swords of legends


Vague Patch Notes: Why do so many MMOs fail?

We talk a lot about MMOs that fail here on Massively Overpowered. I wrote a whole column about how our standards of success are...

Tencent buys up majority stake of Swords of Legends developer and gains access to the IP

Tencent has walked over to another games studio and smacked it with its wallet, only this time it's a bit of a surprise purchase...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2023

If preserving MMORPGs is your jam, 2023 was not a great year. The one nice thing I can say about it is that we...
I don't like you.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2023

Some years, it's hard to really cut a distinction between the biggest stories of a year and the biggest surprises. There can be a...

Vague Patch Notes: Examining the MMO tiers, from the Big Five to maintenance mode

I've mentioned many a time that one of the ideas behind the Vague Patch Notes column here on MOP is to have a place...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 424: Blue Protocol, red Diablo

Justin and Bree discuss Diablo IV, Elder Scrolls Online Necrom, Blue Protocol's delay, Swords of Legends Online's sunset, WoW Classic's WoW Token, PSO2 housing, Tarisland CBT, and Embers Adrift's new model, with adventures in LOTRO, plus MMOs for families.

Four Winds: Swords of Legends Online was a wasted opportunity

MMOs are hard to make. But despite the difficulties, we've seen some real gems over the years. They're also difficult to run. But the...

Gameforge is sunsetting Swords of Legends Online not quite two years after launch

I wish I could say nobody saw this coming, but unfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for a while: Gameforge announced this...

Swords of Legends Online continues to focus its updates on cash shop items instead of content

At the top of this year we wondered whatever happened to Swords of Legends Online and found that the answer was a continually updating...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the ideal content cadence for an MMORPG in 2023?

Earlier this week, Guild Wars 2 revealed a major shake-up of its content delivery cadence. Studio ArenaNet suggested that the traditional living world cadence...

Whatever happened to Swords of Legends Online?

A funny thing happened as we were moving through our news room today. Bree noted out of the blue that we hadn't seen any...

One Shots: Looking forward to a rainy day

Is there anything as agonizingly tantalizing as receiving a gift that's for a very specific situation? You can't wait to use it, but it...
Spooky hiding?

Swords of Legends Online kicks off a Halloween-themed hide-and-seek event

A Halloween spirit has come over Shenzhou, and it's going to linger for a while. From October 27th until November 17th, players will be...
That's something, huh?

Swords of Legends Online patches in new difficulties for instances and a new outfit

It's time for new challenges in Swords of Legends Online with the game's newest patch, as the update includes new difficulties for two instances...

The MOP Up: Allods Online throws an orcish holiday

How many MMOs throw Orcs their very own holiday? I only know one: Allods Online, which celebrates all things orcish -- including goblin tossing...
I say again: MOOJ

Swords of Legends Online kicks off the Moon Festival and adds a new extreme mode

Ready to take on a harder version of the fights in the Realm of Hallucinations? The latest patch notes for Swords of Legends Online...

Swords of Legends Online is bringing new dungeons, biographies, and PvP content in its next update

There's some fresh content on the horizon for Swords of Legends Online players, and while there's not a date set for when it arrives,...

Swords of Legends Online’s latest event pits players against a spooky Ghost Bride

Swords of Legends Online apparently knows how to intrigue me: with glowy green ghosts. Gameforge has announced the Hungry Ghost Festival, a rather compelling...

The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch

Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded's last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is...

Swords of Legends Online adds hard mode for the Demon Battlefield raid and a new event August 4

Swords of Legends Online players will have a couple of new things to do tomorrow, August 4th, when the game's latest update arrives. Those...