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Massively Overpowered’s Stream Team streams new and old games every week on our Twitch channel, OPTV. [Follow the Stream Team’s RSS feed]

MMO Week in Review: Absurdly hyped for Torchlight Frontiers (August 12, 2018)

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Gotta love a huge MMO week! Not only did World of Warcraft continue its ramp-up ahead of Battle for Azeroth’s launch (we had a few words about that), but Path of Exile announced Delve, we got our hands on Monster Hunter World’s PC version, Blizzard teased more Diablo games, and best of all, PWE finally announced that Torchlight MMO that’s been rumored for like a billion years. This thing better not have giant roaches.

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MMO Week in Review: Only you can prevent forest fires (August 5, 2018)

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Proving they are indeed paying attention to the lore sometimes, World of Warcraft players went into what our own WoW columnist agrees is a justified meltdown over the expansion lead-in’s apparent storyline, which involves the world tree on fire, a lead NPC acting out of character, and half the playerbase aligned with genocide against their will. While designers have urged “patience” with the story, players are actively protesting, though some have taken it too far.

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MMO Week in Review: WoW’s War of Thorns (July 29, 2018)

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World of Warcraft dropped War of Thorns this week, kicking off the commercials and prelude events for its Battle For Azeroth launch later this summer, and it hasn’t been without criticism, as players have pointed out significant plot flaws, community problems, and leveling slowdowns.

Meanwhile, No Man’s Sky launched NEXT to wide acclaim and refunded GOG players, Guild Wars 2 launched a throwback festival, Star Trek Online plotted a Discovery tie-in, Fractured successfully funded on Kickstarter, Camelot Unchained got a new beta date, and we took an extensive look at upcoming survival MMO Rend in three epic hands-on pieces.

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MMO Week in Review: WoW’s seventh go-round on the expansion carousel (July 22, 2018)

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As MOP’s Justin Olivetti reminded me this week, there’s are good reasons behind Blizzard’s plan to pre-launch World of Warcraft’s expansion mechanics before its content, and some of those reasons manifested this week – let’s get the rough start and comparisons to old expansions out of the way now, while it doesn’t fully count and before the real hype begins, right?

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MMO Week in Review: Beyond ArenaNet’s ‘PR nightmare’ (July 15, 2018)

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Guild Wars 2’s “PR nightmare” and the industry reaction to it dominated headlines and comments this week, but that’s not all that happened in the realm of MMORPGs. Defiance 2050 officially launched, Star Citizen players waged a protest, Wild West Online floated a reboot, Trion began compensating Marvel Heroes refugees, Crowfall announced plans to license its engine, and MJ brought back the Warframe goods from TennoCon. Plus, we got some useful dates for Monster Hunter World, Rend, and WoW’s expansion pre-patch.

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MMO Week in Review: Paying the price (July 8, 2018)

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Undeniably, the biggest story this week – and it’s even on track to be one of the biggest of the year – is the story of how a bizarre altercation on Twitter wound up generating a massive flamewar across the MMOverse, landing on the front page of every gaming site, and cutting loose two ArenaNet employees from the Guild Wars 2 team.

But there was more to the week besides the still-smoldering dumpster fire! We got sweet news about Warframe from TennoCon (it’s coming to the Switch!), Camelot Unchained briefly delayed its beta one phase, and Defiance 2050 rolled into its launch head start.

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MMO Week in Review: Praise Joko (July 1, 2018)

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This summer just keeps on keepin’ on with the big news. This week, Guild Wars 2 had a rocky launch for its latest content episode, Trion bought up what was left of Gazillion, the Final Fantasy XIV community was rocked by a scandal, Overwatch did the hamster dance, Legends of Aria got a huge graphics revamp, Trove launched its Geode expansion, Elite Dangerous launched a new chapter, and Fractured came to Kickstarter.

We also unveiled our newest editorial column, Vague Patch Notes, and delivered our big impressions piece on Bless Online. Plus Star Wars Galaxies celebrated what would’ve been its 15th birthday!

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MMO Week in Review: The best MMOs of E3 and the summer sale (June 24, 2018)

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It’s been a meta week for MMOs: We posted our E3 awards, counted up the good MMOs in the Steam summer sale, kept an eye on the latest leg in the spyware scandal, and booed the WHO’s attempt to stigmatize gaming.

Meanwhile, WoW offered a rare freebie weekend, and the Guild Wars 2 community is finally getting new content this week.

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MMO Week in Review: The E3 hullabaloo

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E3 2018 positively dominated this week, with big reveals for MMO and multiplayer online fans for the first time in years. Fallout 76 has MMO gamers alternately concerned and hyped, Elder Scrolls Online revealed its next two DLC, and hey, we even got some news on WoW Classic. Meanwhile, among the big crowdfunded games, Camelot Unchained posted good news, Crowfall posted not-so-good news, and Star Citizen was all over the place. We’ve rounded up every single post we’ve done from the con so far right here, but if you just want the highlights, then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions from E3 and everywhere else.

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MMO Week in Review: Before the Dark Times (June 10, 2018)

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E3 is already shaping up to be interesting before it even begins: So far, we’ve heard more about both Anthem and EA’s new Jedi-centric Dark Times-era Star Wars game as well as posted up our wish list for Bethsoft’s Fallout 76.

Meanwhile, Valve abdicated all responsibility for what it profits from on Steam, CCP announced a mobile EVE Online game called Project Galaxy, Hi-Rez launched Realm Royale on Steam, Bless Online tried to recover after its messy launch, and we posted our post-launch impressions of Elder Scrolls Online Summerset.

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MMO Week in Review: Fallout 76, Bless Online, and Elder Scrolls Online

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How do you pick one big story in a week like this? You don’t: You just roll with all the big ones. This week, we learned Bethsoft is working on a new Fallout game, Fallout 76, with a rumored online and/or MMO component, which set the internet on fire.

ZeniMax then freaked its community out when players discovered spyware had been patched into Elder Scrolls Online; the studio apologized, saying it was added in error and will be removed this week, never having been activated or used.

And then there was Bless Online, which soft launched into early access with server outages, downtime, dupes, and refunds from folks upset over the game’s lack of endgame content. Stay tuned for our own hands-on with the game’s first week, and then read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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MMO Week in Review: Summerset and Worlds Adrift (May 27, 2018)

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The MMORPG genre saw two big launches this past week: The Elder Scrolls Online released its Summerset chapter for PC players (to positive reviews!), while Worlds Adrift hit early access (to concerned reviews over its retention-unfriendly PvP system, though Bossa says it’s working on that problem).

Meanwhile, we’re in the calm before the storm for one more night as Bless Online’s early access headstart kicks off tomorrow.

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MMO Week in Review: Roadmaps for LOTRO and SWTOR, multiplayer for No Man’s Sky (May 20, 2018)

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Roadmaps! Getcher roadmaps! Both LOTRO and SWTOR released gameplans for the rest of the year this week; LOTRO has a class revamp, new regions, and a level cap bump to 120 on deck, while SWTOR aims to tackle some faction-blending and go all-out on PvP fixes.

Meanwhile, we got hands-on with State of Decay 2, Worlds Adrift hit early access, Boss Key shuttered, Pantheon revealed a trio of classes, and No Man’s Sky announced multiplayer for real this time.

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