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Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode

After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits. Gravity Corp's ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week...

Online shooter Blacklight Retribution is sunsetting its PC servers in March

If you can squint back about seven years, you'll remember when Blacklight Retribution was a going concern on the pages of Massively-that-was as...

Vague Patch Notes: How to recognize MMO lies from quite a long way away

One of the most consistently weird elements of covering MMOs is that there's a very simple and yet incredibly odd metric of knowing if...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 206: This is our Anthem

Justin and Bree discuss MMO character creation systems, the Anthem demo mess, Ragnarok 2's abrupt development end, WoW's new raid, Daybreak's EverQuest franchise plans, Last Oasis, and Fallout 76, with mailbag questions on needlessly complicated MMOs and subs for maintenance mode games.

Massively Overthinking: Why aren’t you playing the MMO most like your favorite sunsetted game?

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from reader Smuggler-in-a-YT. "Star Wars Galaxies had its problems, but the sense of community, purpose, and...

Ragnarok Online 2 stumbles into maintenance mode as Gravity officially ends development

It looks like it's lights out for Ragnarok Online 2, Gravity Interactive's core sequel to the long-running Ragnarok Online (yes, there are several...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...
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Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2018

A not-inconsequential part of me misses the days when every MMO would pump out boxed expansions. I like buying boxes of stuff I like...
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Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: Maintenance mode, shmaintenance mode

Today we're finishing off our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #1 on our list is the one where ArenaNet yanked Classic Guild Wars out of maintenance mode and gave it some love.

Interview: New World’s Rich Lawrence on solving PvP problems and defining the sandbox

I think it's fair to say that New World is the biggest MMO currently under production in the west, at least among those...
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Blizzard scales back Heroes of the Storm development cadence, esports, and dev team

If you wondered how Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm was performing, today's announcement should serve as a pretty good clue it's...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

The Daily Grind: Do you ever put MMOs into personal maintenance mode?

There is no point when I stop playing Final Fantasy XIV, but there are times when I'm not playing much. My interest wanes, I...

Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Stewart Chisam makes sense of the studio split, hints at new game

You've heard of Simon Says? At Hi-Rez Expo I played Stew Says, but in this game I try to get Stew Chisam, President...
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Splatoon 2’s final content update drops on December 5

Good news, Splatoon 2 fans, you're getting a content update on December 5th! The bad news is that it's the last one you're...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...
Just call me angel of the morning, angel.

Gamigo considers ‘quality of life improvements’ for RIFT post-Trion, but there’s little else shared

We've  heard from the ArcheAge and Trove teams about just what plans Gamigo has for those games following Trion Worlds' apparent...

Funcom is now working on at least six new games, including a new open-world multiplayer title

Man, just a couple of years ago, there was serious concern that Funcom wouldn't make it another quarter, and now here we are in...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P...

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