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Star Wars Galaxies fans debate Legends, PvP, the economy, and more on community podcast

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When fellow Star Wars Galaxies Legends player, YouTuber, and friend of MOP Napyet asked me to join him for a podcast last week,...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

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Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Vendetta Online adds a hidden star system and its new economy in the latest updates

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Vendetta Online has made some pretty significant updates over the past couple of weeks. One of them has added some new dimensions to...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Hashashin, new server types, PvP changes, and new regions

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I would be lying if I told you that I stayed up late this weekend just so I could hear the executive producer Jae-Hee...

OrbusVR plans summer events, treasure hunting, and economy tweaks for the rest of 2020

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With OrbusVR's recent mini story pack behind it, the devs are moving on to the content coming for the rest of 2020, starting...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO developers stuck in the past?

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Earlier this month - so what feels like at least a few years ago - the MMO community amused itself jousting over comments from...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s No Quarter

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After March’s relatively lightweight release, Steel and Fire, a lot of Guild Wars 2 players were expecting something big from this month’s release,...

Vendetta Online explains what’s delaying content updates in recent bug fix patch notes

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What's new with internet spaceship MMO Vendetta Online? Besides the fact that it's still here like a friendly ghost since 2004, I mean?...

Nexon Q1 2020 financials: COVID-19’s economic damage caused ‘no significant disruption’

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How is Nexon faring after the 2019 year that saw the company’s owners give up on a sale and instead begin slashing teams...

COVID-19 gaming impact roundup: Studios working from home, War Thunder as an Army training tool

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The global novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the gaming industry - here's the latest. Warhammer Online fans will remember well the name Carrie...

Cryptocurrency-monetized sandbox MMO Ember Sword gets $700K in funding, opens pre-registration

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Anyone here remember Ember Sword? It's an upcoming sandbox MMORPG that touts a number of the usual features like PvE and PvP and...

Star Citizen answers questions about the Quantum system, talks about its new work-from-home life

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Earlier this week we told you about an upcoming AMA from Star Citizen focused on Quantum, the background simulation that will effectively...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ multiplayer economy suffers a major hit thanks to a closed store

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In spite of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' multiplayer scope not being larger than eight players in a single in-game island, the wider world...

Massively on the Go: Animal Crossing’s housing islands from an MMO player’s perspective

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One multiplayerish game that we've talked about a bit as the MOP team's been quarantined on the Golden Yacht is Animal Crossing: New...

Massively Overthinking: MMO business models in the face of recession

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MOP reader Sray posed us an interesting question this past week focused on how MMO business models interface with the global economy. "The last major...

Elder Tales is a developing MMORPG based on the anime Log Horizon

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We'd like to introduce you to another in-development MMORPG. It's called Elder Tales, an MMORPG based on the anime Log Horizon, and...

Desert Oasis: A guide to getting started with Black Desert’s lifeskill system

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For pretty much all of my MMO-gaming career, I avoided anything involving crafting, gathering, and cooking. If the problem can't be solved with a...
Ah yes, teamwork.

Massively Overthinking: How are MMO players faring through the pandemic?

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This week's Overthinking is going to be a bit different from normal. As we've been covering extensively for more than the past two...

EVE Online details management of the sandbox ecosystem and explains the intention of resource distribution

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The one constant in EVE Online is that things are always changing, but sometimes it's not always clear why things are changing.

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