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Vague Patch Notes: Chronicles of Elyria’s road to nowhere

I honestly cannot stop thinking about Chronicles of Elyria. Not in the sense of surprise, mind you; this was pretty much one of...

EverQuesting: Looking back at EverQuest’s 21st year

There are landmark years, and then there are landmark years. (Not to be confused with Landmark, which has been gone for years.) You...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...

Valve plans a wholesale reboot for its digital CCG Artifact

Like the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail fame, Valve's Artifact is not ready to give up the fight...

Matthew Medina returns to Guild Wars 2 as senior content designer

Considering the rash of worrying employee departure news that's been hitting Guild Wars 2 fans recently, a bit of good news is likely...
Well... cool.

Rend’s music won the 2019 IFMCA Award for a video game score despite sunset

The world can be a weird place. Rend has won the 2019 International Film Music Critics Association award for Best Original Score for...
Misty.

Guild Wars 2 rehires a former programmer, drops PvP patch and season next week

You know what I don't love? Chronicling how more Guild Wars 2 devs have left the building. So I'm not going to...

NCsoft Q4 2019: It was a rough quarter for MMORPGs, especially Guild Wars 2

NCsoft corporate had a solid financial quarter for the last three months of 2019, with increases in revenue quarter over quarter and year...

Interview: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs just announced a new game called Colossus

Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has been teasing something big for a while now. This morning, CSE's Mark Jacobs told backers...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...
Goopy?

Following studio layoffs, Frostkeep is sunsetting Rend in one week

Earlier this month, we reported on layoffs of unknown size at Rend developer Frostkeep Studios. Now, the studio has admitted that it'll...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...

Daybreak formally announces the new substudios for PlanetSide, EverQuest, and DCUO

Last year was riddled with rumors coming out of Daybreak Games, as last summer the once-glorious MMORPG company registered multiple websites and trademarks for 
Well... cool.

Rend studio Frostkeep has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

It looks as if Frostkeep Studios is suffering some downsizing this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman, a producer for the MMO studio and a...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2020?

It's become a bit of an unhappy tradition here on MOP to take stock of Daybreak at the start of every year, due in...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...

Classic Guild Wars 1’s December patches are apparently still causing lag and crashes

Classic Guild Wars players know better than to look a gift horse in the mouth when it comes to patches. After getting some...

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