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The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans...

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...

Shroud of the Avatar opens a new adventure scene and readies its first weekly PvP tournament

Shroud of the Avatar ended its month with another newsletter update this past Thursday, introducing fans to Spindelskog, a Tier 10+ adventure...

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

Shroud of the Avatar discusses its new dungeon and answers player questions with Lord British

Shroud of the Avatar is inviting dungeon crawlers of the MMORPG to try out something a little different in the game's latest...

MMO Business Roundup: Richard Garriott, Square-Enix’s charity, Stadia, and Team Fortress’ racist bots

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news relevant for the MMO genre. Richard Garriott: Apparently, the former icon of...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Vault cash shop is getting an upgrade to… auto-rotate what’s for sale

Shroud of the Avatar once more has another newsletter, and once again it's about its cash shop. Specifically, it's about changes...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster will give more insight on Playable Worlds’ in-development MMO next year

We've been wondering just what Playable Worlds, the dev studio headed by Raph Koster, has cooking for the MMORPG world. During a an "MMO...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Ultima Online revamps event gamemaster tools ahead of its big secret announcement later this year

It sounds as if even 23-year-old Ultima Online is benefiting from the continuing stay-at-home state of many players, as the game's latest newsletter...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: An entirely accurate and unassailable history of pet classes in MMORPGs

Pet classes! They're a very important part of MMORPGs, the opportunity to not just go into combat alone but to march in alongside a...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

Arcfall fleshes out its sandbox world, hopes for a 2020 launch

It has been two years since the old school-flavored Arcfall entered early access on Steam... and two years later, it still sits...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO developers stuck in the past?

Earlier this month - so what feels like at least a few years ago - the MMO community amused itself jousting over comments from...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s dev studio Playable Worlds opens a new website and begins the search for game devs

While the world waits to learn more about what Raph Koster has in store for the MMORPG world with his game, we can at...

Shroud of the Avatar plans on hosting official PvP events complete with unique new trophies

Shroud of the Avatar likes hosting its little events. Whether they're weekly fishing tournaments or official decoration contests (which will be coming back...

Massively Overthinking: The more things change in MMOs, the more they stay the same

A while back, in the wake of our Desert Oasis column on Black Desert's guild system, Carlo and I were discussing guild wars...

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