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Otherland plans a new character type to experience an upcoming short story by Tad Williams

Tad Williams, the author of the original Otherland quadrology, has written a new novella in that world. What does this mean for players of...

Otherland author Tad Williams gets inspired from MMO to write a new story

Since its botched launch and subsequent attempt to rebuild and revise itself, Otherland has struggled to establish legitimacy and gain interest among players....
Is this the ugly one or the pretty one, it's hard to tell.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best user interface?

In the comments of my last Daily Grind about Star Wars Galaxies, there erupted a lively debate about the game's user interface in...
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Otherland’s developers are in the middle of switching transmission protocols

The worst part of MMO development is when you have to put a great deal of work into something important but fiddly that most...

Otherland strives to regain players with hard work, more communication, and robust content additions

It's no secret that Otherland, the MMO based on Tad Williams' popular sci-fi series, has had an extremely rough go of it through...

Otherland formally announces new expansion, Fire Isle, coming this summer

Otherland's promised summer expansion is definitely happening, according to a press release from Drago this morning. It's called Fire Isle, it's themed around...

Otherland will add 15 new quest hubs and 130 quests in May

Drago Entertainment continues to pepper players with plans for Otherland. Today, it's told Facebook followers that more than 130 new quests...

Otherland marks franchise’s birthday with a patch announcement

In the annals of MMOs, Otherland is a virtual baby, only a couple of (rocky) years old. Yet the overall franchise is much...

Otherland overhauls the Lambda Mall and more

One of Otherland's most iconic locations just got a massive overhaul in this week's Patch 5.6.63, kicking off the first update for...
Is this the ugly one or the pretty one, it's hard to tell.

Otherland previews a big upcoming UI redesign

Here's the short rundown on Otherland's UI: It's terrible and the developers know it. Unfortunately, for a long stretch of the game's current...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2017

It's true that we lost a lot of MMOs in 2016 -- bigger and more important ones than in 2014 and 2015. 2017,...

Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing really a ‘failed’ MMORPG experiment?

Massively OP's Justin Olivetti has a provocative article on his personal gaming blog, Bio Break, this week on MMORPG housing. "I once again wonder...
This isn't always a good thing.

Perfect Ten: The 10 tiers of MMORPG lore

In which we discuss varying levels of MMO lore effort and Eliot admits he doesn't remember the names of Pac-Man's ghosties.

The Stream Team: Taking another look at the revamped Otherland

It's been a long while since Massively OP's MJ took a stream peek at Otherland. In fact, it's been only a month shy...
No one weekend should have all that power.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 132: Filth TV

Justin and MJ discuss Secret World, LOTRO, Warframe, Path of Exile, Otherland, WoW, Ultima Online, ARK, Just Survive, EverQuest II, and West of Loathing.

Otherland is revived on Steam as Drago takes over publishing duties

Over this summer, we've been getting tips suggesting that the Tad Williams Otherland MMORPG was in serious trouble, as first it went dark...

Massively OP’s Best of 2016 Awards: Biggest MMORPG Disappointment of 2016

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2016 awards continue today with our award for the Biggest MMORPG Disappointment of 2016, which was awarded in 2015 to World...

Global Chat: Is casual raiding in MMORPGs an oxymoron?

Do you scoff, chortle, or sneer when you hear the phrase "casual raiding" among the MMO community? You might be laughing at your own ignorance...
Quit playing games with my heart.

Perfect Ten: The worst-squandered IPs in online gaming

There are always going to be differences in opinion about what should be done with an IP based upon a franchise. That's just natural....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 82: Boldly go

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Legion, GW2, RIFT, STO console, Otherland, EVE F2P, Camelot Unchained, Dual Universe, and Hero's Song, with mailbag questions on what games MMO devs play and Stranger Things vs. The Secret World.

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