The Stream Team: A ninth anniversary peek into ArcheAge

Although she hasn't streamed ArcheAge in four years, Massively OP's MJ felt like giving the world a quick peek on its ninth anniversary --...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 435: Guild Wars 2’s secrets revealed

Justin and Bree discuss Gamescom, Nightingale, Crimson Desert, WoW Classic's hardcore servers, ArcheAge's devastating merge, and TennoCon's Warframe and Soulframe news, with adventures in LOTRO, Baldur's Gate 3, and Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure, plus a mailbag topic on WoW's latest teases.

Kakao is effectively sunsetting ArcheAge Unchained, merging it into two remaining western ArcheAge servers

The age of ArcheAge Unchained is over: Kakao and XLGAMES have apparently decided to merge the Unchained servers back into the regular ArcheAge production...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 432: Palia breaks through to the other side

Justin and Bree discuss Palia's soft launch, WoW Classic hardcore realms, ArcheAge 2, ArcheAge's future, Ashfall, and Nightingale, with adventures in LOTRO, STO, SWG Legends, and Palia, plus a mailbag topic on mundane but enjoyable MMO activities.

ArcheAge rogue server AA Classic is hobbled by launch woes

We don't generally cover rogue servers for still-alive MMORPGs here on MOP, but this weekend's messy launch for an unsanctioned player-run classic version of...

Kakao Games Q2 2023: ArcheAge 2 targets second half of 2024, Ares Rise of Guardians launches in Korea

Kakao Games is just one segment of the booming Kakao corporation, but the games segment isn't driving those figures. According to the company's Q2...

Grab an Eternal Return character and skin duo key from Kakao and MOP

Kakao's Eternal Return is just a few weeks out of the gate from early access to live, and already it's releasing its first big...

Perfect Ten: 10 memorable MMO marketing campaigns from the genre’s past

Believe it or not, MMOs get off easy when it comes to notorious marketing campaigns. Anything on the following list, good or bad, is...
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The Daily Grind: Do you have hope for ArcheAge or its sequel?

To me, ArcheAge will forever be the first of many South Korean games that was heralded as bringing back the mythical prelapsarian days of...

Kakao partially denies report that ArcheAge will sunset following XLGAMES restructure

Korea's Money Today News has a disturbing scoop on turmoil at XLGAMES that appears to mean layoffs inside the studio - and a closure...

‘Anime battle royale MOBA’ Eternal Return makes its full release after nearly three years of early access

We're happy to report that another game hatchling has made its way across the sands of early access into the full launch ocean: Eternal...

ArcheAge introduces the Stillwater Gulf ship-based battle royale mode in newest patch

Sure, you've played battle royale, but what if it was battle royale but ships? That's what is effectively being offered by ArcheAge with the...

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we wanted a decade ago

Back in May, MOP's Justin penned a fun blog piece on his Bio Break blog about the games he wanted all the way back...

ArcheAge introduces the Daru gathering transformation and 10v10 flag war in newest update

If you were intensely curious about ArcheAge's upcoming ability to let players transform into a wholly distinct race for increased pastoral pursuits, your...

ArcheAge’s June 22 update lets players become a gathering-focused Daru and fight in 10v10 flag wars

Sure, you could always do things like craft, gather, farm, and trade in the auction house in ArcheAge now, but what if you could...

Massively Overthinking: Are we in an ‘MMO hype vacuum’?

James "MMO Folklorist" Crosby recently penned a piece using a term that seems so apt I feel we should all adopt it: the MMO...

Massively Overthinking: How to alienate your MMORPG playerbase

I am not a Pokemon Go player, but I can't help but stare at its many trainwrecks thanks to the detailed coverage of our...

NCsoft is taking Kakao’s ArcheAge War to court over alleged plagiarism of Lineage 2M

ArcheAge War isn't just a delayed blockchain mess: It's also the subject of a new lawsuit. According to The Korea Times, NCsoft has filed a...

XLGames’ NFT MMO ArcheWorld arrives in the Americas April 20 in spite of (or because of) weak start in Asia

XLGames continues to march forward with the global release of ArcheWorld, the NFT and blockchain-linked version of ArcheAge that technically launched for some Asian regions...

Dysterra permanently slashes price, hands out in-game furniture to early buyers

Back in February, the early access sci-fi survival FPS Dysterra was hosting a promotion that, among other things, provided a 30% discount on the...