this is why we can’t have nice things

The real problem with this genre is the fact that humans play it. Here’s some of the worst stuff they’ve done.

Final Fantasy XIV director expresses frustration and confusion as another world first clear is won via addon use

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It would appear that Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has McFreaking had it with addons being used in order for raid...

Riot Games says it won’t be extorted by hackers who breached League of Legends’ source code

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Last weekend, Riot Games told fans of its games that it had been hit with a social engineering attack that led to the compromise...

Parent puts Roblox on blast for her first-hand experiences of troubling games and failed content filtering

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In case you were wondering if the CEO of Roblox was blowing smoke when he talked up "safety and civility," allow one parent's extremely...

Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...
Glitzy.

A nasty account-destroying exploit is currently ruining Grand Theft Auto Online

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Grand Theft Auto Online is apparently suffering from a nasty exploit that's allowing exploiters to muck up fellow players' accounts and gameplay. The issue was...
Yeah, that makes sense.

Old School RuneScape player reportedly makes off with nearly $120K in cash thanks to an exploit

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Exploits are a problem. Gold farming is a problem. Combine those two and you've got a giga-problem, and you've also got a story out...
Gosh, what a toolbox.

Riot Games lays off 46 workers, adding to this month’s tech toll

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Riot Games is the latest games industry megacorp to issue layoffs this week, though they're smaller in number than the thousands of workers shed...

Bored Ape Yacht Club’s upcoming ‘skill-based mint’ NFT game sparks a speculation market

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While there are many of us normal humans who don't participate in a wildly speculative and volatile market powered by FOMO, art theft, environmental...

Ubisoft’s CEO apologizes for responsibility dodge but fails to mollify strikers

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Yesterday, we reported on the impending Ubisoft Paris worker strike and associated demands for better compensation and reduced work hours, provoked by CEO Yvrs...

Halo Infinite and Elder Scrolls Online teams were hit by Microsoft’s 10,000-person layoff

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Yesterday's Microsoft layoffs were just as bad as anticipated - 10,000 jobs slashed in one day - and it gets worse for gamers, as...

War Thunder players have now leaked military documents a grand total of five times to win forum arguments

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So at MOP we include roundups at the bottoms of some of our articles when we have a lot of similar topics or related...

Microsoft and Unity collectively shed over 10,000 employees in latest round of tech layoffs

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Another round of layoffs are coming to both Microsoft and Unity. Both tech companies are dropping more employees from their respective workforces, with Unity...

It has once again been zero days since a War Thunder player used military documents to win a forum fight

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When we highlighted how War Thunder players had used classified military documents to argue their cases an astonishing three times during our roundup of...

Blizzard claims NetEase rejected a license extension to keep Chinese games (including WoW) up another six months

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When Blizzard and NetEase announced the dissolution of their long-running publishing partnership in China - and the sunset of almost all of Blizzard's games...

NetEase lays off staffers who were working on Blizzard games in China

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Lest we forget, the falling out between NetEase and Blizzard has a toll greater than either company's bottom line; it also saw a human...
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Workers at Blizzard-owned Proletariat say management refused its union and is ‘forcing’ them to go through NLRB voting

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At the tail end of December, we reported that Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat was forming a union known as the Proletariat Workers Alliance. The announcement...
Great plan. Hold on there.

Square-Enix’s Yosuke Matsuda is still all-in on blockchain and NFTs even after 2022

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You might think that after watching the steady erosion and collapse of blockchain and NFTs in general and in the gaming space after 2022,...

Goodbye to all the reasons we can’t have nice things in MMOs, 2022 edition

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A few years back, we started collecting our happiest stories under the "warm fuzzies" tag and our most unpleasant ones under "this is why...
Wheeeee

Fractured Online returns to closed development over ‘platform troubles’

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Over the course of this week, we've been covering the ongoing Gamigo clownshow: The company suffered layoffs it didn't disclose, which took out the...
Here we go with this nonsense again.

TitanReach resurfaces with a 2024 launch promise, but it might have been stolen from the original studio

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Last weekend we recounted some of 2022's largest MMO crowdfunding stories, and unsurprisingly one of the biggies was the saga of TitanReach, which ceased...

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