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Leaderboard: Does an MMORPG’s publisher factor into whether you’ll play it?

I was genuinely surprised to see so many people flip out over August's reveal that Ashes of Creation will be using My.com as...

The Daily Grind: How much of an MMO graphics snob are you?

Pretty much any time that Project Gorgon comes up in discussion around Massively OP, a discussion invariably takes place among readers that weighs...

Ashes of Creation confirms subscription model, allays fears over IP blocking and region locking

More overseas publishing information has trickled out of Ashes of Creation this weekend thanks to players funneling info from Discord to the forums. Readers...

Funcom’s Mutant Year Zero is launching on December 4 on PC and console

"Funcom and The Bearded Ladies" still sounds like an indie rock band to me, so imagine this post is a song, shall we? The...
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Video essay examines the indie MMO nostalgia trend

YouTuber The Hive Leader stirred up a lot of discussion this past weekend with a new video essay called "Nostalgia and Indie MMOs."...

The MOP Up: Warface heads to PlayStation 4 (August 19, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Hearthstone’s new puzzle labs is coming next week as its production director departs

Just because Hearthstone's Boomsday Project expansion is out and about doesn't mean that the dev team is done with its crazy...

Orake’s devs ask someone, anyone, else to take over this 2-D MMO

No, you've probably never heard of Orake before -- and chances are that you never will again, either. The crude-looking indie MMORPG has...
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Bethsoft: Dodgy reseller lawsuits, new media review policies, and Legends crossplay ultimata

Today in why we can't have nice things, it appears that Bethsoft is using its legal weight to crack down on folks selling fully...

Kingdoms of Marazia offers simple-looking but cutthroat multiplayer real-time strategy

It seems so long ago that we lived in the halcyon days of real-time strategy dominance in the PC market. Remember when Command and...

Discord has launched its own video game storefront into beta, and it kinda looks like a Steam-GOG mashup

We all rolled our eyes when Valve's new Steam chat client borrowed heavily from Discord's proven best practices for chat, but most people...

Dual Universe lays out its roadmap through a 2020 release

Unlike some indie MMOs that keep an intentionally vague timeline of development, the team at Novaquark has mapped out the development and testing...

Gran Skrea might be the indie MMO gem you’ve been seeking

Ever since launching on Steam early access back in June, the indie fantasy sandbox Gran Skrea Online has been doing its best...

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...

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