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Richard Bartle reveals the secrets and history of MUDs

If you know even a little bit about the history of the MMORPG genre, you'll be aware that these games didn't start with

The best Massively OP community Daily Grinds of 2018

Assuming the archives are correct, the first Daily Grind ever was penned by Krystalle Voecks on November 3rd, 2007, a day after Old...

The continuing early access launch saga of Wildcard’s new pirate MMO Atlas

(We're updating this post at the bottom as the drama unfolds!) Marking its third delay since its announcement just two weeks ago, Wildcard's pirate MMO...

Wildcard’s new pirate MMO Atlas has been delayed yet again

If you've been refreshing Atlas' Steam page all day today (guilty), you might have noticed that it didn't actually launch into early access...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...

Wildcard’s new MMO Atlas has been delayed a week for polish

When Studio Wildcard and friends announced a full-scale, 40,000-person MMO called Atlas last week, we were all excited. When they announced it was...

Tad Williams’ Otherland MMO rebrands as Otherland Next with Fire Isle expansion, social sandbox mode

Way back in March, Otherland announced a big expansion called Fire Isle, themed around Chinese mythology and launching summer 2018. It didn't...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...

Follow JC Go puts a Biblical spin on Pokemon Go’s formula

It seems like everyone these days is trying to get in on the GPS-based augmented-reality game fad, and the latest entry into the genre...

Massively on the Go: The key MMO features in The Walking Dead Our World

As a franchise, The Walking Dead is probably past its prime, but I'm admittedly still a bit of a fan. In fact, I was playing...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite RPGs for MMORPG fans

This week's Overthinking topic was sent along to us from MOP reader Mordyjuice. This is gonna be a fun one! "I find that I...
Planted.

Seed discusses the natural biases of worldbuilding and interaction

Here's a statement that should be rather uncontroversial but might be otherwise: You do not exist in a vacuum. The experiences that have shaped...
But no glamour yet.

Massively Overthinking: Pay-to-win vs. cosmetics in MMOs and virtual worlds

MOP Patron Avaera has entreated us to debate the problems of pay-to-win and cosmetic gear, and indulge him we shall. "The idea that good MMOs...

Nostos is Netease’s ‘open-world multiplayer VR game’ – and it’s built with SpatialOS

Nostos is one of the more interesting things to come out of Gamescom this year. As Upload VR writes, the Netease title...

Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

It has certainly been a rough summer for Kickstarter MMORPGs. On the heel of a pair of failed projects from last week comes...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO features that deserve widespread adaptation

You know what gets me excited about upcoming MMOs? It's certainly not the list of expected systems and features that have since become standard...

Shroud of the Avatar’s newsletter covers the mysterious comet and player-created dungeon tools

Strange sights abound in Shroud of the Avatar right now. "Astronomers across New Britannia have noted that the approaching comet has agitated the...

Interview and excerpt: The ‘Braving Britannia’ book preserves Ultima Online’s oral history

Earlier this week, we wrote about the launch of a new book that's right up MMORPG fans' alley. Dubbed Braving Britannia: Tales of...
Well, I'll take it, but I won't pay much for it.

Crowfall studio ArtCraft spins off new company to license its MMORPG-oriented Artisan Engine

Well now things just got interesting over in the land of Kickstarted Crowfall. ArtCraft announced this morning that it's spinning off a "new division"...

MMO business roundup: Virtual reality, Niantic, WoW emu hacking, and what Google’s up to

We've got some MMO industry topics you shouldn't miss, so welcome back to our MMO business roundup! • Last week, Pokemon Go company...

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