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Perfect Ten: 10 more MMOs you’ve already forgotten ever existed, from Elyon to Defiance

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Last year, I assembled a list of 10 former MMOs that not only have ceased to exist but have ceased to be remembered (for...

Unleashed’s MMORPG Haven is aimed at parents who grew up playing EverQuest and WoW

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Back in February, we covered an upcoming but low-key crossplatform MMORPG called Haven by an indie studio called Unleashed games, whose star-studded dev team...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 467: The end of an ArcheAge

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Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge's sunset, the cancellation of BlizzCon 2024, Escape from Tarkov's no good very bad day, Age of Water's early access launch, and the 20th anniversary of City of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, Fallout 4, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on defensive characters in MMOs and whether Crowfall has any kind of future.

Fight or Kite: Pax Dei’s alpha is equal parts survival gameplay and grind-fueled crafting

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In my experience, I’ve found "survival game" and "grindfest" are synonymous with each other in all but the rarest of cases. There just seems...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 466: Elder Scrolls Offline

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Justin and Bree discuss PlanetSide 2's new developer, Elder Scrolls Online's rollback situation, the revival of Life is Feudal, and the resurrection of Legends of Aria Classic, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, and World of Warcraft, plus mailbag topics on Palia, Blade and Soul, Dragons Dogma Online, and MMOs that would work offline.

Stormgate studio Frost Giant opens equity crowdfunding campaign to make players into investors

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Back in February, we covered the eyebrow-raising story that Frost Giant, the studio behind multiplayer RTS Stormgate, was planning to make a push for...
City again.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that experienced a surprising comeback

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It's hard to pass up a really good comeback story. We love it when a beloved something or someone is counted down and out......

Has 2024 put the game industry ‘on the brink of disaster’? Extra Credits weighs in

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If you haven't been paying attention -- despite even our own hollering it from the rooftops -- this year has been absolutely terrible for...

Abyss MMO begins testing on Mac, plans early access for April 18

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Abyss aka Abyss Online first caught our attention last summer, when gamers figured out that it was actually a clone of the supposedly satirical NFT...

Crowfall owner Monumental hit with layoffs while eyeing blockchain

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The question of Crowfall's existence has been an unanswered one for quite some time ever since the game was purchased by Mythgard publisher Monumental...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

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Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MOP articles of 2023

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Every year, we pick out a bunch of narrative arcs and stories that dominated the headlines and emotions of the MMORPG genre, and it...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

Wandering Wraeclast: Introducing Path of Exile 2’s Mercenary crossbow class and WASD

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Looking forward to new Path of Exile updates has been a quarterly spectacle for many years. It's only recently, however, that fans also can...

Cinderstone Online has apparently sunsetted after just two months as devs plan F2P relaunch

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Over the last couple of years, we've kept an eye on Cinderstone Online aka Fioresia Online, a cutesy indie MMO that actually made it...

LOTRO delays Corsairs of Umbar to November 8, talks 4K upgrades and new legendary servers

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It's a sword day, a red day, a Q&A day for Lord of the Rings Online! Executive Producer Rob "Severlin" Ciccolini appeared on this...

Massively Overthinking: Massively Overwhelming content in MMORPGs

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This past weekend, I picked up my first premium house in Lord of the Rings Online after much hemming and hawing. I didn't expect...

Mortal Online 2’s ‘monumental’ territory control and siege systems are live – here are the patch notes

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You've got to fight for your right to hold territory and maybe lay siege to others' territory because you want it yourself! OK admittedly...
War-filled.

Warhammer Return of Reckoning’s three-year-long ability rework is ‘nearing a release-ready phase’

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It's taken the player developers of Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning rogue server three years to rework the MMORPG's massive number of abilities, but...

The Daily Grind: Have your opinions on MMO PvP changed over the years?

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One of the first columns I penned for MOP after we went indie was a column about what I wanted from serious MMO PvP....

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