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EverQuest begins server merges, EverQuest II tweaks challenge raids in latest updates

It's update time for both EverQuest and EverQuest II! Both games are undergoing maintenance this morning in order to apply updates and merge servers...

Global Chat: Just say ‘no’ to coin weight!

When Pantheon recently announced that it would be adding coin weight to its inventory management system, little did the devs know that they were...

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s Blood of Luclin offers an aggravating lesson on gated MMO content

To the moon, Alice! Well, I may not be Alice, but I did go straight to the moon. EverQuest II's Blood of Luclin expansion...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Working as Intended: Sparking joy in MMOs

On this week's podcast, I mentioned that I'd just finished off Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something that superficially seems unrelated...

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at all....

The Stream Team: Learning the story of EverQuest II’s Luclin

For weeks Massively OP's MJ has been denied her showdown, so this week she will just focus on EverQuest II's Blood of Luclin signature...

Obituary: EverQuest and Vanguard developer Mike Hutchins passes away

It is always a somber occasion to bring to you word of the passing of another MMORPG developer, but it is also the opportunity...
Still struggling.

EverQuest, EverQuest II devs talk up expansions, TLE set bonuses, and server merges

The developers of EverQuest and EverQuest II are a pretty chatty bunch, it seems. For one thing, you've got the latest episode of Kander's...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones, the...
Just the same thing but forever.

EverQuest is adding two new time-locked progression servers, Aradune and Rizlona, launching May 27

If you like to hop back to the olden days of EverQuest, to feel the game evolve from launch to very slightly after launch,...

The Stream Team: Stop in for an EverQuest II showdown at the Diaku Corral

Massively OP's MJ has worked her way to the moon (aka Luclin) in EverQuest II and is now ready for her showdown at the...

EverQuest II adds Echoes of Faydwer mid-content to the progression server and adjusts the Diaku Corral

A new update is going live in EverQuest II with something for those who are playing the regular game and the Kaladim time-limited expansion...

The MOP Up: Star Sonata 2 reboots the universe

If you've been playing Star Sonata 2, you need to prepare yourself for the end of the universe -- and the start of a...

The Stream Team: Looking toward EverQuest II’s Luclin

Last EverQuest Two-sday, Massively OP's MJ discovered she couldn't participate in EQII's new cowboy content until she could mosey herself on up to the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 268: Second chances in the apocalypse

Justin, Bree, and Colin discuss Phantasy Star Online 2, Fallout 76, Holly Longdale's move to Blizzard, WoW Classic, WoW, Star Trek Online, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on FFXIV's dungeon problem, favorite MMO group roles, and specific gamer types as warning signs for games.

The Daily Grind: What MMO is the most hardcore and brutal?

A few months ago, there was a post on the MMORPG subreddit about the MMO that was the "most intense brutal hardcore" MMO -...
Different kitty.

Former EverQuest boss Holly Longdale scooped up by Blizzard to work on WoW Classic

Daybreak's Holly Longdale raised a lot of eyebrows a month ago when she announced she was departing the Darkpaw Games sub-unit and leaving behind...

The Stream Team: Hold your horses and bunnies in EverQuest II

Massively OP's MJ needs to see a man about a horse. Or is it a Froglok? Whichever,  EverQuest II has launched a crazy new...