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Path of Exile issues a fix-filled patch, talks about the creation of the Trialmaster and game sounds

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Grinding Gear Games is just chock-full of information related to Path of Exile. In terms of game-related details, the game's next upcoming patch will...

TitanReach shows off more animals, props, weapons, and koblin animations

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The latest development blog out of TitanReach once more is all about showing off 3-D artwork, so at least players of the game's early...

EVE Echoes optimizes its market board in latest update, won’t have skill injectors until at least late 2022

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If you've perhaps forgotten that EVE Echoes, the mobile version of the venerable spaceship sandbox MMO, is a thing, then perhaps we can help...

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...
This is reasonable.

Former designer for WoW, StarCraft II, and Diablo IV announces his departure from Blizzard

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If you're a fan of live or developing Blizzard titles like Diablo IV, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II, you were also perhaps a...

Project_N is a new throwback MMO designed by an EverQuest lead game designer

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We certainly have no shortages of MMO projects in which fans and developers alike are seeking to return to Ye Olden Dayz of game...

TitanReach previews character models, chat, and its WoW-esque UI

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The TitanReach developer team has been pumping out blog posts all week, with two fresh one just since our last article. The first is...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Sage release demonstrates Pearl Abyss’ focus on the west

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I'm not really a comics guy, but I still have my favorite superheroes. For me, it's Dr. Strange. Marvel's artifact wielding, spell-slinging, multiverse traversing...

Destiny 2 discusses adjustments to armor mod vendors and certain weapon perks coming in Season 14

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The informational run-up to Season 14 of Destiny 2 rolls on in Bungie's latest weekly newsletter, calling out a couple of specific adjustments to...

Massively on the Go: Mother Nintendo should make Niantic Earthbound

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So, Nintendo and Niantic will work together for more AR games based on Nintendo IPs. No great surprise from me, as I'd mentioned years...

Massively on the Go: Why Nintendo and Pikmin make sense in Niantic’s hands

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With the recent news that Nintendo and Niantic will work together for more AR games based on Nintendo IPs, I thought it might be...
Teamwork.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s forced grouping serves an important purpose

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It's not exactly a secret, but just in case you didn't know this, Final Fantasy XIV has dungeons that are absolutely necessary to progress...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by what’s in their screenshots?

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A week or two ago, the MOP staffers were chatting about a new MMO we were covering - Fioresia Online - and its screenshots...
I see.

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, Virginia, that counts as an MMO

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There is a particular comment we get on a semi-regular basis, and it is always wrong. It shows up on a wide variety of...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The mechanics

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Just based on lore alone, WB Games should make a new Asheron's Call game. As I argued last time, AC has the qualities of an underutilized...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The lore

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So we recently brought up how Asheron's Call 2 died twice during the winter seasons, with the second one being a double funeral with the original...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: MMORPG of the Year

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for MMORPG of the Year, which was awarded to Elder Scrolls Online last year. Longtime...

Massively on the Go: Understanding what an MMO community will pay for

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Earlier in December, I posted some Pokemon Go news that included player complaints about a recent Mr. Rime paid event. While there was a good...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Indie MMO of the Year

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Indie MMO of the Year, which was awarded jointly to Villagers & Heroes...

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