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Wisdom of Nym: Some interesting bits from Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.5 patch notes

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Part of me has never been altogether clear on why I am so enthusiastic about seeing the fresh set of patch notes for Final...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMORPG character you still play?

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Every year or so we'll do a conversation topic about the oldest MMO we still play. But realistically, the same couple of MMOs always...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster posts a manifesto on the future of MMOs

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Believe us, we here at Massively OP are dying to know all of the details about the online game project that Raph Koster and...

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

Five pioneering game titles that laid the groundwork for MMORPGs

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The easy (and tired) joke to make is that WoW was the first MMO, but there were plenty of ambitious multiplayer games that predate...

Ultima Online releases pub 110, stresses that New Legacy is not just Classic UO

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Ultima Online's 110th update has officially rolled out to the live shards this week, and as promised, it includes tweaks to dynamic events and...

Perfect Ten: 10 ways that MMOs kind of used to be worse

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Believe you me, I know quite well the arguments that have been rehashed over the years about how the MMORPG genre and these online...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO bonus for not-playing?

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So I've been playing a lot of City of Heroes lately, and I've roped in my son to play with me, which is always...
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The MOP Up: Destiny 2 sanctions unorthodox raiding

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Just because the devs think you're going to play the game one way doesn't mean that players aren't going to pour a whole lot...

Ultima Online’s Publish 110 nerfs auction hall access for free-to-play players

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As promised, Ultima Online's Publish 110 release has landed on the test server, offering players a first full glimpse into what this release entails....

Dark Age of Camelot plans Catch Up in Calendonia fast-leveling event, Ultima Online previews Publish 110 and New Legacy’s map

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Broadsword's antique MMORPGs are still chugging along, both with news of note this week. In Dark Age of Camelot, players are being invited for a...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Shroud of the Avatar improves crafting as Richard Garriott dives to the bottom of the ocean

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We'll go ahead and get this out of the way first: MMO developer Richard Garriott dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench today....

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO chat bubbles the best thing ever or an interface eyesore?

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One of the more unassuming threads to blow up on the MMORPG subreddit lately was one that asked about - wait for it -...

Shroud of the Avatar is introducing another revamp to food and drink buffs in Release 87

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Cast your minds back to September of last year, when Shroud of the Avatar announced plans to change the way food and drink buffs...

Whatever happened to Legends of Aria?

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The last time Legends of Aria studio Citadel made a formal announcement, it was two months ago, and it was an apology, as the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your absolute favorite dungeon in an MMORPG?

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A while back, I asked our readers about the most boring dungeons in MMOs. It's The Oculus, by the way. That's the only right...

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