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.

MMO players are working on a Tabula Rasa rogue server, but it’s ‘a ways off’ from being fully playable

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This past Saturday we asked our readers what MMOs they felt should have a rogue server of their own. A great number of people...
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The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends teases Bespin creatures coming in the City in the Clouds expansion

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If you're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bespin in the Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server, you're going to want to peek into...

Whatever happened to Mark Kern’s crowdfunded Firefall-successor Em-8er?

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We're taking a trip back to the halcyon days of Firefall to set the stage for this piece, so hop aboard the esports bus...

LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe outlines its next steps to closed beta

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Let's say you were swimming around in the retrospective of LEGO Universe and it got you pining for the brick fjords, so you look...

LEGO documentary details the saga of the LEGO Universe MMORPG

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Anyone here recall LEGO Universe? The game has had a bumpy history to say the least, much of which we've touched on when we...

EverQuest Online Adventures’ rogue server project, EQOA: Return Home, is still chugging along

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Back in 2019, we covered a heartwarming story about EQOA: Return Home, a player-run emulator for EverQuest Online Adventures, which readers will recall was...

Free Realms rogue server Sunrise begins taking beta sign-ups

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With this past December's sale of Daybreak to a new owner, it brings to mind all of the MMOs that didn't make it to...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Crafting

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Crafting, which was awarded jointly to Final Fantasy XIV and EverQuest...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2020

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Earlier this week, we named our biggest MMO story of the year and gave it an award, though we imagine it's hard for a...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends will launch Bespin as the City in the Clouds expansion in early 2021

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Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Star Wars Galaxies Legends has some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that it's put...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2020?

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Fun fact: We came up with "rogue server" last year in an attempt to disambiguate the word "emulator" and remove some of the whitewash...

Winter holiday events in Runes of Magic, AQ3D, Blades, SWGemu, Destiny 2, Champions Online

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While our big winter holiday MMO roundup event isn't coming out until next week, the snowflakes are piling up around us anyway and we've...

Even Star Wars Galaxies emulators are getting in on The Mandalorian hype

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Star Wars The Old Republic and Star Wars Squadrons aren't the only Star Wars games in town milking The Mandalorian's latest season and hefty...

City of Heroes rebuild project SEGS expects to have an alpha by the end of the year

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Back in the long long ago, before last year's City of Heroes revival, there was a group trying to bring back the game not...

Hellgate: London’s rogue server schedules its beta for Halloween

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In terms of online video game resurrections, Hellgate: London seemed like it was going for the world record at one point. The infamous Flagship...

Massively Overthinking: How to deal with cheater scum in MMORPGs

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I'm sure it was a random coincidence, but last week two different Star Wars Galaxies emulators posted about steps they were taking against cheaters...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile is not just a mobile copy of Black Desert

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Last week, I taught my freshman classes basic email etiquette. In a time of distance learning, it's an important skill to teach. We looked...

Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III is a new rogue server blending the CU with the NGE

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One of the best (and arguably also worst) parts of the Star Wars Galaxies emulation community is just how many servers we have to...

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning’s second weekend of Twitch drops is about to begin

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Funny ol' world we live in where an MMORPG rogue server is having another round of Twitch goodies dropping on its fans. Warhammer Online...

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