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Massively Overthinking: Which classic MMOs hold up the best visually in 2022?

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As one of our resident fans of old MMOs, I always have to clarify that it's the systems and ideas in old games that...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Every MMO inconvenience is someone else’s game’

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A while back, someone in our comments (I can't find it again, so I can't remember who!) dug up a quote from Raph Koster...

Crowfall’s Gordon Walton joins Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds MMO and platform

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Raph Koster's Playable Worlds MMORPG has picked up two new executives today: Gordon Walton and Omar Abdelwahed. Walton will be immediately recognizable to modern MMO...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unique hybrid class in an MMO?

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Back in the long long ago, the idea of "hybrid" classes and skills sets was a big deal. Classic EverQuest, for example, borrowed from...

The Game Archaeologist: The ’90s BioWare MMORPG that almost was

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These days, if you mention "BioWare" and "MMORPG" in the same sentence, it's most certainly going to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic....

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

Ultima Online rolls out Treasures of Fey Wrath event to the live shards

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Ultima Online has kicked off another artifact-laden server event in the form of Treasures of Fey Wrath. This particular version of the "treasures of"...

Working As Intended: LFD, community accountability, and the balance of power in classic MMOs

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At the heart of the WoW Classic argument over the dungeon finder tool is the professed belief that LFD ruined socializing in part by...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: Things that turn me off from trying your MMO

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Hey, designers, we need to talk. So, if you haven't noticed, I like MMOs. And you're making an MMO. This should be a good...

The Daily Grind: Do you actually play the MMO characters you’ve used level boosters on?

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Lord of the Rings Online has posed an interesting conundrum for MMO players with its perhaps overly generous anniversary gifts. Tucked in among all...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve Final Fantasy XIV’s housing problem?

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I bought my very first open-world house in an MMORPG as a teenager in 1997. A couple of friends and I decided to pool...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel bad about all the MMOs you don’t play?

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I do. I feel bad about all the MMOs I don't play or love but can't currently play. I could say it's because of this...
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop giving rich people money to make failed MMOs

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Richard Garriott has been to space. I'm going to repeat that a lot for emphasis, just because I feel like it's important. Richard Garriott...

Richard Garriott is building a blockchain MMO following the failure of Shroud of the Avatar

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Richard Garriott is working on a new MMORPG, and yes, it's filled with NFTs. Garriott, who is probably best known to mainstream gamers as the...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

The MOP Up: Space Punks’ F2P open beta is coming

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Looking to blow off some steam with oversized futuristic weapons and no qualms? Get thee to Space Punks as the looter shooter moves into...

Gamigo-published Fractured wants players to volunteer to work as unpaid game masters

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Hey, do you want a games industry job? How about one that doesn't actually pay money? Dynamight Studios' Fractured Online, which is currently under...

Ultima Online gets Spring Fever while New Legacy shard work continues

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Anticipation is building for Ultima Online's newest initiative, a throwback shard (of a sort) called New Legacy. While New Legacy isn't here yet, Broadsword...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best animal taming mechanics?

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I saw a fun thread on Reddit a while back that made me all nostalgic for Ultima Online. The player was looking for MMOs...

The Daily Grind: Are you irritated by paid server transfers in MMORPGs?

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A few weeks back, MOP's Eliot covered a World of Warcraft sale that caught my attention: Concurrent with the launch of Eternity's End, Blizzard...

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