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Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,

The Daily Grind: Where do you go to mourn in MMORPGs?

Our team is still in shock over last night's news that legendary MMO dev Brad McQuaid has passed away, and I can only...

Veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has passed away

I'm sorry to report another MMORPG genre obituary tonight: It's just been announced that veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has died. McQuaid was probably...

PlanetSide 2 is celebrating its seventh birthday, teases early 2020 content

If you were worried that recent layoffs to the PlanetSide franchise team would hamper PlanetSide 2's anniversary festivities, you can breathe a...

Former EverQuest, Vanguard developer passes away; colleagues raise money for his family

Please be aware that this post contains discussions of suicide, which we realize may upset some readers. Please read with caution and comment respectfully. We're...

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish you could play on the Switch?

I love my Switch, but I feel starved for games to play on it, especially online games. Sure, there are a few out there,...

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

PlanetSide Arena is testing a Capture the Flag mode this weekend

Are you among the small number of gamers playing PlanetSide Arena over the weekend? We can appreciate if you are

H1Z1’s sixth season features paltry rewards and no actual patch features

Remember when Daybreak changed H1Z1's name yet again, presumably to distance the title's console version from the already floundering PC version (also known as Z1...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO betas rob you of launch joy?

I use to think of betas as being unpaid labor for video game companies, but maybe I've been going about it all wrong.

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of

TERA’s latest PC patch tweaks classes, offers new leveling event and sweet dragon mounts

PC players should point their eyeballs toward TERA this week, as En Masse has ponied up an update for the action combat MMORPG...
All things go, all things go.

The Daily Grind: What was your ‘golden age’ of MMO gaming?

While history has yet to really settle this issue definitively, many MMORPG players seem to believe that we have already seen the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 246: When rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

The Stream Team: Celebrating EverQuest II’s 15 birthday with a dragon attack!

A 15th MMO birthday is already impressive, but this one has dragons! EverQuest II has added a new event for this year's anniversary celebration,...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the longest break you’ve ever taken from MMOs – and why?

A while back, MMO blogger and fellow SWG Legends player Napyet posted a video about a sudden burst of burnout he was feeling...

EVE Online will officially arrive to Korea on November 14

Remember back in April when CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petersson said that the Korean and Chinese playerbase of EVE Online was due...

Daybreak is still updating PlanetSide Arena, adds chat features and more

Early Access update #5 for PlanetSide Arena has arrived and... well, it's not exactly what one would call a barnburner of a patch,...