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Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV....

The Game Archaeologist: Funcom’s long-abandoned Midgard MMO

There used to be a time that Funcom was deeply into the MMORPG business, bringing us titles such as Anarchy Online, Age...

Funcom roundup: Secret World Legends’ Samhain, Moons of Madness’ launch, and Tencent

Funcom is up to some stuff this week! For starters, Secret World Legends is patching in Samhain today. One of the better...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs do away with stat armor entirely?

While I'm all about progression and acquisition for my MMO characters as they journey through the levels, I'm less and less enthused about collecting...

Secret World Legends’ Moons of Madness spinoff gets a creepy ARG

Halloween is right around the corner, and while Secret World Legends fans are still in a holding pattern for actual new content in...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

Ashes of Creation explains how Apocalypse battle royale has brought about improvements to the MMO

This past Friday saw a developer livestream from the Ashes of Creation team with the aim of providing a bit more context on...

Don’t panic, but Tencent just bought 29% of Funcom

Whether you follow Funcom for its old-school MMORPGs like Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends, its survival sandbox Conan Exiles,...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

The Daily Grind: When was your ‘MMO birthday?’

We often note birthdays and anniversaries for online games here on Massively OP, but today it's not about the game -- it's...

The Envoys of Avalon Equinox event has returned to the Secret World Legends

So technically, the first day of fall this year for those of us up in the Northern Hemisphere is Monday, but that means nothing...
Oh my!

Funcom’s running a free-play weekend for Conan Exiles, Conan Unconquered, and Age of Conan

Conan fans, this unlikely weekend is your moment to shine, as Funcom's making all the things free free free. First up is Conan...

Lawful Neutral: Examining Ashes of Creation’s controversial referral program

I have a really hard time taking anything seriously that refers to money as "bucks." You'll recall that I opened the Lawful Neutral...

Funcom is still working on co-op shooter and multiplayer Dune game, according to Q2 2019 financials

Buried under all the WoW Classic news at the end of August was Funcom's second quarter financial report. Let's rectify our oversight with a...

Battle Bards Episode 152: Main Themes 3

Back for a third round, the Battle Bards examine a slew of main themes from MMORPGs! Considering how essential these themes are in making...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

Conan Exiles shows off new Blood and Sand goodies and announces a return to normal decay values

Are you ready for Blood and Sand? Well, more blood and sand than there already is in Conan Exiles, which looks like a...

Fight or Kite: Ashes of Creation Apocalypse is a doorway to an action-packed MMO

If you had told me two weeks ago that Ashes of Creation is going to be one of my most anticipated upcoming MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...
This took some work.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

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