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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...
I really feel like a spirit is being shaped.

Revelation Online players accuse the game of pay-to-win tactics

Don't look now, but the ugly form of pay-to-win might be slouching its way into Revelation Online. On the forums, players have accused My.com...

Ten life lessons I learned from the Asheron’s Call series

As Asheron's Call 1 & 2 are going offline shortly, I thought I might give it a final send-off with a list of...

The Repopulation’s new owners say pay-to-win is off the table

Still reeling over the news that The Repopulation has been acquired by Idea Fabrik and will launch in Hero Engine later this quarter...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 97: Mailbag extravaganza!

Justin and Bree empty the mailbag out on the floor for a holiday show, tackling questions on Asheron's Call, console MMOs, chat, server size, tats, music, subs, and more.
Day, night, whatever.

Is the online pay-to-win situation improving?

MMO players looking for a hot-button topic often have to go no further than dredging up discussion concerning pay-to-win and its alleged affect...

Creativerse is an adorable early access voxel sandbox

Multiplayer voxelboxes are a dime a dozen these days, but some of them still manage to stand out. Creativerse certainly does that: While...

Elder Scrolls Online cash shop creates gold-generating loophole

Give a cash shop an inch, they say, and it'll take a mile. Sharp-eyed Elder Scrolls Online players have been watching the game's crown store...

Massively Overthinking: Please complain about MMOs, loudly and insistently

Last weekend, the blogosphere exploded over an article that essentially told the MMORPG community to shut up, sit down, and stop complaining about...
I made you this. Use it.

Gamescom: Elder Scrolls Online on lockboxes, the gold edition, and One Tamriel

A Redditor who attended The Elder Scrolls Online's tavern event at this year's Gamescom snagged over half an hour of shaky-cam...

Kakao denies mass-banning on Black Desert forums

Black Desert players have been up in arms over several recently announced changes to the formerly buy-to-play game, including a de facto...
Kachop?

Black Desert players explode over plan to allow cash shop items on the in-game market

Did you hear that noise? It's the sound of Black Desert players flipping tables. "Game went from FFXIV to ArcheAge in span of...

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