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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!

Massively Uplifting: Thanks and giving with SMITE’s Finchmas, ARK’s Extra Life, WOW’s Classic Against Cancer, and USO’s Play it Forward

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Thanks to a certain national holiday, November is a month when many in the USA focus on giving thanks. And all around the gaming-verse,...

Star Anvil’s Secret World tabletop game is coming in 2022

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Funcom may have largely given up on Secret World Legends, but this horror universe is continuing in an unlikely fashion: as a tabletop game....

Pro Overwatch League esports player Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-bo passes away at age 20

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There's some incredibly tragic news coming out of Overwatch's esports scene. Kim Kyeong-bo aka "Alarm," the flex-support player for the Philadelphia Fusion OWL team,...

How to support Extra Life 2021, from Guild Wars 2 and EverQuest to LOTRO and City of Heroes

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If you caught MJ's latest Massively Uplifting, you probably noticed that Extra Life is ramping up across the gaming industry, and particularly among MMORPG...

Champions Online’s official costume contest invites players to bring their best squad look

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Having an iconic singular look in Champions Online is pretty good, but if you've got several friends that dress up in a squad look...
Bad plans.

New World player hits level cap without killing anything

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The pacifist challenge. The challenge where a player tries to hit level cap in a game without fighting a single foe. It's a long-standing...

Guild Wars 2 hosts community-led Halloween and cancer fundraising events

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While there are certainly events that happen in Guild Wars 2 in an official capacity, there's also no shortage of events spearheaded by the...
Yes, this was a few years out.

The former lead designer of Ultima Online and Meridian 59 is braving a brutal brain tumor

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The universe has been hungry the past couple of years, and now it's threatening another member of the extended MMORPG developer community. This morning,...

Fallen Earth may be returning soon in ‘classic’ form

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The other night in LOTRO kinship chat, we were discussing our favorite MMOs. When I mentioned Fallen Earth as one of mine, a friend...

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...

Paladins art director responds to anti-anthro character skin petition by making another anthro skin called Salt

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This story is the level of professional pettiness that I aspire to. Let's cast our minds back to June 2020, when a streamer shared...

Gamigo’s charity project planted 200K trees with player donations – now that promo is permanent

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If you can somehow remember early 2020 - and I know, it's a painful ask - then you might remember that Gamigo began a...

Project 1999 players race to fight EverQuest bosses in a charity drive for a family

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Regular readers will recall that we've previously reported on Project 1999, an officially sanctioned player-run private emulator for EverQuest, primarily regarding things like its...

Meet the Japanese esports team that’s composed of players age 66 to 73

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If you think that the twitch motor control and quick thinking of esports play means that people of a certain age are out of...

Funcom gave a player group its blessing to build a Secret World TTRPG

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It hasn't been the best couple of years for fans of The Secret World, thanks to the fact that both games are all but...
CAKE

Final Fantasy XIV shows you how to make its 8-year anniversary cake in painstaking detail

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As part of the celebration forĀ Final Fantasy XIV's eight-year celebration, celebrity baker Kim-Joy took the time to create an elaborate cake including cactuars, fat...

Guild Wars 2 teases next End of Dragons elite spec reveal, promises more info on skiffs

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It's telling how hungry Guild Wars 2 fans are for more information about End of Dragons that a silhouette of a kneeling figure clutching...
Dew the do... wait.

Stardew Valley’s lone developer announces a $40K speedrunning competition on September 4

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Yes, the words "speedrunning," "competition," and "Stardew Valley" are being used together in a headline. That's because Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, the farming/life sim RPG's...
I blew things up!

EA’s ‘patent pledge’ openly shares tech patents in an effort to increase game accessibility

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Everyone, regardless of physical or medical issues, should be allowed to enjoy gaming, and Electronic Arts is attempting to facilitate as much by openly...

EverQuest II’s player-run Festival of Unity is back this weekend with a variety of games and events

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The self-described longest running player event in EverQuest II history has returned for another year of in-game summer fun. It's the Festival of Unity,...

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