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Raph ‘Designer Dragon’ Koster reminisces 25 years of Ultima Online

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While our own Game Archaeologist columnist Justin offered a retrospective of Ultima Online (and its alt ruleset server New Legacy was delayed into next...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...

Ultima Online delays New Legacy into 2023, hosts in-game faire to celebrate 25th anniversary

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At the top of 2022, MMO studio Broadsword was still on track to launch Ultima Online's New Legacy by the end of the year....

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...

Massively Overthinking: The weirdest ways we’ve leveled in MMOs

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One of my favor flavors of fluff post we do occasionally is report on folks who have accomplished fame by leveling "wrong" in MMOs,...
getty

Vague Patch Notes: The MMORPG industry shockwaves that still reverberate

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A thought occurred to me the other day regarding World of Warcraft and the way that it deformed the MMO industry: People who are...

The Game Archaeologist: How Ultima Online got made

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You know how there’s that yokel in every global chat channel that likes to troll players by claiming that World of Warcraft was the...

MMO dev Raph Koster disambiguates sandboxes, themeparks, simulation, and stagecraft

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Veteran MMO developer Raph Koster, who himself is working on a sandbox MMO couched in a metaverse, is back with another dev blog this...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 386: Lord of Lord of the Rings Online

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's mini-expansion and IP rights, Dual Universe, Mad World, Wrath Classic's prepatch, Alganon's return, and Guild Wars 2's Steam launch, with adventures in LOTRO, CoH, SWGL, and RIFT, plus a mailbag question on Ultima Online New Legacy.
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is *least* focused on fashion wars?

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I've been thinking about this topic ever since Blizzard tweeted a joke about "cursed mogs" in World of Warcraft. Honestly, while vanilla WoW definitely...

Massively Uplifting: WoW players break barriers, Bungie and ZeniMax raise money to help children

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Summer sweetness is not just for corn and watermelon! No, it's for all the kind and generous gestures of of our fellow gamers and...

Massively Overthinking: Is old-school MMO dungeon-camping ever coming back?

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A while ago on the MOP Podcast, Justin and I randomly wound up on the topic of camping in MMOs - not pitching a...

Working As Intended: MMOs that wish they were Star Wars Galaxies

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"My friends and I would skin someone alive for an SWG 2," an old Star Wars Galaxies player recently wrote on Reddit, and that...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar talks about ending contests and moving to a new Unity 2021 build

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Last week saw Shroud of the Avatar fire up another livestream featuring several of the devs and Richard Garriott in attendance, and most of...

Ultima Online begins testing 25th anniversary rewards, delivers summer gifts

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It might be hard to believe it, but Ultima Online is about to turn 25 years old this fall. My brain doesn't even believe...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest time period you’ve ever subbed to a single MMO?

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This question is a bit biased toward the subscription era of MMOs, but I think it still has some relevance given just how many...

Family of former Ultima Online lead designer and game academic opens college memorial fund in his honor

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Back in October of last year, we reported the news that Mike Sellers, best known to our corner of the gaming universe as a...

Whatever happened to Islet Online?

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Back in February 2019, we were pulled in the direction of Islet Online, a cutesy and colorful blocky sandbox MMO from Korea that made...

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