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Massively Overthinking: Is ‘layering’ tech actually MMO community poison?

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MOP reader ACuriousTanuki left a brilliant comment on a Palia article earlier this month that I thought deserved more discussion. Tanuki wondered about how...
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Second Life’s CEO, Ebbe Altberg, has passed away

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We're terribly sorry to report that Second Life CEO Ebbe Altberg has passed away after a long illness. Linden Lab posted the news to...

Palia is a new ‘community simulation MMO’ from former Blizzard and Riot devs

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A few weeks ago, I attended a press event for a new game assuming I would not be impressed by the offerings. Instead, I...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...
That'll cost you money.

The Soapbox: Reconsidering social media as an MMORPG

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At GDC 2011, Raph Koster gave a talk in which he said, "Games are fundamentally social media and always have been." You can watch...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever given up sleep for MMOs?

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There's a saying I always try to remind myself of when it comes to staying up late to do anything (but especially to play...

Massively Overthinking: How important is gear in your core MMO?

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This week's Overthinking comes to us courtesy of a rant on the MMORPG subreddit, which... well don't judge it by the title, OK? Author...

One Shots: Flowers love the sun more than you do

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Mental note: If I ever want the legions of readers to flood our One Shots comments with submissions, I merely need to ask for...

Activision-Blizzard wins a nine year-long patent infringement lawsuit

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Today in "our legal system is absurdist and utterly broken probably beyond any and all hope of repair" news, Activision-Blizzard can now officially claim...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO’s art style is offputting to you?

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We all like to think that we're not shallow and that we do appreciate solid gameplay over looks but... yeah, it's about the looks,...

World of Warcraft’s player-run Crash Cog cup crowned its first winner of season two this weekend

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If Shadowlands has become a drag on your World of Warcraft play or you're just marking time until Burning Crusade hits the Classic realms,...

Polity promises a virtual modern world where players can form countries or live out domestic lives

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What happens if a game like The Sims combined with an MMORPG and an empire building title? You might get a little something like...

Neople opens a teaser site for its new game Dungeon and Fighter: Overkill

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In a story from the tail end of last year (and in coverage from a year before that), we cast our eyes on Neople's...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ MMO will leverage cloud gaming to simulate a world and be playable on multiple devices

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Over the past few weeks, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been kicking out lots of blog posts about what his studio's game is aiming...

Fight or Kite: My mobile MMO experience peaked in 2008 with Parallel Kingdom

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It's a distant memory now, but in 2008 I played a mobile MMO that completely and totally had me hooked. I remember sitting on...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...

Orbus VR adds sheep, chickens, and competent Bards

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Here's your fun fact for the day: Did you know that Orbus VR is over three years old at this point? While virtual reality...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Festival returns… next week

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You know what would've been awesome? If Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box were reopening this week, when April Fools' Day actually is and...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ hiring page suggests Raph Koster’s upcoming MMO is a AAA sandbox

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We're assuming that we're destined to hear a lot more about Playable Worlds' incoming MMORPG in the near future, what with Raph Koster's promise...

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