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Warframe celebrates Pride Month with a charitable donation and fan-made cosmetics

Warframe has joined in on the delightfully growing list of MMOs that are celebrating Pride Month, with a whole selection of cosmetic items as...

Trove joins the Green Game Jam with in-game initiative to clean up trash from land and sea

While Gamigo's reputation in the MMO world is... not great right about now, its charity efforts over the years are commendable. This year, it's...

World of Warships kicks off ocean conservation charity collab with Popeye for Force Blue

This might just be the weirdest thing we've ever gotten in the mail at MOP, and I say this as someone who once inexplicably...

Star Wars The Old Republic players hold in-game vigil to commemorate the passing of actor Ray Stevenson

This past weekend saw an all-too-soon passing of actor Ray Stevenson, which prompted fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic to honor his work...

Annoyed with LOTRO’s scaling and launcher issues? An MMO dev has tips for solving them yourself

Whenever we write a Lord of the Rings Online article here on MassivelyOP, it's inevitable that someone - usually someones - will pop into...

Toontown Rewritten’s fan festival will host original Toontown Online devs on panel

At the top of the year, we shared the news of an in-person return for ToonFest, a fan festival for Toontown Online that is...

Top Pokémon Go community site The Silph Road calls it quits after seven years

If you've been a Pokémon Go player at any point during the last decade, you'll no doubt be familiar with The Silph Road. This...

World of Warships brings back Longest Night of Museums event this week

No doubt you've already marked your calendar for International Museum Day on May 18th and are taking off of work/school/child care to devote your...

Dungeons and Dragons Online creates a memorial for a late developer, preps the next hardcore season

Tucked into the patch notes for Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 59.1 this week are a few items of importance. For starters, Standing Stone Games...

Original Guild Wars maps can be explored outside of the game thanks to a community project

Do you ever have a hankering to return to your old stomping grounds and poke around every nook and cranny without being annoyed by...

World of Warships announces a collab with Popeye the Sailor Man in support of World Ocean Month

What happens when a charitable initiative, a spinach-eating sailor man, and World of Warships collide? One of the weirder yet more wholesome transmedia synergy...

Red Cross launches an initiative that challenges FPS players to follow real-world humanitarian laws of war

It can often look like the opposite is true, but in wartime, many countries theoretically follow a set of laws known as the International...

Guild Wars 2’s ArenaNet named Extra Life Partner of the Year for its 2022 April quest and $253K fundraise

File this one under Massively Uplifting in the best way: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet was named as the 2022 Extra Life Partner of...

Destiny 2 actor Lance Reddick was an active player of the game right before his passing

It would be easy to assume that actors of pathos who are part of a video game's voice cast would simply get into the...

Lord of the Rings Online players are putting on a 30-person adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods this weekend

One of my favorite memories in MMOs is participating in plays and musicals, something I first saw people doing in Ultima Online in 1997...

Korean Elyon fans have already created a rogue server of the shuttered MMORPG

Fans of Elyon in both Korea and the west were basically being kicked out of the MMORPG by Kakao Games, with a December sunset...

EVE Online players raised over $26K to benefit earthquake victims in Turkiye and Syria

A lot of malignant things can be assumed from the players of EVE Online, but let it not be said that they can't be...

RuneScape will be getting quest list filtering and sorting updates thanks to a game jam test

Last October the devs of RuneScape took a break from updating the MMORPG to work on personal projects related to the title in an...
Oh no, I'm stuck playing an Asura?!

Artifact Krewe, a Guild Wars 2 exploration fan game, is out now

Is your favorite part of Guild Wars 2 getting to explore maps, jump around, discover treasures, and generally just see what the world has...

Lord of the Rings Online is adding the infamous wayward rock as housing deco

One of the weirdest MMORPG stories of 2022 was the saga of Lord of the Rings Online's pet rock, a giant boulder a developer...