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Studio known primarily for ArcheAge.

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

ArcheAge turns seven years old, offers cosmetics and consumables for coins

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We must ask you to attempt to summon more enthusiasm for this event than the girl in the official anniversary screenshot. Yes, ArcheAge is...
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Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

Considering the ‘housing crisis’ in MMOs like Ultima Online, FFXIV, and EVE Online

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MMORPGs with limited digital real estate for player housing such as ArcheAge and Ultima Online may be hurting rather than helping the overall game,...

ArcheAge Unchained links up former fresh start servers’ PvP, auction halls, and more

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As we all know, that "fresh character" smell can't last forever -- and neither can a fresh start server. ArcheAge is famous for rolling...

One Shots: Eye love you

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While giant floating eyeballs always seem imposing, I can't help but feel bad about their life situation. Eyes are vulnerable enough when they're tucked...

ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained tout an August full of events and a list of returning ArchePasses

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Are you eager for some new content in ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained? Too bad, it's leftovers month as this August is mostly about returning...

The MOP Up: ArcheAge heads to the beach for sand and surf

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Both versions of ArcheAge are urging players to take a break from their usual routine of species extermination to play in the sand and...

Chronicles of Elyria backers sound the alarm on class action waiver in new NDA

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Chronicles of Elyria backers are raising an eyebrow this week over the new NDA that Soulbound Studios is asking them to sign before granting...

ArcheAge Unchained hands out a stuffed cow sheriff in latest ArchePass as the Freedom Festival returns

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There's a new sheriff in town. A new cowboy. Who also happens to be a cow boy. That's the primary feature of ArcheAge Unchained's...
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ArcheAge adds June update, offers players free stuff for the summer

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Are you playing ArcheAge right now? How about now? Wait, the developers know what will get your interest - free stuff. Everybody likes free...
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Moonlight Sculptor hits one million downloads as its first post-launch release goes live

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It would appear that the mobile MMO Moonlight Sculptor has found its audience as developer XL Games and publisher Kakao Games are lauding the...

Global Chat: Having a blast in Burning Crusade

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How's Burning Crusade Classic going for those of you venturing back into Blizzard's past? MMO blog Priest with a Cause is having a great...

ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained add Gunslinger Ancestral skills in June 10 update

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Players of both ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained who have hit the pinnacle of the recently added Gunslinger skillset are going to have some new...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

Moonlight Sculptor’s developers discuss the mobile MMORPG’s background and feature set

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With the game's global launch arriving tomorrow, Kakao Games and XL Games' mobile MMORPG Moonlight Sculptor probably has a few people wondering just what...

Kakao and XL Games’ mobile MMORPG Moonlight Sculptor launches globally May 25

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In mid-April we shone a light on Moonlight Sculptor, a new mobile MMORPG from publisher Kakao Games and developer XL Games (of ArcheAge infamy)...
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The MOP Up: Who’s showing up to E3 this year?

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It remains to be seen how big or relevant E3 is going to be this year, but there certainly is interest in which studios...

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