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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.

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

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In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...

Massively Overthinking: Does challenging solo content belong in MMORPGs?

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Star Wars The Old Republic's plan to implement new solo challenge content called Ventures in its Desperate Defiance patch raised more than one eyebrow...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

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I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

The Stream Team: Returning to SWTOR for a killer pup-bot

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If there is one way to entice Massively OP's MJ back into a game, it's by giving her a pet! And SWTOR is offering...

One Shots: Hell’s welcoming committee

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One Shot announcement time, everybody! Gather around, shush up, listen. I am not a mind reader. I do not have one of those NCIS computers...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...
You knew this image was going to show up at some point during these articles. Be thankful it only happened at the end.

Vague Patch Notes: There is no one-and-done with MMOs

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Last week's Vague Patch Notes column focused on the struggle of adding new things to MMORPGs forever and ever. I think it was a...

Unleashed’s MMORPG Haven is aimed at parents who grew up playing EverQuest and WoW

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Back in February, we covered an upcoming but low-key crossplatform MMORPG called Haven by an indie studio called Unleashed games, whose star-studded dev team...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have any launch day characters in your MMOs?

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One of the reasons that I always like going back to Star Wars: The Old Republic is that it's the only MMO that I...

One Shots: Where’s the seatbelt on this thing?

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As flashy and fun as it might be to adventure in a galaxy far, far away, I don't think any of us would last...

Echoes of Elysium’s Jeff Hickman talks lore, airship fleets, and Loric’s current development

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Loric Games has been on our radar for a few years now, being a studio founded by Mythic Entertainment vets, and last month, the...

Warhammer Return of Reckoning hosts a Return to Warhammer event this weekend

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If you've ever wanted to see why people loved Warhammer Online back in the day and somehow haven't ever managed to take a spin...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

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Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...

Miracle-Gro asks gamers to film gardening in games from Stardew Valley to Minecraft

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This is such a weird crosspromo that I literally dropped what I was doing to write it up because I know this is gonna...

EA wants to try in-game advertising again, but promises a ‘thoughtful’ approach this time

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This year has already provided all kinds of CEO-level lunacy, so what's one more to the pile, right? This latest case of C-suite brainworm...
I DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN

Vague Patch Notes: The problem with forever adding classes to MMOs

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The second expansion for Final Fantasy XI, Chains of Promathia, launched to extremely mixed reception, and there was one overwhelming reason for that lack of...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

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Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about SWTOR’s future?

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We are in an interesting season with Star Wars: The Old Republic -- and no, I'm not talking about a PvP or Galactic Conquest...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 468: Give ’em Helldivers 2

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Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR's update 7.5, Daybreak's headcount, the Helldivers 2 fiasco, and freebies from Elder Scrolls Online and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends and LOTRO, plus mailbag topics on why we haven't had a new blockbuster MMORPG in a while and whether MMOs will return to an era of experimentation.

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