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The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG do you wish were on mobile?

Remember way back in the day when Guild Wars 2 was supposed to get a mobile version? It never did, and whatever mobile...
Accidental burn.

Sony is considering purchasing the Chinese firm Leyou

You probably don't think a whole lot about Leyou at this point, but you probably should; the holding company owns most of Digital Extremes...

The Stream Team: EverQuest II demands yet another instance sacrifice to the signature quest lords

Massively OP's MJ was so happy to make it through the Sanctus Seru dungeon in the middle of EQII's Blood of Luclin signature...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 278: Patchy McPatchface

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, DDO, Pantheon, SWTOR, BDO, and Blade & Soul, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on ship combat and inventory annoyances.

Raph Koster shares rare behind-the-scenes Star Wars Galaxies pics in honor of the anniversary

He might be busy creating a brand-new virtual world, but legendary game designer Raph Koster always has time to chat about his...

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

The MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...

One Shots: MMOs as emotional therapy

Poor Vincent, he just survived Last of Us 2 and probably choked about six hundred puppies in the process. That's bound to mess up...

The Stream Team: Star Wars Galaxies’ 17th birthday

It may have taken a year (to the day!) since she started the process, but Massively OP's MJ finally made a character in SWG...

The Daily Grind: How did your early MMOs shape your expectations for the MMOs you play now?

I was chatting with MOP reader and commenter Bruno Brito a while back when something he said about player expectations in MMOs struck me....

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

EverQuest II starts the Rise of Kunark on the TLE server, Familiar Season 7, and the Scorched Sky event

While the update was a day late from its original announcement, the fact remains that EverQuest II has seen a fresh...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...

Mixer is toast as Microsoft transitions its community to Facebook Gaming

So... the streaming industry is on fire. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it's effectively ending Mixer's run as a streaming platform on July 22nd,...

EverQuest II announces Scorched Sky and Familiar Season 7, EverQuest’s Aradune server expands its population

Let's have a look at what's going on in Norrath, shall we? We'll start off with EverQuest II, which is lauding its...

DC Universe Online invokes the Council of Wonder Women for WONDERVERSE, launching in August

Daybreak's DC Universe Online is turning its attention to Wonder Woman for its next episode, dubbed WONDERVERSE. "In WONDERVERSE, the Source Wall has...
Similar, but not the same.

Vague Patch Notes: Have we ever really had an MMO sequel?

In the wake of Justin's recent column on whether or not MMO sequels are a good idea, MOP reader Bobfish had an interesting...

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