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Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...
Jade is health! Maybe.

Guild Wars 2 makes End of Dragons’ infamous final fight easier to complete

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There is good news for Guild Wars 2 players who have been beating their heads against End of Dragons' infamously difficult final boss fight:...

Choose My Adventure: Exploring VR MMO Zenith with my hands

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Zenith is a bit interesting in terms of being a game for exploration. On the one hand, there are methods and means where I...

Choose My Adventure: Zenith opened me to new dimensions of MMO interactivity and weirdness

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After picking up an Oculus Quest 2 in the interest of expanding our coverage (and as a present to myself and others in my...

Grab an Element Quest promo code for some free cash shop cosmetics

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Last week, we covered a new-to-us MMORPG called Element Quest. It's essentially a 2-D sidescrolling MMO with roguelike expedition content that reminded us of...

Element Quest is a side-scrolling MMO in the vein of Glitch and MapleStory

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As we all know well, combining the elements of earth, water, fire, and air will summon either Captain Planet or a new 2D MMORPG...

Lord of the Rings Online accidentally – and then deliberately – gives out extra level boosts

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Some Lord of the Rings Online players are going to be logging into some unexpected good fortune this week. Standing Stone Games said that...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

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This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...

Perfect Ten: How MMOs explain away our infinite resurrections

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Why? Why do we die in MMOs and keep coming back to life? Are we in a type of hell defined by endless combat...
GOrging.

Project Gorgon is adding an optional subscription and perks with today’s update

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Project Gorgon is much-loved around here, winning best indie MMO several years running thanks to its dogged devotion to being, well, the weirdest and...

Battle Bards Episode 193: Tribal jams

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Strike up a drum, flourish a flute, and howl to the moon — it’s time to get funky with some tribal jams! In this...

Desert Oasis: So Black Desert wants to be an esport now

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Even though the San Francisco Giants threw away a 6-2 lead against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, the real highlight of my weekend was...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...

Magic Legends doubles spell drop rate, gives a week of free battlepass XP

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Cryptic Studios is listening to -- and acting upon -- player feedback regarding Magic Legends following its recent soft launch. In the ARPG's second...

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

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Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is...

Glitch reboot releases early demo version, opens Discord and Patreon for funding

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Almost two years ago now, the two key Glitch successors - Eleven and Chrildren of Ur - joined forces to rescue the MMO from...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMORPG you’ve ever actually played?

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We have a random column here on MOP where we rattle off new or obscure titles - usually we call it MMOs You've Never...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

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 described...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off the...

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