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Casually Classic: When will WoW Classic stop adding expansions?

This spring, the era of Wrath Classic will officially come to an end when the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch hits ahead of the summer launch....

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Post

We're wrapping up MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards today as we present our award for Best Worst MMO Post. Yes, it's the Golden Yachties series,...

The Daily Grind: What non-standard MMO server ruleset do or did you love?

Much earlier on in the genre, MMOs often fielded numerous types of server rulesets. It wasn't just PvP and PvE; there were those that...

Lord of the Rings Online preps a Corsairs of Umbar content patch for next week

Speedy LOTRO players who zipped through Corsairs of Umbar and are now twiddling their thumbs impatiently have mere days to wait before more content...

Casually Classic: Which version of WoW Classic is right for you?

Choice is a double-edged sword: Too little of it is restricting and frustrating, yet too much can lead to decision paralysis and feeling overwhelmed....

EverQuest players are raising the alarm over an economy-crushing dupe exploit

The EverQuest community is up in arms over what's being perceived as a meager response to a major problem that has reportedly crashed...

Casually Classic: BlizzCon took WoW Classic into the ‘plus’ era

While the three-expansion revelation of World of Warcraft's Worldsoul Saga stole the show at BlizzCon this past weekend, I was even more excited --...

Massively Overthinking: The impact of jump start servers in MMOs

With Chris' Choose My Adventure run on Lost Ark - specifically, on its jump-start servers - coming to a close, I thought it would...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Casually Classic: Hardcore realms are merely a Band-Aid for WoW Classic

Let's pause for a hot minute to absorb the fact that WoW Classic just hit its fourth anniversary. For the reheated leftovers of an...

EG7 Q2 2023: Daybreak’s MMORPGs are ‘predictably stable’

It's starting to look as if the Daybreak-run EG7 conglom is finally at the end of its bonkers revenue run: According to the Swedish...

The Game Archaeologist: EverQuest Mac, the O.G. classic server

In 2003, Sony Online Entertainment tried an experiment to reach out to the (then) small-but-growing community of Mac users. The company released EverQuest Macintosh...

LOTRO Legendarium: What I want to see with LOTRO’s Umbar expansion

This past week, I wrapped up my adventures through King's Gondor in Lord of the Rings Online and found my appetite whetted for this...

Lord of the Rings Online takes us back to Gondor this week with Update 36

After only two and a half weeks of testing, Lord of the Rings Online's Update 36 is bringing us back to Aragon's homeland this...

The Daily Grind: What can SWTOR do to improve its future?

I can't help but feel that Star Wars: The Old Republic's been treading water (at best) or slipping away (at worst) in recent years....

Casually Classic: Eight legacy MMOs to satisfy that old school craving

It was just five years ago in 2018 that MassivelyOP formally recognized an interesting and heartening trend in the MMO space: the rise of...

EverQuest and EverQuest II ready new servers and spring content

Producer's letters are being handed out left and right in the EverQuest franchise this week. In EverQuest II, the Kael Drakkel lore and legend...

Lord of the Rings Online opens up paid transfers from its legendary worlds

Lord of the Rings Online players looking to hop off the crazy carousel ride of its two existing legendary worlds (i.e., progression servers) now...

LOTRO Legendarium: Eight features I’d love to see added to LOTRO

Opinions, as they say, are like social media accounts: Everyone's got at least one and probably a dozen ready to ruin your life. This...

Casually Classic: How permadeath runs are revitalizing WoW Classic

While I don't have any hard data on the subject, just observing the World of Warcraft Classic scene (and ABK's financials) over the past...

Classic EverQuest plans new progression server and 30th expansion launch in 2023

If EverQuest II's 2023 roadmap wasn't your cup of fizzle pop, then perhaps the classic EverQuest is, and Daybreak's dropped a roadmap for your...