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A major global studio based in South Korea, known in the west for games like WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and Aion, among many others.

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Perfect Ten: A small sampling of literary offerings from MMOs

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Salutations are in order once again for our most literate and eloquent readers of Massively Overpowered! I bid you welcome to our numerical column...

The Daily Grind: What explorer-friendly mechanics should be in more MMOs?

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When Final Fantasy XIV's Futures Rewritten patch arrives next month, it includes a nifty feature called explorer mode that will essentially allow...

The MOP Up: Phantasy Star Online 2 hands out more treats than tricks

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Phantasy Star Online 2 fans can log in this week to enjoy a nice burst of additional content, including the fourth and...

One Shots: Disco dunking

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Just because the career possibilities are limited for monsters with gigantism who have rage issues doesn't mean that they don't have feelings. Passions. A...

Blade & Soul’s Halloween-themed Blade & Ghoul event arrives on October 21

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It's time for something even creepier to come to Blade & Soul than the Lyn or some of the game's female outfits: It's...
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We finally know who’s taking over TERA’s NA PC version: It’s Gameforge

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Two days ago, we wrote with some consternation over the fact that we knew when En Masse's TERA servers would be closing down...

Wagadu Chronicles reaches Ikaki people and live musician stretch goals, showcases main theme

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With the $160,000 barrier crossed in its Kickstarter campaign, The Wagadu Chronicles has committed itself to developing a new lineage of people...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet appears to be suffering another round of layoffs

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It looks as though ArenaNet is suffering a fresh round of layoffs, as Jennifer Scheurle, a lead designer on one of the...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization...

The Stream Team: Going to Glint’s lair in Guild Wars 2

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Last Guild Wars 2-sday, Massively OP’s MJ collected all of the lost dragon's memory shards. Now, she must get to Glint's lair to search...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween 2020 is officially live

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Shadow of the Mad King is back in Guild Wars 2 for the Halloween season of this hell year, and if you're...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Tips and tricks for Guild Wars 2’s roller beetle racing

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I’m not a big racing game person. Sure, I played my fair share of Mario Kart 64 back in the day, but beyond that,...

ArcheAge plans Chronicle patch as players boggle over Unchained’s proposed new ArchePass

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Gamigo is rolling out a patch this week for ArcheAge as well as ArcheAge Unchained: Come October 15th, both versions of the game...

One Shots: Spit take

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If my experience with that giant camel at Aladdin's Flying Carpets at Disney World is any indication, all dromedaries are jerks that want to...

The Game Archaeologist: Deadlands Legends, the western MMO that never saw the light of day

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The saying goes that there is nothing new under the sun. So while you probably can't write an original setting that's never been seen...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO class makes you feel overpowered?

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Obviously, we here at MOP love anything overpowered -- including frappes, meme wars, and MMORPG classes. Sometimes it doesn't even take numerically superior stats...

The Daily Grind: Is there a location you wish your fave MMO could explore – but never will?

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I have two examples in mind for today's Daily Grind. The first, of course, is Cantha: I've been a broken record on wanting the...
MIND

City of Heroes’ SEGS rebuild project releases a pre-alpha version of its engine

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The Super Entity Game Server (SEGS) project, which readers will recall is an attempt to rewrite the code for City of Heroes...

Cryptic’s Stephen D’Angelo on City of Heroes’ lessons, Star Trek Online’s booming revenues

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It's been a wild year for PWE's Cryptic Studios, as it's been busy maintaining its core MMORPGs but also working on Magic Legends,...

Guild Wars 2’s Halloween festival, Shadow of the Mad King, returns October 13

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On today's podcast, Justin asked me which MMO NPC needed more screentime, and I don't remember whom I picked but it was wrong. Obviously,...

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