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Path of Exile will let players who go offline remain in their party for a limited time

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Every MMORPG player has experienced that dreadful moment when their connection to a game decided to get suddenly and randomly severed, followed by the...

Vitae Aeternum: Obsessing over New World’s population numbers is a waste of time

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New World is a bit unique in that it is the only major Western MMORPG that is playable only through Steam. The others are...

Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...

Parent puts Roblox on blast for her first-hand experiences of troubling games and failed content filtering

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In case you were wondering if the CEO of Roblox was blowing smoke when he talked up "safety and civility," allow one parent's extremely...

Kickstarted adult-only vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss puckers up for early access

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If you've been seeking the most murky of smooches and the darkest of nighttime strolls in your MMORPG adventures, Shadow's Kiss would like to...

One Shots: Looking forward to a rainy day

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Is there anything as agonizingly tantalizing as receiving a gift that's for a very specific situation? You can't wait to use it, but it...
Crucial.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop taking your released MMOs back to the drawing board

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This is not a column about Kingshunt, but it is. It's not a column about Crowfall or Deathverse: Let it Die or even Crucible....

Global Chat: Would Secret World have done better if it had been set in the 1920s?

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Thanks to a recent piece by MMO Folklorist, I learned something that I had never known about The Secret World: Apparently, in early development...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming is dying to watch Dead by Daylight

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In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2022

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This has been a pretty challenging year for a lot of reasons, and my 2022 in Choose My Adventure certainly didn't feel any different...

Vitae Aeternum: The uncomfortable truth of New World’s lax monetization

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I have a pretty laid back approach to monetization in online games. Bar mandatory subscriptions and a few egregious outliers, I am generally fine...

Vitae Aeternum: A measured response to New World’s 2023 roadmap

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When New World released its roadmap for the first half of 2023 a few days back, the initial reaction from fans was... not great....

Guild Wars 2 adds new challenge mode, new skin collection, and promised profession tweaks

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Collecting skins might sound like the plot of a horror thriller, but it's actually a completely innocent activity in Guild Wars 2, at least...

The MOP Up: SWTOR spins a Bounty Hunter yarn

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was nearly your bedtime and Star Wars: The Old Republic sat down next...

Vitae Aeternum: The storm clouds on New World’s horizon

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New World has improved considerably since launch. I've had a lot of praise for the changes Amazon has made, and I'm looking forward to...

NetEase’s survivalbox Once Human readies a November beta test and projects a Q4 2023 launch window

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Back in June we were aimed in the direction of Once Human, a multiplayer survival sandbox from developer Starry Studio and publisher NetEase that...

Perfect Ten: The players you’re likely to meet in MMO hell

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We've all met folks in game who leave an unpleasant taste in our mouths for a long time after. With all of the good...
Hmm. Appears I'm still alive.

Krafton Q3 2022: PUBG earns ‘steady retention’ after F2P switch as the company angles to expansion

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The third quarter earnings report from Krafton, aka the company that owns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and TERA, isn't full of what one might call mind-blowing...

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