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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...

PlanetSide 2 is celebrating its seventh birthday, teases early 2020 content

If you were worried that recent layoffs to the PlanetSide franchise team would hamper PlanetSide 2's anniversary festivities, you can breathe a...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...
The new place.

FFXIV Shadowbringers boosted Square Enix’s financials, Nexon sees 24% YOY revenue drop

Let's talk about money, shall we? The first week of November is always inundated with the last big fiscal report of the year for...

The Daily Grind: Are you still excited for today’s BlizzCon reveals?

This is a rough year to be excited about BlizzCon. It was a rough year a while back, with World of Warcraft in the...

The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?

I've had... severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I'm sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple...

Daybreak talks PlanetSide Arena goals and plans for PlanetSide 3

With Daybreak currently in the throes of fresh layoffs and a "company realignment" and PlanetSide Arena failing to really set the world...

EverQuest’s Torment of Velious preorders and beta begin next week

All of Daybreak's true MMORPGs have now weighed in post-layoffs: The most recent confirmation that everything's OK with the EverQuest franchise team...
It's already dead.

PlanetSide 2 brings the Nanite of the Living Dead event back for more spooky shooting

Fans of PlanetSide 2 probably had lots of reason to be scared following the latest round of Daybreak layoffs on Friday, and not...

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