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The Soapbox: Feeling the loss of an MMO community

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Back in 2012, I was almost a year deep into Lord of the Rings Online and enjoying my time both in the game...

The Game Archaeologist: The virtual worlds of the 1990s

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With the increased speeds of modems and the move into 3-D space in the 1990s, some game designers thought it was a logical conclusion...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

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One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...
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MMO Business Roundup: Lucasfilm Games, Anthem sales, MapleStory Fest, and Oculus

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Welcome back to another round of the MMO Business Roundup. It's GDC week, so it's no surprise that we've had so many business...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

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As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...
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Habitat is back online in a museum

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If you're not familiar with Habitat, that's understandable, but you can catch up on the history of the title with our own...

Guardians of Ember denies misappropriating League of Legends concept art, tackles server issues

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Following the early access launch of Runewaker's Guardians of Ember this week, Massively OP was made aware of player-floated allegation that the...

The Daily Grind: How do you solve the MMORPG ‘Jedi Problem’?

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MOP reader Witches noted in the comments of last week's Perfect Ten that Firefly seems to be better-suited for the kind of world...

Ten years ago today, Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE made the New York Times

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Hat tip to Redditor dejoblue, who's reminded everyone about the fateful day back in 2005 when SOE, struggling in the wake of World...

MMO Burnout: Star Wars Battlefront

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I'm kind of in love with Star Wars: Battlefront. I shouldn't be, really, because underneath the glitz and gloss, it's a pretty pedestrian...

The Game Archaeologist: Lucasfilm’s Habitat

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Some of you reading this may simply never have known a world before the internet existed by virtue of your age. It's not your...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...
Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

Massively Overthinking: When IPs are wasted on mediocre MMOs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Aldranis, whose query neatly dovetails with the IP-related question we answered...

How Jedi ruined Star Wars Galaxies

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Hope you're not tired of hearing about Star Wars Galaxies because Raph "Holocron" Koster's got SWG on the brain this week, and...

SWTOR teases season four PvP rewards

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In previous PvP seasons for Star Wars: The Old Republic, players never had a clue what the rewards for their efforts might be until midway...

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