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The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment,...

Bonkies introduces cooperative monkeys to the field of structural engineering

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I won't tell you exactly how much time the Massively OP staff talked about Bonkies this morning, but it was a lot. Part...

The Old Moon Grand Prix horse race begins in Black Desert PC

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There's another event happening in Black Desert on PC, which sounds otherwise humdrum considering every update has some event of some sort. However,...

Pirate101 players hope to save the game by flooding its servers starting January 24

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While Pirate101 isn't being targeted for shutdown, it is effectively in maintenance mode, which probably makes some long-time fans of the MMO...

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

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...

Desert Oasis: Avoiding burnout in Black Desert Online

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Players leaving Black Desert in a tizzy is something of a tradition in the community. It can be for a number of reasons....

The Daily Grind: How much time do you get to play MMOs every day?

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It occurred to me the other day that I honestly have no idea how much time the average MMO player gets to indulge in...

‘I saw a City in the Clouds!’: Previewing Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ Bespin expansion

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There are very few MMORPGs that can plausibly compel me to sit down and log in the weekend of a big real-life move, seeing...
Lead you in.

Popular World of Warcraft cosplayer Jarod Lee Nandin passes away from complications with COVID-19

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Sad news this past weekend for the World of Warcraft community: cosplayer Jarod Lee Nandin, best known for his cosplay of the antagonist...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2021

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Really, there's only one valid resolution for 2021: make it suck less than 2020. That aside, it's customary to ask the Massively OP writers to...

MMO dev and astronaut Richard Garriott smuggled the ashes of Star Trek’s James Doohan to the ISS

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While we all know very well the story of Richard Garriott's $30 million ticket on board a rocket to visit the International Space Station...

Choose My Adventure: My time as a volunteer for the Responders in Fallout 76

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As per your instructions, I was voluntold to volunteer for the Responders for my return trip to Fallout 76, and boy was it...
We just keep going.

Black Desert extends free play for PlayStation first-timers unable to purchase the game properly

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On paper, the whole free play idea for Black Desert seemed like a pretty great idea. The game lets everyone play for free...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 Golden Yachties: Best MMO rumor we want to be true

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MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for best MMO rumor we want to be true. (If you’re wondering what the...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable...

Wizard101 talks up 2021 stat rebalancing and PvP changes, Pirate101 adds a free respec for subscribers

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The producer of Wizard101 really likes the world of Karamelle. That's part of the impression given by her recent producer's letter,...

Albion Online studio Sandbox Interactive just got bought out for more than €100M

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As it turns out, the MMO industry is going to see one more big buyout move before 2021 is upon us. Last night,

Grand Theft Auto Online releases the island-sized Cayo Perico Heist

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Today is the day where players of Grand Theft Auto Online can enter an island paradise and rob it blind. The Cayo Perico...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist....

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