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The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2021

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Welcome to 2021, folks. It's not even going to have to try all that hard to be better than 2020! For our first official Massively...

EverQuest II adjusts public quests, zones, missions, and more in latest patch

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While the newest patch being applied today to EverQuest II isn't bringing anything new exactly, it is doing a whole mess of fixing up....

Let’s celebrate the history of the dance emote from EverQuest to Fortnite

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"Slow day at the office, eh MOP?" Yes. Mercifully. I am very tired and working for a casino during New Year's Eve weekend is...

MMO Year in Review: When Daybreak and Albion got bought out (December 2020)

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Well, we made it to the final recap of the final month of the hell year known as 2020, and for MMOs, at least,...

The Stream Team: Filling up on EverQuest II’s Frostfell

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You don't have to be a Frostfell fanatic to fall in love with the season! EverQuest II's holiday is quite a big event, making...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Crafting

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Crafting, which was awarded jointly to Final Fantasy XIV and EverQuest...

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2020

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With so many delays, it's a wonder that anything released this year at all! And while new patches and expansions trickled rather than flowed...

Daybreak’s $300M sale to EG7 is all wrapped up just in time for Christmas

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Just days before Christmas, one of the biggest MMORPG studio deals this year has fully completed. Enad Global 7 announced that it closed the...

The Stream Team: Forgetting 2020 with Frostfell fun in EverQuest II

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Forget 2020, Frostfell is a favorite time of any year. And Massively OP's MJ is really excited that EQII has a new holiday quest!...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Player Housing

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Player Housing, which was awarded to The Elder Scrolls Online last...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2021

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So... 2020 didn't go exactly as anyone planned. Our predictions for this past year were pretty janked up by that whole pandemic thing and...

The Stream Team: A launch-day look at EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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See you on the dark side of the moon! So says Massively OP's MJ, who is jumping into EQII's Reign of Shadows expansion that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 301: Hurtling into Oblivion

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Gates of Oblivion, Crimson Desert, Elite Odyssey, Ark 2, Black Desert, WoW Shadowlands, PSO2, LOTRO, EverQuest, and FFXIV, with adventures in WoW, SWTOR, and CoH, and a mailbag topic on CoH Brutes that spirals into meta and endgame discussion.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...

EverQuest 27th expansion, Claws of Veeshan, is set to go live this afternoon

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Happy expansion day, EverQuest! Yes, the newly purchased Daybreak is delivering Claws of Veeshan to one of its apparently still much-loved classic MMOs today....

LOTRO Legendarium: What Daybreak’s sale revealed about LOTRO

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Just when I thought we were getting to a quieter point in the year where I could engage in a leisurely wrap-up of the...

Console LOTRO and DCUO’s huge playerbase: Everything we just learned about Daybreak thanks to EG7

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MMO twitter has been ablaze since yesterday's announcement that Daybreak is being bought up in its entirety by Swedish games company Enad Global 7,...

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