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The MOP Up: DayZ gets ready to test GameZ battle royale

DayZ might well have helped to spawn the crazy popular battle royale genre, but its slower survival style of gameplay hasn't been able...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...

The MOP Up: Aion Legions of War brings the fight to cheaters

Aion: Legions of War is still trying to make the best of its first few months, but it's going to take some serious...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel’s early access rolls out globally

While it was already accessible to North American players, the anime-styled KurtzPel is now open to a much wider audience thanks to

The MOP Up: Population Zero throws a fashion show

You know how people advise you to "dress in layers" during inclement weather? And you think, "If I'm wearing pants, I'm doing well here,...

The MOP Up: Grab your Harry Potter nickname now!

When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite arrives later this year, by which name will you be known and feared? Lord Scooby? Mr. Cheddar? Fluffybutticus?...

Otherland is working on finishing its current storyline after its latest patch

It's been a few months since we checked in on Otherland - in fact, the last detailed post we did was last November,...

Battle Bards Episode 136: Overlooked MMO soundtracks

Ever feel like the Battle Bards have covered every MMO soundtrack in existence? It’s actually far from true, and today’s episode is Exhibit A...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...
This one hurts.

Otherland discusses the process of improving visuals and performance at the same time

Graphical quality is an ongoing struggle. On the one hand, developers want to make the prettiest game possible; on the other hand, no one...

Otherland deep-dives its brand-new Fire Isle expansion

Yesterday, Drago Entertainment announced that Otherland's - or rather, Otherland Next's, as the Tad Williams MMO appears to have gotten a rebrand -...

Tad Williams’ Otherland MMO rebrands as Otherland Next with Fire Isle expansion, social sandbox mode

Way back in March, Otherland announced a big expansion called Fire Isle, themed around Chinese mythology and launching summer 2018. It didn't...
What is the world.

Otherland plans a new character type to experience an upcoming short story by Tad Williams

Tad Williams, the author of the original Otherland quadrology, has written a new novella in that world. What does this mean for players of...

Otherland author Tad Williams gets inspired from MMO to write a new story

Since its botched launch and subsequent attempt to rebuild and revise itself, Otherland has struggled to establish legitimacy and gain interest among players....
Is this the ugly one or the pretty one, it's hard to tell.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best user interface?

In the comments of my last Daily Grind about Star Wars Galaxies, there erupted a lively debate about the game's user interface in...
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Otherland’s developers are in the middle of switching transmission protocols

The worst part of MMO development is when you have to put a great deal of work into something important but fiddly that most...

Otherland strives to regain players with hard work, more communication, and robust content additions

It's no secret that Otherland, the MMO based on Tad Williams' popular sci-fi series, has had an extremely rough go of it through...

Otherland formally announces new expansion, Fire Isle, coming this summer

Otherland's promised summer expansion is definitely happening, according to a press release from Drago this morning. It's called Fire Isle, it's themed around...

Otherland will add 15 new quest hubs and 130 quests in May

Drago Entertainment continues to pepper players with plans for Otherland. Today, it's told Facebook followers that more than 130 new quests...
This one hurts.

Otherland marks franchise’s birthday with a patch announcement

In the annals of MMOs, Otherland is a virtual baby, only a couple of (rocky) years old. Yet the overall franchise is much...

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