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The Game Archaeologist: Dragon Empires, Codemasters’ abandoned MMO

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The name "Codemasters" is far more familiar to European players than North American ones, as the British developer and publisher was active on the...

Crowfall talks up plans to add new player improvements, social UI features, and hot zones

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Yesterday saw yet another ACE Q&A livestream from Crowfall's J. Todd Coleman and Thomas Blair, which offered up a short-term development roadmap that promises...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.

A new version of the long-sunsetted MMORPG Shadowbane has landed on Steam

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Shadowbane has had one of the strangest journeys of an MMORPG over the past two decades. Originally launched in the early 2000s, the PvP-centric...

Changyou’s World of Shadowbane opens its Steam page, lists a February release window

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Back in December, we caught wind of the 2003 MMORPG Shadowbane preparing for a return on Steam after publisher Changyou snapped up the rights...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 302: Your MMO mail, our MMO opinions

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Justin and Bree tackle an all-mailbag show, with topics including gaming music and writing mainstream awards, MMO exploration, crafting and EVE Online, vanilla Guild Wars 2, the "one MMO" gamer, MMOs that make you want to play other MMOs, WoW transmog, Raph Koster's brain, and Shadowbane.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Changyou’s World of Shadowbane is gearing up for a global Steam launch in January

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Remember way back in 2015, when Chinese studio Changyou bought up the rights to classic territorial warfare MMORPG Shadowbane and relaunched it overseas as...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...

The MOP Up: Soulworker fulfills your greatest desire

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Soulworker Online delighted fans with a huge content update this past week that added something called "Desire Workers" and "SinForce." We'll let the game explain:...

Crowfall says its new Shadowbane-inspired class design will create an ‘explosion’ of build possibilities

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Yesterday, several members of the Crowfall dev team sat for an AMA with DownToQuest Twitch, and while the whole broadcast isn't up for non-subscribers...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

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Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

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Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev blog well...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

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This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders almost became...

Crowfall Q&A talks fundraising, alpha and beta, and War of the Gods features

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It's a bit of "second verse same as the first" for the latest version of the ACE Q&A video from Crowfall, but then again...

Shadowbane emulator SBEmu announces a sixth season server wipe on January 11

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Who here remembers Shadowbane? It was an open PvP MMORPG that ran between 2003 and 2009 and is the game that pretty much inspired...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game Archaeologist...

Shadowbane’s player-run rogue server wipes to start a new season

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Feeling more than a little antsy as you continue to wait for your PvP dreams to come true in Crowfall? You could chew off...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

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A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named Shadow...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

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As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

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