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

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Shroud of the Avatar improves crafting as Richard Garriott dives to the bottom of the ocean

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We'll go ahead and get this out of the way first: MMO developer Richard Garriott dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench today....

Shroud of the Avatar is introducing another revamp to food and drink buffs in Release 87

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Cast your minds back to September of last year, when Shroud of the Avatar announced plans to change the way food and drink buffs...

Shroud of the Avatar adds two new community events and makes its fishing tourney a monthly event

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Even if I'm side-eyeing the heck out of Shroud of the Avatar, I do have to give a smile and a nod to the...

Shroud of the Avatar brings a new scene, buff-providing statues, and quality-of-life features in Release 86

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Most of the recent news out of Shroud of the Avatar has been leading up to this point: the launch of Release 86, which...

Shroud of the Avatar announces plans to make public cache chests bigger and fancier

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Have you really had a good, long, hard think about what your Shroud of the Avatar public cache chest says about your player-owned town...

Shroud of the Avatar unveils plans to open up more gear pattern customization options

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Look good, feel good. That most certainly applies when it comes to your avatar in MMORPGs, but perhaps Avatars in Shroud of the Avatar...

Shroud of the Avatar makes some minor adjustments and pushes bundle sales

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What's been happening over in the world of Shroud of the Avatar? Well, there's the sort of loud clangor that you would expect from...

Massively Uplifting: Niantic, ArenaNet, and more MMO studios end 2020 on charitable high notes

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Do you know what one of the best things about Massively Uplifting is? Although the world focuses on giving good deeds and Joy to...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If you're...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: MMO with the Stormiest Future

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for the MMO (or Studio) with the Stormiest Future, which was awarded to Daybreak...

Shroud of the Avatar previews the Well of Aldur adventure scene and several upcoming gameplay changes

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It's a little bit of Release 86 preview and a little bit of post-Release 85 planning in this week's Shroud of the Avatar update...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Worst MMO Business Model, which was awarded jointly to Star Citizen and Fallout...

Shroud of the Avatar shows off new hood patterns, gets a seal of approval from Richard Garriott

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This week in Shroud of the Avatar, players can look forward to hoods. Specifically, cloth head patterns on the Cabalist Hood can be displayed...

Shroud of the Avatar talks about the first phase of its streamer rewards program

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Shroud of the Avatar is keen to reward its streamers, so for those who are eager to join the game's streamer rewards program and...

Shroud of the Avatar discusses butchery, artifact salvage, and Release 84 adjustments

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As is very often the case with Shroud of the Avatar, things are changing, since the game is still in development. This week's update...

Shroud of the Avatar drums up hype for… more lights in player towns

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In what's being touted as a part of ongoing "amazing" quality-of-life improvements to Shroud of the Avatar, the game's newest newsletter is talking up...

Shroud of the Avatar details where to trade in foals and tamed horses for rideable mounts

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Release 83 of Shroud of the Avatar added horsies. Most of those horsies were hiding in the Crown Shop, but readers will likely recall...

Massively Overthinking: Does early access kill an MMO’s buzz?

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A while back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were flipping through Steamcharts checking in on Torchlight III, and we were a...

Shroud of the Avatar adds mounts, the Breach, map changes, and economy changes in R83

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Release 83 has landed in Shroud of the Avatar, and with it comes a whole lot of changes as outlined in the official newsletter. High...

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