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The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

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So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

Shroud of the Avatar plots more tutorials, new treasure maps, and more Episode 2 content in 2023

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Shroud of the Avatar has laid out a course for 2023, with a roadmap of planned updates to quests, features, and communication for the...

Ultima Online’s New Legacy should finally hit alpha by summer

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The delay of Ultima Online's New Legacy last fall was unfortunately not a huge surprise, though it was a disappointment as it didn't make...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2022 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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As we wrap up our end-of-the-year and turn-of-the-calendar content until next December, there's one more recurring Massively Overthinking I like to do - and...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

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You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that was actually true, then my job to round...
This turned out super great here, guys.

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2023?

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Listen, this Daily Grind has exactly one right answer, and that answer is "no." I will also accept "hell no." All right, I'm kidding... a...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...

The MOP Up: Spellcraft reflects upon growth and development in 2022

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The Spellcraft team, made up of former ArenaNet and En Masse devs, paused their work on the upcoming real-time tactics game to reflect on...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2022

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It's tradition for us to pick out one big story or narrative arc that defined the year and slap it with an award label,...
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

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I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Wizardry Online, the short-lived permadeath MMO

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While the Wizardry series may not have the cultural cache that Ultima or Final Fantasy ended up with, nevertheless the dungeon crawling RPG series...
Powerful!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.
This was a television show.

Perfect Ten: 10 metrics to check to gauge MMO success or failure

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There are a lot of MMOs out there. How do you know which one of them is the most popular and therefore the best...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

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Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....
It's less of a secret now.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO conspiracy?

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You probably don't know this about me, but one of my hobby subjects is pseudoscience and conspiracies and why people fall for them. I've...

Loric Games commits Mythic and BioWare vets to building a survival game rich in story

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What happens when you combine the experience of former BioWare and Mythic Entertainment devs with the survival sandbox sub-genre? We're all projected to find...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer realistic MMO mounts or pocket mounts?

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On the MOP podcast back in September, we answered a question from listener Sergio about neat MMO features with a long-running history in the...

Shroud of the Avatar is in the ‘home stretch’ for R106 recovery efforts, but gold returns will come up short

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Catnip Games is still recovering from Shroud of the Avatar's disastrous Release 106 update, but the team is reportedly in the "home stretch" of...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar developers address Release 106’s issues and the massive rollback

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Over the course of October, we've been chronicling Shroud of the Avatar's problem-laden launch of Release 106. The update had technical issues that kept...

Ultima Online is running PvP weekend events from now until December

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Somehow combining the words "archlich" and "treasure" seems counter-intuitive, or at least dangerous; toss in the term "PvP" and you're probably looking at a...

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