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Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:

Legends of Aria is open to all gamers to test freely this weekend

If you're struggling to find something new and MMOsy to play this holiday, maybe give Legends of Aria a go. The classic-inspired MMORPG...

Legends of Aria plans Steam early access launch on December 4, preorders are live

Legends of Aria is headed to Steam early access, Citadel Studios announced this morning. The launch is set for December 4th.

Legends of Aria plays around with permadeath during today’s event

You might recall that one of the original tenants of Shards Online -- now Legends of Aria -- was the ability for players...

Legends of Aria hopes to recruit newbies to test the game with free trial keys

It's Bring-a-Friend Week in Legends of Aria, but you're going to need a working email account. That's because Citadel Studios wants you...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2017

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do...

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,...

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...

Ultima Online fires employee over cheating scandal

You don't need to be a brand-new and modern MMORPG to suffer major cheating scandals, something the nearly 20-year-old Ultima Online has reminded...

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...
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Ultima Online prepares massive animal taming overhaul patch

Broadsword has been putting the final touches on Ultima Online's 97th publish all month, and as of yesterday, the release is on...

EverQuest II fixes accidental nerf to auto-attack damage

A small patch that's going out to EverQuest II's servers today is correcting one slight issue that players have had on the time-locked...

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,...
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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.
There's a reason I'm super attached to Tauren.

The Daily Grind: How do you channel your anger in MMOs?

I don't get super angry in MMORPGs anymore -- if something really upsets me, there are 20 other solid games waiting for my attention....

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...
She's being added, but most of her clothing isn't.

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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