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EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age 15....

Daybreak’s Holly Longdale promises: ‘There is a future for EverQuest’

Even as Daybreak fractures into several studios, its flagship MMORPG continues to fly high. EverQuest itself recently confirmed the Q4 arrival of its Torment...

EverQuest’s Torment of Velious preorders and beta begin next week

All of Daybreak's true MMORPGs have now weighed in post-layoffs: The most recent confirmation that everything's OK with the EverQuest franchise team comes in...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs spice up progression servers midway through?

Just about a year ago, Lord of the Rings Online opened the doors to its very first progression server ruleset. It was a huge...

Global Chat: One MMO gamer is trying to finish Fallen Earth before it’s gone

When you know that your beloved MMORPG is about to be shut down, what do you do? If you're the blog 24 Hours in...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The best...

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old MMORPG...

Korean mobile MMORPG TERA Classic adds the Elin Lancer

The Korean-only mobile MMORPG TERA Classic has decided to give the game's tiniest race one of its biggest weapons. Or maybe they misheard the...

Dofus celebrates 15 years of operation with a meta event and plans to launch a retro server

One of my favorite things about this genre is how the "lesser-loved" titles can keep on truckin' thanks to an established and engaged playerbase...

LOTRO promises that Riders of Rohan won’t hit progression servers before next year

So back when Lord of the Rings Online originally launched the progression servers last November, Standing Stone Games said that it would unlock subsequent...

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online is slashing prices for the Helm’s Deep expansion

Lord of the Rings Online is notoriously reluctant to give any sort of price reductions for its expansions, so it's a good week indeed...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

EverQuesting: Live in EverQuest II’s Baubleshire and Oakmyst Forest again – for a fee

What the what?!? How did I miss this?! I just went to browse the new things in EverQuest II's marketplace (honestly, I wanted to...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Legendary servers roll out 2011’s Rise of Isengard expansion

For the last week or two, Justin has been nervously playing Lord of the Rings Online's progression server, convinced that Standing Stone was about...
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Global Chat: WoW Classic impressions mega-compilation

When World of Warcraft launches, the world stops to pay attention. The recent release of WoW Classic didn't just pull in hundreds of thousands of...

Massively Overthinking: The future of WoW and WoW Classic

With WoW Classic finally launched, perfectly capping off the summer with jokes about queueing like it's 2004, we can't help but look to the...

Perfect Ten: Ten weird things I’m relearning with WoW Classic

It's been a strange week. No - it's been a strange year in MMO gaming, all things considered. As I'm going through old Lord...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 235: The one about WoW Classic

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Legends of Aria, LOTRO, Black Desert, Astellia Online, Elite Dangerous, and EverQuest II, with mailbag topics on progression servers and stream etiquette.

WoW Classic’s servers are live as queues swell to 30K+ for the launch

Just a few short years ago in 2016, the World of Warcraft community caught fire after a popular rogue private vanilla server threatened with...

EverQuest II drops GU111 next week, EverQuest gets an ice shader, and Daybreak gauges fan event interest

Daybreak's updated the EverQuest and EverQuest II communities this week with what's next for both games. EverQuest II, for example, is preparing for GU111 Carnage...