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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...

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 

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...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2019

I feel like a broken record saying this, but the success of a blog is not just about page views or ad impressions or...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from Icebrood Saga to the future

The first half of 2019 was a rough time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan. It wasn’t without its bright spots, but...
Cool.

Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday has arrived – go get your festive sweater

As promised, Guild Wars 2's winter holiday events, gathered up in Wintersday, have arrived today. There's kind of a lot...
Set sail, etc.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2019

Everyone is healthy! Good news! Every game is super healthy and absolutely no one has a terminal playerbase disease that may result in the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however,...

Rumor: Daybreak was working on a Marvel MMORPG until last year

If there are two constant news stories about Daybreak Game Company that we handle, it's that the studio keeps going through rounds of layoffs...

Guild Wars 2 lost yet another dev, this time a key living world designer

If you're starting to get more than a little worried about the line of developers departing ArenaNet, you're not alone. As the Guild...

Guild Wars 2 admits new fractals, raids, and even hairstyles are many months away

As we're mulling over our own impressions of Guild Wars 2's latest content release, Whisper in the Dark, the players who've...

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