Citadel of Sorcery shuts down after 14 years of development

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Citadel of Sorcery shuts down after 14 years of development

Chances are that you have never heard of Citadel of Sorcery. MJ, our resident “has played every MMO in the universe” expert, only vaguely recalled this very indie title. But now it looks like you won’t be getting to know the game better, as the developers have announced that the game’s development is shutting down. The fantasy MMO, which has...

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV beast tribes, bottom ranks

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Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV beast tribes, bottom ranks

I have mentioned before that I’m a big fan of the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV. Final Fantasy XI, too; there’s a charmingly alien and exotic quality do them that hits a perfect balance for me, a race of adversaries and allies both that’s painted in far more complex shades than you might otherwise expect. But alas, not all...

Warframe’s crackdown on platinum resellers wrecks their innocent victims too

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Warframe’s crackdown on platinum resellers wrecks their innocent victims too

A massive thread on the Warframe subreddit this weekend shows just the sort of problems MMO studios have waded into in their haste to crack down on goldsellers in order to run cash shops themselves. Apparently, Digital Extremes is tracking platinum sent around the community, and that includes platinum that has been tracked coming from the accounts of people actioned...

Trion just bought up Gazillion’s assets to beef up its MMO publishing arm

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Trion just bought up Gazillion’s assets to beef up its MMO publishing arm

Did you see this one coming? VentureBeat has a piece out this morning interviewing Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman, who’s apparently just revealed that Trion’s bought up all of Gazillion Entertainment, or what’s left of its assets, anyway. Gazillion, of course, infamously shuttered along with its core MMORPG, Marvel Heroes, last autumn following weeks of missed content, an apparent failed...

Dark Age of Camelot delays its free-to-play shift to 2019

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Dark Age of Camelot delays its free-to-play shift to 2019

While we reported in December 2017 that Broadsword was aiming for a free-to-play option for Dark Age of Camelot, we haven’t seen a lot of movement on that front — until now. A recent producer’s letter informed the community that the Endless Crusade update with its business model shift has been delayed to the first part of 2019. “Once patch...

APB Reloaded lays out its roadmap, hopes to bring the game to Unreal 4

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APB Reloaded lays out its roadmap, hopes to bring the game to Unreal 4

With multiple projects in the works and an effort to bring the console and PC versions into parity, APB Reloaded is enjoying actual development and direction these days. New owners Little Orbit published a roadmap for the troubled MMO, breaking it down into several different tasks. Strengthening the game’s infrastructure (including “cleaning out the cobwebs”) is a high priority, as...

World of Warcraft spins down WoW Mobile Armory app for expansion

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World of Warcraft spins down WoW Mobile Armory app for expansion

It’s time to clear out another one of the World of Warcraft apps that have been dwelling on your phone. Following the retirement of the mobile auction house app this past spring, Blizzard has now announced that it is going to be taking the mobile armory offline next month. This is all being done in preparation for Battle for Azeroth,...

The Daily Grind: Are you an impulse buyer in MMO cash shops?

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The Daily Grind: Are you an impulse buyer in MMO cash shops?

During last week’s podcast, Justin and I were discussing MMOs that seem to make it hard for us to give them money, which led us to talk about a cash shop tactic that drives me nuts: limited-availability items. I understand why MMOs put these types of items in the cash shop; as MOP reader TomTurtle noted, in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet’s...

MMO Week in Review: The best MMOs of E3 and the summer sale (June 24, 2018)

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MMO Week in Review: The best MMOs of E3 and the summer sale (June 24, 2018)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! It’s been a meta week for MMOs: We posted our E3 awards, counted up the good MMOs in the Steam summer sale, kept an eye on the latest leg in the spyware scandal, and booed the...