Studio known primarily for Runes of Magic and Dragon’s Prophet.

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...

Runes of Magic releases new 12-person challenge raid, Timeless Dungeon 2

Gameforge and Runewaker have surprised us this year by cranking out multiple updates and an anniversary celebration for the 15-year-old Runes of Magic, and...

Runes of Magic drops its high-level Shadows over the Altar update this week

At 15 years old, Runes of Magic has to keep working hard to retain player interest and challenge those who think that they've seen...

Runes of Magic celebrates the spring and Easter season with events running through April

It's said that April showers bring May flowers, but for Runes of Magic players, the month of April is bringing a shower of events...

Runes of Magic turns 15 years old today with a new trailer and endgame content

When I first started working on Old Massively, Runes of Magic was still a new MMORPG, and popular enough to merit its own weekly...

Runes of Magic celebrates 15 years with ‘festive artillery’ minigame as it revises 2024 update plans

Happy 15th birthday, Runes of Magic! Runewaker's Gameforge-published MMORPG is hosting a party for its players to mark the western version's new milestone by...

EVE Online adjusts spaceship balance as CSM member pivots on CCP’s Project Awakening NFT project

With ships and interstellar warfare being expanded in EVE Online's Havoc update, it was only a matter of time before some adjustment knobs were...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2024?

Every year when it comes time to update this poll for January, I consider tossing it out. But the last few years of Daybreak...

Vague Patch Notes: The ever-changing costs of playing an MMORPG

It was a pretty big deal back when I had first started working at original Massively when the trend started, and I can still...
Not so much.

Runes of Magic hints at 15th anniversary, its next Timeless Instance, and a drawing-down of minigames

Runes of Magic has had a good 2023 by Gameforge's reckoning, which is the overall report in a letter from its product manager, who...

Runes of Magic promises presents from Santa Claus and fun in the snow in its series of holiday events

There are a few things that MMORPG players likely expect from their Christmas-themed events, like snow, presents, and perhaps a visit from Santa Claus...

Runes of Magic merges European servers, activates bonus XP weekend

Whenever I try to visualize a server merge, I picture a studio taking two server blades, smooshing them together, and saying, "Now... KISS!" However...
Straight shot.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs you’ve already forgotten ever existed

Falling into obscurity and then being completely forgotten is the nightmare of any creative artist. This tragic scenario is compounded when it comes to...

Tencent insists Tarisland isn’t a World of Warcraft clone

When Tencent announced Tarisland back in January, just as World of Warcraft was being yanked offline in China, just about everyone, including us, called...

Runes of Magic stages 14th anniversary events with free daily presents

Runes of Magic may not be a game that gets a lot of coverage these days, but it's also not a game that's thrown...

Runes of Magic hands out free presents from Santa every day this month

Are you dabbling or diving into Runes of Magic this winter? If so, you'll want to take advantage of the many seasonal events that...

Battle Bards Episode 218: Peace and quiet

If anyone’s ever told you to “take a chill pill,” then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today’s episode. Exploring peaceful and...

Runes of Magic opens a haunted house, hands out gifts, and boosts rewards for Halloween

Our quest to get every single Halloween event in our candy bag continues and we will not leave any stone unturned in this quest....
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...
Come on get harpy!

Runes of Magic deploys a new patch with the Colorweave Festival event tomorrow

Tomorrow, the bad news for Runes of Magic players is that the servers will go down for maintenance and deploying a new patch with...