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Major Korean studio famed in the west for Mabinogi and Maplestory, among many other MMOs.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris discuss the pandemic's positive impact on gaming, MapleStory 2, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, and Warhammer Online, with adventures in Animal Crossing, Star Trek Online, GW2, SWG Legends, Dauntless, and FFXIV, and an epic lightning round mailbag.
Leaf it up.

Nexon is sunsetting MapleStory 2 after less than two years online

Ah damn, we really didn't need more bad news right about now. But it's here all the same: Nexon officially announced this afternoon...

Enter to win a sweet Maplestory Pink Bean gaming chair from Nexon and MOP!

Do you hear that sobbing in the background? It's the sound of Massively OP's Carlo weeping over the fact that we're about to give...
Sit.

There’s a limited-edition MapleStory Pink Bean chair available now because why not

The world is so weird right now that the new MapleStory promotion almost feels like it's perfectly normal. You can buy a limited-edition...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...

Turn-based tactical MMO Atlantica Online is arriving to Steam March 26

While Atlantica Online, the tactics-minded turn-based MMORPG from Valofe and Nexon, has been around for a fair while globally, it hasn't made any...
HAIL

Coronavirus drives DCUO to beg off a ComicCon, but E3 planning is ‘full speed’ ahead

When the "impact of the coronavirus on gaming" stories pile up into a roundup, you know it's bad news. First, Daybreak and Dimensional Ink announced...
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Spiritwish is shutting down in South Korea on April 1

Well, this is probably not a great sign for a game that just had an update in its localized form. It wouldn't be exactly a...

Vindictus explains its Fatigue Point system and promises to fix character voices

It's been about a hot minute or three since we had a proper peek into Vindictus, so let's see what's going on...

The MOP Up: Runes of Magic helps you catch up

You might or might not be aware that last December, Runes of Magic rolled out new "catch up" servers that allow players to level...

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...

The MOP Up: Outlaws of the Old West wipes its servers

The survival sandbox that brought you Bigfoot (for some reason) is now triggering a region-wide apocalypse. OK, it's just a server wipe for...
Fair's fair.

Nexon agrees to a wage increase after negotiations with its labor union

Well, this is a nice surprise for anyone who had been rooting for the labor unions. After lengthy negotiations following a year of big...

Interview: Barunson on the state of Astellia Online as it launches on Steam today

Astellia Online was big news throughout 2019, as Barunson sought to bring the South Korean MMORPG westward but with careful attention paid to...

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...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...
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 MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....

Astellia Online plans January 30 Steam launch, teases future western content as Korean version sunsets

Raise your hand if you'd forgotten that Astellia Online wasn't already on Steam. I sure had! But Barunson is rectifying that later...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

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