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Shroud of the Avatar disables a big experience boost to get rid of shared experience pools

There was a 10x quest experience bonus in Shroud of the Avatar, but it has been disabled now. But the reason is actually...

Massively Overthinking: What do you hoard in MMORPGs?

Last week, online gamers made headlines for hoarding toilet paper. No, not in real life - in Fallout 76. Way to embrace...
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Shroud of the Avatar extends an olive branch to Chronicles of Elyria’s community

With this week's announcement of the collapse of Chronicles of Elyria's studio and development, you can bet that there are a whole...

Ultima Online’s 108th update is live with housing decay overhaul and Treasures of Tokuno

Ultima Online may be a million years old, but it's still getting updates, and in fact, its 108th publish has officially dropped...

Shroud of the Avatar offers a preview of its upcoming Bunker C scene

While much of the most recent Avatar's Update from Shroud of the Avatar doesn't have too much different from the last one,...

COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...

Shroud of the Avatar lets players pick Mistrendur locations, unveils new town size

The latest Avatar's Update newsletter from Shroud of the Avatar is all about land ownership, for the most part. Whether you're among...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on funding, development, launch, and business models

Upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has been somewhat dark over the last year as its developers hunkered down to develop rather than hype....

Shroud of the Avatar croons over its Bardic skill tree

If you know anything about us here at Massively OP, it's that any news of Bards being added to MMOs brings the most beautiful...

Ultima Online adds barrel punching to house decay, Dark Age of Camelot answers a grab bag of questions

For those MMORPG players who like their games a bit more old school, there's some new updates coming out of Ultima Online and...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...

Shroud of the Avatar readies for the Mistrendur land rush

There's a new parcel of land coming to Shroud of the Avatar and already players are itching to stake a claim and build...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

Shroud of the Avatar updates Bard skills, gives $6999 backers a new house

A new architecture style has arrived to Shroud of the Avatar and the first ones to get their look at it are those...

Ultima Online pegs March for update 108, teases something big for the ‘largest audience ever’

Ultima Online's first newsletter of the new decade is a hodge-podge, but let's get to the big tease first. What is it? We...

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