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Rend’s newest patch adds in the first selection of artifacts

Let's get something out of the way very quickly. Wielding Mjolnir in Rend will probably not allow you to fly, nor will it give...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...
Forgiven.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

LOTRO loses its lead designer, starts Yuletide with two new instances

Santa's bringing both coal and presents to Lord of the Rings Online players this Christmas. First, the coal. Long-time Lead Designer Ben "Dr Octothorpe"...

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland is out, but Blizzard World is struggling

Holiday Blizzard World is live in Overwatch! Oops, nevermind! Well, it was live earlier this week briefly as the Winter Wonderland rolled out...

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Festival, new zone, and new multi-mode instance

Yes, Runes of Magic is still around, and in fact, it's still getting updates, including the one that's rolled out this week. The star...

Worlds Adrift toggles on proximity-based voice chat, engine overheating, and ciphers

You couldn't get enough of mouth-breathing and kids yelling at their mothers in some state far away from you in Fallout 76, and...

Fallout 76’s campsite buffs and push-to-talk are live today, with another patch coming next week

Time to peek out from the rubble of Fallout 76 to see what's going on this week... Oh, it's just a patch? A...

Elite Dangerous’ Beyond – Chapter Four is live today with exploration, background sim, and guilds

The fourth chapter of Elite Dangerous' Beyond campaign is live today, and if it seems as if we've been covering it forever, that's...

World of Warcraft’s Tide of Vengeance update goes live today

Facing down an impatient and unsatisfied World of Warcraft community, Blizzard is firing off the biggest bullet it can this holiday season with...

Elder Scrolls Online attempts to fix lag as fans petition to immortalize Grandma Shirley in TES6

Update 4.2.11 is live for The Elder Scrolls Online, bringing with it some improvements for the game's Mac client as well as a...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...

Lord of the Rings Online cultivates better lootboxes for impatient Elves

We all know that if there's an important bug in an MMO, developers will get around to fixing it... sooner or later. But if...

You can customize your new Archer in Black Desert today

Nobody does a new class rollout like Black Desert, and Kakao is showing why today. As promised, the Archer's pre-patch is out this...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s latest update buffs bards and adds new quests

Bards, tune those lutes and warm up those pipes: The latest update to Dungeons and Dragons Online is live today, and it brings...

Blade & Soul’s Theater of Mystery update takes the stage today

Today, NCSoft is pulling back the curtain on Blade & Soul's latest update, Theater of Mystery, which introduces an increased level cap,...

Temtem’s alpha adds Luma Ganki along with numerous bug fixes

The initial backer alpha release of Temtem was pretty short on critters to catch, partly by design. So it's a good thing that...
Cramping!

Ultima Online patches in its new Krampus battle

The Krampus, once an obscure bit of Christmas trivia, has become a blessing for MMOs eager to let you fight something for the holiday....

Fallout 76 buffs the stash and nerfs endgame mob XP with today’s patch

Are you over the Fallout 76 canvas bag thing now that you're actually getting the canvas bag? Cool cool. So now let's get...

Path of Exile’s manifesto update outlines nerfs for slows and stat sticks, rebalancing for uniques

When Betrayal lands for Path of Exile players at the end of the week, it's bringing with it a number of core...

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