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Gankboxes are sandboxes that place such an emphasis on unrestricted free-for-all PvP that ganking comes to dominate the entire game, to the detriment of the rest of the world design.

Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

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Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...

One Shots: Postcards from the galactic rim

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While most of you toil and adventure away in the gravity well of a single planet, some daring MMOstronauts (is that a term? It...

Stick and Rudder: ‘Robin Hood’ scammer claims he robbed rich EVE Online corp of $100 billion ISK

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EVE Online is a game that will certainly go down in MMO history as one of the most fascinating studies on human behavior to...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Second Extinction, State of Survival, and Path of Titans

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Welcome to a quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent titles that have been hanging out in our newsroom waiting for someone to write...

Global Chat: Torchlight Infinite’s infinite challenges

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The upcoming Torchlight Infinite is starting to build some positive buzz for this multiplayer ARPG, and Battle Stance was on the scene to check...

Gloria Victis enhances its visuals, reshapes the edges of its world, and revamps systems in latest update

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Back in June the medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis had detailed some of the things it needed to do to head out of early access,...

Mortal Online 2 talks up plans to upgrade to Unreal Engine 5

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Apparently, StarVault's ambitions for Mortal Online 2 won't be stopping anytime soon, as the studio has reiterated its plan to upgrade the newly launched...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: An MMO sunset tour for 2022 to date

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MMO sunsets can be weird. I am never happy when a game that people love goes away. It always represents a lot of lost...
Not the problem.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 388: Elyon descends through finite care

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Wrath pre-patch, New World's new servers, Elyon's sunset, Bless Unleashed's sunset, EVE Online Uprising, Star Trek Online's Wil Wheaton, and Temtem's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, with a lightning round of MMO questions from the mailbag.

Perfect Ten: Recent promising MMOs that died before they were born

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Is there anything more agonizing to an MMO fan than to get excited about a promising title and then see that title cancelled before...

EVE Online announces November expansion called Uprising

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Whether you're a bittervet or a starry-eyed noob, every EVE Online player's ears are going to perk up a bit today at the news...

The Daily Grind: Do you want another game in the EVE universe?

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CCP Games, we gotta talk. You've been trying to make the EVE Online "universe" thing happen a long time. You've put out so many...

Mortal Online 2’s latest patch adds a tower shield, Myrland POIs, and a fix for ghost players

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I ain't afraid of no ghosts, especially in the case of the ghost player bug that was in Mortal Online 2, which is now...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Mortal Online 2 defends its decision to go subscription-only

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Is it the height of foolishness to launch an MMORPG in 2022 as subscription-only -- or is it a shrewd financial tactic? Players will...
Now my stats are good!

Global Chat: Will World of Warcraft ever give up its raiding fixation?

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MMO blog Kaylriene posted a lengthy article recently examining the state of the non-raiding scene in World of Warcraft while comparing it to Blizzard's...

Stick and Rudder: So you’ve completed the EVE Online tutorial – now what?

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Since rejoining the player ranks of EVE Online, I’ve noticed a common sentiment from fellow newbies: Most agree that the environment is beautiful, the...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...
As always.

EVE Online starts up the Caldari Union Day through September 6

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It appears that EVE Online might have different standards from others about what qualifies as a day of celebration. After all, why would the...

CCP Games is hunting for veteran DUST 514 players to test its next EVE universe FPS

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If you're hankering to take peek at CCP Games' next big thing - and yes it's another attempt at an EVE Online-universe shooter -...

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