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LOTRO Legendarium: Evaluating Lord of the Rings Online’s legendary servers, four years later

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When Lord of the Rings Online released its first -- and, quickly thereafter, its second -- legendary server back in 2018, it was one...

EverQuest II unceremoniously wipes its ‘prison server’ and permabans every account

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Hey, did you know that EverQuest II once had a prison server? It was called Drunder, and since 2015 it was the place that...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

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When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...
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PSA: Lord of the Rings Online has even more corgis to dump into your lap

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The corgi invasion of Middle-earth hasn't stopped just because Lord of the Rings Online's anniversary celebration did. If you missed out on snagging a...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about studios paying streamers to cover MMOs?

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The other night, I was listening to a YouTuber go through a list of ideas to improve Lord of the Rings Online. I agreed...

Into the Super-verse: Is there any hope left for the future of superhero MMOs?

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When we got the news in May that EG7 and Daybreak had canned its in-development Marvel MMORPG, I didn't have much of a reaction....
You aren't fun!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 376: Diablo mortal

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Justin and Bree discuss Diablo Immortal, the Daybreak Marvel MMO, Kritika Online's shady resurrection, WoW's 9.2.5, and War Thunder, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail on sequels to beloved MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 375: Mail call!

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag to discuss the Marvel MMO, unique MMO character names, the future of MMO tech, representation in MMOs, MMO account hassles, mobile EverQuest, better roleplay tools, and expansion forgetfulness.

Artist shares character creation screens from Daybreak’s nixed Marvel superhero MMO

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It's very likely that the news of EG7 pulling the plug on Daybreak's in-development Marvel MMORPG didn't hit you very hard, considering that we...

The MOP Up: MU Origin 3 ‘launches’ into open beta

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The latest chapter of the MU saga is here, as MU Origin 3 launched its open beta this past week. Players can now check...

Classic EverQuest launches speed-unlock and ‘true-box’ progression servers

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EverQuest II isn't the only EverQuest getting a progression server this week - in fact, its elder sibling EverQuest is getting two, and both...

EG7 Q1 2022 financials: EG7 has canceled Daybreak’s Marvel MMORPG

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Remember earlier this month when NetEase announced that Jack Emmert was heading up a new NetEase studio called Jackalope Games, meaning that he was...

EverQuest II’s newest progression server, Varsoon, opens its doors May 24

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Last month, Daybreak revealed that EverQuest II was destined to launch a new time-locked expansion server in May. It hit beta last week, and...

EverQuest prepares to merge older progression servers in June

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Two of EverQuest's progression servers are almost to the end their run, and as a result, they are ready to be absorbed into the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 372: Blizzard’s great mobile hope

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Justin and bree discuss Blizzard's quarterly financials, Diablo Immortal, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Forsaken World's sunset, ZeniMax's rumored Star Wars MMO, and EVE Fanfest and its COVID outbreak, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends, plus a voicemail topic on MMOs moving from fantasy to sci-fi.

Jack Emmert is apparently leading a new NetEase studio – and not Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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So remember how Jack Emmert, the former Cryptic Studios boss, had moved over to Daybreak in 2016, where he was heading up Dimensional Ink,...

The Game Archaeologist: Six cancelled MMOs that I wish had launched

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In my lengthy tenure writing The Game Archaeologist -- which dates back to May 2010, if you can believe it -- I've covered MMOs...

PlanetSide 2’s roadmap blog teases new Outfit Wars and underwater combat

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Daybreak's Michael "Wrel" Henderson has a new dev blog up for PlanetSide 2 players addressing both ongoing issues the team is managing and progress...

PlanetSide 2’s arsenal update drops on console with lots of deadly toys

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While PC players have enjoyed PlanetSide 2's huge Arsenal update for almost a month now, the PlayStation community's been left with yesterday's weapons and...

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