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The Daily Grind: Which MMO would make for a great movie or miniseries?

MMORPGs crossing over into other entertainment mediums isn't unknown to us at this point, of course. There was that Warcraft movie that one...

Gamigo is sunsetting more MMOs, this time Dragon’s Prophet EU and its sequel, Savage Hunt

Dragon's Prophet has not had the best run the last few years. In 2015, Daybreak sunsetted the US version of the game,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 271: Population Zero plus three

Justin, Bree, and Sam discuss Population Zero, Blizzard's Q1 2020 report, Trove Delves, ESO's Greymoor prologue, and Guild Wars 2's rollback, with adventures in Fallout 76, Starborne, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, and mailbag topics on MMO reward hoarding and whether SSG's business model is predatory.

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

PlanetSide 2 begins the first phase of Outfit Wars qualifications

Outfit Wars in PlanetSide 2 are about to start, and no, they're regrettably not about fashion but about guilds (aka Outfits) fighting one...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Working as Intended: Sparking joy in MMOs

On this week's podcast, I mentioned that I'd just finished off Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something that superficially...
Bye.

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...

The Stream Team: Learning the story of EverQuest II’s Luclin

For weeks Massively OP's MJ has been denied her showdown, so this week she will just focus on EverQuest II's Blood of Luclin signature...
HUGS

Massively OP Podcast Episode 270: Words of Warcraft

Justin and Bree discuss Age of Conan, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, and COVID-19 delays, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, and mailbag topics on Blizzard and freeform character building.

Obituary: EverQuest and Vanguard developer Mike Hutchins passes away

It is always a somber occasion to bring to you word of the passing of another MMORPG developer, but it is also the opportunity...

Massively Uplifting: Communities and companies bolster COVID-19 relief and mental health support

April showers of good deeds bring May flowers of comfort and hope. And after the last couple of months, we sure could use a...
Sorrow.

EverQuest, EverQuest II devs talk up expansions, TLE set bonuses, and server merges

The developers of EverQuest and EverQuest II are a pretty chatty bunch, it seems. For one thing, you've got the latest episode...

MMORPGs around the globe celebrate Star Wars day

May the 4th (as in, May the 4th be with you) is upon us, and plenty of MMOs would like you to know that...

The MOP Up: Twin Saga blossoms into spring

Spring has blossomed in Twin Saga, with the huge Update 25 bringing a new Senshi quest, the Trade Fjord and Fairy Valley zones,...

The Soapbox: The sunsetted MMORPGs I miss the most

I'm pining for the fjords. Not in the way that would assume I'm becoming some jaded and angry MMO fan; I'm never going to stop...

Massively Overthinking: Canaries in the MMO coal mine

A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, reader Danny posed us such a provocative question that we said right then we were...

PlanetSide 2 enlists in the next bout of Outfit Wars

What's the point of going to war if you can't be fashionable while you do it? Oh, wait, that's not what we're talking about...
Just the same thing but forever.

EverQuest is adding two new time-locked progression servers, Aradune and Rizlona, launching May 27

If you like to hop back to the olden days of EverQuest, to feel the game evolve from launch to very slightly after...

The Stream Team: Stop in for an EverQuest II showdown at the Diaku Corral

Massively OP's MJ has worked her way to the moon (aka Luclin) in EverQuest II and is now ready for her showdown...

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