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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: 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...
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...

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