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GDC 2021: Star Wars Galaxies was a complex game of corporate greed and fan love

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It was an MMO built in about three years, with a miserable launch, a depressing churn rate, and the most infamous patch in all...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

One Shots: A back warmer for cramps

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When you're rocking some bad back pain or a spite of cramps, it certainly helps to have something warm to rest against. Loosens up...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...
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EverQuest II deploys a multi-faceted patch of fixes

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Sometimes you just need to make a boss's stare less smoldering. Other times you need to make sure that a Necromancer's pet is referred...
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The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

LOTRO Legendarium: A tale of two progression servers

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Truly, this is a momentous week in the history of Lord of the Rings Online, if for nothing else than the addition of two...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...
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EverQuest and EverQuest II up experience, faction movement, and rare spawn rates for a week of summer

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It's definitely summertime! The sun is shining (oh gosh is it ever shining), birds are singing, and EverQuest II and EverQuest are going to give...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from launch to now

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July 27th 2001. On this date, Funcom pulled the trigger on Anarchy Online, launching it in North America with a planned release in Europe a...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...

EverQuest II begins Scorched Sky festival this weekend, PlanetSide 2 unveils the Chimera

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"Scorched Sky" - is it the weather report for today or EverQuest II's summer festival? Hey, why not both? I'm not sorry. But yep,...

Battle Bards Episode 195: In the mountains

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Attempting to summit the very best of MMO music, the Battle Bards head up, up, up into the mountains with this episode! What musical...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...

EverQuest adds The Burning Lands expansion to its free-to-play offerings

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Here's some really great news for EverQuest's free-to-play community: Daybreak has added a whole additional expansion to the roster of what you can experience....
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Four Winds: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lost Ark

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Raise your hands if you've been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark. Now give me a high five because as announced earlier today, it's finally...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

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