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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...

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...
Blaugh.

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...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...
ho ho ho indeed

Champions Online yanks event currencies and seasonal rewards to be replaced with more time-limited availability

We all know that Champions Online had been in de facto maintenance mode for a long while, although this year has seen a...

Bethesda’s MMOTCG Elder Scrolls Legends is destined for maintenance mode

Bad news for fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise card battler Elder Scrolls Legends: Bethsoft announced today that it's effectively putting the game...

Guild Wars 2’s skill balancing update is live with weapon swap, dynamic HUD, and… capes

The latest Guild Wars 2 patch is officially upon us. As we noted yesterday, players players can expect multiple quality-of-life tweaks to...

Black Desert plans three-week Season of the Hunt event starting September 25

It's been a bit of a bye week in Black Desert's PC version thanks to an extra-long maintenance mode - gamers will recall...

Leaderboard: Does Guild Wars 2 need another expansion?

If you've followed NCsoft's quarterly investor reports for the last many years, you've probably seen dozens graphs of Guild Wars 2's revenues and...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new operators promise new content and more with new hires

Last year, Pirates of the Burning Sea made headlines when it lost its publisher support and primary coder. It was on the brink...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How Final Fantasy XI shaped my MMO preferences forever

Your first experience with something has an outsized importance. This feels like one of those statements people really want to argue with sometimes but...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...

E3 2019: Terraria: Journey’s End will be the game’s final update before entering maintenance mode

It's been a long trip for the 2-D multiplayer side-scrolling exploration title Terraria, and while we don't cover this one particularly closely, the...
I'm not him! I don't even look like him!

Into the Super-verse: Why didn’t Champions Online do better?

A while back I was flipping through the backlog of my personal gaming blog, looking at the history of my gaming trends, particularly in...
It's so clear now that you are all that I have.

The Daily Grind: How long should a studio keep an MMO in maintenance mode?

It seems pretty clear to me now that Final Fantasy XI is going to keep running for a long time. I can't say for...
Take Me Out

Final Fantasy XI developers share plans for the future of the game and ongoing development

If you've ever thought to yourself that Final Fantasy XI updates so reliably that it really shouldn't be called a maintenance mode, you're not...

Tree of Life heads into maintenance mode today as studio Oddone moves to new projects

Tree of Life players, there's bad news and news for you today. Let's get the bad news out of the way first: It...

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