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Massively OP Podcast Episode 448: The holiday MMO rush begins

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Season of Discovery, EverQuest II's Ballads of Zimara, SWTOR's Chains in the Dark, ArcheAge's big Unchained merge, and Wagadu Chronicles' early access, with adventures in LOTRO and Project Gorgon, plus 2023 awards teases and a mailbag topic on getting into MMOs with too much content.
You only remember these people when someone dies.

Global Chat: Why does CCP keep trying to make EVE shooters?

We're not the only ones who keep wondering why CCP continues to push for an FPS game set in the EVE Online universe. Long-time...

19-year-old EverQuest II’s 20th expansion, Ballads of Zimara, launches today

Don't look now, but EverQuest II's 2023 expansion, Ballads of Zimara, is quietly launching today. Wait, no, look now. Daybreak is quiet, but we...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...

EverQuest II launches Ballads of Zimara November 29, reruns Feast of Giving until November 26

The Ballads of Zimara expansion of EverQuest II has had pre-orders and beta testing, but now it has a calendar date for release: Wednesday,...

EG7 Q3 2023: Daybreak’s MMO revenues dip ahead of Q4 expansion deluge

Daybreak parent company Enad Global 7 has released its Q3 2023 financial report this week, and it's good for the company, if weaker for...

Former Trion boss Scott Hartsman cautions studios to reconsider live service games

Former Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman has a few words of advice for any studio contemplating the creation of a live service game: Maybe...
It helps that this game has never looked good. I'm sorry, but not really sorry. If you love this game, you're going to need to reckon with this at some point. But that's another article.

EverQuest II celebrates 19th birthday and $216K Extra Life fundraising with in-game events

Don't look now because you'll only feel old: EverQuest II is officially 19, and if you do some quick napkin math, it means that...

Perfect Ten: The single best expansion from 10 MMOs

Holy crud, do I not know that I'm setting myself up for some major pushback today. Oh, I feel that to my core, friends!...

The Stream Team: Celebrating 19 years of EverQuest II

Tomorrow, EverQuest II turns 19 years old. Nineteen! That's the time to head out and take on the world. Except EQII is a world...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs as Saturday morning cartoons

My insane MMO and MMORPG thought experiments do indeed continue: Previously I considered what muffins MMO NPCs are, then I considered what flavor of...

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...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...

Global Chat: What do I need to know about New World’s new expansion?

Rise of the Angry Earth is making some big waves for New World this month, and it stands to reason that many people are flocking back to...

Perfect Ten: The interesting features EverQuest Next promised before it was canceled

After way, way too long, it looks like an EverQuest 3 may be in the works after all. It's been rumored for years, of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 440: It’s fall MMO content, y’all

Justin and Bree discuss New World's Rise of the Angry Earth, LOTRO's Corsairs of Umbar, expansions for EverQuest and EverQuest II, and Final Fantasy XIV's Growing Light, with a mailbag question on which studios could do justice to World of Warcraft.

EverQuest’s 30th expansion, Laurion’s Song, launches in December – with class swapping

With Lord of the Rings Online and EverQuest II both debuting new expansions this week, you had to figure EverQuest was close behind, and...

EverQuest II opens preorders and beta for Ballads of Zimara expansion, coming in November

Bards, listen up: EverQuest II's 20th expansion is launching next month, and it'll be music to your ears, literally. It's called Ballads of Zimara,...

Vague Patch Notes: The games industry arrogance cycle, in MMOs and elsewhere

Unity has fallen. Oh, sure, the company has rolled back the worst parts of its incredibly boneheaded "give us money for your successful game"...
Cutty time

Global Chat: Coming around on WoW Classic’s hardcore mode

With World of Warcraft Hardcore Classic out for a month now, it's continuing to show no quarter while it captures the interest of prior...