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Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot observe birthdays, Halloween, and player memorials

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Celebrations for Ultima Online's 25th birthday are in full swing, and just to make the birthday month extra special, it'll have Halloween layered on...
Teeth. Not a lack of teeth.

Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...

Vitae Aeternum: The New Secret World

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Comparisons between New World and The Secret World have existed pretty much since the earliest teases of NW. It's what put the game on...

A YouTuber is archiving every single portion of The Secret World

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If you're the sort who has problems sticking it out through the combat model weirdness of The Secret World in spite of the outstanding...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...

Vitae Aeternum: The best solo armor and magical weapons in New World

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I now return to bring you the second part of my analysis of weapon and armor choices for the solo player in New World....

Camelot Unchained devs are working on siege models and a UI refresh

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While City State Games has been relatively quiet this summer, work on the long-awaited Kickstarted MMO Camelot Unchained apparently continues, as the game's latest...

The MOP Up: New World and Book of Travels put out fresh soundtracks

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MMO music lovers -- we crazy few -- have a couple new albums to explore this month. Well, the New World soundtrack has been...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Onlineā€™s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...

Dark Age of Camelot’s Covenant Crossroads event tasks players with making a pact and killing demons

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The northern crossroads region of Dark Age of Camelot has come down with a particularly nasty case of demons, and it's up to players...
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Camelot Unchained offers up a whole newsletter about gathering tools and processes

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What are Camelot Unchained fans waiting for nine years after its Kickstarter? Presumably, finalized launch information and more signs that the game is getting...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Vitae Aeternum: Previewing New World’s Brimstone Sands, leveling revamp, greatsword, and more

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New World is gearing up to unleash its largest patch since launch, and members of the press were recently invited to a virtual event...

The Secret World’s tabletop RPG sourcebook heads to Kickstarter in October

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Last November we caught wind of the creation of a tabletop RPG game based on the long-neglected MMO The Secret World, which got the...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

Massively Overthinking: The real-world value of MMOs

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a wildly contentious - one might even say transparently provocative - thread declaring that "f...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are better with fewer people playing?

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In Tyler's longform piece on The Secret World a while back, he said something that leaped out at me: that the game isn't really...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming some more solo Secret World nightmare missions

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MJ and Chris are back at the OPTV Drive-In for another Backseat Streaming show! This time, they're back in The Secret World taking in...

Working As Intended: MMOs that wish they were Star Wars Galaxies

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"My friends and I would skin someone alive for an SWG 2," an old Star Wars Galaxies player recently wrote on Reddit, and that...

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