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Zeal is an upcoming MMOARPG with PvP, PvE, 15 classes, and no grinding

Here comes a new one to the MassivelyOP pages! It's an MMO called Zeal, which developer Lycanic Studios bills as "an indie action...

Global Chat: Getting a handle on Legends of Aria

One of the great benefits of reading the wealth of MMO blogs out there is that you can touch base on a huge variety...

CCP has obliquely confirmed it’s working on a brand-new ‘action MMO’

Remember back in December, when the gaming world noticed that CCP's hiring page sought a lead designer to run "a new and highly...

Fractured’s Kickstarter has just fully funded; stay tuned for this afternoon’s Q&A livestream

As Fractured counts down the final two days of its Kickstarter campaign, it looks as though the indie MMO has pulled it...

Project Oasis World looks like GTAO with all the murder and mayhem stripped out

So here's a new one for us: It's a game called Project Oasis World, and that name seems apt because while it's technically...

Saga of Lucimia updates its four-year-old grouping manifesto

It's a little strange to consider that Saga of Lucimia has been around in development for four years now, but that's the gestation...
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The Daily Grind: What exactly defines an ‘indie’ MMORPG studio?

Earlier this week, I happened to see a mainstream website refer to ArtCraft as an indie studio, and it jolted me. ArtCraft, as anybody...

Want to try Legends of Aria? We’ve got trial keys just in time for the closed beta 2 launch!

It's a big day for indie MMORPG Legends of Aria, as its second closed beta official kicks off with a server wipe and...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s PR nightmare

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have noticed that two Guild Wars 2 developers were cut loose last week after a heated...
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It’s starting to look like Valve is trying to murder SteamSpy on purpose

Back in April, Valve announced new supposedly privacy-oriented changes for Steam that had what everyone assumed to be an unintended (and unannounced) side-effect:...

Square Enix scoops up Boundless, setting it up for a late 2018 launch

It's been a while since we last caught up with Boundless, that quirky voxel sandbox that might be better known by its former...

Citadel of Sorcery shuts down after 14 years of development

Chances are that you have never heard of Citadel of Sorcery. MJ, our resident "has played every MMO in the universe" expert, only...

Project Gorgon brings out catalog golems to help search player shops

One of Project Gorgon's old-school-made-new-again features is the incorporation of player vendors. And while that's all well and good to let players sell...

Fractured reaches 30k registrations and shows off building mode

As Fractured continues to ramp up to its hopefully successful Kickstarter campaign, interest ramps up from the MMO community about this indie title....

Gran Skrea brings an indie sandbox MMO to early access

On the prowl for an undiscovered indie MMORPG these days? You might want to check out Gran Skrea Online, as it just

The Daily Grind: Will you sub to EA’s new ‘Origin Access Premier’ service?

During EA Play this weekend, EA announced Origin Access Premier, its attempt at a subscription service on PC. For $100 a year, you'll...

Massively Overthinking: Why is no one meeting the obvious player demand for big MMORPGs?

Massively OP reader ichi_san has a burning question about the state of the industry. "Lots of people seem to be looking for an MMO they...

Villagers & Heroes’s Midsummer update adds Twilight Vale event zone, buffs monster damage

Crossplatformy indie sandbox MMORPG Villagers & Heroes is building on its May expansion, Wellspring, with another big patch. Where Wellspring buffed the...

How the best devs are ‘fleeing in droves’ to escape the abusive games industry

My only nephew is something of a math prodigy, and the fact that he wants to be a game designer when he grows up...

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