Indie MMO sandbox Fractured Online unveils its Endgame Changer patch coming February 21

Kickstarted sandbox Fractured has been teasing a big endgame overhaul for a few weeks now, setting the date for February 21st, and now the...

Diablo Immortal’s Tong-Shi’s Renewal celebrates Lunar New Year early starting tomorrow

Tomorrow's Diablo Immortal update ushers in the Diablo equivalent of Lunar New Year celebrations with Tong-Shi's Renewal limited-time event. "Tong-Shi—a god of the Xian pantheon—invites...

Fractured Online suffered two more rollbacks and replaced server in nasty ‘streak of bad luck’

Fractured Online just can't catch a break: Following a duping exploit, hard drive failure, and day-long rollback, the early access sandbox MMORPG is now...

Fractured Online’s duping and hard drive downtime turns into 24-hour rollback

Fractured Online is dealing with yet another round of chaos this week. Readers will recall that a duping-related downtime this weekend was compounded by...

Fractured Online weathers downtime over a dupe exploit and a failing hard drive

If there's an MMO community that's more twitchy about hacks than Fractured Online, we haven't met it. Nervous attitudes are to be expected, too,...

The MOP Up: World of Warcraft wraps up Dragonflight’s esports tournaments

The final esports tournaments for World of Warcraft's Dragonflight era are coming in the first part of 2024, with the Arena World Championship taking...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding stories of 2023

Welcome to a special end-of-the-year edition of Make My MMO, the MassivelyOP column where we - well, I - keep tabs on all of...

Fractured sets its sights on balancing abilities, monsters, PvP, and gear

The Great Tuning that began last week in Fractured Online continues as developer Dynamight Studios is making balance and adjustments its top priority in...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of our 2023 MMO predictions

We've been offering up an MMO predictions list for Massively Overthinking for years upon years now as our writers and readers prognosticate on the...

EverQuest’s Laurion’s Song, the MMORPG’s 30th expansion, brings players to a fractured inn of heroes

Releasing 30 expansions is a significant milestone for any MMORPG, and few others can claim that crown, including EverQuest, which has released the Laurion's...

Fractured’s devs smacked it with a nerf bat to reduce ‘crazy solo speedy farming’

Fractured Online's been in early access (again) for only a few weeks, but it's already cranking out patches, and the most recent tackles some...

The MOP Up: Dragon and Home goes to the Blazing Desert

Dragon and Home warmed up a chilly winter with the debut of its third continent, the Blazing Desert. "This vast world presents the splendor of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.

Fractured Online sold 5000 copies, devs post short-term update roadmap and more stats

Most of the time we're left to educated guesses, supposition, or cutting through the Gordian knot of investor report double-speak when it comes to...

Diablo Immortal ushers in Season 20 and teases ‘something familiar’ coming to the MMO

How are we already at Season 20 for Diablo Immortal? Maybe we entered a time anomaly and skipped ahead a bit. Look at the...

Fractured Online’s player city restoration is underway following malicious hack last weekend

Since this past weekend, the fledgling second early access of Fractured Online has been tarnished by the actions of a malicious hacker, who according...

Fractured Online hopes to restore its player cities today after nasty weekend hack

There's no doubt that it has been hard times at the Fractured Online ranch this past weekend. This early access sandbox endured a nightmare...

Fractured Online suffers a nasty admin hack that sees every player city in the game wiped out

The relaunched early access world of Fractured Online has suffered something of an apocalypse as Dynamight Studios CEO Jacopo Gallelli reported on Discord early...

Fractured Online deploys medium-sized patch with ‘urgent balance changes’

Will Fractured Online be the stealth comeback story of 2023? That remains to be seen as we've watched this battered title endure a troubled...

Fractured Online’s return to early access sees bug fixing, a small server rollback, and mixed player reaction

It's time to once more take the temperature of an MMORPG's launch and today we're asking Fractured Online to open its mouth, say "ahh,"...