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Shadow Arena adds in the range-swapping Lahn to the hero lineup

Some characters in Shadow Arena are all about fighting at a longer rage, hiding behind ranged weapons and spells on the basis of...

Black Desert brings class balance changes, new events, and new gear for seasonal servers

Ready for things to change for your favorite Black Desert class? No? Well too bad, because today's update applies those changes. Also...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 278: Patchy McPatchface

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, DDO, Pantheon, SWTOR, BDO, and Blade & Soul, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on ship combat and inventory annoyances.
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

Black Desert adds the cutest lil furry critters you ever did see in Papua Crinea update

OK, so who had "adorable mammals in Black Desert" on their 2020 bingo cards? Because that is what you're getting with today's update...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

Black Desert’s new Q&A covers everything from dancing and new classes to inflation and endgame

Apparently, Heidel Ball was a big success for Black Desert this year, such that Pearl Abyss couldn't even answer all the questions players...

The Stream Team: Starting Black Desert’s summer season server

With the opening on Black Desert's summer season server today, Massively OP's MJ decided to give another class a try. She is now...

Black Desert’s season servers are live today on PC as mobile picks up gear awakening

Black Desert players were understandably bummed over the delay of season servers last week, so we bring good news today: They're finally...

Black Desert battle royale spinoff Shadow Arena adds new hero, bans cheaters

If things are getting a bit samey for you in the standalone Black Desert battle royale game Shadow Arena, then the latest...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

Desert Oasis: Exploring Black Desert’s mysterious O’dylitta region

With the Heidel ball now a memory, there's much to look forward to in Black Desert Online. Along with a new class...

Black Desert delays season servers on PC, adds Margoria on console, as Shadow Arena sees 5K concurrent players

Black Desert's PC version is gearing up for summer, which means a deluge of events under the "Waiting for Summer" banner. Players...

Black Desert staff help throw a wedding for stuck-at-home players

Turns out Guild Wars 2 wasn't the only MMORPG to host an honest to goodness player wedding this week. Kakao Games let us...

Black Desert recaps the Heidel Ball announcements in a Twitter thread

You're a busy person. You've got things to do, monsters to slay, countless upgrades to chase, and nodes to war over. You missed

Black Desert writes a season server guide and opens character pre-registration, mobile adds New Valencia

If you're among the Black Desert players eager to find out about the upcoming season server type that was announced at this...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Hashashin, new server types, PvP changes, and new regions

I would be lying if I told you that I stayed up late this weekend just so I could hear the executive producer Jae-Hee...

Desert Oasis: Recapping Black Desert’s Heidel Ball, from backstage to balancing

One of the complications of playing playing Black Desert is that it operates on UTC. Since I live in California, aka the center...

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