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Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that waved goodbye without ever making it to launch

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If you've somehow missed this fact, then I hate to be the one to inform you of it, but it's time you learned: MMOs...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite type of MMORPG raid?

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Raiding is one of those very simple MMO concepts that has somehow become a contentious one in the broader discourse. A "raid" in MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any ‘blue oceans’ left in the MMO market?

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Level Up Labs' Lars Doucet recently penned a blog post practically begging people not to try to compete with ROBLOX by remaking it as...
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Palia is a new ‘community simulation MMO’ from former Blizzard and Riot devs

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A few weeks ago, I attended a press event for a new game assuming I would not be impressed by the offerings. Instead, I...

A Tale in the Desert starts its tenth ‘telling’ since 2003 today

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Seasons come and seasons go, and no MMO knows this better than A Tale in the Desert. Ever since the non-combat, crafting-centric game went...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s racial and class mounts

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Now that the pre-patch has arrived for WoW Classic's Burning Crusade, leveling characters are enjoying being able to snag a mount at level 30...
GOrging.

Project Gorgon is adding an optional subscription and perks with today’s update

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Project Gorgon is much-loved around here, winning best indie MMO several years running thanks to its dogged devotion to being, well, the weirdest and...

Battle Bards Episode 193: Tribal jams

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Strike up a drum, flourish a flute, and howl to the moon — it’s time to get funky with some tribal jams! In this...

Desert Oasis: So Black Desert wants to be an esport now

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Even though the San Francisco Giants threw away a 6-2 lead against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, the real highlight of my weekend was...
Built.

Combatless MMORPG A Tale in the Desert reboots later this month

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A Tale in the Desert, which MUD creator Richard Bartle called the "most innovative MMO from the last decade," is starting all over. Yet...
Leet.

Stick and Rudder: The frustrating and unsuccessful search for life in Elite Dangerous Odyssey alpha phase 3

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I should have been more capable. If I were a better exploration pilot in Elite: Dangerous, I suspect I would have had a better...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...

Magic Legends doubles spell drop rate, gives a week of free battlepass XP

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Cryptic Studios is listening to -- and acting upon -- player feedback regarding Magic Legends following its recent soft launch. In the ARPG's second...

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

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Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is...

Glitch reboot releases early demo version, opens Discord and Patreon for funding

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Almost two years ago now, the two key Glitch successors - Eleven and Chrildren of Ur - joined forces to rescue the MMO from...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMORPG you’ve ever actually played?

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We have a random column here on MOP where we rattle off new or obscure titles - usually we call it MMOs You've Never...
May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...

Lord of the Rings Online pushes ahead with broadly unpopular patch changes

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While it looked for a minute there that SSG was reconsidering some absolutely awful changes to Lord of the Rings Online, the studio has...

Rust’s console version earns an ESRB rating, indicating an impending launch on PS4 and XB1

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Let's cast our minds back to 2019, when the survival shooter Rust kicked out a trailer that announced its plans to release to consoles...

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