League of Legends Lead Designer Ghostcrawler moves to an unnamed project

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League of Legends Lead Designer Ghostcrawler moves to an unnamed project

Let’s play connect-the-dots today and see if we can see a picture forming over at Riot Games, shall we? Back in July, its co-founder dropped a befuddling tease about the studio creating an MMO, which was then somewhat refuted a week later. Then the studio continued to talk way too much about MMOs to anyone who would listen. Now there’s...

The Stream Team: Artix’s special MOP live event in AQ3D

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The Stream Team: Artix’s special MOP live event in AQ3D

Are you ready for a Massively OP exclusive live event in AQ3D?! MJ sure is!! She has no idea what Artix is planning, but he’s doing a special event just for viewers, and it’s sure to be something you don’t want to miss. So be sure to join us live at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate all things Mo. *Helm wearing...

Final Fantasy XIV starts its anniversary fiction

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Final Fantasy XIV starts its anniversary fiction

The in-game events will arrive later, but at this point it’s as much of an event for Final Fantasy XIV to feature written fiction as it is to have a standard anniversary celebrations. Every year we get new fiction about the characters and stories we’ve been exploring for the past year, and it starts today with the first anniversary piece,...

Star Wars Galaxies fans are working on an emulator for the game’s TCG

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Star Wars Galaxies fans are working on an emulator for the game’s TCG

I haven’t been making any secret of how much fun I’m having in the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator (and thanks so much to the readers who urged me to try it!). What I haven’t tried just yet is TCGEmu, which is trying to revive the Star Wars Trading Card Game that existed only inside SWG itself. Late-game SWG players...

Grab a free MU Legend Pioneer’s Pack from Webzen and MOP in honor of the Steam launch

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Grab a free MU Legend Pioneer’s Pack from Webzen and MOP in honor of the Steam launch

Webzen’s free-to-play MMORPG MU Legend landed on Steam this week alongside its Noria update, and to celebrate the launch on the new platform, the company has a ton of sweet freebies to pass out to players through keys we’ve tucked inside this post! The MU Legend Pioneer’s Pack includes a whole ton of stuff: 3-Day Platinum Service Ticket, Wings Growth Stone, Resurrection Stone...

Elder Scrolls Online drops Murkmire, Wolfhunter trailers, buffs subscriber benefits

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Elder Scrolls Online drops Murkmire, Wolfhunter trailers, buffs subscriber benefits

ZeniMax is dropping some good stuff at QuakeCon for players of The Elder Scrolls Online. If you’re a dedicated subscriber, you’re in for some welcome tweaks to the way the sub package works beginning later this year, in addition to some sort of “in-game community event related to Summerset.” “With the release of Murkmire, members will now get 1650 crowns...

Greed Monger delays refunds again because of crypto market dips

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Greed Monger delays refunds again because of crypto market dips

There’s been another update in the long-running saga that is Greed Monger. Greed Monger is easily the most infamous MMORPG Kickstarter failure to date, having raised over $100,000 back in 2012 to build what the developers said would be a “crafting-focused sandbox MMORPG.” By 2015, the project imploded as devs abandoned it over a lack of funding, generating scam accusations from angry backers. Subsequent...

Discord has launched its own video game storefront into beta, and it kinda looks like a Steam-GOG mashup

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Discord has launched its own video game storefront into beta, and it kinda looks like a Steam-GOG mashup

We all rolled our eyes when Valve’s new Steam chat client borrowed heavily from Discord‘s proven best practices for chat, but most people didn’t seem particularly inclined to switch. Wonder if the same will hold true now that Discord is aping Steam’s core business? Yep, this week Discord revealed its new mission to “bring the games to you” via Discord...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMORPGs incentivize exploration – and how?

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Massively Overthinking: Should MMORPGs incentivize exploration – and how?

Our Daily Grind on exploration last week sparked an intriguing follow-up from MOP reader Miol. “When asking about sightseeing and exploration in MMORPGs, you also mentioned the lack of rewarding incentives for exploring those worlds, or worse, a poor implementation of such features, as you pointed out by Guild Wars 2’s vistas. Many of Wander’s mechanics also come to mind...