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The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

World of Warcraft preps a new ‘one-off’ dungeon tournament

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While World of Warcraft's competitive PvP scene is the backbone of its esports program, the MMO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational has grown in popularity and...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

The MOP Up: Skyforge takes Switch players to the moon

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Earlier this year, Nintendo Switch users were treated to a full-fledged MMORPG with the launch of Skyforge on the platform. Now, Skyforge is taking...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

The Stream Team: Droid party at Nar Shaddaa in SWTOR

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Massively OP's Larry and MJ are closing in on the Shroud in SWTOR. Next up in the hunt: Nar Shaddaa, the big party planet...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMORPG character you still play?

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Every year or so we'll do a conversation topic about the oldest MMO we still play. But realistically, the same couple of MMOs always...
That's not good, no.

Former Anthem director Jonathan Warner ejects from BioWare

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Players aren't the only ones leaving in droves after BioWare effectively killed the future of its multiplayer sci-fi title Anthem. Perhaps after putting on...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Online is off to the races

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Whether you head off to the horse races or play in a posse in Red Dead Online, you're going to get extra rewards for...

Global Chat: Giddy over SWTOR’s Dark Descent

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For MMO blogs that only cover a single game, an announcement of an upcoming content release is like a mini-Christmas all to itself. This...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster posts a manifesto on the future of MMOs

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Believe us, we here at Massively OP are dying to know all of the details about the online game project that Raph Koster and...

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

SWTOR’s Dark Descent live on the PTS with its first galactic season – and it’s got a new companion

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Last week, BioWare took the wraps off Star Wars The Old Republic's 6.3 update, The Dark Descent, which is slated for "spring 2021." And...

Five pioneering game titles that laid the groundwork for MMORPGs

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The easy (and tired) joke to make is that WoW was the first MMO, but there were plenty of ambitious multiplayer games that predate...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 314: Blizzard’s a hot mess

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's Wildwood, Astellia, SWTOR's next big thing, Magic Legends, and the Activision-Blizzard layoffs, with adventures in WoW Classic, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on the hot mess known as Blizzard.

The MOP Up: The Day Before’s romantic apocalypse

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Massively OP reader Lily tipped us off that The Day Before's devs recently sat down with WCCFTech for an interview about this upcoming survival...

The Game Archaeologist: The online world of Diablo II

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Most of us probably weren't expecting to see Diablo II once again propelled into the spotlight in the year 2021, but the BlizzCon announcement...

Star Wars The Old Republic announces The Dark Descent update with new flashpoint and ‘galactic seasons’

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Remember when Star Wars The Old Republic's last update fell a little flat and we said we hoped that the promised influx of updates...

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