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Pirates of the Burning Sea improves visuals, tweaks gameplay, and brings back a server from the brink

The player-run Vision Online Games studio that's kept Pirates of the Burning Sea afloat since its near-sunset back in 2019 continues to be hard...

The Game Archaeologist: Pirates of the Caribbean Online

In 1967, Disneyland opened one of its most iconic attractions: a dark boat ride called Pirates of the Caribbean. A large fandom surrounding the...

Pirates of the Burning Sea heads toward Steam as it sails past its 15th anniversary

With the 15th anniversary of Pirates of the Burning Sea sailing into port, we thought it was time to touch base with this fascinating...

The Daily Grind: Has a pirate MMO ever appealed to you?

With Ubisoft's long-delayed Skull and Bones finally arriving this November, gamers will enjoy yet another option to get their pirate fix -- if, indeed,...

Pirates of the Burning Sea teases ‘legacy’ edition coming soon

Arr, there be some life left in Pirates of the Burning Sea's sails, after all! Shortly before the dev team broke for the holidays,...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMORPGs you’ve already forgotten about

Not every MMORPG can remain in the spotlight forever. Time has a nasty habit of making us forget titles that used to rile up...

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...
Hammer, war, whatever.

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...