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The former lead designer of Ultima Online and Meridian 59 is braving a brutal brain tumor

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The universe has been hungry the past couple of years, and now it's threatening another member of the extended MMORPG developer community. This morning,...

The Daily Grind: Does New World need mounts?

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Earlier this week, we ran a Daily Grind on walking in MMOs, and I happened to mention New World as a game where walking...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...

The Daily Grind: How do you protect yourself from scammers in MMORPGs?

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As long as there have been MMOs, there have been MMO scams. If you play, then you know. So you're not going to be...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s cranky priest

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As all Elder Scrolls Online fans know, whenever a new chunk of content comes out, they'll be encountering some new figures in the game's...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: A sampler of crowdfunded MMOs and how they’re doing

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I've gone on the record many a time as being deeply suspicious of Kickstarter and crowdfunding when it comes to MMOs. There are reasons...

Global Chat: The good, the bad, and the ugly of New World

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There is no shortage of opinions on the recently launched New World -- and no shortage of drama either. On top of all of...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 94 adds zone-wide vendor listings, new patterns, and fishing changes

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The latest release for Shroud of the Avatar appears to be mostly aimed at the crafters, the gatherers, and the shoppers. For the shoppers,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 340: New World cometh

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's launch, Diablo II Resurrected, LOTRO's Gundabad, Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning, Book of Travels, and Ultima Online, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on New World's infrastructure and LOTRO's closed servers.

Ultima Online is 24 years old today, celebrating with its 111th update as New Legacy dev continues

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Well well well, look what we have here: Somebody's turning 24. It's Ultima Online, broadly considered the grandfather of the genre and the coiner...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar fixes loot imbalances and puts an end to slippery overworld maps

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There are a number of descriptors MMORPG devs would like to hear about their game world's maps. Things like "gorgeous," "lush," "expansive," or "interesting."...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs have you played most excessively?

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I saw a fun thread on Reddit a while back I thought would be fun to pitch to our community too. The question asked...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...
All right. We have figured this out now.

Ultima Online has begun testing new dynamic events and prepping Halloween

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OK folks, fall has one important rule, and that's that Halloween begins on September 1st and ends the day before Thanksgiving. That's 100% the...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

Shroud of the Avatar addresses ‘dozens of errors’ in latest patch

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Release 93 of Shroud of the Avatar apparently didn't arrive without some bugs in it. That seems to be par for the course for...
Tiptoe through the something-or-other.

Crowfall studio ArtCraft has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

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We've got some bad news for fans of Crowfall: It appears that the team behind the game, ArtCraft, is going through some layoffs. The news...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

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