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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.

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
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Blade & Soul previews Will of Iron’s new Destroyer spec, teases Korean UE4 graphics overhaul

The update arriving for Blade & Soul on December 11th includes a third spec for the Destroyer, the Way of the Iron Will,...

Guild Wars 2 players are pretty bummed about this week’s fall damage trait nerf

When ArenaNet dropped Guild Wars 2's skill balancing update earlier this week, one change went a bit overlooked by a lot of observers:...

Blade & Soul previews Will of Iron’s heart rebalance and fishing overhaul

Just ahead of the holiday, NCsoft announced that Will of Iron was on its way to Blade & Soul, with the Rise...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever pick a human skin tone other than your own in MMOs?

If we may tread lightly around the topic of race this morning, I'd like to ask an honest question to elicit honest answers. Assuming...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 249: Houses and Ponies Online

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trove, Guild Wars 2, Book of Travels, Star Citizen, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on temporary hardcore MMO servers and PvE vs. PvP sandboxes.

Guild Wars 2’s skill balancing update is live with weapon swap, dynamic HUD, and… capes

The latest Guild Wars 2 patch is officially upon us. As we noted yesterday, players players can expect multiple quality-of-life tweaks to...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMOs in synergistic pairs?

I've noticed a pattern in my MMO play the last year or so. Ever since jumping into Star Wars Galaxies Legends last year,...

Massively Uplifting: MMO fundraisers, GW2 raid class, and saving trees and cats

Being grateful isn't relegated to just one month, but November is when many people -and gamers - double-down on the things they are thankful...

Fight or Kite: Archeage Unchained’s leveling PvP is a test of resolve and avoidance

Welcome back everyone! For those of us in the US, the Monday after our Thanksgiving holiday can be a brutal one. Sleeping in (getting...
This is fine.

Tomorrow’s Guild Wars 2 balance update grants weapon-swap to Elementalists and Engineers

So here's a fun thing that got utterly buried by the Thanksgiving holiday: Guild Wars 2 is dropping a lovely skill and balance...

One Shots: We are all bullies

Let us face the sad, sobering truth of our MMORPG experiences today. While we may like to think that we are noble heroes saving...

Into the Super-verse: 13 text-based superhero MMOs you can play today

As part of this column covering superhero MMORPGs, we have looked at the usual suspects: MMOs of the past (Champions Online, City...

City of Heroes: Homecoming kicks off the winter season in its latest patch

Now that the US has had its Thanksgiving, it's time to look forward to all of the fun in-game wintertime events the MMO gaming...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...

Guild Wars 2 lost yet another dev, this time a key living world designer

If you're starting to get more than a little worried about the line of developers departing ArenaNet, you're not alone. As the Guild...
You won't believe the things I didn't bother telling you!

The Daily Grind: What narrative MMORPG has a weak story?

So here's the frustrating thing to me when it comes to Guild Wars 2: There is so much to enjoy and admire about...

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