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Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

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BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...

After just four months in open beta, pixel MMO Naïca is already in maintenance mode

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Naïca hasn't been around long enough for anyone to remember the combination of keys to make the ï without copypasta, and now it's over,...

Absolver developer Sloclap unveils an upcoming single-player kung fu adventure game

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Last month, we wondered aloud what had happened to Absolver, the kung fu action multiplayer title developed by Sloclap. Readers will recall that active...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...

Black Desert has officially transitioned back to Pearl Abyss – and now it’s free-to-grab for two weeks

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Black Desert was supposed to be back up last night, but if you stayed up for the Pearl Abyss relaunch, you know that it...

BlizzConline 2021: Everything you need to know about Diablo II Resurrected, Diablo Immortal, and Diablo IV

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This year at BlizzConline, Blizzard is looking to win disillusioned or bored Diablo players back through a multi-pronged approach. The studio isn't just putting...

Following Gamigo buyout, Wizard101 keeps monetization and Pirate101 might resume development

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Earlier this week, we covered the surprising news that Media and Games Invest, whose chief subsidiary is Gamigo and which is run by Gamigo's...

The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment, which has apparently...

Pirate101 players hope to save the game by flooding its servers starting January 24

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While Pirate101 isn't being targeted for shutdown, it is effectively in maintenance mode, which probably makes some long-time fans of the MMO a bit...
Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going, full stop.

Final Fantasy XI promises more story and more character growth for 2021

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It's the new year around the world, and Final Fantasy XI producer Akihiko Matsui has rung in the new year with a letter to...

Wizard101 talks up 2021 stat rebalancing and PvP changes, Pirate101 adds a free respec for subscribers

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The producer of Wizard101 really likes the world of Karamelle. That's part of the impression given by her recent producer's letter, which talks up...

Not So Massively: Looking back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 in the realm of not-so-massively games

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So another year comes, and the last one's gone, and we dig deep just to carry on. Musical allusions notwithstanding, I thought it might...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...
Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going, full stop.

Final Fantasy XI brings out new story and new Ambuscade foes with its latest update

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Enjoying the Voracious Resurgence storyline in Final Fantasy XI, either for the story itself or just because it's more story content when the game seemed...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: The five paths forward for WoW Classic

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Throughout its lifespan, WoW Classic has had an interesting relationship with the future. Not just because it is and always was an explicitly back-looking piece...
Older times.

Vague Patch Notes: Players aren’t the only people who should prepare for their MMO to die

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There are certain realities that developers need to reckon with that start with acknowledging a certain degree of reality, and one of those bits...

EverQuesting: A sweet sixteen EverQuest II anniversary retrospective

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Happy birthday, sweet sixteen! If you think I've waited 16 years to be able to sing that to EverQuest II, well, you aren't wrong....

The Daily Grind: Is the ‘forever game’ philosophy healthy for MMOs?

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A few weeks back, Remnant from the Ashes creative director David Adams did an interview on Gamasutra where he discussed how his team very...

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