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Blizzard shows off the remodeled Night Elves for Warcraft III: Reforged

Warcraft III: Reforged might have missed its initial launch date of "by the end of 2019," but not by much; the game is...

Fight or Kite: Griefing! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Here we are at the very first Fight or Kite of the New Year and of the decade. With it, let’s discuss something...

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

Black Desert Mobile has officially launched now around the globe

Pearl Abyss has officially done it: It's launched Black Desert on four total platforms now, three of them this year, now that

You can start downloading Black Desert Mobile right now ahead of this week’s launch

Don't get too excited yet as it's not officially playable in the US just yet, but Black Desert Mobile is now available for...

Pantheon’s Visionary Realms and Brad McQuaid’s family are sponsoring a design scholarship in his memory

Given that Visionary Realms has already made clear its commitment to continuing development of Pantheon in the wake of studio head
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...

EVE Online developers will soon be allowed to… play EVE Online

EVE Online's developers have historically had to keep the community at arms length to avoid inadvertently influencing the player-run sandbox. After the 2007...

Roblox’s latest event taps some Star Wars Rise of Skywalker transmedia synergy

All the Star Wars things, please! That's what Roblox is dishing up right now. The kid-centered building MMO partnered with no less than...

Here’s how WoW Classic influenced the design of Shadowlands for Retail WoW

While World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion has been in the works long before the launch of this past August's WoW Classic, the...

Choose My Adventure: An intriguing and frustrating start in Citadel Forged with Fire

This one’s going to be a doozy, I can already tell. My first arrival to Citadel: Forged with Fire was a bumpy, rough, unpleasant...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

Massively Overthinking: Niche MMOs vs. everythingboxes

Earlier this month, veteran MMORPG designer Raph Koster announced that he's finally making a new MMORPG, with a suite of top devs and...
Oh, is that all.

Project C explains the studio’s philosophy behind the in-game economy and its business model

MMOs offering a currency pegged to real money that can also be converted back into real money aren't particularly common, but Project C...

Miniature Desert Oasis: Hands-on with the upcoming Black Desert Mobile

Five years ago, if you'd asked me about any mobile game, I wouldn't have even considered it a real game. I'd have considered it...

Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and...

Massively Overthinking: Is the age of the $15 subscription coming to an end?

Massively OP's own Justin Olivetti penned a blog post this week in which he muses on the lifespan of the $15 MMO sub...

The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

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