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Age of Empires IV promises up to 1600 units in eight-player multiplayer during preview

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While a great deal of the focus in a recent fan preview for the upcoming RTS Age of Empires IV was about single-player features...

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,...

Why I Play: Multiplayer sandbox Eco is so much more than just an ecology simulator

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I’ve been struggling to come up with a succinct way to describe Eco. The game was recently the subject of a Whatever Happened To...

Chronicles of Elyria team hopes to avoid the ‘one-man economy’ pitfall

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At this point, it's anyone's guess what's actually going on over with Chronicles of Elyria and its supposed single-player spin-off. But hey, the blog...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on the player-driven economies at the heart of virtual worlds

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Playable Worlds' Raph Koster is back with another blog post that serves as a tip-off for what kind of MMORPG he and his team...

Ecclesia Online offers dubious Diablo thrills

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There's a new Diablo-esque MMO on the market -- but you may want to approach this one with caution. Ecclesia Online is billing itself...

DreamWorld promises an ‘infinite open world MMO,’ seeks $10K on Kickstarter

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DreamWorld Realities, Inc. says its new MMO, DreamWorld, is "the last game you'll ever play," and we're not sure whether that's a threat, but...

New World’s latest alpha update adds Ebonscale Reach, flags all gear BOE or BOP

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Amazon Games' New World is inching toward its new-new launch with a new patch unleashed on the alpha. The update includes the brand-new level...
How am I supposed to remember you if you won't let me forget?

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen addresses crafting and harvesting in latest dev roundtable

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It's time once again to listen to a developer from Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen talk about a game feature for roughly an hour...
Sorry, guy.

Global Chat: What can fill that ‘new MMO’ void?

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MMO blogger Digital Visceral asked the question, "Where have all the good MMORPGs gone?" but the underlying question isn't one of scarcity or burnout....
Infractured

Fractured updates players on the tech tree and studio investment while delaying its next test

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You probably don't need anyone to tell you that the winter test for Fractured is not taking place in February, due to certain little indicators...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...
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Chronicles of Elyria boss outlines four-tier release for Kingdoms of Elyria standalone game

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Now that we all know that Kingdoms of Elyria - the recently announced standalone game that runs parallel to the development and release of...
zap zap zap

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis shares details about the game’s personal shop

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With a planned release for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis this year, fans of the game are no doubt eager to understand more about...
BURNS

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best crafting (not gathering/trading) experience?

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A while back, I remember having a discussion with a reader about crafting in MMOs where I was arguing that having good crafting is...

Massively Overthinking: Do you need to be the hero in MMOs?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently tweeted that he'd had a "debate with some devs who asserted that videogames require the player to be the...
Be better.

Path of Exile rolls back Xbox One server to avoid ‘significant economic damage’

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Console players of Path of Exile were in for a nasty surprise last night following the launch of the 3.13.1, when Grinding Gear Games...

BioWare shuts down talk of Mass Effect multiplayer, says ‘it was just really hard’

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There are a whole lot of people really excited to see BioWare bust out that Mass Effect legendary edition on May 14th -- myself...

Starbase works on ‘easy build mode,’ lets avatars throw punches, and tweaks non-mineable asteroids

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It's yet another look at the hyper-granular advancement of space-based building sandbox Starbase, which has put out another couple weeks' worth of progress notes....

Siege Survival: Gloria Victis announces an updated prologue demo for the Steam Game Festival

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For those who have been following the development of Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, the standalone survival and resource management game set in the world...

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