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Massively Overthinking: What endgame content keeps you in an MMORPG long-term?

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I were trying to sort through why New World's endgame hasn't had staying power with...
In costume!

Kritika Global returns to Steam without P2E but with cash shop awfulness

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Before we get to that headline, this story needs a bit of a refresher course: Kritika Online was an anime-styled action MMO that first...
It is also not the same as a box in which a lady shows a great deal of skin. No idea how Dr. Skinner would have felt about that.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 380: A TERAble way to go

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Justin and Bree discuss TERA's sunset, Secret World's maintenance mode, Red Dead Online's maintenance mode, Heroes of the Storm's maintenance mode, Skull and Bones' November launch, Elder Scrolls Online's Lost Depths DLC, EverQuest II's prison server, Blizzard's Proletariat buyout, WoW's crafting overhaul, and the return of BlizzCon in 2023, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallout 76, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag lightning round.

One Shots: Songs for a sinking ship

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Maybe it's just me, but whenever I see a screenshot with a Dutch angle, I naturally assume that either a ship or the entire...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that have fallen to the dark side of cryptocurrency

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Here's an interesting point that's worth considering: For all the talk about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the metaverse, and other Web3 buzzwords being the future of...

Say farewell to TERA – Gameforge and Bluehole sunset it tomorrow just before dawn

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Well, the fact that you knew it was coming doesn't make it any less hard to hear, as this week as proven repeatedly. Here's...
There was so much potential.

Perfect Ten: Abrupt MMO sunsets that shocked us

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Not all MMO sunsets are equal, when you look at them. Sure, all impact players who made those games a home, but some titles...

Global Chat: Playing TERA before the final bow

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"Who in their right mind starts playing a 'dead' game?" asks Virtual Bastion's Cary -- right before Cary jumped into TERA just days before...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...
Jump around?

You can watch – but not play – TERA’s last quest before its shutdown

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TERA's remaining days are sadly few as of this writing, as the long-running action MMO is scheduled to close its doors on June 30th....
Sol Badguy comparisons seem apt.

Kritika Global will resurrect as a play-to-win NFT monstrosity next week

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So you guys remember Kritika Online, right? It was published here by En Masse but shut down back in 2019, although it continued running...

Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

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One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...

Menma’s TERA emulator awaits those who are looking for a new home before the MMO’s PC shutdown

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With news that TERA is going to be sunsetting on PC in June, one of the common questions asked by soon-to-be refugees is if...
Truly a loss.

TERA turns on some rewarding events ahead of the game’s sunset next month

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Sorry, TERA fans, but your game is on the chopping block. You didn't need to be reminded of that fact, doubtlessly, but that's where we...

The Stream Team: The final TERA anniversary

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It's been 10 years, but TERA's anniversary celebration is also a farewell party. This week's 10th anniversary will be the game's final one as...
No, you can't ride yourself, Alexstraza.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 370: Dragonflight, TERA, and LOTRO

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In this bonus episode, Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Dragonflight reveal, the uproar over Wrath Classic, TERA's sunset, and LOTRO's massive anniversary.

TERA’s PC version will sunset in June as Bluehole ceases work on the game

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Today is the day that TERA's Japanese servers sunset... and unfortunately, the day heralds bad news for the rest of TERA's PC playerbase in...

TERA Console prepares to celebrate four years, adds new Stigmas and dungeon in latest patch

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TERA Console is turning four years old this year, and that means it's time for players to celebrate with a new update, upcoming events,...
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Vague Patch Notes: So why do MMO developers gender lock?

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Last week's Vague Patch Notes on MMO lore and its impact on design decisions produced a lot of good comments along with a smattering...

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