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Publisher known in the west primarily for Skysaga and Lost Ark.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 255: Girls, elementals, and other things that ruin MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss Magic Legends, Tarkov, World of Warcraft, Crowfall, Lost Ark, Elder Scrolls Online, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on how MMOs can avoid murderhobo gameplay and how to escape MMOs that suck you back in.

Lost Ark Korea announces personal housing, genderlock removal, and battle royale as part of Season 2

The Korean version of Lost Ark is already gearing up for its next content in Season 2, and there sure is a...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2020

With 2019 drawing to a close and a new decade of MMORPGs waiting for us just a few days away, the Massively OP writing...

Lost Ark appears to be ramping up for its western release and console release according to job postings

There certainly feels like a fair level of excitement for Lost Ark's western launch, especially since folks are already working their way...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this year?

Going through our coverage of 2019's MMOs, I realized there are a bunch of games that have previously been on our "anticipated" lists that...

Yet another Diablo 4 leak suggests Blizzard’s going back to its gothic Diablo roots

It seems as if we've had no end to the leaks for games supposedly being revealed at tomorrow's BlizzCon kickoff, especially for Diablo...

Why Fight lets players enter an open battlefield to duke it out for rewards in short game sessions

We'd like to introduce you to Why Fight by the three-person team of Build on Barren Studios (yes, those are actual titles thought...

Lost Ark open beta kicks off in Russia and there’s already ways for English-speaking players to hop in

We wholly expect Lost Ark to make its way to our shores soon enough, but that certainly hasn't stopped many from getting ahead...
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Vague Patch Notes: Copies, blatant copies, and plagiarism in MMOs

So... this was honestly not the story that I had expected to have wound up coming out of Eternal Magic. I'd been expecting...

Battle Bards Episode 152: Main Themes 3

Back for a third round, the Battle Bards examine a slew of main themes from MMORPGs! Considering how essential these themes are in making...

Global Chat: Ranking World of Warcraft’s expansions

Have you ever tried your hand at ranking all of World of Warcraft's expansions from worst to best? Sure you have, because everyone's done...

Lost Ark is launching the Assassin class for Korean players on July 31

Still watching Lost Ark develop across the pond with hunger in your heart, hoping it'll come this way? Yeah, we are too, especially...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ forums are down for a month as the game goes offline until Tuesday

No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless' launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster...
This is different.

Lost Ark unveils its latest Korean roadmap – including a new continent

Sad news for Lost Ark fans; not only does the latest roadmap not include any definitive information about when the game will be localized...

The MOP Up: Population Zero throws a fashion show

You know how people advise you to "dress in layers" during inclement weather? And you think, "If I'm wearing pants, I'm doing well here,...

Lost Ark job postings hint at mobile version and upgraded engine

Want to get your hands on Lost Ark? So do we, but all we can do for the time being is sit on...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...

Battle Bards Episode 136: Overlooked MMO soundtracks

Ever feel like the Battle Bards have covered every MMO soundtrack in existence? It’s actually far from true, and today’s episode is Exhibit A...
Put this in a thing to store it.

Lost Ark updates with more storage while outlining future content plans

The update train for Lost Ark keeps rolling on in the game's beta. The most recent patch (which has translated notes here, if...
Leaving port.

Lost Ark announces the upcoming new continent of Rohendel in a new update

We may not be playing Lost Ark in North America just yet, but the game is still humming along with updates during its...

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