mythic entertainment

Originally known for Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic was snapped up by EA and put to work on several other MMOs new and old, including Warhammer Online and Origin’s Ultima Online, which predated it. It was closed down in 2014, but not before spinning out DAOC and UO to newly formed company Broadsword Online.

The MOP Up: Shattersong Online binds a universe of worlds together

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Here's an interesting 2-D MMO project that's being made by some former Starbound devs. It's called Shattersong Online, and it alleges that it can...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning finally adds capital cities that Mythic axed

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So a little Warhammer Online history lesson for you today: Originally when Mythic Entertainment was developing the game, it had plans to include up...

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning preps anniversary celebration and huge reveal this weekend

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If you've been keeping an eye on Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning, you probably already know that the game is knee-deep in...

The MOP Up: Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff moves into houses

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Swords 'n Magic and Stuff is constructing its housing update this month on September 17th! The devs talked about the Farm 'n Forge update...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

Global Chat: Returning to Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2's new (old) leadership, uptick in communication, and upcoming expansion have a lot of MMO players returning to the game lately --...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Perfect Ten: MMO character customization options that don’t get enough love

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There are two types of people in the world: those who can't get through the character creation menu fast enough to start playing "LordBladezz"...

Dark Age of Camelot is running a third round of its fast-leveling catch-up event

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Earlier this year, Broadsword's classic MMO Dark Age of Camelot struck gold with its Catch Up in Caledonia event, which essentially helped players level...
At long last, shooty men!

The MOP Up: Warface’s Hidden War is revealed

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This week, Warface kicked off its Hidden War season: "The season update adds a new PvP-map called Ruins for capture mode where players can...
glargh and suchlike

Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning rogue server starts the second part of its Stronghold Saga

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If you haven't been paying close attention to the Return of Reckoning rogue server of Warhammer Online, then you're probably not one of the...

The Game Archaeologist: Defining the eras of MMORPG history

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With MMO history stretching back to the early 1980s (and even before), this genre has accumulated a whole lot of history over the years....

Perfect Ten: The top 10 non-traditional MMO fantasy races

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Elves. Dwarves. Humans. Halflings. Gnomes. Hobbits. Dark elves. High elves. Half-elves. Wood elves. Keebler elves. Elvish impersonators. Are you as tired as I am of...

The MOP Up: Warface tops 117 million registered players, Skyforge is up to 13 million

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Warface -- no, not Warframe, it's that other game -- is being held up as one of the crown jewels in My.Games' portfolio. My.Games...

The MOP Up: World War II Online divides into two battle fronts

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Even as World War II Online (aka Battleground Europe) kicked off its 183rd campaign this past week, the studio is running a spin-off game...
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from launch to now

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July 27th 2001. On this date, Funcom pulled the trigger on Anarchy Online, launching it in North America with a planned release in Europe a...

Warhammer Return of Reckoning begins its Ranked Season 2 next week

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Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning rogue server has been teasing its second ranked season over the last few weeks, and now it's almost here....

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