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Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

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Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Perfect Ten: Why we need more post-apocalyptic MMOs

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Ever since playing the original Wasteland back in the late '80, I've had a high fascination with post-apocalyptic settings. Yet it's not been the...
Tanks for the memories

Ashes of Creation discusses progress on combat, crafting, and events – and rejects play-to-earn

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While the latest development update livestream from Ashes of Creation didn't have any blockbuster previews or sexy vignettes to share, what it did have...

Not So Massively: Dune Spice Wars targets a very small niche

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Unpopular opinion time: I never liked Frank Herbert's Dune novels. I do, however, acknowledge that the setting has a lot of cool ideas, and...
Zoom.

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do with Secret World?

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There's nothing that makes my eye twitch faster than when someone brings up a beloved MMORPG that was either cancelled, abandoned, or neglected. So...

One Shots: Surfing the world tree

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When the day arrives when a magic bee flies into your mouth and turns you immortal and sends you down into the world tree...

Choose My Adventure: The point of a community-guided MMO column

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Choose My Adventure programming for something of a meta discussion on what this column is meant to be and...

Ashes of Creation grants a first look at Alpha Two’s character creator

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It would make sense that the next alpha build for Ashes of Creation would look different, particularly since the PvP sandbox is upgrading to...

Choose My Adventure: Secret World Legends makes me reconsider my interest in the series

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After several weeks of slogging my way through classic The Secret World, I now find our readers have dispatched me to Secret World Legends....

Conan Chop Chop crushes bugs and finally makes that snake door cutscene skippable

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You're going to die in Conan Chop Chop. A lot. And every time you did and you decided to try a different character, you...
Ahoyhoy?

Vague Patch Notes: When you like the idea of an MMO more than the game itself

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So I was reading Chris' recent CMA entry on The Secret World, and I found myself in a curious state. I definitely agree with his initial...

Choose My Adventure: Why does The Secret World feel so bad to play?

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The Secret World is a good game. A great one, even. It’s worthy of all of the praise and adoration it gets from its...

Conan Chop Chop outlines a list of bug fixes planned for a future update on PC, attacks issues on console

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Conan Chop Chop, the cutesy yet challenging multiplayer roguelite from Funcom and Mighty Kingdom that launched earlier this month, has been pretty good fun....

The Soapbox: SWTOR’s Legacy of the Sith is bad, but not for the reasons you’ve heard

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I've never been a big Star Wars fan, but I am a big BioWare fan, and after many failed attempts to get into the...

The Stream Team: A foolish solo sojourn into Conan Chop Chop

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When it comes to a game like Conan Chop Chop, it's not a matter of if you'll die so much as how much. With...
I love the nightlife, I love being marched in front of an enemy...

Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

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Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

Perfect Ten: Favorite NPCs from my favorite MMOs

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In a recent episode of the Massively OP Podcast, we had a terrific question winged our way asking about our personal favorite NPCs from...

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