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Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...
Here we go now.

Gamigo grants Defiance players’ wishes, posts sunset schedule, and runs a weird survey

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Ready to bask in the riches that Gamigo wishes to pour down upon your upturned face? Then you'll first want to head over to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 311: The day the MMOs died

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Justin and Bree discuss Anthem Next's demise, Defiance and Gamigo's MMO purge, DDO's big news, Black Desert's free-play, Riot's MMO, and mobile Warcraft, with adventures in LOTRO, City of Heroes, WoW Classic, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on post subs, Valheim, and MMOs as they used to be.

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...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Eden Eternal becomes the third MMORPG Gamigo killed off today

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Right about now, a whole bunch of Gamigo MMORPGs are wishing they had to deal with only server merges. That's because Gamigo's now axed...

Defiance and Defiance 2050 are dismissed from duty

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Clearly, Gamigo is cleaning house today. Shortly after announcing that the MMO publisher is shutting down Twin Saga, it also posted a farewell notice...

Lunar New Year sales and events arrive to Steam, Champions Online, and gobs more

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It's lovely seeing the Lunar New Year holiday continue to rise in prominence in the west - and especially in online video games. And...

Gamigo unleashes Valentines events on ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and Defiance

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Gamgio's got a fleet of Valentine's Day events stacked up for its MMORPGs. To wit: ArcheAge invites you to "synthesize your love" with the...

The Daily Grind: Are lifetime subs in MMOs still worth it in 2021?

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MOP reader Kaz sent us a note over the weekend alerting us that Star Trek Online's lifetime sub just so happens to be half...

Massively Uplifting: 2021 begins with Trove’s trees, Warframe’s Tennobaum, and Star Trek Online’s Tribbles for charity

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Ready or not, here 2021 comes! And that's a relief to many. It's no stretch to say that we want 2021 to be a...

Shadow Arena introduces two new heroes and adjusts defense points in latest update

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Shadow Arena, aka the battle royale game with fun modes but nobody around to play them, continues to push out updates in defiance of...

Fallen Earth sees ‘significant pre-production,’ APB Reloaded gets a marketing push

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The small studio of Little Orbit has a whole lot on its plate for 2021, starting with the recent early access launch of Unsung...

The Daily Grind: What MMO fuels your wanderlust?

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As much as I do appreciate solid direction and guidance from my MMOs when I'm looking for useful content, sometimes I like to strike...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2021?

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Yep, it's that time of year again: We've been doing this recap for the last several years, although this one is going to be...

Albion Online saw an ‘ever-growing population’ in 2020, promises mobile release in 2021

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As many game studios are doing right now, Albion Online's Sandbox Interactive is pausing to take stock of the year that has passed and...
Cool guys don't look at explosions.

Defiance yanks away server compensation ‘due to abuse’

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Be warned: The Grinch has been spotted skulking around Defiance this week. Just days after Gamigo announced that it would be handing out compensation packages...
hims are chonky

Defiance and Defiance 2050 celebrate the holidays while offering server compensation

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Ho-ho-hopefully you like fighting the Volge in Defiance and Defiance 2050 because that's the game's Christmas event this year. Yes, running until January 11th, both games...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

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