warm fuzzies

Gamers can be amazing when they try. Not everyone in MMOs is just another edgelord. “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Also check out Massively Uplifting for more feel-good stories from our genre!

Bungie and fans continues its free-to-play release of the original Marathon trilogy with Marathon 2’s Steam arrival

Back in May, Bungie and members of the Aleph One fan community decided that the classic series of Marathon FPS games should be re-released...

Blaugust, MMO blogging community challenge event, enters 11th year with 2024 edition

It's no surprise that we love gaming blogs around here, which means we're also big fans of the blogging community initiative that is Tales...
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Players are building a multiplayer mod for Cyberpunk 2077

We all remember how at one point Cyberpunk 2077 was meant to have a multiplayer mode, right? It's the only reason we covered the...

Mount & Blade II’s Bannerlord Online MMO mod posts 2024 roadmap with castle sieges and clan revamps

Bannerlord Online is a prime example of how a community can take a good thing -- in this case, the medieval battle sim Mount...

Fallout fan filmmaker and artist lands contract work for Fallout 76 after an artwork mix-up

This is a story of how a fan creator of the Fallout series landed himself a gig doing artwork for Fallout 76, which we...

Final Fantasy XIV fans assemble 300 fans to play an Endwalker tribute medley

As of this point, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is officially done. The game is down for maintenance for 48 hours for the early access...

Helldivers 2 makes a charitable donation to honor playerbase’s decision to save fictional children

Last week saw players of Helldivers 2 face their own version of the trolley problem, as the major order for that week presented players...

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape celebrate Pride Month with colorful new capes and shark plushies

Pride Month events continue across the MMORPG landscape with another pair of celebrations happening in both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape; fans know that...

World of Tanks and World of Warships prepare special events to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

The month of June is a historically important one, as 80 years ago on June 6th, 1944, the Allied forces stormed the beaches of...
Hopefully this leads to better things.

The Wagadu Chronicles has released its Dungeons & Dragons 5E-compatible tabletop rulebook

You may or may not feel that The Wagadu Chronicles as it currently exists in its playable state is delivering on its premise. We're...

Astroneer challenges players to plant 10M in-game trees in order to save real trees (and wildlife)

Planting trees is always a good thing, whether it's in the real world or in the sci-fi survivalbox Astroneer, but now those two benefits...

Diablo IV runs a charity promotion that sends millions of maggots to feed recovering birds

We appreciate that the idea of maggots paired with our "warm fuzzies" tag might seem at odds, but there's a really good reason why...

MMOARG Orna celebrates Earth Day with Terra’s Day event

While other MMOARG companies might be disappointing us with this year's handling of Earth Day events, Orna's Northern Forge is giving us a great reminder of...
Well, at least he's not a lalafell.

Final Fantasy XIV highlights Fruity Snacks, a player who is all about fishing

There's more to Final Fantasy XIV than just emotionally charged fights against birds with depression, and there's more to the behind-the-scenes elements of the...

City of Heroes Homecoming unveils huge community-driven base building initiative

If you've been enjoying our tours of our favorite City of Heroes supergroup bases and portal hubs on the officially licensed Homecoming servers, then...

World of Warships adds the historical USS Wisconsin – and funds the restoration of the real deal

World of Warships is bringing an absolute unit of a ship to bear with its April patch. Update 13.3 arrived a few days ago...

Guild Wars 2 players can now ‘game, grow, and touch grass’ with officially licensed… plant seeds

There is a lot of plant life growing all over the world of Guild Wars 2 - and some of it even isn't trying...

Stop Killing Games is a modern games preservation initiative prompted by The Crew’s cynical sunset

The words "game preservation" are holy words here on MOP and in the MMORPG genre beyond, as few gaming communities understand the pain of...

For Science: EVE Online’s Project Discovery initiative opens signups for mobile testing

At EVE Fanfest last fall, CCP Games announced that its latest Project Discovery push would essentially set EVE Online players to training AI in...

Final Fantasy XIV confirms the most important element of its Final Fantasy XVI crossover

From the moment that Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed that he had finally made peace with Final Fantasy XVI producer...