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The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMO you’ve played?

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You are probably aware of the fact at this point that we have an ongoing series of posts in which we ask whatever happened...
Now is the winter of our discontent.

Whatever happened to The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal)?

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Do you remember The Exiled? What about Das Tal, its original name? If you answered yes to either question, congratulations, you remember a PvP-centered...

Vampire MMO Shadow’s Kiss shows off upcoming Steam page and confirms soft launch date revisions

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Do you remember Shadow's Kiss? If you don't, just know that it's a mature horror-themed vampire MMO that we first started covering in 2016,...
The shine is off.

Whatever happened to Astellia and Astellia Royal?

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So it's been quite some time since we heard anything about Astellia (which is buy-to-play) or its free-to-play cousin Astellia Royal, hasn't it? And...
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RIFT quietly retires free subscription trial from Steam

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Fans of RIFT haven't seen a lot to give them optimism about the MMO's future this year, especially following team layoffs and transfers back...

Whatever happened to the Age of Wushu franchise?

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This story has something of an interesting progression to it. It began with a dive into whatever happened to Age of Wushu, which then...

Whatever happened to anti-grinding MMO Zeal?

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Every so often, we are reminded about an MMO or online RPG that caught our attention years ago but then sank into the mire...

So what happened to Funcom’s Conan Chop Chop? Because it’s well past ‘early 2021’ now

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Funcom news is making the rounds this morning, as the company, which is wholly owned by Tencent at this point, announced that it's picked...

Whatever happened to Villagers and Heroes?

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Boy, it's been a few minutes since we took a peek into Villagers & Heroes. It's certainly not for lack of appreciation, of course...

Whatever happened to Atlas Rogues?

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We all sort of collectively realized that we hadn't really looked back at Atlas Rogues, the PvE co-op rogue-lite respawning of the original turn-based...

Whatever happened to Nexon’s action-combat MMO Vindictus?

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It's been half of forever since we talked about Vindictus, the Nexon MMO that launched in North America way back in 2010 and at...

Whatever happened to Kickstarted sci-fi MMOFPS Pantropy?

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Way the heck back in 2017, we covered a sci-fi MMOFPS called Pantropy. The pitch was that it was a sci-fi faction-based MMO shooter...

Whatever happened to Otherland, Guns of Icarus, and Pixel Starships?

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Whatever happened to those MMOs you - and we - have forgotten all about? We're going to dig into three of them today. First up,...

Flyff and Rappelz, under new management, are running spring cryptocurrency events

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When Gala Lab sent us PR about Rappelz and Flyff earlier today, I did a doubletake. In my brain, both games are still happily...

Whatever happened to Maguss, Spiral Knights, and Empyrion?

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It's time to find out Whatever Happened To a couple of MMOs that have somehow managed to slip off our radars and need to...
AUGH

Whatever happened to Riders of Icarus?

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Riders of Icarus launched in 2016 as a rather unique title chiefly due to its mount and pet mechanics that gave everyone tameable, usable...

Whatever happened to sci-fi MMO ECO?

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It has been the hottest of minutes since we cast eyes on ECO, the multiplayer planetary simulator that entered early access in February 2018;...

Kickstarted Civil War game War of Rights adds big guns, infantry flags, and anti-trolling measures

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It's been a good while since we last checked in on the controversial War of Rights, the Civil War battlefield simulator developed by Denmark-based...

Whatever happened to Mark Kern’s crowdfunded Firefall-successor Em-8er?

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We're taking a trip back to the halcyon days of Firefall to set the stage for this piece, so hop aboard the esports bus...

Whatever happened to turn-based MMO Stash?

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I really wanted this "Whatever Happened To" article to be a positive one, and in a way, part of it is: Frogdice's MMO Stash...

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