emulator

In the MMO genre, an emulator is a playable, private version of an MMO run by players independent of a game studio. Both sunsetted and extant games are emulated with varying degrees of moral and technical support from the community and the studios; some develop their games better than the original and even attempt to charge fees or take donations. Despite the claims of emulator runners, private emulators are generally illegal under DMCA laws and violate the terms of service of most online games, but some studios and many players choose to look the other way.

Shadowbane emulator SBEmu announces a sixth season server wipe on January 11

Who here remembers Shadowbane? It was an open PvP MMORPG that ran between 2003 and 2009 and is the game that pretty much...

The best Massively OP community polls of 2019

Time for another annual tradition here on Massively OP: the counting of the polls! Yes, we run a bunch of polls in our irregular...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 Golden Yachties: Best MMO April Fools’ joke that wasn’t a joke

MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for Best MMO April Fools' joke that wasn't a joke. If you're wondering what...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends teases January update, Carrie Fisher tribute event tonight

There's a content update on the horizon for Star Wars Galaxies Legends and it apparently really enjoys being a Sith. The sandbox rogue...

The best Massively OP streams of 2019

Massively OP's Stream Team - with MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Chris at the helm - changed up its streaming tactics this...

Chewbacca has a Life Day message for Star Wars Galaxies Legends fans

We all know that the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator has a special place in many players' hearts. Heck, even having the thing...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2019?

So 2019 turned out to be a pretty damn interesting year for fans of old MMORPGs. Not only did WoW Classic launch and...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...
It was a thing.

EverQuest Online Adventures emulator updates fans on the state of the project and how fans can help

While the original EverQuest and EverQuest II are still running, the game's console edition of EverQuest Online Adventures shut down back...
Back in order.

NCsoft unveils its mobile platform emulator, Purple

NCsoft is big into mobile gaming, but it also wants people to be able to take that mobile gaming cross-platform. Rather than building a...

WildStar’s Nexus Forever emulator previews a mostly functional housing system

Sure, WildStar had some endgame things like high-level Adventures, dungeons, and raids, but for many players (self included), the real endgame was housing....

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of

The Project 1999 EverQuest emulator is opening yet another server thanks to demand

The folks behind Project 1999, the officially sanctioned classic EverQuest emulator, have had about a week now to look at how the...

MMO Business Roundup: Ubisoft’s stock drop, Skull & Bones’ delay, Google games

Welcome back to another depressing super fun roundup of business news from the MMO industry and adjacent climes. Ubisoft We don't cover a lot of...

Project 1999’s Green server brings back the classic EverQuest experience on October 25

Back in September, we told you about a new Green server being put together by Project 1999, the EverQuest emulator that...

Beloved SoulWorker rogue server Burning SoulWorker has sunsetted

For the past two years, a rogue server of SoulWorker known as Burning SoulWorker was operating under the stewardship of one individual called...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMO you wish were still around?

I bet you thought this post was gonna be about Zentia, since I loved that game and almost no one remembers it. But...

Ashen Empires emulator Dransik Rebirth is allegedly shut down by a cease and desist order

In May, our roundup of MMOs you've never heard of offered a quick look at Dransik Rebirth, a rogue server of the old-school...

Space content for SWGemu is still up in the air as devs say a wipe and launch are still ‘a long ways off’

If you've followed the long-running original-flavor Star Wars Galaxies emu community for any length of time, you are surely aware of the emulator...

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