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Albion Online launches an Asian server on March 20 with multiple founder packs

Albion Online, recipient of our own Best PvP MMO award two years running, is expanding its horizons eastward with an Asian server launching on...

Albion Online seeks feedback on everything from toxicity to content

A lot of MMO studios talk a big talk about listening to player feedback, but whether or not they put out surveys to solicit...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2023?

Last year, I had a hard time with this annual Daily Grind, and that's because "expensive" depends entirely on what you have to buy...

Albion Online’s returning frost challenge would like to give you a chilly ram friend

I can't speak from personal experience, but I have to assume that rams and goats are not what one would call the most friendly...
I, too, enjoy my staff with no overt implications!

Albion Online looks back at an eventful 2022 before 2023 arrives

Ah, memories of 2022. Remember that time when Albion Online gave you a gigantic bunny mount if you put in the work required to...

Fight or Kite: The many ways today’s MMOs are failing PvPers

Last week, the MassivelyOP writing crew released its award for the best PvP MMO of the year - yet I couldn’t bring myself to...

Massively Uplifting: A season of gains and losses in the MMO world

Where has the year gone? Fall has wrapped up, winter is beginning, and the end of the year draws nigh. Today, many will be...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2022

This has been a pretty challenging year for a lot of reasons, and my 2022 in Choose My Adventure certainly didn't feel any different...
Nothing to give.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best crafting in 2022?

"Best crafting" has always been a hard pick for me as it's one of my core content magnets in an MMO, which tends to...

Albion Online’s holiday event tasks players with murdering Uncle Frost

Uncle Frost may have the now-traditional red velvet suit and the big white beard, but we can assure you that he's not your friend...
No comfy chair?

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2022?

Earlier this week, we dished out our "best MMO trend." Today, I want to talk about the worst trend, and really there are a...
Where does the time go?

Albion Online adds player anonymity in the Mists, promises Roads of Avalon improvements

While some MMOs treat a content update as a self-contained module, Albion Online's recent Beyond the Veil drop is proving to have a life...

Albion Online starts season 18 of guild conflicts on December 17

Anyone participating in Albion Online's next season of fighting amongst guilds (don't use the word war here, for obvious reasons) is hopefully a big...

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2022

When you're investing a whole lot of time and (potentially) money into MMORPGs, you want to make sure that your game isn't going belly-up...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience as of 2022?

I have noted before that while I have two consoles and love to game on my phone, I'm probably always going to be a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 398: Much ado about pie

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight, the FTC challenge, Albion's Beyond the Veil and sub price increase, Camelot Unchained's new funding, ZeniMax's secret MMO, and Guild Wars 2's inventory, with adventures in LOTRO and New World, plus a mailbag topic on gaming mice.

Albion Online continues to ramp up Mists rewards, preps per-character sub fee hike

Are you ready for even more rewards from doing things in the Mists of Albion Online? Then the sandbox MMORPG's latest hotfix is right...

Albion Online ramps up rewards for activities in the Mists

Sure, there's new stuff to do in the Mists areas of Albion Online, but nobody's going to care if those things to do aren't...

Albion Online welcomes players into the Mists a day early with Beyond the Veil

Surprising players with an early release (ostensibly to help with server issues), Albion Online's Beyond the Veil content update went live on Sunday. The...

Albion Online’s newest armor lets you be Spider-Man or a crazy wizard

With the Beyond the Veil content patch arriving in Albion Online on November 21st, players will enter a brand-new magical realm called the Mists...