Crossout’s battle station wagons jump on the battle royale bandwagon

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Crossout’s battle station wagons jump on the battle royale bandwagon

Here at the esteemed Massively OP offices, where every day is a silver-lined dream aboard a gold-lined yacht, we have established a policy of trading off the duties of announcing whichever game has decided to roll out a battle royale mode that day. Today’s rotation goes to me, and today’s game is Crossout. The post-apocalyptic vehicular MMO, which is still...

One Shots: Fun with filters

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One Shots: Fun with filters

You know all of those weird filter effects that you have in your photo editing software? There always seems to be a stigma against using them, mostly because they’re very noticeable and showy. But today, let’s cast off that stigma and just have some fun, eh? After all, this is a column that begins every week with a black-and-white version...

The Daily Grind: What do you consider ‘meaningful’ MMO content?

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The Daily Grind: What do you consider ‘meaningful’ MMO content?

Massively OP commenter DK went on a Twitter tear last week that caught my eye. He was criticizing the way some MMORPG players use the word “meaningful” as a sort of a dog whistle for hardcore or elite. “Meaningful progression” – from these gamers – “means being able to play more hours and day and make everyone who pays less...

Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained marches on; Albion players murder half a million bunnies (April 7, 2018)

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Make My MMO: Camelot Unchained marches on; Albion players murder half a million bunnies (April 7, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained continues inching along toward its planned summer beta. According to the game’s latest update, CSE is running internal tests on a new server while tweaking tooltips, the banes and noom system, capture-the-flag mode, item placement, armor, environment assets, and animations, including new idles for each class. Meanwhile, Crowfall released its 5.5 alpha, Ashes of...

DayZ to reboot with a new game engine but still won’t leave early access

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DayZ to reboot with a new game engine but still won’t leave early access

Is it weird that it seems so long ago that DayZ was the “it” survival arena game for streamers? How quickly we’ve moved on, yet undoubtedly some of the game’s population remains. For those faithful, the team is preparing to transition the sandbox shooter to a completely new engine in what it is calling a “reboot” of the title. Bohemia...

RIFT throws out second progression server challenge

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RIFT throws out second progression server challenge

While the wait continues to hear what RIFT is going to do with its Prime progression server, Trion Worlds has kicked off a second community challenge to keep the population busy. This time around, players are being tasked with completing expert-level saga quests, grabbing all of the Port Scion PvP achievements, and collecting 20 bounty artifacts. Rewards include titles, more...

PAX East 2018: State of Decay 2 debuts a gory gameplay trailer

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PAX East 2018: State of Decay 2 debuts a gory gameplay trailer

Before we had zombies to beat up without remorse in games, what did we used to kill? White dots and angry little mushrooms, mostly. So if you’re looking to go on a good zombie massacre this spring, you’re probably already signed up for State of Decay 2. The four-player co-op sequel is coming out on May 22nd (with a head...

The Stream Team: Killer clowns from ARK space

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The Stream Team: Killer clowns from ARK space

There are still so many things Massively OP’s MJ wants to do in ARK: Survival Evolved. And today she’s going to do some of them. Perhaps she will tame a basilisk, or fight one of the raid bosses. What she does, however, isn’t as important as how she will do it! Thanks to one server resident, the entire show will...

Leaderboard: Are you giving Ultima Online’s Endless Journey F2P conversion a try?

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Leaderboard: Are you giving Ultima Online’s Endless Journey F2P conversion a try?

With the launch of Ultima Online’s Endless Journey free-to-play conversion this week, a whole lotta old-school MMORPG players are turning their attention back to the 20-year-old MMORPG that started it all. If you could make or connect to your account – easier said than done, as our own writers and streamers found out – then you were treated to a...