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Pirates of the Burning Sea wants to make new content and break up the pirate faction

With some of the more critical infrastructure issues addressed, free-to-play Pirates of the Burning Sea is now sailing into the waters of possible content...

Pirates of the Burning Sea touts an all-new installer and numerous stability updates in latest patch

The new owners of the piratical MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea keep on keeping on. The most recent newsletter out of Vision Online...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable desire to...

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new operators released a new launcher, patcher, and website, with plans for a legacy server

One of the feel-good stories of 2019 came from the corner of the MMOverse belonging to Pirates of the Burning Sea, when the remaining...

Battle Bards Episode 179: Arrr pirates!

Shiver me timbers — the Battle Bards are coming aboard and demanding that all capable musicians appear on the poop deck and blast out...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...
Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 worships the sun

That glowing ball of thermonuclear radiation in the sky might just mean warmth and crispy tans for you, but for Destiny 2, it is...

The MOP Up: Warhammer Odyssey’s Slayer warms up for action

Who will you be when you adventure in Warhammer Odyssey's mobile world? The stocky and surly Dwarf Slayer would like to make a bid...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new operators promise new content and more with new hires

Last year, Pirates of the Burning Sea made headlines when it lost its publisher support and primary coder. It was on the brink of...

Pirates of the Burning Sea’s new owners aim to revitalize the game after rescuing it from certain doom

City of Heroes' resurrection and preservation efforts are big news this month, but we've covered similar stories about playerbases rescuing video games from certain...

Massively OP’s 2018 Blooper Awards: Best feel-good moment for the MMO genre

Massively OP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for best feel-good moment for the MMO genre. And the winner is...
If you look to your left, you will see a sad person.

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

Pirates of the Burning Sea gains another month of life thanks to community and dev efforts

Ever since Portalus announced it'd be shutting down eight-year-old sailing MMORPG Pirates of the Burning Sea, we've found ourselves instead covering efforts to save...

Players are apparently trying to save Pirates of the Burning Sea, so Portalus delayed its sunset

Earlier this month, we delivered the sad news that Portalus Games' Pirates of the Burning Sea was due to sunset at the end of...

Pirates of the Burning Sea is closing down, but the community might be able to save it

Bad news, but maybe also a tiny bit of good news too, for Pirates of the Burning Sea: Over the weekend, Portalus Games announced...

NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile

Multiple new-to-us games calling themselves MMORPGs seem to land on mobile devices every week these days. On our radar today is Ocean Legend. Live on...

Whatever happened to Pirates of the Burning Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and Puzzle Pirates?

Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy...

Battle Bards Episode 99: Tropical resort

The Battle Bards are on vacation at a tropical beach paradise! In the team’s 99th episode, they examine beach, resort, and island music cues...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with vehicle avatars

When you take a step back and look at the broad MMO genre, you see some common threads that run through most games. One...