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Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Wurm Online has officially ended its real money trade market

Players of Wurm Online already knew that this was coming, but now it's officially official: The real money trade market has been officially...

Wurm Online further details changes to Followers and Traders, shows off some new item racks

If you've been eager for people to compliment your rack in Wurm Online, you'll have a chance to do so very soon according...

Wurm Online is officially ending the player-run RMT market in March

For a number of years, Wurm Online has allowed players to transform in-game assets and silver into real-world profit through an RMT system,...
Bye.

Shroud of the Avatar boots real-money transactions off its forums

Real-money traders, you are no longer welcome on Shroud of the Avatar's property. At least, that's the message being sent by Catnip Studios,...

EVE Online’s new HyperNet Relay reintroduces gambling to New Eden

Remember way back in 2016, when CCP Games outlawed gambling in EVE Online's universe after turning a blind eye for over a...
Now my stats are good!

An MMO character ‘worth’ $1.4M was sold in China for $552

So here's a fun story of people being particularly... odd. Let's go with odd. Player A, hereafter referred to as "Scrooge McDuck," spends...

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet chased the 2016 Gaile Gray account hacker all the way to Germany – and lost

Back in 2016, MassivelyOP covered an odd story about the Guild Wars franchise and a hack that seemingly involved the account of then-ArenaNet...

City of Heroes’ Homecoming announces Issue 26 Page 3, Halloween content, and collab with other rogue servers

City of Heroes' Homecoming servers, rogue or not, are pushing forward into legitimacy. As we've been covering, the servers, which have been

Interview: ArcheAge Unchained’s Merv Lee Kwai on housing, RMT, and the future of the game

The announcement of ArcheAge Unchained and its buy-to-play, no-pay-to-win ruleset has been one of the big surprises of the season for the five-year-old...

City of Heroes Homecoming is now banning accounts for… real-money trading

If you thought you could get away with a bit of gold-selling or gold-buying on the side while participating in City of Heroes'...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online is losing players, and no one can agree on why

Nobody wants to think that a favourite MMO is losing popularity, but with EVE Online now being over 15 years old, it's a...
Very mature.

World of Warcraft: Classic’s inevitable goldsellers are using modern chat functions to advertise

Gold selling isn't nearly as much of a thing on modern World of Warcraft like it used to be; the existence of the WoW...

EVE Online bans an entire botting corporation, moves EVE Vegas to San Diego starting in 2020

Cheating in EVE Online? It's not the best idea. The latest dispatch from CCP's security team says that it banned 4385 accounts...

The Daily Grind: What’s been the biggest change to the MMORPG genre in the last 20 years?

A while back, there was a thread on Reddit from a younger MMO player who was curious about changes to the way players...

Entropia Universe players invested the equivalent of $500,000 to own a space station

Virtual world MMO Entropia Universe is no stranger to bizarre news stories. We've covered investors divvying up the moon, selling unique...

Massively Overthinking: If an MMO item is buyable with gold, does that excuse its presence in the cash shop?

This week's Overthinking topic comes from longtime MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls. It's about monetization, but it's a nuanced argument we don't...

Wandering Wraeclast: First impressions of Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Something's different about Wraeclast. The air, the ground... it's changed. What could it be? If I could just put my finger on it before...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd...

EVE Online changes F2P mission access to combat bots and releases its first economic report of 2019

There's been an unfortunate increase of RMT activity in New Eden recently, and in the delicate balancing act that is the in-game economy of...

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