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Magic: The Gathering Arena’s business model stands on a ‘simple idea’ of universal access

"We want everyone to be able to experience Magic: The Gathering." Upon this "simple idea" Wizards of the Coast is building Magic: The Gathering...

CCP addresses EVE Online botter problem, saying it’s at the ‘top of the list’

Last week, we reported on a situation brewing on the EVE Online subreddit, where player after player spoke out about the

Secret World Legends allows players to convert Funcom points into Aurum

If you were sitting on a Scrooge McDuck pile of Funcom Points back when The Secret World announced its switchover to Secret...

Albion Online offers proof that it is still being DDOSed by RMT blackmailers

It's hard not to feel sorry for Albion Online. As we've been reporting, the newbie sandbox has been absolutely plagued by a long series...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

Hacker claims to have made a living cheating in MMOs for two decades

Motherboard has a fun-slash-depressing piece out this week on an unnamed hacker who claims he's been cheating at MMORPGs to make a living...

Pokemon Go is being sued over the disastrous Chicago live event

If you live in the midwest and are out only a ticket and a tank of gas for your trip to the botched...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

We've been talking about exploitative gacha games and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in...

Massively Overthinking: Building a better MMORPG economy

We are on a roll with the epic questions for Overthinking lately! "The recent article about monetization got me thinking about just how...

SuperData’s new report suggests multiplayer console gamers are more susceptible to DLC and RMT than ever

Gamers talk a big talk about horse armor DLC and pay-to-win and the evils of cash shops, but y'all keep buying anyway. That's according to...

Monetization expert: MMOs are dying because of clueless design, not insufficient demand

MMORPG players just love it when somebody declares the MMORPG dead, right? All those games you're playing, all the games we're writing about and...
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What’s it like when you stop being a gold farmer in World of Warcraft?

For a very long time, selling gold in World of Warcraft was a path to making money. It was unethical and against the...

EVE Evolved: What’s the deal with EVE’s PLEX changes?

This week CCP Games announced that some big changes are on the way for PLEX in EVE Online. The PLEX or...

World of Warcraft nixes bonus traits on relics, cracks down on raid RMT

There's always a disclaimer for patches and expansions on test servers that things can and will change over the course of their stay there....
Fight for something, probably, whatever.

The Elysium WoW emulator community is in total meltdown

The Elysium World of Warcraft private server community is in total meltdown, so popcorn at the ready. Most MMORPG players would probably have never...

Blizzard: WoW Tokens are ‘harmless’ and ‘make people happier’

In a new interview with Glixel, World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas opened up about the creation and use of...

MMO lockboxes, keys, and booster packs: Gambling or gaming?

Lockboxes have become a hot topic over the last couple of years. Last month, both our writers and readers crowned SWTOR worst business...

EVE Evolved: 2016 EVE Online year in review

It's been another busy year for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, and an absolute roller coaster ride for both players and developer CCP Games....
Every day, sadly.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMORPG developer quotes of 2016

One of the fun things we implemented on the site this year is a database of quotes from developers (among other entries) that are...

The Game Archaeologist: Mark Jacobs on Mythic’s early online games, part 2

We're back with our second part of an interview retrospective of Mythic Entertainment's early online games with CSE's Mark Jacobs. Last...

Tree of Savior plans Thanksgiving events, explains trade restrictions

Cutesy anime sandbox Tree of Savior isn't gonna be one of those MMORPGs that lets Thanksgiving slide, oh no. IMCGames says the game's...

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