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Indie MMO Gloria Victis has just rolled its way into beta

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Happy beta launch week to Gloria Victis! No, really. The MMO has been in early access alpha since 2016, but it's finally moving...

Whatever happened to pre-alpha indie MMORPG Arcfall?

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Earlier this year when we last checked in with Arcfall, an Ultima Online-inspired indie MMO, we learned that the team had hopes to...

Console LOTRO and DCUO’s huge playerbase: Everything we just learned about Daybreak thanks to EG7

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MMO twitter has been ablaze since yesterday's announcement that Daybreak is being bought up in its entirety by Swedish games company Enad Global...

Ship of Heroes’ latest video talks mission creation and likely 2021 launch

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How do they make the sausage when the sausage is an MMORPG? Generally, gamers are quickly made to regret that question, but Heroic Games...

The MOP Up: Shadow Arena pings instead of pongs

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Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena got a lot more friendly this past month thanks to an improved ping system and the addition of login...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Ashen Empires’ soundtrack

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Originally inspired by the Ultima series, Dransik came out in the early 2000s as an isometric MMO that rode the rails of indie...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the devs of the MMO genre

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Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.

Epic is suing Apple in Australia over Fortnite as Apple halves its profit cut from indie devs

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You might think Epic Games' primary business is video games or video game engines, but as it turns out, it's fast becoming "filing...

Fractured’s fall alpha has testers knee-deep in player cities, farming, and mounts

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As promised, Fractured's fall alpha is fully upon us now, as the in-development sandbox expands its content and its testing pool once again. Over...

Project Gorgon bestows much love upon its playable cows, rabbits, and spirit foxes

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We still have a ways to go -- at least a year and a half -- until Project Gorgon officially launches, and...

Massively Overthinking: Does early access kill an MMO’s buzz?

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A while back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were flipping through Steamcharts checking in on Torchlight III, and we...

Siege Survival: Gloria Victis adds a trebuchet, balances the economy, and adds a scenario editor

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Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, the standalone survival and resource management game set in the world of Gloria Victis, has had its free-to-play...
Time is a flat circle.

Vague Patch Notes: The wax and wane of MMOs and genres

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I started writing for Massively-that-was in October of 2009. That was 11 years ago. Oh... oh my word, no, that was so long ago....

Indie fantasy MMO Past Fate strives to make ‘dynamic and rewarding’ combat

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Following up on the small but successful Kickstarter campaign this past summer, indie MMO Past Fate has been pretty quiet with no...

SuperData September 2020: Fall Guys falls hard, WoW claws its way back up

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SuperData's September report on the state of the game industry's global revenues is not going to shock anyone this month. On the PC side,...
Ah ha.

Vague Patch Notes: Kickstarter shouldn’t be your investor demo funding

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There are a few things that kind of make me see red about indie game studios. Generally speaking I'm of the philosophy that indie...

Indie MMO Inferna adds guilds and greatly improves game performance

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It's been a good long while since we last checked in with Inferna, an indie fantasy MMORPG that's being crafted by a small...

Ship of Heroes’ Casey McGeever on the innovation of the indie MMO scene

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The process of creating the MMO Ship of Heroes has apparently been enlightening to Heroic Games' CEO Casey McGeever according to an...
Don't let's fight.

Yes, Genshin Impact is blocking Hong Kong and Taiwan-related chat

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There are some words you can't say in Genshin Impact even when chatting with friends. These words are probably not of an enormous...

Open beta MMORTS Starborne announces Dissidence expansion with new map, mode, and historical servers

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Icelandic developer Solid Clouds announced something this week for Starborne that most MMO betas never see: an expansion. It's called Dissidence, and...

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