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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.

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...
in the court of the midnight king

Guild Wars 2 previews the Obsidian Legendary Armor coming with The Midnight King

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When the last major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure lands on May 21st, players are going to have the opportunity...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as fast food joints

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Sometimes you go out to eat because you want something that's difficult to make on your own or just involves techniques you are unfamiliar...

The Stream Team: The Jungle Provides in Guild Wars 2

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Never has Massively OP's MJ been more grateful that she did things out of order in Guild Wars 2 than when she began traversing...

Guild Wars 2’s spring and summer roadmap teases PvP, WvW, and content beyond SOTO

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This morning's reveal of Guild Wars 2's The Midnight King episode isn't the only big GW2 news today, as ArenaNet's Josh "Grouch" Davis penned...
in the court of the midnight king

Guild Wars 2’s The Midnight King, the last Secrets of the Obscure update, launches next week

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The last and final entry in Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure content rollout is upon us in just one week: The Midnight...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for playing on a potato?

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I saw a thread on the MMORPG subreddit a while back asking about MMOs that function well on low-end machines, and I was actually...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO companies care about game preservation?

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With game preservation back in the news thanks to Ubisoft's The Crew criming and the Stop Killing Games initiative, I thought it would be...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles celebrates its sixth anniversary

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Who's spent six years crushing enemies, driving them out of camps, and hearing the lamentation of their livestreams? It's Conan Exiles, of course, which...

One Shots: Where’s the seatbelt on this thing?

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As flashy and fun as it might be to adventure in a galaxy far, far away, I don't think any of us would last...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

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Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...
I DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN

Vague Patch Notes: The problem with forever adding classes to MMOs

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The second expansion for Final Fantasy XI, Chains of Promathia, launched to extremely mixed reception, and there was one overwhelming reason for that lack of...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

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Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

The Stream Team: Hopping back to Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

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Now that Massively OP's MJ has finally obtained her skyscale in Guild Wars 2, she can fly around all the zones. That means...

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