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RIFT’s eighth birthday celebrations are live today with Carnival of the Ascended

RIFT players are having a bit of a wild ride the last few weeks. First, Gamigo announced it was nuking the game's...

ArcheAge’s ‘Story of Hiram’ update to Relics of Hiram brings new stories, dungeons, and dragon weapons today

It might be spring today, but ArcheAge is getting downright frosty. The sandbox MMO sent players to the Western Hiram Mountains with
Defying logic...

Defiance 2050 celebrates Armistice Day once again

Ah, Armistice Day, the special date in the lore of Defiance 2050 when humans and aliens stopped shooting at one another. To celebrate this,...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 212: Harry Potter, progression servers, and No MMO’s Sky

Justin and Bree discuss the Harry Potter mobile MMOARG; progression servers for RIFT, LOTRO, and EverQuest; No Man's Sky's MMO ambitions; WoW 8.1.5; Blade & Soul's next big thing; and The Division 2's sleepy launch. With reader mail on factional divides, the death of playable races, and staying healthy while gaming.

Gamigo has now confirmed RIFT’s upcoming battle pass

Over the weekend, we covered player datamining that appeared to suggest RIFT, now under the management of Gamigo, is due to receive...
Why Is Trion Like This, Just Kidding, We Actually Know

RIFT datamining adds more evidence for a coming battle pass

Gamigo may have called it quits for RIFT's progression server, but that doesn't mean that the publisher has development for the regular...

Gamigo promises a ‘new and improved gardening system’ for Trove in 2019

While Gamigo may be cutting back on RIFT's extracurricular activities, Trove appears to be getting both more content and events. St....

RIFT prematurely ends its progression server run

While progression and legacy MMO servers are fairly popular these days, RIFT is putting an end to its Prime server before it...
Intrinsic can mean lots of things.

Fortnite adds treasure maps and the best ice slide mode ever

So that new pirate theme is still creeping its way across Fortnite, continuing today with the release of 8.01 - and treasure...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Derek Smart says he’s working on partnership deals to revivify 2009 MMORPG Alganon

A year and change ago, we covered the strange case of MMO Alganon, and now it's back in the news. We've been covering...
It goes clicky.

Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...

The MMO Bookclub devotes March to Tibia, Destiny 2, and Apex Legends

If you haven't been hanging out with the folks at MMO Bookclub lately, you may have missed a shift in the format that's...

One Shots: Event horizon ahoy!

Just a word of neighborly advice, but if you ever find yourself this near to a black hole, you might as well take screenshots...

The Stream Team: Rift-wrangling for RIFT’s 8th birthday

You get a birthday... and you get a birthday... and RIFT gets a birthday! Today marks Telaria's eighth year, and Massively OP's MJ is...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

Jagex picks up EVE Online vet Nathan Richardsson, is still working on multiple secret MMOs

If you've been reading Massively OP for a while, you're not going to be surprised whatsoever to once again hear the news that Jagex...
The most positive statement about anything Daybreak-related I am likely to make all year.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 209: ArenaNet layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, and PlanetSide Arena delays

Justin and Bree discuss the Guild Wars 2 layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, PlanetSide Arena's delay, WoW's allied races, and LOTRO's expansion, with adventures in DDO, SWGL, and Trove, and mailbag letters on ethical studios, ancient MMOs, and Project Titan.

Gamigo is apparently going to throw a party in Cologne

"Are you planning a vacation in Europe any time soon? If not, you definitely should," exclaims Rift's official Twitter account as it's being used...

The Daily Grind: What MMO could really use a true fresh start server?

We talk a lot about progression servers and vanilla servers, branches of MMOs that use different rulesets, either new or old - we even...

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