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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.

Guild Wars 2 details next week’s adjustments to unidentified gear loot drops

Some major changes are coming to the way Guild Wars 2's loot drops function for level-80 characters, which the devs hope "will provide...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...

Aion launches Ereshkigal’s Rage on March 27 with Veilenthrone raid

What does Ereshkigal have to be angry about in Aion? Lots of things, really. There's nothing good on TV, there were no more muffins...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

The Stream Team: Capturing Guild Wars 2’s combat kitty mount in WvW

You say there is a cool combat kitty mount in Guild Wars 2's WvW? Well I think you just found a way to get...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 212: Harry Potter, progression servers, and No MMO’s Sky

Justin and Bree discuss the Harry Potter mobile MMOARG; progression servers for RIFT, LOTRO, and EverQuest; No Man's Sky's MMO ambitions; WoW 8.1.5; Blade & Soul's next big thing; and The Division 2's sleepy launch. With reader mail on factional divides, the death of playable races, and staying healthy while gaming.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer

The MOP Up: Aion’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring

The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom over at Aion Europe, with this spring festival offering a hero trial, a "topsy-turvy"...

Global Chat: Parting ways with Cryptic’s Foundry

It's a sad and regrettable situation for Cryptic to be closing one of its most unique features -- and in two games, no less....

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

Battle Bards Episode 140: Piano piano!

It’s one of the most powerful and versatile of musical instruments, and now the piano is getting its own featured show here on Battle...

Guild Wars 2 player builds Super Adventure Box guild hall in tribute to designer Josh Foreman

My kid has already started pestering me about Super Adventure Box this year. It's almost April 1st. Is it open yet? Will there be...

Blade & Soul’s major Legacy of the Hongmoon update is live today

The latest major update for NCSoft's fantastical martial-arts MMO Blade & Soul, Legacy of the Hongmoon Clan, went live today, increasing the...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...
I still love you, robot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 211: Carrying the Torchlight

Justin and Bree deep-dive Torchlight Frontiers and discuss Path of Exile's Synthesis, the great LOTRO and DDO outage of 2019, the impending end of Kritika Online and the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, Guild Wars 2's warclaw, Alganon, and a mailbag topic about housing in MMOs.

Guild Wars 2 has already launched five new skins for the warclaw mount

Well, that didn't take long! ArenaNet announced today a cash shop update for Guild Wars 2 that includes five new skins for...

The Division 2’s early access begins as Ubisoft details the living world endgame

Early access is officially underway for The Division 2 for preorder buyers ahead of the formal launch this weekend. If you're in, you're...

One Shots: Rack ’em up!

I have to say that I would be much more likely to take up the crimefighting life if there was a really hip rec...
oh, wait, you're serious

Here’s what The Division 2’s ‘living world’ endgame is going to look like

If your body is ready for The Division 2's launch, better get your mind right too: Ubisoft ran a state-of-the-game stream this...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

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