Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG articles of 2017

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Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG articles of 2017

For this week’s Massively Overthinking, I’ve asked the writers to do something most of them hate: brag! We’ve tried to isolate our favorite personal work from the year and talk about why we think it matters, then identify our favorite work from somebody else on the site this year and do the same. I always tell them it’s easy, but...

Dungeon & Fighter: Spirit shuts down in South Korea

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Dungeon & Fighter: Spirit shuts down in South Korea

Once one of the up-and-coming mobile MMOs on the scene, Dungeon & Fighter: Spirit is ending its short-lived run in South Korea. The action MMO, which is a spin-off of Dungeon & Fighter (or Dungeon Fighter Online, if you’re nasty), was developed by Nexon and Tencent and had plans to release globally in 2017. Instead, MMO Culture is reporting that...

RIFT course-corrects on $100 mount pack while Trion gets into the holiday spirit

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RIFT course-corrects on $100 mount pack while Trion gets into the holiday spirit

Well, that didn’t last long. RIFT has already yanked its controversial $100 random mount packs from the game store following strong opposition from the community. “We put a tremendous amount out for the holiday season. As always, we follow player feedback and LISTEN. We’re also pretty agile, so when the resounding feedback on the Orphiel’s Mount Crate came in, we...

Tree of Savior adds four classes, increases level cap

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Tree of Savior adds four classes, increases level cap

If Tree of Savior has been off of your radar for a while, perhaps it’s time to give it a solid ping this week. The MMOARPG dropped an absolutely massive December content update that added, among other things, four classes and increased the level cap. Character and companion level caps were bumped up to level 360 with the December 12th...

Fortnite kicks off Battle Royale Season 2

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Fortnite kicks off Battle Royale Season 2

Christmas or a new season of battle royale? With Fortnite, both are feasible, desirable, and doable. The nominally zombie-themed survival builder kicked off Battle Royale Season 2 today, which will run through February 20th. There’s a new battle pass that pays out in cosmetic loot the more you play and level it up. The holiday spirit is alive and jingling...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Rogalia, Lazarus, Dead Maze, We Ride, and SOS

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MMOs you’ve never heard of: Rogalia, Lazarus, Dead Maze, We Ride, and SOS

Welcome back to our intermittent series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you you’ve never heard of! Let’s run down five more floating to the top of the pile this month. Rogalia First up is a Russian indie MMO called Rogalia that I first heard of thanks to former Massively columnist Jeremy Stratton (heya Jeremy!). It’s cute and cartoony and will definitely...

Christmas happenings in DCUO, Overwatch, Worlds Adrift, and Neverwinter

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Christmas happenings in DCUO, Overwatch, Worlds Adrift, and Neverwinter

Faster than the snow can come down and the heating bills go up are all of the holiday events that are streaming into, well, pretty much every online game out there. While we’re still a week away from posting our massive seasonal roundup of all of the events, here’s a preview to tide you over. In DC Universe Online, heroes and...

The developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds laments the lack of video game IP protection

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The developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds laments the lack of video game IP protection

Did you know that there’s no real IP protection for video games? We didn’t know that either; we seem to recall a lot of lawsuits filed over copyright infringement for IPs. According to Brendan Greene of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, however, there’s a big issue wherein games do not offer sufficient protection for an IP to avoid having a larger studio come...

Path of Exile updates players on the team’s current projects

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Path of Exile updates players on the team’s current projects

So the most recent major update for Path of Exile is out now. You can enjoy War of the Atlas and the Abyss League right now… on PC. The console version is going to take a little bit longer, with a target date of somewhere between December 18th to the 22nd. But there’s more stuff going on behind the scenes,...