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COVID-19 roundup: GameStop, unions call foul, Square-Enix, race cars, Blizzard, Skyforge, and Ultima Online housing

Welcome back to another quick roundup of news bits all about how COVID-19 has impacted even our MMO corner of the gaming world. Also...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO topics have you changed your mind on over the years?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I took a stab at answering a fun question from MOP reader and listener Pieter...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...

Shroud of the Avatar lets players pick Mistrendur locations, unveils new town size

The latest Avatar's Update newsletter from Shroud of the Avatar is all about land ownership, for the most part. Whether you're among...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on funding, development, launch, and business models

Upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has been somewhat dark over the last year as its developers hunkered down to develop rather than hype....

Shroud of the Avatar croons over its Bardic skill tree

If you know anything about us here at Massively OP, it's that any news of Bards being added to MMOs brings the most beautiful...

Ultima Online adds barrel punching to house decay, Dark Age of Camelot answers a grab bag of questions

For those MMORPG players who like their games a bit more old school, there's some new updates coming out of Ultima Online and...

The Game Archaeologist: Tabula Rasa

The story of Tabula Rasa begins, as so many others do, with 1997's Ultima Online. Raph Koster and Richard Garriott's online fantasy...

Shroud of the Avatar readies for the Mistrendur land rush

There's a new parcel of land coming to Shroud of the Avatar and already players are itching to stake a claim and build...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

Shroud of the Avatar updates Bard skills, gives $6999 backers a new house

A new architecture style has arrived to Shroud of the Avatar and the first ones to get their look at it are those...

Ultima Online pegs March for update 108, teases something big for the ‘largest audience ever’

Ultima Online's first newsletter of the new decade is a hodge-podge, but let's get to the big tease first. What is it? We...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

Shroud of the Avatar shows off its reborn Upper Tears region

It would seem that the undead of the Upper Tears area in Shroud of the Avatar have gotten fed up of being XP-earning...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

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