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Kakao Q1 2024: ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey are apparently back on track for 2025

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Kakao Games' first financial report covering 2024 is out today, and perhaps not surprisingly, Q1 wasn't particularly great or garbage for the Korean gaming...

Massively Overthinking: The loss of ArcheAge

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Last week's admission from Kakao that XLGAMES is pulling the plug on ArcheAge really hit me, and I'm still trying to process why because...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 467: The end of an ArcheAge

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Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge's sunset, the cancellation of BlizzCon 2024, Escape from Tarkov's no good very bad day, Age of Water's early access launch, and the 20th anniversary of City of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, Fallout 4, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on defensive characters in MMOs and whether Crowfall has any kind of future.

ArcheAge’s player-run rogue servers are booming as the retail MMORPG’s sunset is looming

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Now that fans of ArcheAge know for certain that their sandbox will be shutting down in June, there are some who are perhaps looking...

Kickstarted MMORPG-turned-TCG Genfanad gives up, will sunset April 30

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ArcheAge isn't the only MMORPG announcing a sunset this week: Kickstarter success Genfanad is apparently closing its doors too. Genfanad is a browser-based nostalgia-driven indie...

Kakao’s western version of ArcheAge is sunsetting in June

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I'm sorry to report this morning that the western version of ArcheAge is apparently shutting down: While we were sleeping, Kakao announced that it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Kakao Q4 2023: ArcheAge 2 has been delayed (again), now to some point in or after 2025

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Our eyes must have glazed over the Q4 2023 investor report from Kakao when it dropped a few weeks ago, but it contained some...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

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Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2023

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If preserving MMORPGs is your jam, 2023 was not a great year. The one nice thing I can say about it is that we...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...

ArcheAge’s 2024 roadmap includes new systems and the Fairy race

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ArcheAge is cursed to live in interesting times, it seems. With game version merges in its recent past, the 11th anniversary in its present,...

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy

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Welcome back to MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards as we present our award for Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy. Yes, it's the Golden Yachties series,...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2024

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It's time once again for the MOP staff and readers to engage in our favorite end-of-the-year MMO: collectively guessing what's going to happen next...

ArcheAge releases its first big patch post-Unchained as the Battle of Mistmerrow returns

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Don't count ArcheAge down and out just because it's hot off a massive merge and sunset of ArcheAge Unchained: XLGAMES and Kakao have just...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 448: The holiday MMO rush begins

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Season of Discovery, EverQuest II's Ballads of Zimara, SWTOR's Chains in the Dark, ArcheAge's big Unchained merge, and Wagadu Chronicles' early access, with adventures in LOTRO and Project Gorgon, plus 2023 awards teases and a mailbag topic on getting into MMOs with too much content.

ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained officially merged this morning, sending Unchained into its last sunset

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The great failed experiment that was ArcheAge Unchained is officially over. This week, Kakao merged the alternate business model version of the game into...

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

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Tencent is apparently continuing to tweak its monetization for Tarisland in response to player angst as it continues charging through its second closed beta...
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Massively Overthinking: Pervasive old MMO ideas that aren’t really true

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

ArcheAge 2 confirms another delay and a focus from large-scale factional PvP to small group PvE and guild PvP

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It appears that servers aren't the only things constricting in ArcheAge: The game's sequel is also going to be shrinking its general focus, as...

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