nge

The NGE, or new game enhancements, was a series of drastic gameplay changes made to sci-fi sandbox Star Wars: Galaxies in 2005.

GDC 2018: Hands-on with Trion’s ‘reimagined’ Defiance 2050

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Before my GDC interview with Producer Matt “Destromathe” Pettit last week, I was really frustrated with the news about Defiance 2050. I wasn't a huge...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

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Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

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When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...

Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing really a ‘failed’ MMORPG experiment?

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Massively OP's Justin Olivetti has a provocative article on his personal gaming blog, Bio Break, this week on MMORPG housing. "I once again wonder...

Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars The Old Republic’s Uncle Owen problem

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When Star Wars: The Old Republic first released, an old Star Wars Galaxies argument popped up, and the crux of that argument...

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

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

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

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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...

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

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

The Daily Grind: Have you ever boycotted an MMORPG?

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

Five reasons behind the failure of Hero’s Song

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

Massively Overthinking: Unholy MMORPG hybrids

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Chat: How SWTOR could fix its expansion missteps

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

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

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

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

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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....

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

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

Massively Overthinking: Starting over with MMORPGs

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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...

Ask Mo: Was Star Wars Galaxies really that great?

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

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