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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.

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Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...
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Vague Patch Notes: Don’t alter MMO systems for people who never liked them to begin with

Here's a concept that just would not leave my mind thanks to World of Warcraft, but it's not a bad thing. But in...

EA shareholders criticize ‘exorbitant’ executive pay, slam ‘payoffs for layoffs’

Over the course of June, we covered attempts by Activision-Blizzard shareholders to agitate against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy, which critics say effectively overpays...

The Stream Team: False Emperors and Hunter Killers in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Massively OP's Larry and MJ weren't able to acquire all the parts last time, but they are close to completing their Hunter Killer...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans...

Camelot Unchained addresses staffing changes and the latest state of the game

This week, we learned that Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has seen a minor staffing shuffle, as four of the studio's engineers...

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...

The Stream Team: Joining SWTOR’s swoop race

Race day has finally arrived! Massively OP's Larry and MJ are mounting up and joining the Ultimate Swoop Rally event going on in...
In a world of human wreckage.

This week in why we can’t have nice things: Method, EA, and Ubisoft

The fallout from June's games industry abuse and assault call-outs continues. Let's start with Method, the guild that's been driving World of Warcraft's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 278: Patchy McPatchface

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, DDO, Pantheon, SWTOR, BDO, and Blade & Soul, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on ship combat and inventory annoyances.

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...

The MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

SWTOR revs up a new event, the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally

If you haven't noticed, Star Wars: The Old Republic really loves its events. It regularly rotates through them to keep things from being...

The Daily Grind: What are the coolest MMO alien races?

OK, for today's topic, we're going to be limiting ourselves strictly to scifi MMORPGs (sorry fantasy, you'll have to settle for pretty much 95%...
Well, you know.

Dawngate Revival project hits its Kickstarter target, but funding continues for nearly two more months

Hey, folks, remember Dawngate? The answer is probably "no, not in the slightest," which would make a certain amount of sense as the...

EA says it can ‘no longer be a bystander’ to toxicity in online gaming

Electronic Arts is continuing to promise to clean up its communities. In addition to changes to its EA Sports moderation policies and the...

MMO Business Roundup: Richard Garriott, Square-Enix’s charity, Stadia, and Team Fortress’ racist bots

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news relevant for the MMO genre. Richard Garriott: Apparently, the former icon of...
Are we the baddies?

Star Wars Squadrons has no plans for DLC and is looking to lateral progression for its multiplayer

If you're a big fan of what Star Wars Squadrons has on offer (namely, piloting a ship even in VR and blowing things...

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