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Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.
We stan a king.

Project Gorgon dev says it’s catering to older players who remember the golden age of MMOs

Last night's Project Gorgon patch brought cheers to the game's Discord as what was represented as a bug-fixing patch also heavily revamped a skill...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...

Global Chat: Tarisland is the real deal, folks

As Tarisland winds its way through the beta process on its way to our grubby little hands in 2024, there are more and more...

One Shots: Soft and squishy, yet fierce and determined

If MMORPGs, anime, and children's cartoons have taught me anything -- and really, it's where I get most of my learning these days --...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: Fine, let’s talk about Blizzard being dumb with early access

All right, let's get it over with. I didn't really want to write this column, not because I didn't think there was anything to talk...

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we’re happy still exist – even if we don’t play them

Earlier this month, following the news that Project Gorgon was in dire financial straits as the MMO wasn't making enough for full development and...

World of Warcraft’s John Hight talks cosmic scale in expansions and sticking to the timeline in Classic

In the wake of this year's BlizzCon, interviews with the World of Warcraft team continue to trickle out, with the latest one being with...
Oh look, quick development.

The Daily Grind: Which version of World of Warcraft has you interested the most right now?

Is World of Warcraft turning into a cable package with so many different channels that it's impossible to consume it all? It sure seems like it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 446: Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of MMOs

Chris and Justin discuss Tarisland's beta, Perfect New World's beta, Pantheon 247 cancelation, SWTOR's Aussie server, EVE Online's Havoc, World of Warcraft's Seeds of Renewal, WoW Classic Hardcore, and WoW Classic Season of Discovery.

World of Warcraft may be considering a Vampire Survivors-style bullet hell mode

World of Warcraft seems hell-bent in destroying any predictive bingo cards for 2023. At the tail end of a year of surprises, the fantasy...
A short-term advantage, you say?

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas claims War Within early access won’t grant long-term advantages

So let's recap for people who have missed out on this. World of Warcraft's next expansion, The War Within, is available for pre-order. This...

As of tomorrow, World of Warcraft will gate buying WoW Tokens with gold behind a formal purchase history

This Tuesday, November 21st, is going to see a change to the World of Warcraft WoW Token. That's when Blizzard will impose a restriction...

World of Warcraft celebrates 19 years with a free goodie box, daily quests, and revived classic bosses

It's the 19th birthday of World of Warcraft this month, and that means there's a celebration going on in-game. That's hardly a surprise, and...
Do you hear what I hear?

The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...

Global Chat: Reactions to BlizzCon’s World of Warcraft announcements

Even as BlizzCon 2023 recedes into the distance, the reverberations of its announcements for World of Warcraft and WoW Classic continue to be felt....
bro you gotta trust me bro

Vague Patch Notes: How does an MMORPG studio rebuild trust it shattered?

Earlier this week, Pantheon cancelled its intensely stupid extraction shooter mode. Now, I don't say that it's intensely stupid because I dislike this sort...

Tarisland devs address the decision to avoid P2W cash shop kit – but not Vigor energy gating

Tencent is apparently continuing to tweak its monetization for Tarisland in response to player angst as it continues charging through its second closed beta...

First Impressions: Warcraft Rumble is a slick but shambolic multiplayer romp

I won't say that Warcraft Rumble was at the top of my most-anticipated games of 2024, but I've been low-key excited about this title...
This. They're this.

Massively Overthinking: Pervasive old MMO ideas that aren’t really true

A while back, Eliot and I were discussing one of his columns, in which he noted that in the eldest of the elder MMOs,...