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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 collabs with the Ad Council’s Seize the Awkward suicide prevention campaign

Here's some warm fuzzies we don't want to postpone to our monthly Massively Uplifting column: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is...
Cool, cool cool cool.

Datamining unveils hints about the remaining content in the Icebrood Saga for Guild Wars 2

When you're curious about the upcoming content for Guild Wars 2 but don't have any official word on the matter, who do you turn...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's split up, Tencent's Funcom bid, Torchlight Frontiers becoming a non-MMO, Temtem's early access, Rend's sunset, and DDO's new expansion, plus adventures in Neverwinter, STO, SWG, CoH, and Trove, and a mailbag discussion on changing MMO goals.

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Shadow in the Ice

The prologue and first episode of Guild Wars 2’s The Icebrood Saga did a lot of setting up, but weren't very satisfying. Episode...

Mobile MMO Roundup: TERA Frontier’s new name, Aion mobile improves events, MapleStory M’s new hero

Hi there! Would you like some mobile MMORPG news? Don't worry, they're hors d'oeuvre-sized, just like the games themselves. Have yourself some of these...
Uh-oh.

Guild Wars 2 touches on Raven Portals and hidden events in a livestream

The most recent episode of Guild Chat from Guild Wars 2 perhaps wasn't too revelatory, but it did touch on a couple...
All those darn crows refuse to stay airborne.

Fight or Kite: MMO PvP needs to be memorable or it’s not worth the bother

The best combat-related moments I’ve had in gaming were always surprising feats or wild encounters with other players. They weren’t always victories, but those...

One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?

Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

Aion NA invites players back to Katalam with a new battleground and instances on January 29

NA players of Aion are being beckoned to Katalam with the game's upcoming update. How do I know they're being aimed in...
Someone's dropping a hit single.

Blade & Soul’s 4th anniversary event includes the new Hunter’s Refuge

Wait, we've had Blade & Soul for four years now? That doesn't seem right, but it is in fact correct, as evidenced by several...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...

Guild Wars 2 is spiffing up a weapon set after players complained about meh reskins

Here's the thing: When you make an MMO that focuses heavily on cosmetics, especially paid cosmetics, you are gonna find a lot of players...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 256: Queens, vikings, and vampires

Justin, Bree, and Sam are on about MMO PvP this week, discussing all things New World, Albion Online, Elder Scrolls Online, ArcheAge, and Magic Legends, plus adventures in MMOs including Guild Wars 2 and Neverwinter.

Choose My Adventure: Villagers & Heroes on mobile feels like a true themepark MMO (for better or worse)

Choose My Mobile Adventure has changed locales from the Black Desert on over to the world of Villagers & Heroes, a game...
Whistle

Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the Year of the Skritt in Guild Wars 2

It's Lunar New Year time in Guild Wars 2, and Massively OP's MJ is eager to join the celebration. That may or may not...
It's a killer

Albion Online has officially deployed the Queen update today

It's the eighth major update for post-launch Albion Online, Major Outlands rework makes living there feel pretty fine! Hideouts for guilds there, three new towns...

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