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The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online's new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one:...
Let us pray.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’ve wanted to quit, but you couldn’t?

Very few of us are in a situation wherein large men are perched behind us claiming that something horrible will happen to our loved...
That was a good plan, we thought this one through.

WoW Factor: The shabby ethics of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ ban

Hooo boy, this was not an article I really expected to write this week. So, by now everyone's surely seen the news that Blizzard...

Pseudo-historical multiplayer RTS War Selection arrives free-to-play on Steam Early Access

If you're looking for some multiplayer RTS gaming in what looks like a sort of Civilization-esque setting with nods to human history, then you...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO roleplay servers

An MOP reader named Thierry recently pointed us to a brewing storm in the World of Warcraft Classic community: In a nutshell, the...

Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version is ‘just around the corner’

The dark age of mandatory subscriptions is almost over for one of the industry's most famous PvP MMORPGs. Dark Age of Camelot announced that...

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old...

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 Stream Team: World of Warships turns 4

Do you celebrate birthdays by blowing things out of the water? World of Warships does! And Massively OP's MJ enjoys this type of celebrating....

World of Warships marks four years with new Directives, freebies, and bonuses in Update 0.8.8

Another year has come and gone for the online ship battler World of Warships, so it's high time to celebrate with its players....

The MOP Up: Plants vs. Zombies goes multiplayer

Do you remember that quirky personality-filled Plants vs. Zombies lane defense game from way back when? Popcap has been expanding that series franchise ever...

PAX West 2019: Examining mental health and community in upcoming MMO Destiny’s Sword

Eager players packed the Washington State Convention Center at this year's PAX West, each greeted with games ranging from high-profile triple-A titles to more...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

Dark Age of Camelot drops Q&A, Ultima Online rolls more of Forsaken Foes to the test server

Call this news piece the Broadsword Corner. Actually, don't, because that's not terribly interesting. That said, both of Broadsword MMORPGs -- Dark Age...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...
Built.

A Tale in the Desert begins its ninth Telling today

It's time to open a new chapter forĀ A Tale in the Desert when the game kicks off its ninth Telling today. Yes,

The MOP Up: Skyforge hisses and burns

It's (sigh) mass hiss-teria in Skyforge these days thanks to Gorgonide forces invading the place. Gorgonide? Really? Devs ain't even trying these...

Whatever happened to the Jane Austen MMO Ever, Jane?

Don't worry - Ever, Jane is as fine as ever. But it popped back on our team's radar this week as a game...

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