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Richard “Lord British” Garriott on Wikipedia

Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Shroud of the Avatar marks 10 years with portals to the chicken room and previews a ‘sneak scene’

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It just ain't a party unless you step into a dungeon crawl where you get to slaughter legions of chickens! Or that's apparently the...
Roberts and Garriott

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2023: Weirdest MMO celebrity insert

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Today we're kicking off our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year, that year being 2023! Coming in at #5 on our...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

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Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

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We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...
Are we shut down yet?

Shroud of the Avatar prepares to celebrate 10 years of monthly updates in December

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It's been almost 10 years since Shroud of the Avatar started making monthly updates - since December 2013 by Catnip Games' reckoning, which is...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

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One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...
bro you gotta trust me bro

Vague Patch Notes: How does an MMORPG studio rebuild trust it shattered?

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Earlier this week, Pantheon cancelled its intensely stupid extraction shooter mode. Now, I don't say that it's intensely stupid because I dislike this sort...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

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Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

Shroud of the Avatar continues releasing zone maps and preps a Richard Garriott birthday stream

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Last weekend saw another update for Shroud of the Avatar, which once again focuses primarily on adjusting, tuning, and fixing existing content, as well...

MMO dev Richard Garriott’s Explorers Club joins search for missing submersible at the site of the Titanic

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As part of our 2021 recap, we counted among our "weirdest stories" articles representing the weirdest things MMO developer Richard Garriott did that weren't,...
AAAAAAAAAAH

Vague Patch Notes: So why didn’t crowdfunded MMOs save the genre?

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The past few weeks we've been following this freakin' thing because... well, obvious reasons. But that has me thinking about crowdfunding in general, because...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT-based MMO, Iron & Magic, appears to have vanished already

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About a year ago, we first covered a new MMO, Iron & Magic, which was pitched as an NFT-based game with Richard Garriott at the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s update 112 welcomes spring with cabinets and bug fixes

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You'd be forgiven for being surprised that the Kickstarted MMORPG Shroud of the Avatar has a new patch out, what with its tiny population...

Perfect Ten: 10 dead MMOs that should be revived for a second chance

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I have always felt that it's such an enormous waste of everything when a live MMORPG is sunsetted and access to it is gone...

Shroud of the Avatar plots more tutorials, new treasure maps, and more Episode 2 content in 2023

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Shroud of the Avatar has laid out a course for 2023, with a roadmap of planned updates to quests, features, and communication for the...

The Daily Grind: What MMO hill would you die on?

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As this is the internet, everyone is absolutely required to have an opinion on everything. There are degrees of conviction, of course, and how...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

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I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...
Hey. I got a ball.

End-of-Year Eleven: The Biggest MMO Surprises of 2022

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All right, 2022, you are officially no longer allowed to surprise us any more because we're doing the end-of-year thing now and that means...

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