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Final Fantasy XI previews the June version update and discontinues the ReFriender system

Last month saw the conclusion of Final Fantasy XI's first story update after the developers said there would be no more story updates. That...

Marvel’s Avengers coasts toward its end with a final patch that unlocks everything

Missing Marvel Heroes on its 10th anniversary? Your inclination may be to look for an acceptable substitute -- but keep looking beyond Marvel's Avengers...
He's got a goal, bez.

Wisdom of Nym: Breaking down Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne storylines

So there are, in fact, a number of stories going on in Final Fantasy XIV's The Dark Throne patch, but there are only two...
Darky Dark-Dark

Subreddits for FFXIV, Guild Wars 2, WoW, and more MMORPGs plan blackout protests over Reddit’s API access changes

If the subreddit feeds you follow seem especially on-fire recently, it's not just because it's a Tuesday; it's because many Reddit communities are angry...

One Shots: When the GPS does you dirty

It started like any normal Sunday afternoon. A trip in the car down to the 7-11 for a Slushee and then a relaxing drive...
Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

Storyboard: Managing the escalating stakes in MMO storytelling

Everyone who has at least passing familiarity with stories, whether they be in MMOs or elsewhere, roleplayed or canonical, realizes that stories need stakes....
They'll let anyone be a primal these days.

Vague Patch Notes: Why we should evaluate MMO systems based on how they break

Back before Final Fantasy XIV's reboot launched, Naoki Yoshida talked about how the developers had plans to make certain primals be world bosses. Players...

Final Fantasy XIV restarts house demolitions on Chaos and Light following suspensions

If you play on Final Fantasy XIV's Chaos or Light data centers and have been enjoying your house, good news: You don't need to...

The Stream Team: Attempting the Anabaseios raid in Final Fantasy XIV

It's time for MOP's Chris to try his hand at the most recent raid of Final Fantasy XIV. Today, he'll be attempting to work...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: Get out of my dreams and get into my (MMO) car

Cars. They go vroom-vroom, and then they go really fast, and how do we live in a country where you basically need a car...
Not allowed!

Popular Final Fantasy XIV UI modder calls it quits thanks to a lapse in gaming overall

We all know that modding in Final Fantasy XIV is against the MMORPG's terms of service (and has even raised some trouble within the...

Wisdom of Nym: Spoiler-free thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.4’s content

Here we are with another Final Fantasy XIV patch to experience, and as is tradition, we're going to spend this week talking about the...

Ankama recaps Waven’s alpha, sharing plans for PvP, co-op gameplay, and housing

Wakfu and Dofus developer Ankama has been working on its third title Waven for quite some time now, running tests and sharing update details...

The MOP Up: Netmarble and Take-Two finances are powered by MMOs

We have a couple more earnings reports to, er, report to you today. Netmarble's Q1 2023 financials reported $472.4M in revenue, with MMORPGs making...

One Shots: Welcome to the spider level!

Welcome, welcome, come on in, make sure that nobody's left behind. Do we have the full tour group? Good. Ladies and gents, welcome to...

Final Fantasy XIV reports on NA server connection problems, sound issues, and global server crashes

The devs of Final Fantasy XIV have had a very busy few days, and it's not just because of its latest content update, as...

Final Fantasy XI finishes the Voracious Resurgence with this week’s patch

All resurgences, no matter how voracious, must come to an end. That's not a saying, nobody actually says that, but it should be one...
I vant you to keel tunnel moose.

Vague Patch Notes: Why do people remember an MMO past that didn’t exist?

Let's just start with the premise out of the gate. World of Warcraft launched to sales of 240,000 units on its first day. The...

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.4, The Dark Throne, is live today – check out the launch trailer

It's time to face off against Golbez in Final Fantasy XIV. Not necessarily right this second, though; you'll need to figure out how to...

Wisdom of Nym: Top takeaways from Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne patch notes

I have to say that whole "preliminary" patch notes thing that Final Fantasy XIV has been pulling for years now has begun to wear...