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Dungeons and Dragons Online kicks off a new permadeath server run next week

Are you ready to die kicking and screaming and cursing the lag gods for your failure -- and then find yourself unable to resurrect...

Perfect Ten: 10 stock MMO mobs from crummy to cool

My pet theory of MMOs is that they exist in a gaming multiverse with scores of unseen connections. This explains why so many of...

The MOP Up: Guild Wars 2 pulls back the curtain on narrative design

Guild Wars 2 Associate Narrative Director Bobby Stein has an interesting essay up about "shepherding stories" for the MMO with a focus on diverse...

The Stream Team: Getting reacquainted with Neverwinter

After Massively OP's MJ was forced to take more than a four-month break from the game (Bard creation excluded), Neverwinter went and did a...

Dungeons and Dragons Online teases 2022’s Isle of Dread expansion

Who's ready for a new Dungeons and Dragons Online expansion? It looks like one is on the way for spring 2022 called Isle of...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...

Perfect Ten: How MMOs explain away our infinite resurrections

Why? Why do we die in MMOs and keep coming back to life? Are we in a type of hell defined by endless combat...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 346: Endwalker, ArcheAge, Lost Ark, and New World

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV's Endwalker delay, WoW's financials and player council, ArcheAge's new publisher, Gamigo's new MMORPG, Lost Ark's beta, New World's state, DDO update 51, Elder Scrolls Online's Deadlands, Harry Potter Wizard Unite's sunset, and Crowfall's freemium update, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallen Earth, City of Heroes, and Star Wars Galaxies, plus a mailbag topic on worry about the future of the genre.

Neverwinter comes under siege starting on November 11

So... hey, Neverwinter players, quick round of questions. Who exactly was it that told the Cult of the Dragon that they needed to siege...

Neverwinter will soon sell tokens to unbind equipment

One of the immutable laws of MMORPGs is that bind-on-pickup or bind-on-equip gear, once used, can never be transferred or sold to another party...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s Charles Boyd on BioWare, newbie acquisition, economy, and beyond

So it’s been two years since I wrote a piece on Star Wars: The Old Republic. I’m sorry. You’ll have to tell me what...

How to support Extra Life 2021, from Guild Wars 2 and EverQuest to LOTRO and City of Heroes

If you caught MJ's latest Massively Uplifting, you probably noticed that Extra Life is ramping up across the gaming industry, and particularly among MMORPG...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Update 51 and its epic destinies revamp has officially gone live

Today is the day when players of Dungeons and Dragons Online can take hold of their destiny and not be confused by the whole...

Neverwinter begins the second milestone of its Echoes of Prophecy campaign on all platforms

It's a new month, which means a new milestone step in Neverwinter's Echoes of Prophecy campaign for PC and console players. This next phase,...

MMO Burnout: Arkham Horror the Card Game scratches my Secret World itch

After enjoying some video games with deck-building mechanics, I've been motivated to spend more time playing actual, physical card games. Following a fair bit...

Dungeons and Dragons Online offers up its latest preview of the epic destinies overhaul

Prepare for the blast and shockwave of Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 51 because when this puppy lands, it's going to shake up the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.
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Neverwinter brings around its Masquerade of Liars for more Halloween fun this year

In a world filled with polymorph spells, costume contests probably have a very different feel. Neverwinter is not going to explore that possibility, however. It's...

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Dungeons and Dragons Online gives away 48 quest packs, puts expansions on sale

What's better than 47 free quest packs handed to you with no strings attached? That's obvious: 48 free quest packs. Believe it or not,...