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The Soapbox: Why The Secret World really failed

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We're back with part two of my long-overdue post-mortem of The Secret World, my favourite MMORPG of all time. In the first part I...

Four Winds: Swords of Legends Online was a wasted opportunity

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MMOs are hard to make. But despite the difficulties, we've seen some real gems over the years. They're also difficult to run. But the...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brings paradox elephants across worlds

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There are apparently still more 'mon to be had in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We're a bit late with Chestnaught, but it'll be returning...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

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I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

Raph Koster predicts the future of the metaverse is a ‘virtual Machu Picchu’ – that you can leave

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If you're not exhausted of seeing the word "metaverse" just yet, MMORPG developer Raph Koster has published a blessedly brief whitepaper on the evolution...
how

NCsoft is taking Kakao’s ArcheAge War to court over alleged plagiarism of Lineage 2M

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ArcheAge War isn't just a delayed blockchain mess: It's also the subject of a new lawsuit. According to The Korea Times, NCsoft has filed a...

One More Game’s multiplayer tactical game Spellcraft opens up its Steam alpha April 6

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Back in 2020, we covered the formation of a new fully remote company, One More Game, with a bunch of relevant names from MMOs...

Massively Overthinking: When is localization itself the kiss of death for an imported MMORPG?

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Last week, when I was poking around the internet trying to understand why Amazon was still making excuses for de-sexualizing some Lost Ark characters...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go elite raids fail while Scarlet/Violet tera raids fly

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As we recently noted while updating our March Pokemon Go event round-up, Niantic has somehow made the already hated Elite Raids even worse. The...

TERA Console patch takes aim at ‘severe gold inflation’ that’s hitting the game

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When is a canceled game not completely canceled? When the PC edition is put to rest but the console version continues to operate, of...

Q4 2022: Krafton threatens to launch a ‘create-to-earn’ platform in 2023

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Korean games giant Krafton reported $1.47B US in revenues for the full year 2022 period, with operating profit up 15.5% year over year but...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2022?

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So I have good news and bad news about this Daily Grind. The bad news is that we had a lot of sunsets this...

The MOP Up: Spellcraft reflects upon growth and development in 2022

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The Spellcraft team, made up of former ArenaNet and En Masse devs, paused their work on the upcoming real-time tactics game to reflect on...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2023

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Nobody can see the future, but it sure is fun guessing, and that's exactly what we're going to do for (to?) the MMO genre...

TERA Console tweaks classes and battlegrounds as a new TERA PC rogue server launches

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With the PC version of TERA being shuttered this past June, news out of the MMORPG now comes exclusively from its console version, which...

Massively on the Go: Tips on beating Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s 5-star+ raids

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is quite playable as a solo experience aside from some visual bugs. However, online play is buggy, to the point that...
Hey. I got a ball.

End-of-Year Eleven: The Biggest MMO Surprises of 2022

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All right, 2022, you are officially no longer allowed to surprise us any more because we're doing the end-of-year thing now and that means...

Battle Bards Episode 218: Peace and quiet

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If anyone’s ever told you to “take a chill pill,” then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today’s episode. Exploring peaceful and...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon GO players can prepare for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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I know what you may be thinking: Pokemon GO preparing for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet this early? I mean, will the game even still be out? Well, we'll...

TERA Console announces its next battle pass season launches on November 13

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Last month we went back around to check in on the console version of TERA - aka the only version of the MMORPG online...

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