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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 MOP Up: My Time at Sandrock will make you a proper Monster Whisperer

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To start off our small news roundup this weekend, let's head over to co-op farm sim My Time at Sandrock, where the devs talked about...

One Shots: Stargazing for incoming asteroids

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Now that you've got the Jurassic Park hymn playing in your head from today's headline picture, you're prepared to romp around with dinos, stick...

Guild Wars 2 embraces summer with a new line of… beach wear

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Believe it or not, the summer season is here -- and it's best you start dressing like it! To help you out in that...
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Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

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We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...
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Massively Overthinking: Is tab targeting a problem in MMORPGs?

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This past weekend, MMO designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street lobbed another bomb rather cavalierly into the MMORPG discourse, this one about tab targeting. And maybe...

The Stream Team: Concluding Guild Wars 2’s Secrets of the Obscure

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Taking a quick break from Guild Was 2's Heart of Thorns, Massively OP's MJ is returning to Secrets of the Obscure (which is only...

Guild Wars 2 teases land spears, builds on Secrets of the Obscure’s lessons for next expansion

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But Bree, you say, Guild Wars 2 already has spears. And you're right! Spears as an underwater weapon have been in the game since...

Throne & Liberty producer resigns as mobile version rumors surface

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If you were already harboring doubts about the prospects of Throne & Liberty's western launch, then prepare to possibly hoist another mental red flag:...

One Shots: Who left the lights on?

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As a dad, I am perhaps consumed by a drive to make sure that all of the lights in the house are off when...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

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In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...

Massively Overthinking: Does challenging solo content belong in MMORPGs?

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Star Wars The Old Republic's plan to implement new solo challenge content called Ventures in its Desperate Defiance patch raised more than one eyebrow...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

The Stream Team: Happiness is a Guild Wars 2 lute frog and plushie skiff

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Massively OP's MJ has found happiness in Guild Wars 2, and it comes in the middle of a jungle filled with Mordrem monstrosities. As...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Previewing Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure’s final chapter, The Midnight King

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It's strange to say it after just one year, but Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure era is drawing to a close! Don't...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs are more about PvE than PvM?

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We don't talk about PvM vs. PvE all that much in the MMORPG genre, but we should. Maybe we like a PvE vs. PvP...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best desert biome in MMOs?

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Until I lived in one for a few years in real life, I was not a big fan of the desert - anywhere. Cue...

One Shots: Hell’s welcoming committee

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One Shot announcement time, everybody! Gather around, shush up, listen. I am not a mind reader. I do not have one of those NCIS computers...

NCsoft Q1 2024: Guild Wars 2 is on one hell of a revenue streak as Throne & Liberty stalls

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NCsoft's Q1 2024 financial report is a tale of two worlds as mobile games continue their decline in popularity. Corporate revenues fell 17% compared...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...
You knew this image was going to show up at some point during these articles. Be thankful it only happened at the end.

Vague Patch Notes: There is no one-and-done with MMOs

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Last week's Vague Patch Notes column focused on the struggle of adding new things to MMORPGs forever and ever. I think it was a...

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