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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...
We still care.

Final Fantasy XI celebrates 19 years and promises new job progression and storage options

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It's been 19 years since Final Fantasy XI first launched, and yet the game is still going strong with an update cadence the envy of...
It's a tiny little sprout thing. It might kill you.

Final Fantasy XI brings back Mandragora Mania for its 19th anniversary

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After 19 years of operation, Final Fantasy XI no doubt finds anniversary celebrations just a little bit tedious. It's been 19 years! There's a ton...

Global Chat: Destiny 2’s horrible, no-good, very bad transmog

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Hey kids, Destiny 2 is finally getting a cosmetic system! And it looks to be as user-friendly and appealing as having your mother dress...

Classic Guild Wars is about to turn 16 years old and the party has begun in Shing Jea

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If you want to get absolutely technical about it, Classic Guild Wars doesn't officially turn 16 years old until Monday. But if we waited...
Dance Dance San d'Orialution

Vague Patch Notes: What we mean when we talk about MMO maintenance mode

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I've mentioned before that this column's title was inspired by the vague patch notes of Final Fantasy XI, and here we are diving into that...
Artificial.

Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

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BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...

After just four months in open beta, pixel MMO Naïca is already in maintenance mode

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Naïca hasn't been around long enough for anyone to remember the combination of keys to make the ï without copypasta, and now it's over,...

Absolver developer Sloclap unveils an upcoming single-player kung fu adventure game

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Last month, we wondered aloud what had happened to Absolver, the kung fu action multiplayer title developed by Sloclap. Readers will recall that active...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...

Black Desert has officially transitioned back to Pearl Abyss – and now it’s free-to-grab for two weeks

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Black Desert was supposed to be back up last night, but if you stayed up for the Pearl Abyss relaunch, you know that it...

BlizzConline 2021: Everything you need to know about Diablo II Resurrected, Diablo Immortal, and Diablo IV

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This year at BlizzConline, Blizzard is looking to win disillusioned or bored Diablo players back through a multi-pronged approach. The studio isn't just putting...

Following Gamigo buyout, Wizard101 keeps monetization and Pirate101 might resume development

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Earlier this week, we covered the surprising news that Media and Games Invest, whose chief subsidiary is Gamigo and which is run by Gamigo's...

The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment, which has apparently...

Pirate101 players hope to save the game by flooding its servers starting January 24

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While Pirate101 isn't being targeted for shutdown, it is effectively in maintenance mode, which probably makes some long-time fans of the MMO a bit...
It continues.

Final Fantasy XI promises more story and more character growth for 2021

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It's the new year around the world, and Final Fantasy XI producer Akihiko Matsui has rung in the new year with a letter to...

Wizard101 talks up 2021 stat rebalancing and PvP changes, Pirate101 adds a free respec for subscribers

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The producer of Wizard101 really likes the world of Karamelle. That's part of the impression given by her recent producer's letter, which talks up...

Not So Massively: Looking back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 in the realm of not-so-massively games

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So another year comes, and the last one's gone, and we dig deep just to carry on. Musical allusions notwithstanding, I thought it might...

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