See: Shards Online

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, the team explains...
Shards Online

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.
Do I look like a patient cow?

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, the fantasy...

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 our...
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.

PAX East 2017: Citadel Studios on Shards Online’s switch to Legends of Aria

Big changes for MMOs frequently involve giving up almost as much as you gain. Not so with Legends of Aria, the not-actually-new title from...
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World of Warcraft makes regaining flight a bit easier

There's a spot of good news for World of Warcraft players looking to regain their pilot's license in Legion. Blizzard clarified a couple of...

PAX East 2017: Shards Online changes its name to Legends of Aria and goes full MMORPG

Shards Online is no more: The game is now officially called Legends of Aria. Better still? It's now being marketed by Citadel Studios as...

Lineage 2 preps a brand-new EU server, asks players to vote on its name

For the first time in five years, Lineage 2 is opening up a brand-new server for its European community. The server, which is currently...

LOTRO Legendarium: A guide to starting fresh in Lord of the Rings Online

This past week, I received this letter from reader Thurro: "Your recent LOTRO resurgence has my interest, and from the sounds of you on...

HEX and Gameforge are parting ways

HEX Entertainment released a newsletter today announcing that its TCG HEX: Shards of Fate will return to self-publishing. As publisher, Gameforge has been responsible...

Shards Online pumps up early access hype with a community roundtable

Last week we reported that Shards Online is winding down its alpha program and gearing up for Steam early access launch sometime in the...

The Stream Team: Death to Hex’s death worm hydra

Massively OP's MJ is mad enough to kill -- to kill all those darn-blasted giant death worms that have her trapped in the desert....

Five reasons behind the failure of Hero’s Song

In July of 2015, MMORPG fans were stunned to hear that John Smedley was stepping down from his post as president of Daybreak. After...

Shards Online plans wipe, drops NDA ahead of impending Steam launch

Shards Online's latest newsletter is homing in on the game's Steam launch. The game hit always-on alpha back in January, but now it's eyeing...

Conan Exiles is bringing official servers back online, releases dev kit for modders

Conan Exile's struggle to stay on top of the high demand for the survival sandbox and its troubles with shards continues, as Funcom announced...

EverQuest posts 2017 progression server schedule

The Daybreak team is making some adjustments to how it is rolling out its EverQuest progression server unlocks and has provided a post outlining...

ArcheAge invites your guild on an adventure this week

This week's ArcheAge patch has kicked off a string of events to keep you occupied well into February. To start with, the fantasy MMO has whipped...

Flameseeker Chronicles: A guide to Forsaken Thicket, Guild Wars 2’s first raid

I have to apologise to raiders for not finishing my boss guides I began back in 2015: This is one of those articles that...