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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!

Myst Online: Uru Live developer Cyan Worlds has open-sourced even more game assets

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MMO veterans probably recall that ages ago Myst Online: Uru Live brought the Myst franchise fully into the MMO space in the mid-aughts, as...

40 musicians collab on medley to welcome back Final Fantasy XIV composer Soken

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Masayoshi Soken, the composer for Final Fantasy XIV, very clearly loves his work, to the point that he was still creating music for the...

Perfect World hosts a Steam sale to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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If you like getting deals on games and helping charity at the same time (aka the Humble Bundle donation method), then you'll perhaps be...

EVE Online teams up with the University of Iceland to offer an online course about digital friendship

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EVE Online is an MMO that has traditionally struggled to reconcile its massive player-led charity efforts and citizen science initiatives with extreme playerbase toxicity...

Hundreds of Return of Reckoning players hold an in-game memorial for a fallen community member

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The playerbase of Warhammer Online's rogue server Return of Reckoning lost one of its own recently. Akaathi, a member of Ere We Go and...

EVE Online has launched the EVE Academy to help new players find their footing

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Entering the world of EVE Online for the first time can be daunting, to say the least. With a variety of systems, a myriad...
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Final Fantasy XIV previews patch 5.55’s additions, players hold a vigil for Kentaro Miura

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The upcoming patch 5.55 for Final Fantasy XIV is a smaller patch, but it does wrap up the main scenario quests ahead of Endwalker and gives...

Daybreak grants all of its employees a paid ‘unplug day’

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While it's important for us here at MOP to be a watchdog for bad company behavior, we also try to be fair in acknowledging...
See, it's a fountain. It works like a fountain.

Final Fantasy XIV’s composer reveals he was battling cancer last year while working on the game

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Final Fantasy XIV's digital fan festival has been full of moments; plenty of game reveals, some brilliant developer dancing, and a moment where composer...

World of Warships spearheads 17-hour international virtual museum hop next week

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If the suggestive World of Warships transmedia synergy we joked about earlier this week didn't grab you, maybe this much more serious and wholesome...
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Valheim gets a mod to bring the World of Warcraft landscape into the game

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If you've ever found yourself playing World of Warcraft and wishing that it were a little bit more like Valheim, or (perhaps more accurately) wandering around...

Reborn Promisance is a fan-operated version of a turn-based multiplayer strategy MUD from 26 years ago

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If you're looking for retro, it doesn't get more retro than a rebuilt version of a text-based multiplayer online empire strategy game. That's what...

Monster Hunter Rise fan crafts 1000 items for charity while wishing for ducks from the 2019 MMO

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What drives a man to craft 1,000 Origami Switch Axes in Monster Hunter Rise? Is it for the challenge? For the laughs? Insanity? In...

Guild Wars 2 memorializes Stan LePard in-game in today’s big balance patch

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Back in February, we shared the sad news that composer Stan LePard had passed away. LePard was a renowned musical artist who'd penned music...
The magical man from happyland.

Fans hope to revive Allods Online by handing out free one-month subs

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If we're all very honest with ourselves, Allods Online is no longer a big deal over in our part of the world, especially the...
Walking.

Check out the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker trailer… by way of Moonbase Alpha

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If you don't remember Moonbase Alpha, you have sadly missed a cavalcade of memes based on the game's text-to-speech software. Not only were there memes,...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

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,...

Elite Dangerous player manages a 64,000+ light year trip without needing to scoop fuel from stars

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While a great deal of attention is being paid to Elite: Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, there's still adventures being had in the base game as...
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RuneScape player’s huge history book goes on sale for charity

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The full history of RuneScape, which spans two decades of development and operation, is far more than can fit in any one book. That's...

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