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Bethesda says Fallout 76 scrapbox bug is a ‘top priority’ as ‘class warfare’ griefing claims surface

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Ah, Fallout 76. Fans went from eagerness for "Country Roads" to using that same song as a backdrop for a year in review video...
We don't mean anything bad!

Vague Patch Notes: Crime and punishment and intent in MMOs

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Last week, we saw Blizzard explain its philosophy behind why some World of Warcraft bugs in which players got to get more stuff than...
Well, maybe this part.

Blizzard clarifies the policy on World of Warcraft exploits following the dungeon exploit in Classic

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We know that Blizzard intends to punish players who exploited a bug to cause endless dungeon respawns in World of Warcraft: Classic. But as happens...

Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

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A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...

Fortnite’s latest throwable weapon lets you kill people by dropping junk on their heads

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There are plenty of embarrassing ways you can be taken out in video games, whether it's by your own stupidity or an errant glitch...
Hey, I duped that fair and square!

Fallout 76’s latest patch hit like an A-bomb (and not in a good way)

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With an improved new player experience, balance changes, and better power armor, you would think that Fallout 76's latest patch would be received warmly...

The Daily Grind: Which online game has a personality that mirrors yours?

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Intentionally designed or not, every MMO and online game exudes a personality, and no two are exactly alike. It might be the cheerful anarchy...

Battle Bards Episode 144: Colors of the rainbow

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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: Combined, these forces create the awesome power of Roy G. Biv — otherwise known as the...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

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You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 213: FFXIV’s first world problems

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV's controversial reveals, WoW level squish, Albion Online F2P, Glitch, Age of Conan, and Google Stadia, with adventures in Trove, SWG, Starmourn, LOTRO, and Rock Band, and mailbag letter on feeling perpetually behind in MMOs.
Teamwork!

Children of Ur and Eleven join forces to create the ultimate Glitch revival

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The process of rebuilding the social and non-combat sandbox MMO Glitch has been a slow one. It's been one that attracted a deep well...

There’s now another Glitch reboot on the way: Odd Giants

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When TinySpeck - that's the company that went on to ultimately found Slack - sunsetted its tiny browser sandbox Glitch back in 2012, it...

Bethsoft is banning more Fallout 76 exploiters and teasing its free-for-all PvP mode

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Even before Fallout 76 launched last year, the game was becoming well known for bugs of the exploitable sort. The most recent to make...
This is what you asked for with another Fallout title, guys. This is what your hands have wrought.

Fallout 76 players are finding ways to glitch into a secret developer room with unreleased items

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We would like to preface today's story of Fallout 76 having all the integrity of tissue paper in a hurricane by saying that you should...

Battle Bards Episode 134: Halloween and Christmas

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! And, er, Halloween! Well, the Battle Bards were never much for subtlety, so you must excuse...

Battle Bards Episode 130: Oddballs 2

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While every Battle Bards episode is a cavalcade of strangeness, this week the team is ratcheting it up with the return of “Oddball” MMORPG...

You can safely ignore those weird Lord of the Rings Online subscription messages

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If you got a cryptic letter from Lord of the Rings Online payment processing company Xsolla in the last day, you can safely ignore...

Massively on the Go: Our guide to which Pokemon you should keep (or send away)

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There's so much involved with Pokemon Go for new (or returning) players to adjust to that even knowing what's "good" can be hard to figure out....

One Shots: Supporting characters

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When you look for famous characters in your MMO, you may be looking for someone complete different than the rest of the crowd. Lt. Commander Hikari...
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How Glitch’s creator kept pulling successes from his online game failures

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NPR recently did an interview with Slack and Flickr creator Stewart Butterfield as part of its series on innovators and entrepreneurs. Butterfield's drive to create...

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