embers adrift

The Daily Grind: What will be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

2023 turned out to be a weird year for business models in MMOs. It was certainly the year of cadence shifts and seasonal shifts,...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

Choose My Adventure: All of the MMOs you made us play in 2023, from Guild Wars to Gorgon

Well here we are, my friends. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when your votes killed me twice? OK, maybe that's being overdramatic, but...

Embers Adrift drops its last update of the year, teases ‘radical changes’ in 2024

Embers Adrift dropped its last patch for 2023 with plenty of environment tweaks, gameplay adjustments, and UI fixes. But what's at the center of...

Embers Adrift talks up November content updates, promises a patch in December and 2024 roadmap soon

Usually retrospectives tend to look back at the entire year, but it looks as if Embers Adrift is mostly proud of November, as the...

Embers Adrift adds a new alpine zone, defends its decision to deploy quests without XP

Just days before the closing of the month, Embers Adrift pumped out its November patch with some hearty content to enjoy. A brand-new zone,...
Do you hear what I hear?

The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...

The MOP Up: Fallout 76 turns five years old

Fallout 76 is celebrating its fifth anniversary loud and proud this week with a birthday party on Tuesday, a special challenge event, and a...

PSA: Embers Adrift is adding temporary subscription perks to all current owners of the game

Do you own a copy of Embers Adrift but still aren't sure about whether the subscription benefits added over this past summer are for...

Embers Adrift releases new hair, alchemy, and a roadmap for the rest of 2023

Embers Adrift isn't resting on its laurels Halloween week like so many other MMOs: It's pumped out a new patch to bolster its ongoing...

The MOP Up: Coop roguelike Inkbound removes all in-game monetization

It's usually the case that a live service title adds more monetization over time, not less. But with action roguelike coop Inkbound, "less" is...

Perfect Ten: Solid MMOs you might be sleeping on in 2023

For today's list, I wanted to take a different approach to recommending MMORPGs to you. I know we often talk about underrated titles, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 441: A Blizzard trick or treat

Justin and Bree discuss MMO Halloween events, Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard acquisition, WoW Classic's LFD, Embers Adrift, and Ship of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on the potential for WoW on console and Gamepass.

Embers Adrift goes free through November 5th for its first anniversary

The first anniversary for indie MMO Embers Adrift arrives this month, and Stormhaven Studios is capitalizing on the moment to entice players to its...
Less drifty!

Embers Adrift opens up subscription perks to all for its anniversary event

It's already been just about a year since Embers Adrift first reached launch, and that's something to celebrate for any MMO. Even more so...

Embers Adrift encourages new and lapsed players to login for its first anniversary

Embers Adrift is going to be marking its first anniversary this month, and the devs at Stormhaven Studios would really, really like players to...

Embers Adrift adds crafting dyes and patterns while readying its alchemy system

As Embers Adrift works on a new alchemy system for the near future, its September patch arrived with a whole lot of bug fixes...

Embers Adrift shows off gameplay from its new Blightroot Grove ember vein

With a free-to-play option and plenty of quality-of-life and content patches since last year's launch, Embers Adrift might be worth a second chance for...

Embers Adrift plans to celebrate its first anniversary with GM events, a free weekend, and alchemy details

Sunday, October 15th, will mark the first full year of operation for Embers Adrift, which means that Stormhaven Studios is readying to celebrate the...