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Megacorp known to MMO gamers primarily for its ownership of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. EA has previously been the steward of Mythic Entertainment (which in turn once controlled Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot) as well as The Sims Online, Warhammer Online, and Dawngate.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 230: A tale of geeks and gamers

Justin and Bree are joined by Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann for a deep-dive into the launch patch, plus we discuss Villagers & Heroes, SWTOR, Neverwinter, DCUO, and WoW, with a mailbag topic about City of Heroes' spiritual successors.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 is the ideal starter MMO

When I met my wife, she was a console gamer, but she had never played an MMO. She was interested in giving some of...

Blight’s alpha is a portal to a ‘cruel, harsh’ PvP world

Do you feel as though too many MMOs have a soft underbelly these days? Then you may wish to cut your teeth on an...

SWTOR shows Onslaught pics, announces more free expansions for all players

This weekend's Star Wars: The Old Republic community cantina in San Diego proved to be a font of information about this fall's Onslaught...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

The Stream Team: Taking the Taris datacrons in SWTOR

Once again, Massively OP's Larry and MJ must venture into both Republic and Imperial territory in SWTOR to try to take all the datacrons....

Anthem players get excited for Cataclysm precursor event that turns out to be a bug

Following its delay back in April and a month-long stint in testing, Anthem's long-awaited Cataclysm event finally appeared to be ramping...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s gives love to non-subbers in today’s update

It's a big day for Star Wars The Old Republic - well, maybe a medium day. Though today's patch comes emblazoned with the...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

No Man’s Sky boss on why placating players with prattle rather than proof doesn’t work

Sometimes, as media, and surely as players, we wish a studio would just... stop talking. Just be quiet. Nothing you say is going to...

Anthem’s Cataclysm PTS testing may be yielding some improvements to the shooter

With the PTS testing that continues to be performed on Anthem, you would expect things to be improving, yet so far some...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...

Ultima Online announces Forsaken Foes update for this fall

With Forgotten Treasures live on the production servers, Broadsword is already looking ahead to the unkillable Ultima Online's next entry in its...

SWTOR’s Warriors and Marauders won’t Sith out this expansion

The upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic class options coming in this fall's Onslaught expansion have penetrated even the deep mysteries of the...

One Shots: Intergalactic tourists

Do you ever get that feeling that you spend all of this energy and time in MMOs trying to get to the next zone...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs inherently ageist?

I don't like throwing "isms" around that often in conversation (it's a different story with "sims"), but a recent office discussion over Black...
Hey kid, I'm a dragon. Stop all the third-party tool usin'. Help dragon.

Dark Age of Camelot addresses questions about buff stacking and synergy

Players have had years to search out the intricacies of design in Dark Age of Camelot, but there's still more to learn, as...
Cool, fine.

First impressions: Astellia is acceptable – not astonishing, but certainly not atrocious

There was a certain something that remotely intrigued me about Astellia Online before we reached the closed beta phase, so like any sensible...

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