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Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG, living or dead, offers the all-time best crafting experience?

Over the last couple of weeks, when I was putting in sometimes 18-hour days working on the site, I didn't really have much time...

Old School RuneScape boots employee for in-game cheating, police are involved

Jagex has apparently fired a member of the Old School RuneScape mod team for "gross misuse of moderator privileges." "During our rigorous routine system...

Fallen Earth is planning on a fresh start server for the future

The long road to revamp and repackage Fallen Earth stretches ahead of new owner Little Orbit, but to the company's credit, it's making...
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Picking apart Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4 notes

Now we enter the descending period of Stormblood. This isn't exactly a bad thing or a problem or anything; it's just the way...

Ultima Online’s 101st update is rolling out as player-made castles are ported into the game

Ultima Online's publish 101 has begun rolling out to the first-wave production servers today, meaning the update will trickle out to the rest...

Zombie MMO Dead Frontier 2 is in early access to scratch the H1Z1 Just Survive itch

I'm not quite sure how we missed Dead Frontier 2, but there it is on Steam, happily calling itself an MMO and an...

Star Citizen’s latest Reverse the Verse video focuses on persistent universe design

Roberts Space Industries recently released its latest Reverse the Verse video dev-blog, and it's a doozy. The full video, which is chock-full of...

TERA is merging its PC servers too – here’s how it’s all going down in September

Last month, En Masse dropped its console servers for TERA from 22 down to 7. Now, the company is planning a similar...

Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018

If you've followed the Massively OP Podcast this summer or read any of my ramblings in Daily Grinds and WRUPs, you probably know that...
you wanna sell or what

World of Warcraft makes plans for adjusting auction house deposit prices

How much do you think about the auction house deposit fees in World of Warcraft? Probably not very much, considering that they're meant...

Text-based MMO MUD Starmourn is a sci-fi sandbox spectacle due out later this year

It's been a while since we talked about Starmourn here on Massively OP, but if you squint back into 2016, you'll remember...
But no glamour yet.

Massively Overthinking: Pay-to-win vs. cosmetics in MMOs and virtual worlds

MOP Patron Avaera has entreated us to debate the problems of pay-to-win and cosmetic gear, and indulge him we shall. "The idea that good MMOs...
Buy some land, buy some land.

Mortgage company analyzes the price differences between video game housing, including Final Fantasy XIV

How much is your house worth in The Sims 4? Obviously, the game attaches a value to it, but that's just game terms and...
I don't know what's going on.

Trion’s compensation for Trove’s exploit-driven downtime is absurdly generous

Last week, Trion Worlds was forced to take MMORPG Trove offline for more than a day on PC thanks to what was clearly...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 182: Follow the Torchlight

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, Torchlight Frontiers, Diablo, RuneScape Classic, Trove, and No Man's Sky. And also haiku!

The Daily Grind: Did you go back to World of Warcraft for Battle for Azeroth?

Did they getcha? Did they suck you in again for another go-round? I have a flurry of guildies in World of Warcraft right now...

The MOP Up: Worlds Adrift makes room for PvE servers (August 12, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes’ launch history and the Marvel lawsuit

In our first part of this series looking back at the stupendous history of City of Heroes, we saw how the idea...

Trove is back online after major economy exploit; Trion to offer compensation, ban perpetrators

Trion's voxelbox Trove was down most of yesterday thanks to what screenshots clearly identified as a massive duping exploit that positively trashed the...

Trove has been down since the crack of dawn thanks to an economy-breaking dupe exploit

Bad stuff is happening in Trove. Or was happening. Right now, nothing's happening at all because the servers came down early this...

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