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EverQuest reworks progression server rules while EverQuest II’s new servers are weeks away

EverQuest fans, mark your calendars for March 16th. The 20th anniversary date of the first title in this franchise will see four specialty...

LOTRO Legendarium: Examining 2019’s amazing producer’s letter

I swear, the news never fails to make a monkey out of me. Just the other day I was grousing about how it was...

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Guild Wars 2?

Last night's devastating news that NCsoft was forcing Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet to make major layoffs definitely shook me, even more...

Massively Overthinking: Contending with the MMO genre’s ‘wowfugee’ crisis

Last week on the MOP Podcast, we read a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a blog post on...

Hyperspace Beacon: The Star Wars MMOs and communities beyond SWTOR

Time flies: I am now coming up on nine years of covering Star Wars: The Old Republic professionally. Of course, I was...

Leaderboard: How worried are you for PlanetSide Arena and Daybreak right now?

Daybreak's Friday-night revelation that it is delaying PlanetSide Arena to summer made me worried. Actually, the revelation that the company would be...
We all float down here.

DC Universe Online launches game update 92 today and preps for St Patrick’s Day

If you woke up just now and are eagerly planning to jump right into DC Universe Online, we've got some bad news for you,...

The Game Archaeologist: Terra, SubSpace, and Sovereign

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have...

Daybreak is delaying PlanetSide Arena again, this time to summer 2019, and it’s refunding preorders too

It's late Friday afternoon, Daybreak's favorite time for dropping bad news, and here it is: PlanetSide Arena's PC launch is being delayed until...
So, after this, should we get some coffee or...

PlanetSide 2 updates carbines and spawns on the test server while celebrating love in the live game

The latest patch to PlanetSide 2's test servers has some pretty far-reaching changes to the game's spawn system. Previously, the system didn't really...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...
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Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...

EverQuest’s new progression servers are coming next month amid heavy player criticism

When March 16th rolls around this year, it will be important for two reasons. The first is that this date will mark the 20th...

H1Z1’s third season brings FFA deathmatch, ranked leaderboards to PS4 on February 21st

Although Apex Legends is currently dominating the battle royale scene, genre-progenitor H1Z1 is still looking to keep itself fresh and exciting as...

DC Universe Online’s Justice League Dark episode launches March 28

Even if you're not a big fan of DC or superheroes, as an MMO fan you've got to be secretly pleased that DC...

PlanetSide Arena’s latest build comes to the closed beta test

A huge patch is coming to PlanetSide Arena's closed beta servers, and Daybreak is hoping that the changes therein will make this battle royale experience...
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Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...

More MMO Valentine’s Day events: Black Desert, EverQuest II, Destiny 2, MapleStory 2, Revelation Online, and Wizard101

Hearts and chocolates and flowers continue to invade MMOs all around us. Bree here, reporting from the front lines of the invasion. Here are...

Art curation MMO Occupy White Walls 2.0 adds collaborative art galleries

The game we called the most bizarre MMO of 2018 (in a good way) has taken another big step this week. Occupy...

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