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The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

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So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

Guild Wars 2 prepares previews of balance changes and WvW quality-of-life ahead of its 2023 roadmap

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There are likely a fair number of Guild Wars 2 players at the edges of their seats for the MMORPG's 2023 content roadmap. Unfortunately,...

Fractured should be back in February as Gamigo shrinks to just a quarter of its 2020 portfolio

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Last month, Gamigo suffered a round of layoffs, axed multiple MMOs (dispatching them to other publishers), and stealth-deleted Fractured from its website - Fractured,...

Destiny 2 teases Lightfall’s cyberpunk metropolis Neomuna, Lunar New Year events

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Destiny 2 gamers gearing up for the launch of Lightfall next month are being treated to a brand-new trailer from Bungie today, resplendent in...

The MOP Up: Final Fantasy Record Keeper meets its finality

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We're a little late to the party on this, but friend of the site Connor pointed out that Square Enix shut down yet another...

Tales of Yore is a ‘lightweight’ retro-style MMORPG ‘full of terrible RPG tropes, cliches, and dad jokes’

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When an MMORPG describes itself as "lightweight," there are a few assumptions one can leap to. Personally, I'm taking that description to mean a...

Global Chat: The MMO blogs you should be reading in 2023

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Welcome to a new year of Global Chat -- and with it, the anticipation of a great assortment of MMO blog essays, questions, guides,...

John Smedley is leaving his position as head of Amazon Games’ San Diego studio

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John Smedley is moving on from his role heading the San Diego branch of Amazon Game Studios, according to a memo sent to staff...

Trove’s Renewus New Year’s event returns with a new quest chain and the same old celebratory orbs

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Can it really be a new year unless Trove drops orbs on players' heads every few minutes for a few rounds of impromptu soccer?...

The Game Archaeologist: PlaneShift, the poster child of open-source MMOs

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As the character creation screen fades out, a dark vista fades into being. The fledgling adventurer looks around at dim shapes and sinister movements...

Genfanad makes changes to the town of Skal and introduces jewelry items

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The retro-styled MMORPG Genfanad wants to give you a ring. And a necklace. And earrings. And shinier amulets. That is to say that the...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The best value MMOs going into 2023

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Every year when I do this post, I muse about what "value" actually means for MMOs because it's actually a tricky proposition and that...

Massively Uplifting: A season of gains and losses in the MMO world

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Where has the year gone? Fall has wrapped up, winter is beginning, and the end of the year draws nigh. Today, many will be...

Gamigo transfers publishing of Aura Kingdom, Grand Fantasia, Shaiya, and Last Chaos amid layoffs and Aeria portal closure

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It just wouldn't seem right to end the year without watching Gamigo light itself on fire, now would it? Fortunately, the company has indulged...

The Stream Team: Reveling in this year’s Snowfest in Trove

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MOP's Chris isn't usually the one to stream Trove, let alone its holiday event, but he's not going to be missing out on this...

Trove’s Snowfest invites you to save the yeti as console begins Reeling in the Stars

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Christmas returns to Gamigo's voxelbox Trove today as Snowfest has returned to blanket the gameworld in snowfall. Oh, and with rampaging yeti and dungeons...

Blade & Soul adds a new Demonsbane dungeon, an auto-hunt area, and a holiday Treasure Trove this week

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This Wednesday, December 7th, is bringing a new update to Blade & Soul, and despite some of the holiday cheer that it's partially bringing,...
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The Game Archaeologist: Wizardry Online, the short-lived permadeath MMO

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While the Wizardry series may not have the cultural cache that Ultima or Final Fantasy ended up with, nevertheless the dungeon crawling RPG series...

Rockstar draws a line in the sand over GTA Online roleplay servers creating NFTs

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One of the many ways players engage with Grand Theft Auto Online is by creating third-party roleplay servers, which often can change the game...

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