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The Bethesda Softworks sub-studio responsible for The Elder Scrolls Online.

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The MOP Up: Stardew Valley’s creator can’t quit tinkering with the game

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Stardew Valley's creator recently sat down for an interview in which he said, “Once I reopen the book on Stardew, I always have a...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...
You knew this image was going to show up at some point during these articles. Be thankful it only happened at the end.

Vague Patch Notes: There is no one-and-done with MMOs

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Last week's Vague Patch Notes column focused on the struggle of adding new things to MMORPGs forever and ever. I think it was a...

Elder Scrolls Online devs offer their favorite Scribing spell combos ahead of Gold Road

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So here's the thing about the Elder Scrolls franchise's spellcrafting systems: Whenever I get my hands on them, imagination kind of flies out the...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as fast food joints

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Sometimes you go out to eat because you want something that's difficult to make on your own or just involves techniques you are unfamiliar...

Elder Scrolls Online discusses Gold Road’s Tales of Tribute update and Brazil community gathering

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Last week, MOP's Justin alluded to Elder Scrolls Online's Tales of Tribute as one of the game's many systems features that were added and...

Choose My Adventure: Clearing Elsweyr and settling into tanking in Elder Scrolls Online

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I appreciate why there appear to be a lot of Elder Scrolls Online fans who think so highly of the Northern Elsweyr story arc....

Elder Scrolls Online’s Gold Road introduces a massive new game-wide meta achievement

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If achievement hunting is your jam in MMORPGs and you're an Elder Scrolls Online fan, you're going to get a lot more out of...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles celebrates its sixth anniversary

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Who's spent six years crushing enemies, driving them out of camps, and hearing the lamentation of their livestreams? It's Conan Exiles, of course, which...

One Shots: Where’s the seatbelt on this thing?

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As flashy and fun as it might be to adventure in a galaxy far, far away, I don't think any of us would last...
Slightly disappointing context.

WoW Factor: How World of Warcraft makes you cheer for removing features

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Yesterday, MOP's Justin wrote a column about The Elder Scrolls Online that detailed its key virtues. It's a good column, and one of the...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

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Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...

Tamriel Infinium: Four reasons you should stop sleeping on Elder Scrolls Online

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The paradox of Elder Scrolls Online is that while it continues to be a Top 5 MMO thanks to the studio muscle and IP...

Microsoft continues shrinking ZeniMax and Xbox with voluntary severance deals

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Sure, Microsoft shuttered a bunch of studios and added more layoffs to its pile earlier this week, but it can't possibly get worse, right?...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

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Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 468: Give ’em Helldivers 2

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Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR's update 7.5, Daybreak's headcount, the Helldivers 2 fiasco, and freebies from Elder Scrolls Online and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends and LOTRO, plus mailbag topics on why we haven't had a new blockbuster MMORPG in a while and whether MMOs will return to an era of experimentation.

Choose My Adventure: Elsweyr questing and dragon slaying further solidify my Elder Scrolls Online love

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I appreciate that this series of Choose My Adventure columns has started to read an awful lot like I'm being paid off by The...

Microsoft shutters multiple studios, abandons Redfall, bolsters Elder Scrolls Online staffing

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Microsoft continues laying waste to the gaming industry today with the closure of four Bethesda studios. We can reassure MMO players right away that Elder...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the most generous login rewards?

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Like probably everyone else paying even a tiny bit of attention to the MMO genre right now, I spent this past weekend logging into...

The Stream Team: Meln’s spirit and the Master’s Mouth in Elder Scrolls Online

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Massively OP's MJ was speaking to Master Meln's spirit when his murderer, Master Shelreni, captured and stole him away right in front of her....

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