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Legends of the Jedi is a Star Wars MUD that has just kicked off its first era

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Let's all travel back in time to a point when MMORPGs weren't graphics-based but were all text-based affairs played out in the theater of...

Trove is celebrating Hug Day with a mini community giveaway

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Apparently, this coming Thursday is National Hug Day, a holiday that we really can't celebrate with the gusto that it deserves for rather...

Lord of the Rings Online’s new expansion bundle smashes its huge barrier to entry

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Lord of the Rings Online had one heck of a 2020, in all the ways you're thinking: It stole players' hearts by giving...

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

2020 saw lots of Fortnite coverage, retweets for FFXIV, and nearly half of global market value in mobile

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If you like to look back at the year in gaming through data in infographic form, then your favorite post is here. GamesIndustry has...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The mechanics

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Just based on lore alone, WB Games should make a new Asheron's Call game. As I argued last time, AC has the qualities of...

Retro-style Diablo event The Darkening of Tristram returns to Diablo III this weekend

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Hands up -- who among you were there to enjoy the original launch of Diablo in 1997? I myself didn't get onto the...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable...

The Stream Team: Dungeons and delves for Trove’s Snowfest

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Are you ready for some D & D in Trove for the holidays? Dungeons and delves, that is! Snowfest brings the holidays to the...

ArcheAge’s December update adds new quests and housing areas as Trove’s Snowfest gets underway

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There's a lot going on in Gamigo's MMORPGs right now, so let's dig in. First, over in ArcheAge, the December Update may not...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Business Model

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Business Model, which we could not reach a staff...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist....

The MOP Up: Harry Potter Wizards Unite fights the heavy-hitters

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You better bring your A-game and your B-wand to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, because you're going to be in the virtual fight of your...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Event of 2020

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Event of 2020, which was awarded last year to

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go goes retro with its Red and Green Event in 2021

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Pokemon Go’s not done with announcing big events this fall, not by a long shot. In addition to the current seasonal events...

Trove, ArcheAge, Defiance, and RIFT start handing out digital advent calendars for the holidays

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I'd never been really familiar with advent calendars until I met my husband, who is from Wales, and we bought ourselves an advent calendar...

The Stream Team: Turkeytopia 2020 in Trove

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Turkeytopia is in trouble in Trove! Not terribly surprising for 2020, right? Even so, Massively OP's MJ is ready to lend a hand (or...

Trove’s insane Turkeytopia event returns with free wings

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Does Trove have the best Thanksgiving event in the MMO biz? Turkeytopia certainly does double-down on the whole theme of hunting, dressing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 297: Beyond Light

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Hey, Bree isn't here on the podcast today! It's going to be anarchy, fridge raiding, and free love! Or it'll be Chris and Justin...
Years and years.

Microsoft CFO says Bethsoft IPs can still go cross-platform but also wants new games ‘first, better, or best’ on Microsoft

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As the news of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media, Bethesda Softworks, and its various studios has settled in, there's been one niggling point that's...

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