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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.

The Stream Team: Forging through Guild Wars 2’s first fractals

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More mini Molten Furnace? Well, it gives achievements, so Massively OP's MJ says yes! When Guild Wars 2 originally took away Living World Season...
Love is in the something-or-other.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 408: FFXIV on one side, mods on the other

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Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV's great mode debate, WoW's trading post issues, NCsoft's layoffs, Square's and Blizzard's financials, The Crew 3, Quinfall, and Elder Scrolls Online, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on MMO beards.

Choose My Adventure: Global Agenda provides a classic MMO ass-beating

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I'll be one of the first to admit that in spite of my desire to get into a shooter MMO/multiplayer game this month, I'm...

Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2 communities erupt over GShade malware mod drama

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We're back in the thick of the games modding controversy this week, this time over what was meant to be a benign mod -...

Guild Wars 2 is revamping Mesmer and Firebrand mantras – again – in next week’s balance patch

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Over the weekend, Guild Wars 2 balance lead Cal Cohen and associate game designer Roy Marks swung by the ArenaNet Twitch channel to show...

The Stream Team: Further adventures of the Anklemuncher and friends in City of Heroes Homecoming

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Last week, MOP's Chris put together a new character in the City of Heroes Homecoming rogue server, a little goblin Stalker critter by the...

One Shots: Exterior design by nature

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We've all witnessed plenty of examples of intriguing fantasy architecture and urban design in MMOs. But one style of design that I think is...

Global Chat: The seductive appeal of New World

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Over a year since its launch, New World remains as rocky and controversial as ever. And while it has its critics, Amazon's MMO also...

NCsoft West loses CEO, lays off 20% of staff, says Throne & Liberty is not impacted

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With NCsoft's Q4 financials looming in February, the company has apparently opted to follow Silicon Valley's destructive lead and add to the layoff pile...

The Stream Team: Feeding the altoholic need in City of Heroes Homecoming

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It's a long understood fact that creating alts for City of Heroes is the true endgame, and MOP's Chris is going to partake in...

Perfect Ten: 10 dead MMOs that should be revived for a second chance

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I have always felt that it's such an enormous waste of everything when a live MMORPG is sunsetted and access to it is gone...

Orna developers are working on Hero of Aethric, a pixel-art open-world mobile MMO

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Have you ever enjoyed the lore and systems of a game but thought it might be even better if it were a different genre?...

The Stream Team: A Quiet Celebration in Guild Wars 2

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After succeeding at melting the Molten Alliance, Massively OP's MJ gets to have A Quiet Celebration in Guild Wars 2 before moving on to...

Guild Wars 2 latest update buffs WvW PvP, adds jade bot terminals to Central Tyria

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As promised, ArenaNet has pushed live Guild Wars 2's WvW update as of this afternoon. PvE players with End of Dragons masteries will want to...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel guilty in MMOs when you’re not leveling?

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You might think this an odd question coming from someone who plays a lot of sandboxes, but it's actually in spite of the guilt...

One Shots: Five easy steps to dragon enslavement

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Step one: Find a dragon that's been shunned from the rest of its pack. Step two: Befriend the dragon with copious amounts of ripple-striped...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...
That's not a Dolyak.

Guild Wars 2 previews the changes coming to WvW with the update on January 31

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Despite your continued practice of wearing a t-shirt in Guild Wars 2 proclaiming you as "CHIEF DOLYAK DESTROYER STILL THE BEST SINCE 2013" and...

Guild Wars 2 will allow jade bots to be piloted outside of Cantha next week

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Have you unlocked the mastery track for the jade bot in Guild Wars 2 but were a little sad that the tiny green friend...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

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