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The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Mini Life, Naïca, and MedievaLands

It's time for another roundup of smaller or more obscure MMOs that you might not have noticed! We'll kick off today with a pixel...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

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...

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...
Destroy all doctors.

Champions Online’s third anniversary week brings back Dr. Destroyer and his Destroid robots

It's been some time since Champions Online launched, but we've finally learned a great truth about the game's major villain: Despite his grammatically ambiguous...

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...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

Cube World is back, and this time it’s launching on Steam this fall

Hey, remember Cube World? The blocky, sandboxy Minecraft clone from Picroma was a big deal when it

The 10th anniversary of Champions Online continues with new and returning events

The birthday celebrations for Champions Online continue as the MMO celebrates 10 years the only way it knows how: with presents for...

Guild Wars 2’s Living World magazine teases Bound with Blood, hardmode episode encounters

If you're old enough, you remember back when there were multiple competing video game magazines, and most of them would gladly run multi-page spreads...

WoW Classic: Character transfers, new realms, Twitch records, and most popular classes

If you thought that the second week of WoW Classic's operation would be any less hectic than the first, you're in for some...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 236: Guild Wars 2’s dragons and Vikings

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, ArcheAge Unchained, PlanetSide Arena, Peria Chronicles, SWTOR, Conan Chop Chop, Last Oasis, Caravan Stories, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on improving boring MMO tasks.
Very mature.

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...

Trove’s next update, Into the Deep, adds new world bosses and a level 25 class booster

With Trove's server move and three-day outage behind us, we can look ahead to Trove's next big thing - and yes, Gamigo is...

Champions Online celebrates its 10th birthday with a new mission

The longest consistently operating superhero MMORPG is hitting a significant milestone this week, with Champions Online celebrating the 10th anniversary of its...
Always something new to adventure.

Gamigo is taking Trove offline all day today for a big server move

Earlier this month, some Trove players saw more than a week of downtime thanks to outages that affected both PC players and...

WoW Classic’s first night smashes Twitch, sees lines form inside and outside the game

Heading into World of Warcraft Classic on its first night was a lot like going to Disneyworld at peak season: No matter whether...

The MOP Up: Skyforge hisses and burns

It's (sigh) mass hiss-teria in Skyforge these days thanks to Gorgonide forces invading the place. Gorgonide? Really? Devs ain't even trying these...

WoW Classic’s launch day plans include nine more servers

If you remember nothing else about World of Warcraft Classic, remember the number "10." That will come in very handy on Monday, as...

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