warm fuzzies

Gamers can be amazing when they try. Not everyone in MMOs is just another edgelord. “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Also check out Massively Uplifting for more feel-good stories from our genre!

DC Universe Online is giving away sweet hairstyles for Black History Month

Valentine's Day and lunar new year events are flying in MMOs this week, but Daybreak's DC Universe Online studio, Dimensional Ink, has recognized yet...

Star Citizen player-run Daymar Rally sees hundreds of players and teams compete over the weekend

It's not a huge stretch to claim that much of Star Citizen's current in-game racing content would be possible without the effort of the...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV player aims to complete every sidequest to relay which ones are worth doing

If you've played Final Fantasy XIV for any length of time, you've probably heard the advice that the standard sidequests are totally OK to...

City of Heroes fans have City of Heroes Homecoming working on a Steam Deck

It's already astonishing enough that City of Heroes: Homecoming is an officially licensed emulator, but now it's become a portable MMORPG thanks to the...

Dungeons & Dragons Online makes tons of content free or nearly free for the franchise’s 50th birthday

Freeeeeee stuff! Come getcha free stuff! Free stuff in Dungeons and Dragons Online, that is, because Standing Stone Games has brought back its bonkers...

WildStar roleplayers open and develop a socially-minded rogue server called Genesis Prime

For the past few years we've been peeking in with hopeful looks at Nexus Forever, the rogue server project for WildStar that we first...

NCsoft has officially granted a City of Heroes server license to the Homecoming crew

City of Heroes fans are in for a treat today - or a shocking surprise they were convinced was never coming, depending on their...

New World shares holiday messages and resolves to attack bugs in latest video

If you're looking for some warm fuzzies, look no further than what New World game director Scot Lane is wearing in the game's first...

Happy New Year to all the uplifting things in MMOs, 2023 edition

Last night, we offered up our traditional list of all the reasons we can't have nice things in the MMO genre and digitally roasted...
Cool, cool cool cool.

War Thunder player goes undercover and busts cheating source code and scripts

So we all know of War Thunder as a game where military secrets are leaked to win forum arguments, which means that it's reasonable...

Valve issues gift-wrapped permabans to Dota 2 cheaters and smurfs this holiday season

The holiday season has arrived to the MOBA world of Dota 2, bringing gifts to all of its players. However, certain players who have...

The Daily Grind: What’s a small piece of MMO news from 2023 that makes you happy?

You know what I'm really looking forward to next year? Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, in part because it's bringing Viper along with it. Now,...
Statice got a gun.

Final Fantasy XIV fans recreate the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer in the game

In Final Fantasy XIV, at no point do jack someone's sweet ride before evading the po-po because you robbed a bank. You do sort...

Kind Words 2 expands multiplayer note-writing into a real social sandbox

Back in the spring of 2020, the games industry was rather hungry for something feel-good (you know why), so it was the perfect time...

Massively Uplifting: MMO gratitude, goodness, and giving, from Elder Scrolls Online to Guild Wars 2

Today is a big day for your belly! If you celebrate Thanksgiving, chances are you'll have/have had a table overflowing with delectable dishes today...

Project Gorgon, buffered by player donations, has been spared from maintenance mode – for now

The fate of quirky indie MMORPG Project Gorgon has hung in the balance over the last few days following the news that the soft-launched...

MMO Week in Review: How to help Project Gorgon and its devs

This week in MMO land, we covered distressing news: Eric Heimburg and Sandra Powers, the husband-and-wife duo behind beloved indie MMO Project Gorgon, admitted...
It helps that this game has never looked good. I'm sorry, but not really sorry. If you love this game, you're going to need to reckon with this at some point. But that's another article.

EverQuest II celebrates 19th birthday and $216K Extra Life fundraising with in-game events

Don't look now because you'll only feel old: EverQuest II is officially 19, and if you do some quick napkin math, it means that...

Former SWTOR lead Damion Schubert urges devs to prioritize accessibility in MMOs

When you think of the strengths of Star Wars: The Old Republic as a game, does "accessibility" every come to mind? According to one...

Final Fantasy XIV puts together a highlight reel from this year’s London Fanfest

If you happened to have missed out on all of the good times from Final Fantasy XIV's Fanfest in London, fear not because the...