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The Soapbox: The sunsetted MMORPGs I miss the most

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I'm pining for the fjords. Not in the way that would assume I'm becoming some jaded and angry MMO fan; I'm never going to stop...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

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For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....
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Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...

Massively on the Go: Animal Crossing’s housing islands from an MMO player’s perspective

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One multiplayerish game that we've talked about a bit as the MOP team's been quarantined on the Golden Yacht is Animal Crossing: New...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have the best movement animation?

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While it's not utterly necessary, an MMORPG that lets my character be very mobile and agile is a delight to experience. So many MMOs,...

Skyforge releases its fifth anniversary expansion with progression system updates, celebratory event

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It's been the subject of most of Skyforge's news, and now it's finally arrived. After a brief delay, the fifth anniversary...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

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Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...

Skyforge will disable its unpopular battle royale mode for a full revamp

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As MMO players will recall, 2018 was the year when it seemed as if every other MMORPG was adding a battle royale side-game.
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

The Daily Grind: How do you deal with jealousy and FOMO in your MMORPGs?

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Earlier this week, Polygon ran a piece on Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who were not happy. It's not because of the...

Skyforge’s Aelion Day anniversary event asks players to fulfill prophecies for rewards

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Why would players challenge themselves to fulfill a prophecy? To face a destiny ordained on paper? Is it fame? Glory? Redemption? In Skyforge,...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

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One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Skyforge outlines the new Invasion Atlas and updates to nightmare difficulty

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You'd be forgiven for thinking the upcoming fifth anniversary update of Skyforge would be fixated on celebration, but there's also some...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II has quietly become Blizzard’s best-managed property

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While I do think the studio's actions at BlizzCon are encouraging, it still feels weird heaping praise on Blizzard right now. But...

Skyforge postpones its anniversary, gives a month of free subscription

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Not even tinpot gods can make everything in the game universe bend to their will -- when delays happen, they have to sit on...

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

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

Choose My Adventure: The end of the breadcrumb trail in Albion Online

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Well, that didn’t take long. This week was all about following the rest of the breadcrumb trail in Albion Online to see where it...

Skyforge announces fifth anniversary update for PC, with a new invasion on March 25

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Can you believe that Skyforge is coming up on its fifth birthday? And My.Games is not letting the anniversary go to waste: It's...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

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Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 261: PAX yay, GDC nay

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Justin and Bree discuss PAX East, GDC, the coronavirus' impact on gaming, Magic Legends, Population Zero, Marvel Future Revolution, LOTRO and DDO, Funcom and Dune, and City of Heroes, plus adventures in AQ3D, CoH, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on everything MMOs and the doom of WildStar.
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Massively Overthinking: How essential are hardcore gamers to an MMO’s health?

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Last week, there was a positively eyebrow-raising thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit that tied neatly into the overall MMORPG meta discussion...

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