cryptic studios

A PWE studio known primarily for Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

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Star Trek Online expands First Contact Day starting on April 2

It's just about time to celebrate humanity's first steps to the stars in Star Trek Online... or the fictional version of the same,...

MMO Cartographer: Boldly going into Star Trek Online

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of your Massively OP cartographer into Star Trek Online, to explore a 10-year-old game developed...

One Shots: Acrophobia immersion therapy

For those, like myself, who have a slight fear of heights, then boy does Star Citizen have the ship for you! It's the...

The Stream Team: Never leaving Neverwinter’s Neverdeath Graveyard

Massively OP's MJ is a big fan of cemeteries, so there is a chance she may never leave Neverwinter's Neverdeath Graveyard. Of course, she...
Oh hi survey.

Champions Online surveys players, preps Serene Abyss, as Star Trek Online boosts mark acquisition

Would you like to take a survey? Champions Online would like you to take a survey. It's a survey about the future development...

The Stream Team: Defending against dragons in The Siege of Neverwinter

What do you do when Neverwinter starts and ends an event in between the regular DnD nights? Massively OP's MJ sneaks in another night!...
The laser beams of free.

Star Trek Online makes its lower-tier ships all available for purchase with dilithium

With the advent of scaling ships in Star Trek Online, the first four ship tiers in the game have become far less relevant....
Fan favoritism

Star Trek Online discusses the making of its big anniversary episode, Measure of Morality

The big anniversary event of Star Trek Online was a real crowd-pleaser, with Abraham Lincoln helping you revisit iconic missions from the game...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...
This is the real magic item.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best subscription or loyalty rewards?

A few weeks back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin explained to me how Neverwinter's exponential subscription works. Basically, instead of just subbing...

More and more MMOs are offering sales and events during the coronavirus pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, MMOs and other MMO-adjacent games and studios continue to react, bringing their staffs home and offering bonuses...

Daybreak, Cryptic, City State, Frontier, and more MMO studios affected by worldwide pandemic shutdowns

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt, we've got another quick roundup of news relevant to MMO players. First, we've...

Global Chat: Don’t mess with my GeForce Now

The titanic struggle going on right now between cloud-based game streaming platform GeForce Now and studios who are pulling their titles...

The Stream Team: Managing traitorous mercs in Neverwinter

After last episode's focus on graveyard shenanigans and crypts, Massively OP's MJ is turning her eyes to helping manage some traitorous mercenaries in Neverwinter....

Guild Wars 2 just announced its third expansion, and it looks like Cantha

Not only did Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet just drop another preview of upcoming content, exactly what fans have been begging for, but...
Wheeeee

Star Trek Online invites players to take part in the design of the next summer event ship

The summer event ships in Star Trek Online are a long-standing tradition, but this year Cryptic Studios is doing something different. In prior years,...

The Siege of Neverwinter event returns to Neverwinter March 12

Protector's Enclave needs your help! Along with the rest of the city of Neverwinter during the updated Siege of Neverwinter event, which...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Son of conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios

It has been a while since I've had any more conversations with anthropomorphic representations of MMO studios. Why? Because it's not fun for...

Coronavirus leads to E3’s cancellation, plus SMITE and Pokemon Go postpone events

Update: The ESA has now made it official. We've included the press release at the end of this article. If you thought it was strange...

The Daily Grind: Are you a stingy MMO spender?

I like to think of myself as a fairly thrifty guy. A bulk of my Kindle library was either free or purchased on discount,...

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