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The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2018?

To balance out our traditional Daily Grind on MMOs that contribute to the death of the genre, it seems only fitting to do...

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?

Let's pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that...

Shroud of the Avatar plans a hefty cash shop overhaul, includes $6999 package to support episode 2

Shroud of the Avatar's business model is apparently getting a bit of an overhaul. As the game's latest newsletter explains, Portalarium is changing...

One Shots: 100% pure nightmare fuel

Oh hey! Nice to see you there! Do you think that you can stop screaming quite so loud? Yes, I know that our header...
Well, telling people not to is rarely a good look.

Storyboard: What makes an MMORPG a good home for roleplaying?

Guess who's back. I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of grief over the course of 2018 for the fact that its server...

MapleStory 2’s Skybound part 2 launches as Nexon bans exploiters and shuffles the classic team

MapleStory 2 got another big content infusion this week in the form of the second part of its Skybound expansion. "The update introduces the...

Seize the spoils of war in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Midsummer Madness PvP event

The drums of war are sounding in The Elder Scrolls Online as the game gears up for its Midsummer Madness PvP event. From...
Look, chairs!

Identity rounds out its year with a patch about chairs

The team behind Identity is back to squashing bugs and making the game better after the holidays, and that starts with chairs, it seems....
Burn it down!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s 2018 in review

Sometimes I wind up starting these a bit early because there's just not much to write about; other times I'm writing well in advance...

LOTRO Legendarium: Eight tips for leveling up in Lord of the Rings Online

Typically around this time of the year, I'll offer up my wish list of features and changes that I'd like to see happen in...
oink

Final Fantasy XIV promises this year’s Heavensturn will boar you

It's just about time for Final Fantasy XIV's annual new year celebration, and this year is going to be a real boar....

Hands-on: Dipping into Ashes of Creation’s Apocalypse battle royale

The first question we need to ask is: What am I, the sheepiest of all PvE sheep, doing in a PvP battle royale game?...

EverQuesting: Why I’m hesitant to jump on Daybreak’s lifetime membership deal bandwagon

Well there's something I wasn't expecting, and I admit it: I am not really sure what to think about it. Daybreak just jumped on...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...
gonna dress me up

Final Fantasy XIV’s Starlight Celebration kicks off on December 17

Most Final Fantasy XIV holidays have certain unifying characteristics. Not just the fact that the holiday events are always new stories and minigames...
Bela Lugosi's dead.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2018?

Later today, we begin our giant rollout of end-of-the-year awards, a series I both love and hate - love because it's fun, hate because...

The Game Archaeologist: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2

At the end of June 2014, dozens of online worlds flickered and vanished with the flip of a switch. It was a online apocalypse...

The Stream Team: Beginning Betrayal in Path of Exile

It's here, and Massively OP's MJ is very excited to dive in! The conglomerate of some her favorite Path of Exile expansions are brought...

Lord of the Rings Online offers an everything-in-one $200 bundle

There's a pretty strong opinion out there that Lord of the Rings Online's lifetime subscription was one of the best such subs in...

Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:

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