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Massively OP Podcast Episode 195: April fools at BlizzCon

Justin and Bree cover the BlizzCon mess, Diablo Immortal, WoW Classic, WoW's content plans, Torchlight Frontiers, Shroud of the Avatar, Old School RuneScape, and LOTRO's legendary server, with a mailbag question on noobing it up in WoW.

Shroud of the Avatar details continuing work on fishing, teases roleplay content stream

Halloween is over, and you know what that means: Yep, two whole months of Christmas. Shroud of the Avatar is already teasing its...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster muses on the appeal of MMO experiences

A little weary of killing and nothing else in MMORPGs? You're not alone because Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online creator Raph...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...
All according to keikaku or something

Surprise! Shroud of the Avatar is now officially free-to-play

Have you taken advantage of the fact that Shroud of the Avatar has gone free-to-play yet? Or are you staring at that with...

Legends of Aria custom server Legends of Ultima aims to bring the classic sandbox into the modern era

The big selling point of Citadel Studios's in-development MMO Legends of Aria is that it allows its players to run entirely moddable...

New World leaks make it sound more and more like a real MMO sandbox, not a survival game

The weird thing - or clever thing - about Amazon Game Studios' New World alpha is that seemingly everyone is in it, so...

Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?

MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an interesting question for this week's Overthinking that I thought was particularly appropriate given the Trion Worlds...

Shroud of the Avatar’s release 59 is live with a heavily revamped newbie experience

Live as of this morning in Shroud of the Avatar is the October update, better known as Release 59. As we've been...

Shroud of the Avatar’s R59 newbie experience, Travian Games, and Reddit’s pay-to-chat complaints

Shroud of the Avatar's latest newsletter homes in on the game's 59th release, due out at the end of the month and currently...

Ultima Online kicks off Halloween but postpones vet rewards to next spring

Halloween comes to most MMOs, even to the 21-year-old ones. One. Yes, it's pumpkin spice season in Ultima Online. "With Publish 101 Britannia is...
Strap in, buckos.

Vague Patch Notes: How do you play MMOs when you know humans suffered to make them?

The original Star Wars film was a passion project for a then-young George Lucas, and it was a project that nearly killed Lucas from...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot allows name, gender, and race changes

Dark Age of Camelot is testing its next major patch, and it has a major surprise in store for its playerbase. "Patch 1.125...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott sheds CEO title for Creative Director role

It looks as if some corporate reorganization is going on over at Shroud of the Avatar studio Portalarium, as Richard Garriott's CEO title...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...
Online, offline, who cares?

Richard Garriott-signed copy of Shroud of the Avatar goes on sale

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a piece of video game memorabilia that was signed by not only a designer but...

Shroud of the Avatar teases fishing overhaul, livestream, and really huge pumpkins

Happy weekend, y'all. Let's go fishing. Not real fishing, mind you. I mean pretend fishing in Shroud of the Avatar. Though it might be...

Legends of Aria plans Steam early access launch on December 4, preorders are live

Legends of Aria is headed to Steam early access, Citadel Studios announced this morning. The launch is set for December 4th.
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

MMO Business Roundup: FIFA lockboxes, anti-swatting policy, Fortnite on SNL, Free Guy, UO postmortem

Whenever our newsroom gets overloaded with weird industry-related articles that nobody feels like writing, another edition of the MMO Business Roundup gets its...

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