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The Game Archaeologist: Fury

Back in 1997, Australian game developer Auran arrived onto the scene with the real-time strategy title Dark Reign. While it wasn't exactly Command & Conquer...

Battle Bards Episode 136: Overlooked MMO soundtracks

Ever feel like the Battle Bards have covered every MMO soundtrack in existence? It’s actually far from true, and today’s episode is Exhibit A...

More MMOs you’ve never heard of: PlaneShift, Stendhal, Ashen Empires, Zezenia, and Project Diaspora

Think you've seen it all and played it all in regards to MMORPGs? There's always a lot of smaller and lesser-known games out there,...
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Trove patches up gem expertise quests in Crystal Combat on PC today and celebrates Renewas

Trove is due for a wee update today to fix some of the more unfortunate chunks of December's Crystal Combat content release....

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Trulion, Morna Tales, Laplace M, Project BBQ, Genesis, Endless Battle, Achaea, Lord of Chains, Star Sonata

We have a perilously tall pile of MMOs (and MUDs and MOBAs and such) that you've probably never heard of for today's roundup. We're gonna just jump right in, starting with Trulion Online, a new open-world sandbox MMORPG that just hit beta on Android. Yes, it's a mobile title with retro graphics, but not all of what we're looking at today falls into that category!

The Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

In the end, one of the biggest shames of the whole 38 Studios fiasco is that the MMORPG it was creating and the people...

Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: A spaceship so ugly it’s cute

Today we're continuing our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #4 on our list is Star Citizen’s $185 Aegis Vulcan, which we deemed "so ugly it's cute" back in February.

The Stream Team: Celebrating Christmas with Trove’s Snowfest

Boxes and packages piled high... what does that make you think of? Trove! The voxel -based whimsical game is the perfect compliment to Christmas...

Bethesda compensates Fallout 76 players with three free Fallout titles

It's not exactly an apology, but Bethesda is clearly trying to make amends for the rocky and disappointing rollout of Fallout 76 by...

The MOP Up: Hytale takes a deeper approach to the Minecraft genre

Have you heard of Hytale? If you're a fan of the Trove or Minecraft school of sandbox design, then it definitely bears further...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v2.0

While The Game Archaeologist columns take up the most time of any project I do here at Massively OP, I absolutely love doing...
If this went away, I would be pissed.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2018?

Last week, as part of MOP's 2018 awards rollout, we asked you about the best trend of the year for our genre. We...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the best value going into 2019

Here we go, here we go, here we go again. This one is always an interesting column to write because there's a certain amount...
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Trove’s Crystal Combat update arrives on PC tomorrow, delays on consoles

For a moment, at least, Trove players can put aside the fears of the past couple months with the Gamigo acquisition to enjoy...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...

Gamigo plans holiday events for ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and Atlas Reactor too

Yesterday, Gamigo posted up just what Defiance and Defiance 2050 are doing for Christmas, but as its press release today suggests, Gamigo is...

Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game

When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro?...

The Game Archaeologist: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2

At the end of June 2014, dozens of online worlds flickered and vanished with the flip of a switch. It was a online apocalypse...

Digital Extremes’ retro OARPG Survived By has hit early access

One of the nifty things on the way under Warframe developer Digital Extremes' publishing banner is Survived By, a retro permadeath bullet-hell...

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