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Richard Garriott and Starr Long’s studio working on Shroud of the Avatar.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

One Shots: Rack ’em up!

I have to say that I would be much more likely to take up the crimefighting life if there was a really hip rec...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium temporarily closes office in favor of remote studio

It sounds as if Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium has uprooted its home office. "We are nomadic now," Portalarium's Starr Long told players...
Those are not prongs.

Shroud of the Avatar has improved its quality of life and offers pronged weapons with release 63

The latest patch for Shroud of the Avatar is all about prongs. Well, partly about prongs, anyhow; the new three-pronged one-handed spears are...

Shroud of the Avatar’s cash shop is now dispensing buffs when you buy stuff

Shroud of the Avatar players dipping their toes into Release 62 for the first time might want to take a peek at the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 62 brings housing improvements and back-slot gear changes

The folks at Portalarium want everyone in Shroud of the Avatar to experience the joys of home ownership, which is why one...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

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...

Shroud of the Avatar loses player services lead to Star Citizen’s Cloud Imperium Games

Shroud of the Avatar Community Manager Serafina announced today that she is moving on to greener pastures, stepping down from her role as...

Shroud of the Avatar offers free respecs, answers community queries

While Shroud of the Avatar isn't the most hardcore of MMOs out there, it certainly is a challenging beast to wrangle without the...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...
All according to keikaku or something

Lord British (aka Richard Garriott) is now working as a telecommuting Robo-British

Richard Garriott, also known as Lord British, also known as the man behind Shroud of the Avatar and the Ultima franchise, has been upgraded to Robo-British....

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2019

This week, for our first Massively Overthinking of 2019, I’ve asked the Massively OP writers to share their gaming resolutions or their basic MMO goals for the year. Won't you join us?

The best Massively OP streams of 2018

Massively OP's long-running Stream Team, unquestionably captained by MJ and her sidekicks Larry and Andrew, got a welcome surprise this year: Our newest writer,...

Shroud of the Avatar expands fishing and teleporting with today’s release

Shroud of the Avatar's final update of the year is live later today as Release 61 hits the ground running and the...

Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium confirms it’s taken over European publishing from Travian

Back in October, we briefly covered the news that Travian Games, Shroud of the Avatar's European publisher since 2017, appeared to

Shroud of the Avatar brings all seasons together in harmony with Release 60

Beach party? Christmas? Fishing expedition? Why not all three! From summer to deep winter, Shroud of the Avatar has you covered with

Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

Shroud of the Avatar details continuing work on fishing, teases roleplay content stream

Halloween is over, and you know what that means: Yep, two whole months of Christmas. Shroud of the Avatar is already teasing its...
All according to keikaku or something

Surprise! Shroud of the Avatar is now officially free-to-play

Have you taken advantage of the fact that Shroud of the Avatar has gone free-to-play yet? Or are you staring at that with...

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