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Shards-powered CODEX wants to ‘change the way we play massively multiplayer games’

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You may recall that one of the goals of Citadel Studio in creating Legends of Aria was developing the flexible Shards Engine to allow...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2020

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. If you're...

Legends of Aria, Kickstarted in 2014 as Shards Online, has officially left early access and launched

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As promised, Legends of Aria officially launched out of early access and into the wild last night. We should also probably say "finally," as...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

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We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans brought the...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2019

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Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's weekly and sometimes biweekly recap of the big news in crowdfunded MMOs. Hey, you...

Legends of Aria hits Steam early access today with the PvP patch, a sale, and a free month of sub for loyalists

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Legends of Aria's big day has arrived - or will when the gates open today around 3 p.m. EDT. A few weeks ago, Citadel Studios...

Legends of Aria is finally launching August 6 – with a huge new patch friendly to PvE players

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Legends of Aria has had an interesting development life the last few years. Upjumped from the small-scale Shards Online to a much broader-scale MMORPG...

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

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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

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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 formerly...
Pack it in.

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

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

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

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

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

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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 to email...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2017

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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 specifically...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that changed their names

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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!)

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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. Well,...

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

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

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

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

Ultima Online fires employee over cheating scandal

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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 us...

Legends of Aria delays next alpha test to May 12

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

Ultima Online prepares massive animal taming overhaul patch

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

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