flagshipped

A reference to the sorry state of Hellgate: London as originally released by Flagship. “To have been flagshipped” is to have been screwed over by the studio in some way.

This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

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lol

Perfect Ten: The most poorly managed MMO sunsets of all time

MMOs shut down. This is just kind of a reality. It's an unpleasant one, but we also are collectively aware that it happens and...

RuneScape: Banks are bettered, RuneFest approaches, and Old School gets better support

There's a lot buzzing and swirling about in RuneScape's neck of the woods, so let's catch up with this long-running title. In fact,...

Snag a TERA anniversary gift bundle and celebrate the MMO’s seventh birthday

It's a big month for TERA: En Masse's flagship MMORPG is in the swing of its 7th anniversary celebrations, and we've got a...

LOTRO Legendarium: My vision for free-to-play version 2.0

A few weeks ago I embarked on an experiment that I had hoped would make for a fascinating column. Basically, I created a brand-new...

ZeniMax has begun pre-production on a AAA game set in a major new IP

Could the digital wizards behind Elder Scrolls Online have a fresh spell or two hidden up their sleeves? It looks like this may...

World of Warships and metal band Sabaton make over-the-top music video for the Bismarck

Wargaming has never been subtle in its advertising and promotions. It also prides itself in the historical accuracy of its vehicles in its...

Reverse Engineering: The super scientific dangers of capturing Pokemon with your phone

I don't mean to alarm anyone, but there is a chance that capturing Pokemon could be the end of civilization as we know it....

Perfect Ten: The bloodiest MMOs of all time

I am not nor ever have been that much of a fan of gore and blood in video games. Oh, I thought Doom was...

EverQuesting: Can Daybreak make it through 2019?

Those who've been long-time followers of Massively OP's long-running EverQuesting column might have noticed a distinct lack of new year hopes and predictions...
Pretty, still.

TERA update is live on PC with the PvP Shore Hold battleground and PvE dungeon

When TERA players get tired of whaling on giant monsters, they turn to whaling on each other with giant weapons. Hey, they have...

Massively OP’s 2018 Blooper Awards: Most times back from the dead

Massively OP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for most times back from the dead. And the winner is...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...

Hellgate London’s latest incarnation has finally added Tokyo

When Hellgate London relaunched for like the 500th time a month ago on Steam, probably the biggest criticism, other than the fact that...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...

One Shots: Snow joke

I ask for "weather" in a screenshot challenge and you all give me lots and lots and lots of MMO snow. I guess we're...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.
oh nooooo

H1Z1’s esports league is basically toast, ESPN reports

It looks like H1Z1's Pro League isn't gonna make it. ESPN is reporting this evening that the esports league teams received a letter...

Hellgate is back on Steam and buyable, but without Tokyo or multiplayer

The Hellgate is open for business. Again. Really and truly. HanbitSoft has been milking the Hellgate London cow for the better part of a...

Hyperspace Beacon: Everything you need to know about Star Wars The Old Republic’s guild changes

Since the launch of the game, guilds have been a real weakness for Star Wars: The Old Republic. For the longest time, I...

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