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Bohemia’s adorable multiplayer pirate sandbox Ylands is headed to Switch as a B2P offline version

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We hadn't even heard of Ylands before today, but now we wish we had; it's apparently Bohemia's 2019 cozy - and very tiny -...

Black Desert refines ship gear enhancement for PC, tweaks monster zones on console, and adds a pirate island on mobile

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We're once again in a new week for Black Desert, which means that all three versions of the MMORPG have gotten a little something...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s GU 7.5 Desperate Defiance launches today alongside The Acolyte collab

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Star Wars The Old Republic's 7.5 patch is upon us today, as servers went down at 8 a.m. EDT this morning to prepare. The...

PSA: Pirate101’s Through Death’s Door chapter will revert to paid DLC ‘within the next few months’

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Last month saw Pirate101 finally get some substantial content with the launch of the Through Death's Door chapter. At the time of launch, Kingsisle...
I'm on a... you know.

Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones teases season 2 content and resets for season 1

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As Ubisoft's beleaguered pirate MMO Skull & Bones approaches the end of its first season of play, the company has dispatched a dev stream...

‘If buying isn’t owning, piracy isn’t stealing,’ say gamers reviewbombing the remaining The Crew games

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Ubisoft's self-inflicted wounds continue their slow damage-over-time effects as the company that responded to the Stop Killing Games initiative by killing The Crew 1...

Seafaring survival MMO Age of Water hits Steam early access, addresses premium perks

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After a week-long false start, publisher Gaijin Entertainment and developer Three Whales Studio have brought Age of Water into the roiling and (arguably) crowded...

Pirate101 launches new story, gear, and deco in today’s Through Death’s Door update

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KingsIsle is continuing to make good on its plan to revitalize Pirate101 this week with its new story-driven update, dubbed Through Death's Door. "Through Death’s...
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Whatever happened to Wildcard’s pirate-themed sandbox MMO Atlas?

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It might be by design that we've collectively forgotten about Atlas, the piratical survival sandbox MMO by Wildcard substudio Grapeshot Games that was at...

Sea of Thieves marks 40 million players to date as it preps its PlayStation 5 launch

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Many live service games would give anything to see success numbered in the tens of millions, which makes Sea of Thieves' current accomplishment that...
Thank goodness we finally launched.

Skull & Bones is already on 50% discount two months after launch

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After being delayed approximately four thousand times, to the point that we were even making jokes about it to the date it released, how...

RuneScape cancels summer event in favor of permanent content, OSRS tweaks undead pirates and more

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Summer is cancelled. No, we're not just saying that because we don't handle the heat very well; we're saying that the large new summer...
Ultimate Alt-Line.

Ultima Online’s publish 117 sends players scavenging for pirate hats on the high seas

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The release of Ultima Online's publish 117 to the live servers isn't far off now, as the third set of patch notes hit the...
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PlayStation players are flooding the Sea of Thieves PS5 closed beta servers

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Sea of Thieves officially rolled into closed beta on PlayStation 5 early this morning, continuing its forked path far away from the exclusivity it...

Old School RuneScape unleashes undead pirates on the Wilderness, tweaks Varlamore Colosseum

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The Wilderness zone in Old School RuneScape is already a dangerous place on account of it being a PvP location, but thanks to this...
There's very little gold in these gym mats.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs repurpose their old content more often?

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World of Warcraft certainly provoked the raising of many, many eyebrows last week when it announced that its secret March patch ended up being...

Ships at Sea is a new multiplayer maritime ship sim, setting sail for early access in May

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Here's a new title I've never heard of, and it turns out it's for a reasonable reason: It's called Ships at Sea, and it's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.
Thank you. Very impressive.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Plunderstorm is neither greedy nor good

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It would be an exaggeration of the highest order to say that no one was even a little interested when World of Warcraft unveiled...
There's very little gold in these gym mats.

World of Warcraft announces Plunderstorm, a pirate-themed battle royale mode

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Blizzard has apparently had enough of merely teasing World of Warcraft's pirate-esque update with icons and winks: It's officially announced what it's calling Plunderstorm....

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