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Battle Bards Episode 177: Gone with the wind

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As the weather howls and gusts around us, the Battle Bards stand in the middle of it all with their heads lifted up, listening...

Secret World Legends marks the autumn season with an Envoys of Avalon retread

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This news will either be fun to hear or the dull, wooden thud of a nail hammering into a coffin if you're a

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best in-game cutscenes and cinematics?

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There are a lot of ways that stories can be told in MMORPGs, but one of the most straight-forward and visually exciting is the...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...
Happy holidaysish.

The Daily Grind: At what point do you consider an MMO ‘beaten?’

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"They're MMOs!" I can hear you saying as you read the title up there. "They're designed to never be beaten or finished!" OK, OK, I...

Ashes of Creation recaps August progress, promises more details about nodes soon

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The month of August was certainly a busy one for Intrepid Studios and Ashes of Creation, so if you happened to have missed...

MMO Business Roundup: Fortnite iOS’s lost parity, Halo Infinite’s debunked rumors, Funcom’s movie

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent (mostly adjacent today) industry news. Fortnite iOS players who don't read the news are...

One Shots: Today’s forecast is foggy with a light chance of dragons

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The other day I was at the zoo watching a Siberian Tiger stalk around its exhibit, and I was thinking, "If I encountered that...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...

Existence arrives on the scene to recapture ‘the heart of MMO gaming’

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Inspired by their time in Anarchy Online, two brothers decided that it wanted to make their own sci-fi MMORPG. The result of this...

One Shots: Showing up to play hard

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It's always a great feeling when you know you're not alone when facing great challenges in your life -- or in your video games....
This is what we were really missing.

New executive order could ban US transactions with Tencent – potentially bad news for gaming [Updated]

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File this one under "I was about to go to sleep when the internet erupted in an absolute panic over Tencent": Late this evening,...
Engagement.

The Daily Grind: Are you anxious about the Funcom acquisition?

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I read the news today, oh boy. Tencent has bought out all of Funcom's stuff. This is pretty significant; it's yet another...

Tencent now completely owns Funcom, purveyor of Conan Exiles and Secret World Legends

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Dune, Conan Exiles, Secret World Legends, Age of Conan... all of these properties and more are now directly under the...

Ashes of Creation’s Steven Sharif talks servers, housing, and moderating the playerbase

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In an interview with the Paradox Gaming Network, Intrepid Studios' Steven Sharif answered a whole slew of questions regarding Ashes of Creation,...

One Shots: Forest for the trees

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There's something enchanting and thrillingly dangerous about stepping into a vast forest in an MMORPG. You never know what may be around the next...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

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MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

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Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

The Stream Team: Remembering The Secret World’s launch eight years ago

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Today would have been The Secret World's eighth anniversary. Well, it still exists, but the game isn't live. So to celebrate her favorite...

Secret World Legends preps weekend balancing pass test server event

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Our recent Chaos Theory column on Secret World Legends' rather dismal last year didn't paint the best picture of the health of...

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