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Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

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Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...

The Daily Grind: What expectations do you have for Amazon’s New World?

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It's already been a crazy busy summer for MMO tests, patches, expansions, and launches -- and we are far from done. One of the...
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The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

One Shots: Fantasy splash pad

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I'm oddly fascinated with water effects and physics (what little there is) in MMOs, especially when games try to portray large lakes or oceans....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 328: SOLO? YOLO!

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Justin and Bree discuss Aion Classic's messy launch, SOLO's launch date, LOTRO's legendary servers, and Anarchy Online's 10th birthday, with adventures in WoW Classic, FFXIV, and Albion Online, plus a mailbag topic on zombie MMOs. (Not real zombies.)

Ashes of Creation shows off new areas, new outfits, and passive skills in livestream

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Like clockwork, the folks at Intrepid Studios have put together another Ashes of Creation development livestream that's full of previews, updates, and other nuggets...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from launch to now

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July 27th 2001. On this date, Funcom pulled the trigger on Anarchy Online, launching it in North America with a planned release in Europe a...

Secret World Legends begins official fourth anniversary event, intends to honor HolloPoint in-game

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When we first reported on the community's intention to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Secret World Legends themselves without active support by Funcom, we...

Anarchy Online celebrates 20th birthday with new dev retrospective and video

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Last week, we covered some of the initial events Funcom was rolling out for Anarchy Online fans to celebrate its 20th birthday. As of...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...

Secret Worlds Legends’ player-run MEGAversary 4 radio show will pay tribute to HolloPoint

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Yesterday saw the Secret World Legends community celebrate the game's legacy with the start of the player-run MEGAversary 4 anniversary event, but the event...

Obituary: Prominent Secret World Legends community leader HolloPoint

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I'm sorry to report some devastating news out of the Secret World Legends community today: Prominent community member Mark "HolloPoint" Innes has apparently passed...

Battle Bards Episode 195: In the mountains

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Attempting to summit the very best of MMO music, the Battle Bards head up, up, up into the mountains with this episode! What musical...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...

Secret World fan author Blodwedd Mallory releases the sixth book of her series today

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We've been following the writing journey of fan author Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee for a long time now. Readers will recall she was greenlit...

Anarchy Online celebrates its 20th birthday with daily logins, events, and sub deals

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There aren't a whole lot of MMORPGs that make it to 20 years old, but Anarchy Online is joining those hallowed ranks this month....

Ashes of Creation fields fan questions about combat, classes, content challenge, PvP, and social interactions

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Yesterday, creative director Steven Sharif joined with the MMORPG subreddit's community rep Protobear to answer several fan questions about Ashes of Creation, which ran...

Secret World Legends’ community organizes fourth anniversary events

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With Funcom seemingly doing the absolute bare minimum to keep the lights on over at Secret World Legends, it's a sad commentary on the...

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