maintenance mode


Whatever happened to the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake?

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?

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

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

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

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...

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

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?

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...
Shadows brought.

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

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

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

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

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

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...
We still care.

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,...