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Massively OP Podcast Episode 420: The New, Mad World of Warcraft

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's content cadence, the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout, Blizzard's messy financials, WoW's 10.1 patch, the end of forums for New World and Lost Ark, the death of a whole class in MapleStory, the messy launch of Mad World, and the surprise return of Fractured, plus adventures in LOTRO and Star Trek Online.

Star Trek Online announces Unraveled, coming to PC May 9, with new episode and TFO

This morning, Cryptic's taken the wraps off Star Trek Online's next big thing in a bit of a low-key announcement: Unraveled. "In Star Trek Online:...

The MOP Up: Chrono Odyssey preps gameplay video, plans global release

Expect to start hearing more buzz about South Korean next-gen MMO Chrono Odyssey now that it's ramping up hype and info. Its studio told...

Neverwinter releases a patch early to the Xbox version thanks to problems with the servers

"A strange and unforeseen spell has affected the Xbox servers," reads an announcement from Neverwinter, which means that players on that console are getting...

Choose My Adventure: Endgame in Neverwinter nearly rocks my Bard’s face apart

So as that headline suggests, I made it to level 20 in Neverwinter. That's not really too surprising to regular players, I imagine -...
Bye forever!

The MOP Up: Champions Online ups the ante on Monster Island

With a name like "Monster Island," you wouldn't expect this Champions Online locale to be a walk in the park. And in fact, this...

Champions Online’s Cryptic says it’ll ‘start exploring more inclusive customization options’

Over the weekend, a Champions Online player tipped us off to a conversation on the game's official forums in which players are chronicling their...

The Stream Team: Returning to the earth in Neverwinter

After a short break exploring Menzoberranzan in Neverwinter, Massively OP's MJ is returning to the earth. Earth elementals, that is! It's back to working...

Neverwinter adjusts companions and items, fixes a milestone rewards error, and helps a lost kobold

There is a kobold in Neverwinter's Menzoberranzan. It's just before a final boss fight in the Whispers in the Dark quest. It was apparently...

Choose My Adventure: Rocking my way to max level Bard play in Neverwinter

The journey in Neverwinter continues with pure, unadulterated focus on my Bard, as suggested by the voting public. And I promise, I won't ask...

Neverwinter fixes a long list of bugs and ‘substantially’ improves several healing companions

Have you been delving Menzoberranzan in Neverwinter and discovered some windows floating off of the sides of buildings there? Sure, the Drow might do...

Star Trek Online’s recent patch brings back its First Contact Day and Delta Recruit events

Last week was a pretty big one for Star Trek Online players, particularly those who like previous events in the spacefaring MMO, as PC,...

The Stream Team: The Klingon life in Star Trek Online

So far in his Star Trek Online career, MOP's Chris has managed to get to max level as a Starfleet character and gotten some...

Old School RuneScape beta tests the rewards for its upcoming Desert Treasure II quest

What MMORPG beta tests the rewards of its quest line before those rewards or the quest itself go live? Old School RuneScape, that's what,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 417: Happy Compensation Day!

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, New World, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Amazon Games' layoffs, and Ghostcrawler's new MMO studio, with adventures in LOTRO and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on problematic MMO speedrunning.

The Stream Team: Making my way through Neverwinter’s new Menzoberranzan with devs

If Massively OP's MJ had to pick a favorite place in D&D lore, it would be Menzoberranzan; that's where she started her tabletop adventuring....

Choose My Adventure: The Songblade makes Neverwinter’s Bard rock even harder

Most of the time when I'm beaten over the head by an MMORPG's meta, I tend to thumb it in the eye and tacitly...
Fan favoritism

Cryptic claims victory over login issues plaguing its PC MMORPGs and hands out apology goodies to players

If you were among the PC players who were having trouble getting into Cryptic's slate of MMORPGs like Star Trek Online, Champions Online, or...

One Shots: Seeking the secret

Hey, when's the last time we kicked off a One Shots column with a Dungeons and Dragons Online vista? It should happen more often,...
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Star Trek Online upgrades Xbox Series X|S version as Cryptic’s login problems persist

Star Trek Online just uploaded a major upgrade for its Xbox Series X|S users. Cryptic said in a press release that the patch will...