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Veteran Norwegian studio behind The Secret World, Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, and LEGO Minifigures Online.

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

Secret World Legends celebrates Samhain with free gifts and raids

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Is there any better appropriate setting to enjoy Halloween festivities than Secret World Legends? Particularly considering that the first zone in the game is...

Massively Overthinking: Initial impressions of New World

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Amazon's Queue World - uh, I mean, New World - is finally upon us. In fact, I imagine that it's been hard to avoid...

Tamriel Infinium: Anatomy of Elder Scrolls Online’s quests

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An amazing thing happened on my way to the MMO variety store: I got completely sucked back in to Elder Scrolls Online. It did...

Funcom gave a player group its blessing to build a Secret World TTRPG

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It hasn't been the best couple of years for fans of The Secret World, thanks to the fact that both games are all but...

Ashes of Creation snags former Elder Scrolls Online lead writer as new senior narrative designer

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It would be easy to assume that Ashes of Creation will be thin on lore owing to its PvP sandbox nature and its main...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...

Funcom picks up the Conan IP and ‘dozens’ more with latest acquisition

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One of the trickier parts of the MMO business is the interplay between IP holders and the companies that make games with those IPs...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...
I'm sure it's a coincidence.

Craig Morrison announces his departure from Blizzard

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It's time for the departure of yet another name you might recognize from Blizzard, but you might recognize him from other projects as well....

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...
Sort of?

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...

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