star wars

Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Vague Patch Notes: How widespread free-to-play impacted MMORPGs

In 2009, Dungeons & Dragons Online went free-to-play, which was a pretty big deal at the time. It was especially important to me, since...

EA is testing a cross-progression PC version of mobile MMO Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

It's been a hot minute since we heard anything big out of EA's multiplayer mobile battler Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, but today's news...

The Stream Team: The killer droid jailbreak in SWTOR

The end is nigh! Massively OP's Larry is so close now to finishing the SWTOR's quest line to adopt the new Mandalorian robo pet,...
aw hell

Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Global Chat: FFXIV rides out on the Dawntrail

The blogosphere is buzzing about the recent release of FFXIV: Dawntrail, including The Nosy Gamer, who provided some first thoughts and impressions of this...

Star Wars Galaxies Restoration rogue server confirms leak that it’s considering subscription benefits

Uncertainty has enfolded Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Restoration III, as a player senator leaked financial plans from the team that suggest the...

The Daily Grind: If you could banish one piece of gear from MMOs, what would it be?

When MMOs were new, the iconic chainmail bikini was a whole damn thing. It was the big joke in the games industry, the idea...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ideas LOTRO totally should steal from other MMOs

It's only natural for people who play multiple MMOs or are aware of what's happening in other titles to foster a sense of envy....

SWG Legends rogue server devs say Jedi Themepark part 2 is ‘getting closer and closer’

If you've been wanting a good reason to jump into Star Wars Galaxies Legends to see what the fuss about this 21-year-old MMORPG is,...
in awe of the size of this lad

Vague Patch Notes: The stuff that has me excited about Stars Reach

Raph Koster is a smart guy. Not just an experienced one (he's that, too), but a smart one. The man knows his stuff front...

The Stream Team: The painful process of Mandalorian battle pup adoption in SWTOR

Adopting a pet is not easy, especially not in SWTOR. And especially not when it's a Mandalorian war machine, er good boi. Massively OP's...

Perfect Ten: 10 more MMOs you’ve already forgotten ever existed, from Elyon to Defiance

Last year, I assembled a list of 10 former MMOs that not only have ceased to exist but have ceased to be remembered (for...

Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates its first year under Broadsword’s banner

Star Wars: The Old Republic's streamlined dev team faces the daunting task to keep the game looking active and healthy as it crosses its...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG is called Stars Reach, and yes, it’s basically Star Wars Galaxies 2

It's June 26th, Star Wars Galaxies' 21st birthday, and I'm sitting on Google Meet talking to none other than MMORPG founding father (and SWG...

Star Wars The Old Republic modernizes Nar Shadda and addresses venture and event issues with patch 7.5b

It's a bit funny to think that for all the tech far more advanced than our own, Star Wars: The Old Republic not only...

Star Wars Galaxies is 21 years old today as the rogue server community marches onward

Well well well, look who's finally able to go drinking in all the states: Star Wars Galaxies is turning 21 today, having originally launched...

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds teases housing, planetary governance, and languages for the unnamed MMORPG sandbox

It's pretty clear now that Raph Koster and Playable Worlds are not just counting down to something dumb and we're going to get something...

Fractured’s latest early access patch adds an optional sub, token exchange, and cosmetic perks

As promised, Fractured Online is rolling out patch B.2.1 today. It's got a low-key name, but it's a pretty sizable offering out of the...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends begins Empire Day, grants player Medics species- & gender-change tools

Don't look now, but we're only a couple of weeks away from the 4th of July, which means a whole slew of MMOs figuring...

Raph Koster’s nine Playable Worlds teasers (so far) hint at the MMORPG sandbox you always wanted

As we covered earlier in the week, Raph Koster's studio Playable Worlds has been tweeting what appeared to be a countdown accompanied by a...