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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...

Fractured Online’s latest patches stabilize the game, squash bugs, and close up a duping exploit

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Now that Fractured Online has hit the seas of early access, it's time for the inevitable bug patching and stability improving updates that invariably...

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...

Global Chat: How can MMOs help us navigate better?

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Contains Moderate Peril recently tackled a subject that is very near to my heart, which is the tools, difficulty, and art of navigating around...

The Game Archaeologist: How Ultima Online got made

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You know how there’s that yokel in every global chat channel that likes to troll players by claiming that World of Warcraft was the...

Global Chat: How is WildStar’s rogue server doing?

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Plenty of people both here on Massively OP and out in the MMORPG community continue to hold a torch for the late, great WildStar....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst chat interface?

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No, this piece isn't about Barrens chat or unmoderated toxicity! This is about the chat experience and interface itself. MOP's Justin recently joked that he...
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...

The Daily Grind: Do you leave MMO global chat on or turn it off?

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Ah global chat -- or world chat, as we sometimes call it. Trade chat? Whatever, it's the chat channel that goes out to everyone...

Global Chat: When you can’t ignore the MMO meta

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As we kick off another column on recent MMO blog essays, Galactic Antics uses a recent situation in Star Wars: The Old Republic as...

Global Chat: Dispatches from Blaugust 2022

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By now, you may have caught wind of Blaugust 2022 -- the latest season of a community effort to encourage, promote, and educate new...

Global Chat: Is Phantasy Star Online 2 a shallow MMO?

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In a recent post on trying out Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, blogger Virtual Bastion made the observation that the MMO offered "slick...

Lost Ark’s August and September roadmap promises a pet ranch, Machinist class, and a new legion raid

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The months of August and September will bring pet stuff, a guy in sentai armor, and a fight against a creepy clown to Lost...

Global Chat: The virtue of smaller shared worlds

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With the rise of online sandboxes and other mini-MMOs (if that oxymoron can exist), several long-time MMO bloggers are praising the virtues and benefits...

Global Chat: Changing opinions about WoW’s dungeon finder

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With the dungeon finder being left out of Wrath Classic, it's caused more than a few players to re-evaluate the pros and cons of...

Fractured Online balances buffs and bolsters bosses in latest beta patch

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Dynamight's Fractured Online continues to plug along in closed beta this summer, and it's pushed out yet another patch for testers as of today....

Global Chat: Playing TERA before the final bow

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"Who in their right mind starts playing a 'dead' game?" asks Virtual Bastion's Cary -- right before Cary jumped into TERA just days before...
Same old story, same old song and dance.

Global Chat: Hot takes from the MMO community on Diablo Immortal’s release

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The latest iteration of the Diablo franchise is here with Diablo Immortal, but it doesn't seem to be stirring as much interest among the...

Fractured Online’s closed beta just got a major chat upgrade

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Fractured Online is continuing along in its always-on closed beta with a fresh patch after maintenance today. At the heart of this update is......
Online, fine.

Global Chat: DC Universe Online lacks that ‘wow factor’

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Are you heading into the summer season with the intent of sampling MMOs that you've never touched before? If so, then you'll find Virtual...

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