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Albion Online wants to boost players’ ‘incentives for backstabbing and going to war’

Over the last few months, Albion Online's Sandbox Interactive has continued its push to rebalance the endgame meta - specifically, the power and...

Skyforge’s Aelion Day anniversary event asks players to fulfill prophecies for rewards

Why would players challenge themselves to fulfill a prophecy? To face a destiny ordained on paper? Is it fame? Glory? Redemption? In Skyforge,...

Pandemic roundup: Humble Conquer COVID-19, Bethsoft events canceled, EA ‘stay and play’

Welcome back to another roundup of the impact of COVID-19 on gaming. A huge stack of game studios have chipped in to support Humble's...

Choose My Adventure: Albion Online, chestnut logs, and terrible mistakes

I regret to inform you all that my final moments in Albion Online were something of a bellyflop. A number of smaller frustrations...
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Wisdom of Nym: Does Final Fantasy XIV need new jobs?

We're all still basically expecting an expansion announcement for Final Fantasy XIV in November. I'll talk about the weirdness of the world right...

Camelot Unchained details work on Devout classes, new crafted traps and barricades, and Soul Essence Shards

In spite of a work-from-home policy, the folks at Camelot Unchained have been spectacularly busy. In the end of the month update...
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Black Desert gets an April Fools’ event on PC, Drieghan on console, and new events on mobile

Whew! The down side of having so many different versions of Black Desert is that when an update day rains, it pours. And...
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Why I Play April Fools’ Day

So it's time for our April Fools' Day joke, which means that usually it's my time to shine. Seriously, a lot of these have...

Ascent: Infinite Realm rebrands to Elyon, launches new website

It's no joke: The long-in-coming steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm has a new name. Daum Games announced yesterday that the game is now...

The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Free Realms Sunrise rogue server readies beta, adds housing

For those missing Sony Online Entertainment's long-departed Free Realms, the only hope they've had has rested in the hands of a volunteer dev...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

Wizard 101 announces the arrival of a test realm and new pet features that will be up for testing

The arrival of a test realm very often seems to be a development that's met with a lot of praise from players, so fans...

EverQuesting: Looking back at EverQuest’s 21st year

There are landmark years, and then there are landmark years. (Not to be confused with Landmark, which has been gone for years.) You...

Grab a key for Shadow Arena’s final beta, courtesy of Pearl Abyss and MOP

As we've been covering, Pearl Abyss is gearing up for a 2020 release of Shadow Arena, the standalone battle royale based on

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

COVID-19 roundup: Game platforms, pandemic sales, and the potential for a digital Gamescom

I think it's high time I took over one of these coronavirus roundup stories, wouldn't you agree? So allow me to offer yet another...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that don’t deserve second chances?

MOP reader Steve recently posed us an interesting question: Is it time for gamers to stop giving second chances to bungled MMOs and live...

The Stream Team: Enjoying the outdoors with LOTRO’s spring festival

Usually, springtime means a time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, blooming flowers, and blossoming trees. But for Massively OP's MJ right...

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