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The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

Champions Online’s third anniversary week sees Dr. Destroyer and his Destroids attack the city

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Dr. Destroyer. Boy, what a comic book-y villain name. I love his '80s-style cheese. I love his Marc Silvestri-looking metallic outfit. And I love...

City of Heroes Homecoming emphasizes player-created content, bars ‘controversial political content’

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City of Heroes' most popular rogue server, Homecoming, is a fount of player activity these days, and the dev team wants to...

Ship of Heroes talks class picks, chaotic fights, and more beta events this fall

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If you were following Ship of Heroes this past summer, you know that Heroic Games ran several beta events for backers and looky-loos...

DC Universe Online drops riddles for Batman Day 2020, but DC Comics already revealed what’s coming

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What we have here is an apparent failure to communicate between DC Comics and DC Universe Online. The superheroic MMO is set to...

One Shots: When nerfing goes too far

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We've all seen classes and gear hit with the nerf bat from time to time in MMOs -- hey, it's a fact of life!...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Champions Online celebrates 11th birthday with costume gender-swapping

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With multiple in-development superhero MMOs offering up their character and costume creation tools for players this summer, it's the perfect time for Champions...

The Soapbox: Feeling the loss of an MMO community

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Back in 2012, I was almost a year deep into Lord of the Rings Online and enjoying my time both in the game...

Champions Online wraps up its current story arc with The Midnight Depths

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Some new content is always better than no new content, and so Champions Online players have not complained to be finally receiving new...

The Stream Team: It’s raining invasions in Ship of Heroes

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What is Ship of Heroes up to these days? Invasions! Today the devs are doing a special event for players (backers or not!),...

Champions Online and David Brevik pay their respects to Chadwick Boseman

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You've no doubt seen the tragic news that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday at the age of 43 due...

PlanetSide 2 announces Shattered Warpgate content campaign

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Just a day or two ago I was chatting with an MOP commenter about how PlanetSide 2 really took off this year, getting...

Superhero MMO Ship of Heroes opens its doors to all gamers for this weekend’s invasion test

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Ship of Heroes is gearing up for yet another test of its large-scale invasion content this weekend, and it's inviting you. Yes, you....
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Into the Super-verse: Marvel’s Avengers feels like Marvel Heroes by way of Destiny

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This past weekend, I finally had a chance to actually try out Marvel's Avengers because the game was running its open beta. Certainly I'd...
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Champions Online wants you to create a developer’s costume

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One of the unique perks of working on Champions Online for Cryptic is that each developer gets his or her own in-game avatar,...

The MOP Up: EVE Echoes racks up one million players

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It looks like CCP's newest mobile game is already a smash hit. According to the studio, EVE Echoes has already crossed one million...

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has benefited the most from cross-promotion?

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One of the great advantages of making an MMO in an established IP is that there are all sorts of opportunities to draw in...

Champions Online invites you to kill bugs with fire (or frost, lightning, or plasma)

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Bugs! Spiders! Creepy crawlies! If these pests invade your home, you have our full permission to exterminate with extreme prejudice. And if giant-sized versions...

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