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The Stream Team: Beginning Secret World Legend’s Blue Mountain

Bring on Blue Mountain! After wrapping everything up in Savage Coast, Massively OP’s MJ is eager to move on to adventures in Secret World Legends’ final Solomon Island zone. There she will encounter more Orochi (though no guaratees they will be living), Sasquatch, and a crazy cat lady. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. for a trip to the mountains. […]

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Massively Overthinking: How should MMOs make money in a world without lockboxes?

Earlier this week, MOP’s Justin expressed frustration over lockboxes, feeling especially provoked. “As both a player and a journalist, I find it insulting when an MMO studio wants me to get excited about its lockboxes,” he tweeted. “They are poison.” MOP reader and gamer Iain (@ossianos) wants to hear more about poison! “I’d be interested to read an article on […]

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Hades’ Star puts a 4X MMO into your pocket

When it comes to mobile MMOs, it really is best if games are designed from the ground-up to function on these devices instead of adapting a title as an afterthought. So it’s with a spark of interest that we watch Hades’ Star’s launch this week, since it’s a mobile game that fits this design format. A blend of EVE Online and […]

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Ultima Online starts testing its fall update while Dark Age of Camelot continues its Dragon’s Curse campaign

Let’s check in with the Broadsword MMOs to see what’s happening in its part of the online world, shall we? Ultima Online has kicked off testing on Publich 98, a meaty fall patch that includes 20th anniversary rewards, the return of the Halloween event, new beasts for the Huntmaster’s Challenge, and pet adjustments. The team also teased 20th anniversary content: […]

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Elder Scrolls Legends hits Android and iOS mobile devices today

Fancy a trip to Tamriel, but don’t want to sit at your PC? The Elder Scrolls franchise TCG, Elder Scrolls Legends, has hit Android and Apple phones as of today, and it includes the Heroes of Skyrim expansion that hit on PC, Mac, and tablets earlier this summer. “The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the strategy card game based on the award-winning […]

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CCP’s VR sports game Sparc launches August 29

First announced back in February, CCP’s multiplayer VR sports sim Sparc was all set for a summer launch as of E3, and now the date is firming up: The Icelandic studio known best for MMO EVE Online has picked August 29th for the game’s debut on PSVR. Expect it to run $29.99. “Sparc is a virtual sport, or ‘vSport’ – a unique […]

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ROBLOX is on track to pay indie devs $30M this year, reaches 56M active monthly users

A game where the studio pays out millions to players? What kind of bizarro world are we living in, anyway? When it comes to the runaway hit ROBLOX and its business model, this sort of thing is quite possible indeed. ROBLOX allows indie developers (including its own users) to come in and construct their own games using the “creation platform.” […]

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Touching base with Dark and Light mobile, Elsword, and MapleStory

Here at Massively OP, we like to give you a great deal on news, which is why we’re offering this special three-for-one news post on a trio of Asian MMORPGs. Wow! What savings! Let’s start with Dark and Light, which in addition to having launched on early access last week looks set to spawn a mobile game called Tales of […]

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Sea of Thieves wants to be as fun to watch as it is to play

Whether you get it or not, it’s pretty apparent by now that there’s a huge demand for viewers to watch other people play video games and offer running commentary while doing so. That’s Twitch in a nutshell, and it’s an audience that the Sea of Thieves team is keeping in mind as it develops its game. In a new dev […]

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Worlds Adrift has made more founders packs available

You have to pay a toll to get into Worlds Adrift right now, but recently you haven’t even been able to do that. By limiting the number of founders packs available, the studio made sure that the game was stable and letting in only as many testers as the game could support, but it also meant that people who got […]

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Dark and Light preps huge bug-fixing and quality-of-life patch

Snail Games is riding high after Dark and Light’s early access launch last week, and it’s already prepping its next big patch, which the team says focuses heavily on bugs and quality-of-life tweaks. It’s also pretty amusing. Of note, Missing textures, collision issues, the UI mess, and lighting slowdowns are all due for a fix. The Sacred Path area is […]

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EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s Tinkerfest 2017

After a few years, it can be difficult for long-time EverQuest II players to get excited over the return of a festival; not only are there many festivals to keep track of, but most have been going on for numerous years. You can feel like you’ve seen and done all there is to one and might give little more than […]

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Mike O’Brien announces Mike Zadorojny as lead designer for the second Guild Wars 2 expansion

We’ve reached the end of the third season of Guild Wars 2’s story, and now… what comes next? A new expansion, we all know that. If you’ve forgotten, that’s being announced on August 1st, so you have a bit longer until you find out about it; until then, you can rest with some assurance knowing that Mike Zadorojny is the […]

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RuneScape sets three Guinness World Records, filches FFXIV’s music achievement

Earlier this year, Final Fantasy XIV received a series of Guinness World Records, including one for “most original pieces of music in a video game” for its then-384 tracks. This award didn’t sit right with the devs or community over at RuneScape, who subsequently and successfully petitioned that their game with its nearly 1,200 music tracks receive the nod instead. […]

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Grab a Gigantic Airship Supplies skin & booster key from PWE and MOP!

In celebration of Gigantic’s formal launch last week, PWE and Motiga have granted Massively OP a stack of keys for goodies, and you’re going to want one. They codes will unlock the Airship Supplies bundle for your account, which includes Tyto the Swift’s The Valerian skin, Beckett’s Iron Tower skin, Margrave’s Seraphe Betrayer skin, Tripp’s Citadel of Amber skin, 10 Win Crown boosts, and 10 […]

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The Soapbox: Getting to the heart of toxicity in MMOs

So we’ve gotten another post from a developer saying that they’re going to really 100% be better about rooting out toxic players from their games. Seriously, we mean it this time. The latest one is from Blizzard, but let’s be real, this is something that’s always happened. We always get periodic statements from companies that this time they’re really going […]

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Fortnite touts sales figures while players lament pay-to-progress model

Epic Games’ PvE multiplayer zombie tower defense survivalbox MMO thing Fortnite is doing well in its launch week, at least in terms of non-Steam PC early access sales. Creative Director Darren Sugg tweeted out yesterday the presale numbers. “Absolutely humbled by the response to this week’s @FortniteGame launch,” he wrote. “500k+ digital pre-order sales and just getting started!” But the […]

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Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 44 finishes episode one’s story

Shroud of the Avatar is complete. Not the full game itself, of course, but the storyline to episode one is now fully playable from start to end without any gaps, thanks to today’s Release 44. “This means that players can now play through the entire episode one story from beginning to end including all three paths of virtue: Truth, Love, and […]

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PlanetSide 2 ‘significantly revises’ the continent of Indar

It’s been a while since we checked in with the conflict over at PlanetSide 2, so what’s shaking with this multi-arms MMOFPS? Actually, quite a lot: The team pushed out a big patch yesterday that made significant revisions to the game’s Indar continent. These changes focus on “improving combat flow in and around many bases, as well as increase the […]

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Cute pets are the order of the day for Kritika Online

They’re small. They’re furry. They’re cuddly. They’re fictional. And they’re ready to kick butt on your behalf in Kritika Online. Adorable combat pets are now part of Kritika Online’s open beta, thanks to this week’s update. The studio is calling this “furever friends” and we must go purge our brains of this fluff right now lest we be driven mad […]

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