maintenance mode

RIFT tests new world bosses, runs XP bonus event

Even if Gamigo has never stated it, it's widely known that RIFT has been in maintenance mode for a good while now....
Pictured? Not me.

Final Fantasy XI offers a small April update and an egg-hunting event

Is there anything more on-brand for Final Fantasy XI than apologizing because this month's update is a bit smaller than usual? Probably...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The stages of the MMO life cycle

To this day, no one has a quote as useful on the subject of life and death as E. B. White: "We're born, we...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Warlords of Draenor

Oh barf. Yes, folks, it... it had to happen. We had to get to this expansion. I know, none of us really want to. World of Warcraft...
H-H-H-H-Holy shirt.

A new scenario is in development for Final Fantasy XI

In 2015, Final Fantasy XI waved farewell to major updates with the release of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel, a sweeping story encompassing all the...
The arc of a journey.

Final Fantasy XI announces its new Odyssey content with the next patch

Hey, remember when we mentioned with every single post about Final Fantasy XI that the game was supposed to be in maintenance mode? It's...
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...

The Daily Grind: Is there any hope for RIFT?

Ugh. My heart hurts every time that my attention turns to RIFT. It's one of perhaps six or so MMORPGs that I've dearly,...
I'm not him! I don't even look like him!

PWE didn’t forget Champions Online! Now you can link that account to Steam too

Yesterday, we covered the news that Perfect World Entertainment is finally enabling account linking between Steam and Arc, its proprietary platform for distributing...

Anthem abandons seasonal content as BioWare confirms major redesign and reinvention

So, apparently all the stories last week about how Anthem still hadn't taken down its Christmas decorations struck a nerve, and we've got...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Guild Wars

Last week on The Game Archaeologist, we examined the exciting beginnings of Guild Wars, thanks to a trio of ex-Blizzard developers who...

Whatever happened to MechWarrior Online?

Every once in a while, I'll be tabbing through my feeds and see an update on the MechWarrior Online site. I get excited...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...

Guild Wars 2 subreddit goof helps re-confirm new ArenaNet game

A thread posted Friday on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit apparently went awry as players panicked under the mistaken belief that ArenaNet's Jennifer...
won't you let me live

The Daily Grind: What ‘dormant’ MMO do you think would benefit the most from some patches?

There are live games, there are games that have shut down, there are games in maintenance mode... and then there are dormant MMOs. Dormant...
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...
No! My empire of faeces is collapsing!

WoW Factor: A quick glance back at 2019 for World of Warcraft

So how did this year go for Blizzard Entertainment? Well... badly. You cannot have missed all of that. But it also went badly in...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2020

With 2019 drawing to a close and a new decade of MMORPGs waiting for us just a few days away, the Massively OP writing...

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...

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