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Legends of Aria begins final alpha

Rest time's over, boys and girls, so dust yourself off and get back into the thick of the alpha. In this case, it's

Legends of Aria reschedules ‘final alpha’ for September 28

All of the big pieces of Legends of Aria are coming together for the game's so-called "final alpha" test later this week. Originally...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that changed their names

Names and titles fascinate me. While sometimes they have no deeper meaning than to sound pleasant and be memorable, a label can indicate purpose,...

Legends of Aria sets final alpha test for September 21

Legends of Aria is coming back bigger and better for its final alpha playtest. Citadel Studios announced that it has set the launch...
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Make My MMO: Legends of Aria’s alpha, Ashes of Creation’s lofty ambitions (May 27, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Legends of Aria -- which we'll probably never stop accidentally calling Shards Online -- began its alpha,...

The Stream Team: A first look at Legends of Aria (and a giveaway!)

If you've had an interest in Shards Online but wanted something bigger and more MMO-y, we've got someone we'd like you to meet....

Enter to win a Legends of Aria alpha trial key from Citadel and MOP

Legends of Aria's alpha launched yesterday, setting loose the new and more MMORPG-like vision for the game formerly known as Shards Online....

Legends of Aria’s alpha has begun, infusing the Shards Online sandbox with MMORPG

Back at PAX East, MMO players were startled but pleased at the revelation that Shards Online was getting a massive revamp as...

Legends of Aria charges straight at the Knight prestige class

What is a skill-based, freeform character system doing with classes? While it might seem like an oxymoron, Legends of Aria says that it has...

Make My MMO: Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter, ROKH’s early access, Valiance’s map (May 6, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Ashes of Creation made the leap to Kickstarter, raising (so far as I type this) 1.35M, far more...
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Betawatch: Ashes of Creation is burning up the Kickstarter (May 5, 2017)

Remember when Ashes of Creation showed up out of nowhere? We sure do, and now it's hit Kickstarter. It's also hitting stretch...

Legends of Aria delays next alpha test to May 12

The Game Formerly Known As Shards Online (which can also be represented by an abstract symbol or its new name, Legends of...

Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s roadmap, Elite Dangerous’ Commanders, and Starfighter’s successful Kickstarter (April 15, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, it's been a battle of the space MMOs. Elite: Dangerous rolled out its Commanders 2.3 update, introducing what our...
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Betawatch: SkySaga’s alpha is coming to a happy end (April 14, 2017)

It's very rare that this job allows us to use the terms "shutdown" and "good" in the same sentence, but the upcoming alpha...

Legends of Aria rewrites Shards Online’s combat system

When Legends of Aria emerged from Shards Online, it changed more than just the name. In the first Aria-era dev diary,...

Make My MMO: Elite’s Commanders, SOTA’s R40, Starfighter’s AMA (April 1, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Elite: Dangerous rather unceremoniously announced on social media that the 2.3 Commanders update will launch around the middle of...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 110: Legends of Aria’s Derek Brinkmann

Justin interviews Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann on the game's switch from Shards Online, Ultima origins, open PvP, private servers, and the shift to full MMORPG status.

Legends of Aria begins focused testing, delays Steam launch

Legends of Aria is shaking things up from the old Shards Online paradigm. In addition to the name change and broader focus,...

Massively OP’s PAX East 2017 awards and best-in-show reader vote

We've finished rolling out all of our PAX East content this year, and we've put our MMORPG-addled noggins together to try to choose...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 108: PAX East power-up

Justin and Eliot discuss PAX East, Shards Online aka Legends of Aria, TERA and Trove on console, Final Fantasy XIV, Dauntless, Kritika Online, and Conan Exiles, plus mailbag questions on Eastern MMOs and permadeath.

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