarted MMORPG Shroud of the Avatar has a new patch out, what with its tiny population...

The MOP Up: SMITE delivers a ‘bonus’ update full of nerfs

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SMITE delivered a "bonus update" to the MOBA's community this past week with several downward adjustments to various features. Speed buff got nerfed "by...

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...

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