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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...

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...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II’s maintenance mode doesn’t mean game over

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Earlier this month, we learned that Blizzard was effectively putting StarCraft II into maintenance mode. Considering what a massive fan of...

Tree of Life spawns a survival MMO sequel named Oddria

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A quick history lesson: Back in 2017, studio Oddone Games released a multiplayer sandbox named Tree of Life that didn't do so...
I half-see.

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you wish could get the Crucible treatment?

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And I don't mean the cancellation part - I'm talking about the way Amazon pulled Crucible back into development in the first place. There...
This is reasonable.

StarCraft II officially ends development as Blizzard ‘thinks about what’s next’

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Earlier this year, MOP's Tyler noted that StarCraft II had quietly become Blizzard's best-managed game, with updates and events rolling out even...
How are you this way.

Eight-year-old Pirate101 is essentially in maintenance mode with no new content planned for the next year

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We've got some unfortunate but not unexpected news from Pirate101 this week, as KingsIsle has admitted that its content drought will continue for...
Spoop.

Final Fantasy XI’s October version update arrives with more promised for the future

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The October version update for Final Fantasy XI is here! It brought some new Ambuscade fights with it, and... that's it! Well,...
Ahem.

Whatever happened to the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake?

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Do you remember ages ago, when Final Fantasy XI first announced that it was scaling back to a maintenance mode and a new...
Sorry, guys.

The Daily Grind: Are there any languishing MMOs you’re still hopeful will recover?

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You know, I was pretty down with the long wait for Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch, but I have nothing on

Final Fantasy XI’s Voracious Resurgence arc is live as Square teases the Sunbreeze Festival

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The devs of Final Fantasy XI don't seem to really appreciate what "maintenance mode" is understood to mean, judging by the new pieces...
Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going, full stop.

Final Fantasy XI: The Voracious Resurgence gets its own teaser site

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It turns out that Final Fantasy XI will just keep going forever. The game has been pumping out monthly updates reliably ever since...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s outlook in the lead-up to Crimson Desert

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I've played nothing but the Black Desert season servers in the last month. It's such a fresh breath of air, and it's something...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI plans for its July version update with more Odyssey content

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The Final Fantasy XI team has gotten its groove back, although in this case "groove" mostly means "development cadence." Yes, the team is...

Whatever happened to Secret World Legends, The Realm reboot, and Shadow’s Kiss?

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Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s eternal restoration of Ishgard

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As of this writing, the Final Fantasy XIV server that has made the most progress on Ishgard restoration is Tonberry on the Elemental...

ROSE Online’s Japanese operator filed for bankruptcy while promising new content

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ROSE Online, a Korean MMO that first launched in 2005 and was shut down in its home country in February 2019 after...

Perfect Ten: Sports-themed MMOs

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Here's something we don't talk about much here on Massively OP: sports games. When we think of "MMOs," we tend to run right toward...

Not So Massively: Comparing online ARPGs, from Wolcen and Diablo to Grim Dawn and Path of Exile

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A while back in the Not So Massively column, I did a piece comparing the pros and cons of some of the...

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