embers adrift

The MOP Up: Fae Farm launches a free demo

Was Fae Farm too rich for you blood? Now you can check it out for free on Nintendo Switch or PC thanks to a...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time an MMO studio truly impressed you?

Embers Adrift is probably never going to be my MMORPG, but damn I'm proud of Stormhaven Studios. Yes, I have a soft spot for...

Embers Adrift’s 2024 roadmap promises more solo support and a free trial coming this month

Embers Adrift's Stormhaven Studios is the latest MMO team to deliver a juicy roadmap - and it's promising "big steps" for the indie title,...

Embers Adrift adds more solo content and bulletin board system with its January update

So Embers Adrift has a bit of a situation. The game is very decidedly focused around having people group up and take on challenges...

The MOP Up: DDO’s Snowpeaks Festival returns

Just because winter is in full swing doesn't mean it has to be dour! Dungeons and Dragons Online is keeping things lively with the...

Embers Adrift and Monsters & Memories devs come together to talk indie MMORPG devlopment

This week saw the developers of two classically styled MMORPGs come together to talk shop, as Monsters & Memories creative director and producer Shawn...

The Daily Grind: What will be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

2023 turned out to be a weird year for business models in MMOs. It was certainly the year of cadence shifts and seasonal shifts,...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

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...

Choose My Adventure: All of the MMOs you made us play in 2023, from Guild Wars to Gorgon

Well here we are, my friends. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when your votes killed me twice? OK, maybe that's being overdramatic, but...

Embers Adrift drops its last update of the year, teases ‘radical changes’ in 2024

Embers Adrift dropped its last patch for 2023 with plenty of environment tweaks, gameplay adjustments, and UI fixes. But what's at the center of...

Embers Adrift talks up November content updates, promises a patch in December and 2024 roadmap soon

Usually retrospectives tend to look back at the entire year, but it looks as if Embers Adrift is mostly proud of November, as the...

Embers Adrift adds a new alpine zone, defends its decision to deploy quests without XP

Just days before the closing of the month, Embers Adrift pumped out its November patch with some hearty content to enjoy. A brand-new zone,...
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The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...

The MOP Up: Fallout 76 turns five years old

Fallout 76 is celebrating its fifth anniversary loud and proud this week with a birthday party on Tuesday, a special challenge event, and a...

PSA: Embers Adrift is adding temporary subscription perks to all current owners of the game

Do you own a copy of Embers Adrift but still aren't sure about whether the subscription benefits added over this past summer are for...

Embers Adrift releases new hair, alchemy, and a roadmap for the rest of 2023

Embers Adrift isn't resting on its laurels Halloween week like so many other MMOs: It's pumped out a new patch to bolster its ongoing...

The MOP Up: Coop roguelike Inkbound removes all in-game monetization

It's usually the case that a live service title adds more monetization over time, not less. But with action roguelike coop Inkbound, "less" is...

Perfect Ten: Solid MMOs you might be sleeping on in 2023

For today's list, I wanted to take a different approach to recommending MMORPGs to you. I know we often talk about underrated titles, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 441: A Blizzard trick or treat

Justin and Bree discuss MMO Halloween events, Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard acquisition, WoW Classic's LFD, Embers Adrift, and Ship of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on the potential for WoW on console and Gamepass.