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The Daily Grind: What’s your ideal ‘throwback’ MMO?

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So I was recently doing a piece about Ethyrial and noting its promise of being a throwback to the golden days of MMOs, deliberately evoking...

Trove brings back the Spring Fling event on all platforms and kicks off season 3 of Bomber Royale on PC

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Whether you like to throw flower spawners or bombs, Trove has got you covered, at least assuming you like doing the former activity on...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

The Game Archaeologist: Six cancelled MMOs that I wish had launched

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In my lengthy tenure writing The Game Archaeologist -- which dates back to May 2010, if you can believe it -- I've covered MMOs...

Free Realms would’ve turned 13 years old this week if it were still alive

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If you were around the MMO genre back in 2009, you might remember when SOE launched Free Realms, a cutesy kid-centric MMORPG that was...

Trove’s new player survey nods to Quantic Foundry’s Gamer Motivation Model

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Gamigo did more than just update Glyph this week; it also posted a survey for Trove players to "share thoughts and help shape...

Gamigo has actually updated the Glyph launcher for RIFT, Trove, and Fractured

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Well file this one under things we didn't see coming even a little bit: Gamigo has actually overhauled Glyph, the original Trion launcher that...
Weedle whee.

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of the MMO launch journey, from announcement to release

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One of the aspects that I love about MMOs is just how dang fun the build-up to launch can be. I know this period...
A new road has begun.

Global Chat: Is FFXIV the perfect solo MMORPG?

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Kicking off this week's roundup of MMO blog posts, we'll hop over to Dragonchasers where Pete is ecstatic to share the revelation that Final...

Trove kicks off this year’s Bunfest Easter event and releases a bundle to benefit Ukraine

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Spring has sprung in Trove, which incidentally brings the springing of hopping bunnies! It's time once more for Bunfest, the Easter event that's available...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

Fight or Kite: Classic Robocraft is a mashup of a Minecraftian block-builder and arena brawler

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Robocraft - now there's a name I haven’t heard in a long time. Back in those days, we played things fast and loose. You...

The Stream Team: A few rounds of Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Boxing

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It's time for bumble pugs! Those adorable bee puppies are back with GW2's Super Adventure Box, and Massively OP's MJ is taking a break...

Blade & Soul plans smoother mid-tier progression, continued updates based on feedback, and third Warden spec

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While Blade & Soul isn't getting an itemized roadmap, what it is getting is an address from the game's producer team that offers up...

Closers makes adjustments to Cubes and the Chip system in latest update

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While Cubes and Chips might sound like an excellent retro-style new wave band name, what they are in the context of the action MMO...

The Game Archaeologist: When EverQuest players killed the unkillable Sleeper

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In many CRPGs and MMORPGs, there are bosses designed to be so crazy tough that, for most people, these enemies are straight-out unkillable. Developers...

Gamigo says RIFT’s ‘great first update’ is still happening, still won’t acknowledge layoffs

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Readers will recall that at the top of the week, we reported the unfortunate news that Gamigo had conducted widespread layoffs from multiple MMO...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 366: A blunder and a blunderbuss

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's next expansion, New World's latest patch, Gamigo's layoffs, Black Desert, and Elyon, with adventures in LOTRO, DDO, GW2, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on MMO longevity and volunteerism in MMOs.
One one one.

Minecraft Dungeons developer collaborates with Bethesda on Fallout 76

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Everyone likes a good team-up, especially if it results in even more quality and content for their favorite games. Fallout 76 players should at...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box is back in today’s patch

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So who's up for some retro jumping puzzle fun? Guild Wars 2 is, and if you're angling for a break from the apparently hugely...

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