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Age of Conan’s 12th birthday is splattered with prizes and challenges

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Twelve years ago in 2008, Age of Conan launched to great acclaim, bringing a mature-themed fantasy MMORPG to market. Now in 2020, the...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

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When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...
HUGS

Massively OP Podcast Episode 270: Words of Warcraft

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Justin and Bree discuss Age of Conan, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, and COVID-19 delays, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, and mailbag topics on Blizzard and freeform character building.

Age of Conan’s Onslaught is live, the Funcom MMO’s ‘biggest update in years’

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Back in 2018 and 2019, Funcom's Age of Conan MMORPG - soon turning 12 years old, if you can believe it...
Well, someone's having fun!

Battle Bards Episode 167: Childlike wonder

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Tapping into their inner children, the three Battle Bards get into the spirit of name calling, trading stickers, and goofing off in kiddie MMOs....

The MOP Up: Star Sonata 2 reboots the universe

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If you've been playing Star Sonata 2, you need to prepare yourself for the end of the universe -- and the start of...

Funcom: DUNE still ‘a few years away,’ will be a ‘more ambitious and robust version of Conan Exiles’

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This week, Funcom dropped its financial report for the entirety of 2019. It's not going to be a shock, since we covered all...

The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players

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Here's a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000....

PSA: Funcom is having a week-long sale on games and DLC on Steam

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Funcom's execs are driving prices so low, you'd think they're giving away the house. They're not, though. They're giving away most of the house....

MMO Business Roundup: Funcom’s corporate move, Japan’s ratings board, and Dean Hall’s next big thing

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We're back with another roundup of MMO industry and business stories related to our corner of the online gaming world. Funcom: Funcom is moving...

One Shots: A nose in a book

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I love me a good library. When I was a kid, going to libraries and book stores were some of my favorite outings, so...

Age of Conan announces a test for the new Onslaught group scenario

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Age of Conan needs your help to test out an upcoming new group scenario. This group content, called Kuthchemes Temple Onslaught, is...

PSA: Grab a free Secret World Legends outfit and weapon thanks to Moons of Madness’ console launch

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Take a hint from the Secret World universe: The next time that you think about heading into outer space, stay home instead. There's nothing...
Nice skirts.

Secret World Legends celebrates the Spring Equinox until March 31

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The Envoys of Avalon have decided that now is the right time to show up in Argatha again, because it's March 17th and that...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

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Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best type of MMO class for hiding scrubs?

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Last week, the MOP staff were idly chatting about the early days of MMO, when one of us (who shall remain nameless!) mentioned being...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

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Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Funcom Q4 2019: DUNE takes priority, Conan Exiles confirms paid expansion, Tencent buyout continues

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It's been an interesting financial period for Funcom, what with the Tencent buyout and investors pushing for accelerated production on the DUNE survivalbox....

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes welcomed me into MMOs

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As we approach the first anniversary of City of Heroes' revival on the rogue server circuit, I wanted to take this opportunity to...

Anarchy Online kicks off anniversary event celebrating one year of its classic server, Rubi-Ka 2019

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It was the summer of 2001, dystopian sci-fi was at its apex, and everyone I knew was trying Anarchy Online. And by trying,...

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