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Airship Syndicate reveals Wayfinder, a gorgeous multiplayer RPG inspired by MMOs

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It almost went unnoticed at this year's TennoCon thanks to the big reveal of Soulframe and Warframe's latest content round, but Digital Extremes actually...
Time to learn.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO design is not value-neutral

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It's rare for me to find myself actively yelling at my computer screen while watching something, but it does happen every so often. The...

Ryzom takes players on a flythrough its classic vistas in latest video

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Ryzom: It's Still Around!™ That's the cheerful takeaway for the game's most recent video, which grants veterans and potential players a flythrough several of...

Battle Bards Episode 218: Peace and quiet

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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...

Aura Kingdom, Skyforge, and City of Heroes Rebirth celebrate Halloween

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Like a kid charging up and down the street to knock on every door and gather all of the candy, we're continuing to cast...

Ryzom redesigns its tutorial area to make it more player friendly

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If you ever found Ryzom a bit indecipherable, it's not (just) because the MMORPG is set on an alien world. Older titles like this...

Ashes of Creation addresses healing, professions, leveling, and the path to Alpha 2

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Ashes of Creation players had questions and creative director Steven Sharif had answers, as he offered up AMA responses in a new video in...

Allods Online’s and Skyforge’s My.Games has been sold off for $642M

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My.Games is no longer part of VK Company and its Mail.ru group, according to a press release sent out by the company. The game...
Gusts 'n' stuff

Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...

The MOP Up: Allods Online throws an orcish holiday

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How many MMOs throw Orcs their very own holiday? I only know one: Allods Online, which celebrates all things orcish -- including goblin tossing...
Put stuff in it.

Skyforge redesigns its bag system with the game’s next maintenance

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How many unread tabs are on your current web browser? Be honest with yourself; you don't have to tell us in the comments. Tabs...

Global Chat: How is WildStar’s rogue server doing?

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Plenty of people both here on Massively OP and out in the MMORPG community continue to hold a torch for the late, great WildStar....
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....

Vitae Aeternum: Previewing New World’s Brimstone Sands, leveling revamp, greatsword, and more

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New World is gearing up to unleash its largest patch since launch, and members of the press were recently invited to a virtual event...
I'm definitely an elf!

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

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Skyforge basks in the Summer Breeze event through August on PC and console

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Summer breeze might make you feel fine in song, but in the context of Skyforge it's the name of the MMORPG's summertime event, which...

One Shots: I’m lost in her eyes, send help

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Today we need to issue a serious warning about our first One Shots: Those who scroll to the full color image may find themselves...

Massively Overthinking: What endgame content keeps you in an MMORPG long-term?

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I were trying to sort through why New World's endgame hasn't had staying power with...

Global Chat: The virtue of smaller shared worlds

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With the rise of online sandboxes and other mini-MMOs (if that oxymoron can exist), several long-time MMO bloggers are praising the virtues and benefits...

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