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The MOP Up: Lost Skies gets downright cozy inside of its ships

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Lost Skies' February dev blog showed off some UX work, early prototypes of its weapon damage system, and some super-cozy ship interior concepts. Also, the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you kept installed the longest whether you play it or not?

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A few weeks back, I asked y'all about the MMOs that have a permanent place on your device, the ones you'll never uninstall. I...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gone a long period without playing MMORPGs?

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I was thinking about this topic a few weeks ago when chatting with MOP's Eliot about some of our formative experiences in the genre....
EN FUEGO!

Ultima Online plans a New Legacy beta by summer ahead of the launch this fall

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So, where is the long-delayed Ultima Online New Legacy? We actually have something of an answer for you this time: Broadsword says it's aiming...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG’s graphics hold up long past their due?

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When Dark Age of Camelot first hit beta a million years ago, I remember being super impressed with its graphics. Up until that point,...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

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I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

Working As Intended: A guide to City of Heroes Homecoming’s best player-crafted portal bases

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A few years ago, I was wandering around in City of Heroes when someone advertised a cool base in chat. All I had to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever lost a house in an MMO?

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Last week, fellow MMO blogger Belghast wrote a blog post that sent a shot of panic through my own heart: He tells the tale...

Think gamemaster-delivered content is dead? Multiplayer Helldivers 2 is trying it anyway

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Approximately a thousand years ago in the lost age of 1997, I remember inching my way across an isometric Ultima Online screen, fighting insane...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best book and paper features?

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A while back, I casually mentioned that I make paper journals for fun. I am an extremely online person, mind you. I work online....

The Daily Grind: What’s some weird or forgotten terminology or concept from an MMO of yore?

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Way, way back in the day - and for only a relatively brief run - Ultima Online had a system that came to be...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Shroud of the Avatar marks 10 years with portals to the chicken room and previews a ‘sneak scene’

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It just ain't a party unless you step into a dungeon crawl where you get to slaughter legions of chickens! Or that's apparently the...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...
Roberts and Garriott

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2023: Weirdest MMO celebrity insert

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Today we're kicking off our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year, that year being 2023! Coming in at #5 on our...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

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Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

The Soapbox: The ‘problem’ with MMO hoarding

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I remember a number of years ago, in an article for a game I can't recall, an MMO developer discussed how an early build...

The MOP Up: Valheim’s Christmas surprise

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As the nights turn frosty in Valheim, a strange wintry cheer spreads through the land. Could it be... could it be a plum pudding...

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