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The MOP Up: MapleStory celebrates 17 years of two-dimensional adventuring

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As of last month, it's been 17 years since MapleStory first released. To celebrate, Nexon released the Blooming Forest update with plenty of anniversary...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

The Game Archaeologist: Six cancelled MMOs that I wish had launched

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In my lengthy tenure writing The Game Archaeologist -- which dates back to May 2010, if you can believe it -- I've covered MMOs...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

Ultima Online rolls out Treasures of Fey Wrath event to the live shards

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Ultima Online has kicked off another artifact-laden server event in the form of Treasures of Fey Wrath. This particular version of the "treasures of"...

Working As Intended: LFD, community accountability, and the balance of power in classic MMOs

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At the heart of the WoW Classic argument over the dungeon finder tool is the professed belief that LFD ruined socializing in part by...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: Things that turn me off from trying your MMO

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Hey, designers, we need to talk. So, if you haven't noticed, I like MMOs. And you're making an MMO. This should be a good...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually play the MMO characters you’ve used level boosters on?

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Lord of the Rings Online has posed an interesting conundrum for MMO players with its perhaps overly generous anniversary gifts. Tucked in among all...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve Final Fantasy XIV’s housing problem?

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I bought my very first open-world house in an MMORPG as a teenager in 1997. A couple of friends and I decided to pool...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel bad about all the MMOs you don’t play?

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I do. I feel bad about all the MMOs I don't play or love but can't currently play. I could say it's because of this...
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop giving rich people money to make failed MMOs

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Richard Garriott has been to space. I'm going to repeat that a lot for emphasis, just because I feel like it's important. Richard Garriott...

Richard Garriott is building a blockchain MMO following the failure of Shroud of the Avatar

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Richard Garriott is working on a new MMORPG, and yes, it's filled with NFTs. Garriott, who is probably best known to mainstream gamers as the...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

Shroud of the Avatar’s latest release introduces a kobold metropolis and some fresh fetid fish

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Happy 100th release of an alpha build, I guess? That's right, Shroud of the Avatar has published Release 100 to the developing MMORPG and...

The Game Archaeologist: When EverQuest players killed the unkillable Sleeper

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In many CRPGs and MMORPGs, there are bosses designed to be so crazy tough that, for most people, these enemies are straight-out unkillable. Developers...

The MOP Up: Space Punks’ F2P open beta is coming

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Looking to blow off some steam with oversized futuristic weapons and no qualms? Get thee to Space Punks as the looter shooter moves into...

Gamigo-published Fractured wants players to volunteer to work as unpaid game masters

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Hey, do you want a games industry job? How about one that doesn't actually pay money? Dynamight Studios' Fractured Online, which is currently under...

Ultima Online gets Spring Fever while New Legacy shard work continues

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Anticipation is building for Ultima Online's newest initiative, a throwback shard (of a sort) called New Legacy. While New Legacy isn't here yet, Broadsword...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best animal taming mechanics?

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I saw a fun thread on Reddit a while back that made me all nostalgic for Ultima Online. The player was looking for MMOs...

The Daily Grind: Are you irritated by paid server transfers in MMORPGs?

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A few weeks back, MOP's Eliot covered a World of Warcraft sale that caught my attention: Concurrent with the launch of Eternity's End, Blizzard...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Zion, the brainchild of Tad Williams and Ultima Online devs

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It has almost become a running joke in MMO circles that pretty much every new studio and new title these days was founded by...

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