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The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...

Trion Worlds rebuts staffing rumors, confirms RIFT is not in maintenance mode

We received a concerning tip today claiming MMORPG company Trion Worlds was forcing employees into paid time off ahead of some sort of...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Villains, enhancement diversification, and Going Rogue

It's always easy to look back at the making of City of Heroes and its first year with a memory tinted...

Trove gives you the chance to reroll your secondary stats

If Trove is your on-the-side MMO that you visit occasionally, you may want to check in with it this weekend. This is due...

Mortal Online sandbox MMO devs try battle royale with Mortal Royale

Trove, Skyforge, and now Mortal Online - it's a weird batch of MMORPGs whose devs are getting into the battle royale...

The Stream Team: A first look at Broke Protocol

Now that Massively OP's MJ is more amenable to blocky games, it's time to up the ante with Broke Protocol! A persistent sandbox game,...

The Stream Team: Sharing a stash of Trove summer festival stuff

Massively OP's MJ doesn't need a festival to log in and play Trove anymore, not since Geode. And she doesn't need a reason...

Broke Protocol is currently free on Steam to celebrate its first birthday

Remember Broke Protocol, the funky sandbox that's basically a mash-up of Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto, with voxel graphics bolstering cops-and-robbers gameplay? It's...
I don't know what's going on.

Trion’s compensation for Trove’s exploit-driven downtime is absurdly generous

Last week, Trion Worlds was forced to take MMORPG Trove offline for more than a day on PC thanks to what was clearly...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 182: Follow the Torchlight

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, Torchlight Frontiers, Diablo, RuneScape Classic, Trove, and No Man's Sky. And also haiku!
Answer a question, Todd.

Fallout 76 reveals more about perks, PvP, and proprietary platforms

This past weekend was a treasure trove of information for fans of Fallout 76. Bethesda ran some panels and Q&A discussions at QuakeCon,...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes’ launch history and the Marvel lawsuit

In our first part of this series looking back at the stupendous history of City of Heroes, we saw how the idea...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMORPGs incentivize exploration – and how?

Our Daily Grind on exploration last week sparked an intriguing follow-up from MOP reader Miol. "When asking about sightseeing and exploration in MMORPGs, you...

Trove is back online after major economy exploit; Trion to offer compensation, ban perpetrators

Trion's voxelbox Trove was down most of yesterday thanks to what screenshots clearly identified as a massive duping exploit that positively trashed the...

Endless Trials seeks $66K on Kickstarter to build a semi-hardcore endgame PvE MMO that omits grind

Here's a new one for us, and if you like it, you can throw money at it right now: It's called Endless Trials, and...

Trove has been down since the crack of dawn thanks to an economy-breaking dupe exploit

Bad stuff is happening in Trove. Or was happening. Right now, nothing's happening at all because the servers came down early this...

The Stream Team: The search for Trove dragons continues

Boy oh boy are there lots of dragons Massively OP's MJ needs to find in Trove. She still hasn't found Luxion yet, and now...

Trove is adding 162 player-designed wearables in tomorrow’s update

Trove is gearing up for what it's calling a major quality-of-life update tomorrow. Bomber royale - that's the voxelbox's battle royale mode...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Lord of the Rings Online aging well?

By now, to me, Lord of the Rings Online is a comfortable, well-worn friend that always offers a very predictable and enjoyable experience...

The MOP Up: PlanetSide 2 throws a summer rager (August 5, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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