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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 Stream Team: Canvassing Corellia and hunting Hoth for SWTOR’s droids

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The search for droids (oh, and we suppose The Shroud, too) continues in SWTOR. This week, Massively OP's Larry and MJ will be canvassing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 290: African expedition

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Justin and Bree discuss Ultima Online New Legacy, Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis, LOTRO's new class, WoW and BlizzConline, The Wagadu Chronicles, and Secret World Legends, with adventures in WoW, Guild Wars, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on representation in MMOs and favorite jumping puzzles.

Dark Age of Camelot celebrates 19 years with in-game tabletop map dioramas and RvR bonuses

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How do you best celebrate the world of Dark Age of Camelot? By having little chunks of the in-game world in digital tabletop...

EA’s advertisement of FIFA lockboxes in a children’s toy catalogue draws mounting criticism

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It would appear that Electronic Arts didn't learn from the last time it pulled this kind of nonsense, but apparently there was still...

The MOP Up: Life Beyond beefs up building

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Life Beyond's recent patch is a spot of good news for budding builders: "With this release, buildings get free energy so you don't...

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews the Feast of Prosperity on the test server

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Clearly, what a a galaxy far, far away needs for players are more seasonal events. The Feast of Prosperity is the next annual...

The Daily Grind: What’s your ‘palate cleanser’ MMO or MMO zone?

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A few weeks back, Justin said something on the MOP Podcast that stuck with me. He was talking about how he liked to go...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...

Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be adding a new tier of augments with its next update

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The tippy-top end of power in Star Wars: The Old Republic is due to change with the release of update 6.1.4 according to...
glargh and suchlike

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning offers a special title for taking part in its anniversary events

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Can you believe that it's been 12 years since the launch of Warhammer Online? Because it absolutely has. Of course, the game hasn't been...

The Stream Team: In SWTOR, ‘gotta catch ’em all’ refers to droids

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Massively OP's Larry and MJ are still out to learn the secrets of -- and sabotage -- The Shroud, but their real focus is...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 288: ArcheAge again

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Justin, Bree, and Mia discuss ArcheAge 2, TERA, LOTRO, Wizard101, Corepunk, Raph Koster's new MMO, and Star Citizen, with adventures in WoW Classic, SWTOR, Black Desert, Echo of Soul, SWG Legends, and LOTRO, plus a mailbag discussion on the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake.

The MOP Up: Overhit sunsets in Korea

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Nexon's Overhit is fading quickly from the mobile MMO scene. Its global servers were shut down earlier this year, leaving only the Korean and...

Global Chat: Which MMO has the least annoying inventory system?

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Inventory is something we have to deal with in, oh, pretty much every MMO that we play. Some games are far more generous with...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

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