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RIFT changes Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket; get it free this weekend

RIFT's latest expansion is getting a name change from Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket. No, it's not some veiled NGE; it's just an...

Massively Overthinking: It’s the end of The Secret World as we know it

I think I can speak for most of our staff in saying that in November when Funcom first promised a "major upgrade to both retention and...

Leaderboard: Will The Secret World’s relaunch entice you to play?

Last week, the MMO world was startled to learn that instead of getting an expansion, The Secret World is getting a complete relaunch as...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever boycotted an MMORPG?

Blizzard Watch ran an editorial yesterday quoting former marine biologist and World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street on the subject of...

Five reasons behind the failure of Hero’s Song

In July of 2015, MMORPG fans were stunned to hear that John Smedley was stepping down from his post as president of Daybreak. After...
Oh, thanks.

Massively Overthinking: Unholy MMORPG hybrids

Massively OP reader and frequent tipster Gibbins wants us to play match-maker. "I love the wonderful world that Bethesda created with the Fallout franchise, not...

Touring Marvel Heroes with Gazillion before January 19’s big update

While it's true that you can see a good share of Marvel Heroes' mega January 2017 update for yourself on the test server, who...
A long time ago, in a galaxy... oh, you know.

Star Wars Galaxies players can ‘come home’ to a new NGE emulator

The underground rebels of the Star Wars Galaxies community continue to fight to keep the MMO alive any way that they can. One group...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game, SOE, and...

Global Chat: How SWTOR could fix its expansion missteps

Debate and discussion continue in the MMO blogosphere over SWTOR's Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, with many writers criticizing the expansion's format and...

Hyperspace Beacon: Outside-the-box Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay

For some reason, this time of year always seems to be a down time in the activity of large-scale MMORPG development. Although Star Wars:...

Slay your enemies with their own limbs when Skyforge’s Ascension patch drops October 19

Don't call it an NGE, but when Skyforge's Ascension patch is live next month, it's bringing sweeping, casual-friendly change to the game. We've previously...

Post-Endor Darklight SWG emulator seeks to be Star Wars Galaxies 2.0

If the core SWG emulator and its many spinoffs aren't to your liking, Darklight SWG might be. Lead developer Jameson "Levarris" Connors explained to us...

Massively Overthinking: Starting over with MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic is from a reader named Yasser, who asked us: "If you had to pick one MMO to experience all over...

Ask Mo: Was Star Wars Galaxies really that great?

This round of Ask Mo features a question from BalsBigBrother that I've shamelessly poached from the Massively OP Podcast mailbag. The truth is, we've...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unpopular opinion you hold about the MMO genre?

One of my favorite thing about about our comments is that our commenters feel safe enough to post off-the-rails editorials, expressing opinions they know will be...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite type of grind in an MMORPG?

Grind is not a thing people generally love in MMORPGs, but what's actually considered to be grind varies wildly from player to player. You...

EverQuesting: Daybreak is on the right side of the MMORPG legacy server debate

WoW is stupid. Yes, I said it. World of Warcraft is dumb. More accurately, I should say Blizzard is stupid. The reason? Its stance...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best cosmetics system?

Cosmetics, costumes, transmogrification, appearance tab -- whatever you want to call them, cosmetic systems are a big deal in MMORPGs in 2016. While you...

Massively OP’s guide to MMORPG death penalties

In real life, when you die the penalty is... death. You just get that one go at things. But in MMOs, player characters are...