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Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...

Hyperspace Beacon: Everything you need to know about Star Wars The Old Republic’s guild changes

Since the launch of the game, guilds have been a real weakness for Star Wars: The Old Republic. For the longest time, I...

MMO designer Raph Koster lays out the component parts of making MMORPGs

Veteran MMORPG designer Raph Koster has up a new blog post that sheds some light on the many angles of developing an MMORPG. In...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that cater to the time-limited player

Every once in a while we receive emails here at Massively OP that share a similar sentiment. Usually that boils down to, "I love...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...

NCsoft sales continue downward slide while online PC sales trend up

Slides may be fun when you're a kid, but they're not something you want to see when you're a multinational games corporation that's operating...

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s now-live Ruins of Shaqqara and the state of the game

Neowiz's beleaguered MMORPG Bless Online is live with its first big update since launching out of its open beta early access last...

Black Desert launches lead-up event for next week’s Drieghan’s expansion

Black Desert's Drieghan expansion launches one week from today, so you might have thought this week's patch would be nothing at all -...

Guild Wars 2 is overhauling runes and sigils and making them salvageable in next week’s patch

If you're one of those weirdos who loves having an inventory overflowing with crap (hi MJ!), then I'm sorry to report that ArenaNet is...

Albion Online’s Nimue update launches November 21

The Lady of the Lake is coming to Albion Online this month: Nimue launches on November 21st, mostly notably with its new...
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The Daily Grind: What makes a game feel like an MMO to you?

Bethesda is at it again. Years after its subsidiary bent itself over backwards to protest that Elder Scrolls Online wasn't an MMO, the...

Star Wars: The Old Republic adjusts operations, hypes Jedi Under Siege

Promising a return to a "much regular update cadence," the Star Wars: The Old Republic operations team has some fixes and adjustments...

Netease talks up Diablo Immortal to Chinese fans and onlookers

While American fans at this weekend's BlizzCon went into full-on meltdown mode, NetEase was also telling Chinese fans about the upcoming Diablo Immortal....

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

The MOP Up: TERA opens SEA server and delivers Deathwrack to consoles

It was a pretty big week for action combat MMO TERA, starting with the delivery of the four-dungeon Deathwrack update to Xbox...

Elite Dangerous is getting a fleshed-out MMO guild system in Beyond Chapter Four

Frontier is continuing to pump out livestreams highlighting the details of Elite Dangerous' Beyond Chapter Four. Yesterday, the stream's focus was on...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...

Blade & Soul is already rolling on to its Thanksgiving events

While some western gamers might still be grumpy over the delay of Blade & Soul's class specialization update - which is not...

Guild Wars 2’s legendary upgrade feature accidentally joins weekly patch as new RMT griefing trick emerges

If, like our staff, you looked at yesterday's Guild Wars 2 patch notes and thought it was a "filler patch" with...

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