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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!

Lord of the Rings Online players create a video memorial for a fallen friend

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When one of Lord of the Rings Online's beloved community members passed away, friends and fellow players decided to do something in his honor....

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....
Walking.

Composer Alex Moukala re-imagines the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker trailer music as a boss track

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If you're not already following composer Alex Moukala on YouTube, you may still remember him from when he added a funky bass line to...
Lanner bored.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Online takes the single-player sandbox and turns it into an MMO

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If you enjoy the sandbox nonsense you can get up to in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord but wish that you had other people to...

World of Warcraft fundraises for Doctors Without Borders by offering pet incentives

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Everyone loves a good vanity pet, right? Well, what about donating money toward a very good cause? Both pet and human lovers can find...
Cash rules everything around me.

A modder earns $10,000 for finding a loading issue in Grand Theft Auto Online

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Normally modding video games, even ones that are all about earning fat stacks, will not produce fat stacks in real life. But a modder...
The vista

WoW Classic ‘Fresh Crusade’ movement boasts 10,000 players and counting

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Leave it to the endlessly innovative and motivated MMO community to make their own fun when game developers won't play ball. After Blizzard declined...
This is new, this is new, this is new.

Star Trek Online podcast to introduce Gene Roddenberry’s son to the MMO

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When you have a dad who created one of the most famous scifi IPs of all time, you best ride those coattails all the...
The vista

Check out this recreation of World of Warcraft’s Stormwind in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

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The human capital of Stormwind in World of Warcraft has endured a great deal, from the loss of its king to the attack of...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Hamilton in Animal Crossing New Horizons is the unofficial crossover the world needs more of

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While painting my entire house this winter, I listened to Hamilton approximately 300 times and am now a little bit obsessed, which means that...

Thousands of WoW Classic fans replicate the ‘fresh start server’ that Blizzard won’t make

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One of the hoped-for announcements about WoW Classic failed to materialize at this past month's BlizzConline. Some fans were hoping that among all of...
Kind to rewind.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite story of anonymous kindness from an MMO?

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One of the best parts about MMOs is that they give players a chance to be kind in countless little ways. Maybe not always...
Service service

Runes of Magic announces two new servers coming to the game

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These days it seems like most of the news about servers in any MMO is about merges or closures. So it's nice to know...

Guild Wars 2 seeks the roller beetle champions of the world – qualifiers are this weekend and next

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There are two types of Guild Wars 2 players: Those who stop to smell (and loot) the roses, and those who experience the game...

Player-run Open Perpetuum builds its first ‘truly customized island and PvE experience’

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If we are learning anything from observing what's happened to Perpetuum after the devs handed off the project to the community, it's that sometimes...

An Ashes of Creation player built a card game based on the MMO for the whole community

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File this one under "extremely awesome things MMO players did": One Ashes of Creation player has created an entire card game based on the...

Genshin Impact fans have built a scale model of the city of Liyue Harbor

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How much of a fan of Genshin Impact are you? Are you the sort of creative person that makes fanart of the game? Maybe...

Star Trek Online’s players and developers pay tribute to the late Christopher Plummer

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The movie-watching world lost one of its greats when actor Christopher Plummer passed away on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of notable performances including...

Massively Uplifting: 2021 begins with Trove’s trees, Warframe’s Tennobaum, and Star Trek Online’s Tribbles for charity

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Ready or not, here 2021 comes! And that's a relief to many. It's no stretch to say that we want 2021 to be a...

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