Albion Online implements BattlEye anticheat, grants compensation for DDOS outages

When Albion Online was being slammed by DDOS attacks owing to bot farms being angry about the game's new cheat defenses, Sandbox Interactive basically...

Fractured Veil completes its Unreal Engine upgrade, puts founder’s pack bundles up for sale

Over the past couple of months, survival sandbox Fractured Veil has been talking up its upgrade to Unreal Engine 5.1, sharing details and previews...

Simulogics hints at a new title in the works set in the Prosperous Universe IP

It appears that Simulogics, the studio behind the sci-fi econ PvP title Prosperous Universe, has a little something new in its oven. This news...

Reign of Guilds’ fourth Steam playtest runs until July 17 with revamps to gameplay systems

The testing stages for sandbox MMORPG Reign of Guilds continues to move at a measured pace as yesterday saw its fourth playtest go live...

Wisdom of Nym: Pandæmonium’s flop in Final Fantasy XIV

Raid series in Final Fantasy XIV have had a complicated history from a story standpoint. The Binding Coil of Bahamut was an interesting attempt,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best ‘shopping’ experience?

We're talking about in-game shopping, mind you, not photoshop or cash-shop or workshops or whatever. I've joked before - not entirely facetiously - that one...

Massively Overthinking: Why don’t MMOs try harder to foster great guilds?

MOP reader Mahaf1089 posed an interesting question beneath a WoW Factor column earlier this month, one that clearly resonated with our readers because it...

Niantic lays off 230 workers, affecting Pokemon Go, in cost-slashing reorganization

The beleaguered Pokemon Go company Niantic has been under fire all year from unhappy players, and now, the company itself is undergoing a restructure...

Star Citizen player event talks ship plans, building mechanics, player housing, and lowered priority for Theaters of War

This past weekend saw fans of Star Citizen converge in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, for some Bar Citizen community events. Normally this wouldn't...

War Thunder shares economy roadmap targeting summer update

Last month, the players of War Thunder started a revolt as Gaijin Entertainment's deeply unpopular economic changes got rolled back following a review bombing....
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: Thoughts on Star Wars The Old Republic’s impending move to Broadsword

My relationship with Star Wars: The Old Republic is best described as "complicated." The game launched at a time when I was still pretty...

Pax Dei discusses alpha test plans, monetization, building mechanics, and blending PvP with PvE

Most of the time when a game puts out an FAQ, it's generally not too helpful or full of interesting information. That certainly can't...

EVE Online details Viridian’s new corporation projects, homefront operations, and economy updates

EVE Online was already seeking to deepen the corporation experience in its upcoming Viridan update with the addition of customizable structures, but luckily that...

Massively Overthinking: When an MMO has everything and so much of it

Last week, when No Man's Sky released its native Mac client, MOP's Chris and I fell into a discussion about the game being so...
Our faith has been rewarded!

Perfect Ten: MMOs that ghosted us after talking a big game

There's nothing worse as a fan of games to buy into all of the hype and previews of a promising-looking project only to see...

Ahead of Star Wars Galaxies’ 20th birthday, the Legends and Resto rogue servers are on the move

The Star Wars Galaxies emulator and rogue server community is surely eyeing the game's 20th anniversary later this month and is already cueing up...

World of Warcraft Classic pulled Black Temple down temporarily, presumably over gold farming

So let's take a look at something that seems pretty innocent on the surface. Blizzard announced on the official World of Warcraft forums that...

Gloria Victis’ massive roadmap includes a complete rethink of guild castles

Black Eye Games dropped a massive roadmap for Gloria Victis this week, capping off its first four months of post-launch during which it's managed...
They'll let anyone be a primal these days.

Vague Patch Notes: Why we should evaluate MMO systems based on how they break

Back before Final Fantasy XIV's reboot launched, Naoki Yoshida talked about how the developers had plans to make certain primals be world bosses. Players...

The Daily Grind: What one thing do you wish new MMO devs knew about the genre before trying to make an MMO?

No, you can't tell them to flee for their lives. That's cheating. I've been thinking about this topic after Bossa Games announced Lost Skies, which...