citadel studios

Indie studio known primarily for Shards Online.

Unappealing!

Vague Patch Notes: No, Little Orbit has not solved the MMO blockchain problem

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It looks like we have indeed lived long enough to see the heroes become the villains: Little Orbit, which we once lionized for saving...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.
Yawn-o-lith.

Legends of Aria’s new blockchain owners are trying to sell $70 random P2W characters

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The hits keep coming for Legends of Aria, and we don't mean the greatest hits compilation kind. We regret to remind you that Aria, which...

Microsoft-owned Minecraft bans NFT and blockchain implementations over exclusivity, unreliability, and fraud

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If you can't see the writing on the wall when it comes to blockchain shenanigans, you should probably get your eyesight checked out because...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 381: The Soulframe of the game

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Justin and Bree discuss Warframe's new sibling Soulframe, Guild Wars 2's summer roadmap, LOTRO's producer's departure, SWTOR's creative director's departure, and WoW's Dragonflight alpha, with adventures in City of Heroes, RIFT, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on truly non-instanced open world design.

Legends of Aria cancels plan for new non-blockchain server, but Classic continues

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Last December, Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria got bought out by a blockchain company that declared its plan was to reimagine the floundering...
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...
Congratulations. You played yourself.

Legends of Aria plans to de-list from Steam at the end of the month as part of its crypto relaunch

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As you have no doubt learned by now in the event that you considered it relevant information, Legends of Aria is going to be...

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

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Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...

Legends of Aria’s new owner begins testing NFT system even as crypto crashes globally

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Considering how badly crypto currencies and NFTs are crashing all over the globe this week, you would think that game studios would be running...

Legends of Aria talks up its next testing phases and attempts to rationalize why it ‘needs’ the blockchain

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Legends of Aria is continuing to beat the drum of its revamp and restructuring into a blockchain and NFT-filled MMORPG. A new dev blog...
Bad Bad Bad Bad

Legends of Aria sports a new site extolling its new blockchain nature

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Remember when Legends of Aria was just an indie MMORPG based on allowing player-run servers instead of being involved with a dubious-at-best moneymaking scheme? Good...

Legends of Aria’s new owner discusses the revamp, Classic, and blockchain implementation

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Just before Christmas, we learned that Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, originally Kickstarted as Shards Online, were being bought out, along with the...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft a good value for the money?

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There are a lot of reasons to not be subscribed to World of Warcraft at the moment, although "the current state of the game...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 354: Catch-up roundtable and state of the site

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Justin, Bree, Tyler, and MJ discuss the 2021 MOP awards, Cryptic and PWE, Magic the Gathering Online, Fractured, Legends of Aria, Crowfall, and Book of Travels, with adventures in New World, Astroneer, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Albion Online, Star Wars Galaxies, SWTOR, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, finishing it off with a state of the site recap.
New world, old problems.

End-of-year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures going into 2022

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All right, so let's start with the disclaimer that I put right at the start of this article every single year, which at least...

Kickstarted MMO Legends of Aria and its studio just got bought out by an NFT metaverse games company

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Time to add another game to the acquisition heap this week: Blue Monster Games has apparently purchased Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, along...

Mobile MMO EVE Echoes launches the Yoiul Festival for the winter holiday

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EVE Echoes joins the chorus of MMORPGs getting a holiday event this month, as NetEase and CCP Games announced today that the Yoiul Festival...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...

Whatever happened to wizarding survival sandbox Citadel Forged with Fire?

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Since we're in the habit of flipping through the MMO and multiplayer game backlog, we've decided to look back in the direction of Citadel:...

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