ncsoft

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

You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...

Guild Wars 2 on how it’s upgrading the Canthan language from Factions to End of Dragons

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ArenaNet apparently isn't waiting for next week to start the hype for Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons reveal, as today it released a...
LADY YOU'RE SCARING US

NCsoft prepares ‘solo-friendly’ edition of Lineage 2 for an August release

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Come August 11th, Lineage II will boast not one, not two, but three separate versions of the game. In addition to the regular Lineage...

Guild Wars 2 will showcase End of Dragons’ story, elite specs, beta info, and trailer next week

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So we already knew that ArenaNet is taking the wraps off Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons next week - that's on July 27th,...

Blade and Soul 2 will be getting a South Korean launch this August

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Up to this point, the mobile MMO prequel Blade and Soul 2 has only had the nebulous launch date of sometime this year, but...

Guild Wars 2 plans to make a permanent public version of Twisted Marionette after some tweaks

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If you've been following the community buzz in Guild Wars 2, you probably noticed a name on a lot of players' lips: the Twisted...

NCsoft hopes that Aion Classic will lure people back to Aion Prime

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With some big new MMO shiny coming along every week this summer, it's perfectly understandable if you totally lost track that Aion Classic launched...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s outage analysis, simplified

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For my day job, I’m a software developer, and all of my previous jobs have been IT related in some fashion. I still remember...

Guild Wars 2 reveals fourth End of Dragons voice actor as cheeky Inventory Manager gets an update

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My favorite April Fools' Day trick this year wasn't a trick at all: It was a game published by Guild Wars 2 superfan @that_shaman...

Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

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Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and...
Mean elf.

Vague Patch Notes: Hating an MMO isn’t the same as having a personality

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There was a friend I had at one point who had a particularly annoying habit. Whenever I would bring up something obnoxious that was...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...

Guild Wars 2 gives a full technical accounting of last year’s server rollbacks

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Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been the subject of many side-eyes over the last few years, amassing a reputation as a studio with...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP be about skill or loot?

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Classic Guild Wars was a bit of an awakening for me. I'd grown up in MMORPGs where the PvP was often predetermined by your...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...

Blade & Soul hands scythe weapons to Warlocks and adds new events in today’s Endless Night update

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Demons attacking a village, people swinging scythes, an update subtitled Endless Night: It all sounds like Blade and Soul is desperate to celebrate Halloween...

The Steam Team: Underwater racing and Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4

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Before things went crazy, Massively OP's MJ was on the shore waiting to run the underwater skimmer race in Guild Wars 2, the next...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 330: Swords of Crows Online

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Justin and Bree discuss the launches of Crowfall and Swords of Legends Online, Fallout 76, WoW's story mess, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in Albion Online, LOTRO, SWG Legends, Crowfall, WoW Classic, and FFXIV, plus a quick mailbag topic on Albion crafting.

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