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Hands-on with Bless Reborn at Neowiz’s San Francisco media reveal

As you probably have heard, there was a Bless influencer event this week, with a couple of media and a smattering of...

The Soapbox: Three augmented reality game problems (most) MMOs don’t have – and one thing they do so much better

I'd like to think that I'm kind of a healthy gamer. While MMOs take a lot of time, the nice thing is that...
doggo

ArcheAge players fear pay-to-win practices will infect new progression server

With ArcheAge's new progression fresh start server going live today, players are raising concerns that Trion Worlds has slipped in pay-to-win elements in...

Massively Overthinking: How much money spent makes you an MMO whale?

Several conversations I saw after our report on the new RMT mounts in Guild Wars 2 got me thinking about how the MMO...

SoulWorker Online begins selling subs, responds to outcry over energy system P2W

SoulWorker is technically in open beta on paper; it isn't supposed to truly launch until later this quarter. It hit Steam at...
This isn't anything like Overwatch and I don't know why you'd say that.

Paladins nukes P2W Cards Unbound, compensates players, and adds seriously crappy art

Once again, gamers prove that protests can work. Here's the deal: Paladins players have been grousing about the Cards Unbound system for months, alleging...

First impressions of ‘wizarding world’ MMOARG Maguss

If it weren't for my promise to write this article, I would have given up on Maguss in less than 15 minutes had I...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the absolute best if you’re a whale?

At the end of every year, I always do a Daily Grind on the most expensive MMO to play at that exact moment,...

Black Desert players protest lag, bugs, pay-to-win, and lack of account security

Agitators on the Black Desert subreddit are attempting to whip up press and players over a range of grievances players have with...

Bless Online interview: Soft launch plans, why Gamigo bowed out, and avoiding pay-to-win

Bless Online is one of the biggest MMORPGs we're expecting to launch in the west in 2018. Over the last six years, we've...

Massively Overthinking: Considering pay-to-win MMO peripherals

MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls recently sent along a link to an insanely awesome 34" monitor that costs more than a lot...

Life is Feudal MMO has launched into early access on Steam

Builder-centric sandbox Life is Feudal has officially launched into early access with a buy-in of $29.99, and that's the MMO version, mind...
Gotta go to work, work all day.

RIFT pulls pay-to-win packs out of the store — for now

Reacting to massive community pushback over what is perceived to be pay-to-win packs in the RIFT store, Trion Worlds announced that it...

Bless Online addresses Steam launch questions, but still has no public monetization plan

Pretty psyched that Bless Online is coming to the west on Steam in 2018? So are we! But there are many questions...

Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on guilds, groups, and the social systems that make an MMORPG go ’round

Over the weekend, the studio behind crowdfunded RvR MMORPG Camelot Unchained released a hefty chunk of its ongoing beta one document, revealing extensive...

PAX West 2017: Chronicles of Elyria’s monetization philosophy, tribe evolution, and the PvP sandbox stigma

What is Chronicles of Elyria? We first learned about the game and its goal to redefine the MMORPG genre back in 2015. Since...

Paragon players rage over ‘pay-to-win’ monetization changes and loot crates

No exaggeration: The Paragon subreddit is in absolute uproar over the MOBA's newest monetization tactic. The board is currently covered with dozens of threads...
It's barbaric, but hey, it's home.

Dauntless holds AMA covering free-to-play, Steam, wipes, and Monster Hunter Online

Yesterday afternoon, the 40-odd-member Phoenix Labs team held a Reddit AMA on Dauntless. Let's run down the highlights! There are no...

Ubisoft on Skull and Bones’ business model, ‘treasure chest’ lootboxes, and live events

If you thought that Ubisoft's Skull and Bones pirate MMO wasn't going to have lootboxes, seriously, what rock are you living under? (And...

E3 2017: Hands-on with mobile MMOs Lineage 2 Revolution and Durango

With Pokemon Go trying to avoid explicitly calling itself an MMO, Massively OP once again has room for a top contender in the realm...

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