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MMO Week in Review: Crowfall’s sale, Fractured’s Gamigo ties, and FFXIV’s sales halt

It’s the week earlier than Christmas, so what meaning: an entire bunch of bizarre stuff taking place to mess up our rigorously plotted awards and end-of-the-year content material. Yep, this week, Crowfall acquired bought to a fan developer, Fractured confirmed Gamigo as its writer, and Final Fantasy XIV halted sales whereas it kinds out its congestion issues.

Meanwhile, we dished out our awards for finest indie MMO, finest (and worst) enterprise mannequin, largest blunder, largest shock, and largest disappointment, together with our MMO predictions for 2022 and most anticipated MMOs. Eleven extra formal awards to go!

Read on to meet up with the easiest of this week’s MMO information and opinions in the present day as each Sunday (since 2010!) in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES


Wisdom of Nym: Please don’t hear of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV – Well that was stunning. In case you one way or the other missed it, Square-Enix took a heretofore unprecedented step this week, asserting that not solely would Final Fantasy XIV be giving out extra free…


Kickstarter MMORPG Crowfall was simply acquired by Mythgard writer Monumental – So, who had “Crowfall will get purchased out” on the ol’ end-of-the-year bingo card? Did you even have “and the announcement will get made at 7:20 p.m. EST on the Friday night time…


LOTRO Legendarium: A glance again at Lord of the Rings Online in 2021 – It’s that point of 12 months once more! As we get able to make the psychological transition to a brand new 12 months, we pause to look again on the journey that was the…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Indie MMO of the Year – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Indie MMO of 2021, which was awarded to Albion Online final 12 months. All indie MMOs, crowdfunded or not,…

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Make My MMO: The largest MMO crowdfunding information of 2021 – Welcome to a particular version of Make My MMO, Massively OP’s intermittent check-in on all of the crowdfunding MMOs in our style. You may need seen that our Make My MMO column…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Worst MMO Business Model of 2021, which was awarded collectively to Star Citizen and ArcheAge final 12 months. The…


Activision-Blizzard revealed its illustration information, admitting it has ‘a lot of work to do’ – Activision-Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Daniel Alegre despatched ‘spherical a press launch this week trying to ship a robust sign to the studio’s workforce that hiring practices are about to shift…


Here are all of the New World servers destined for a merge in the close to future – So who had “New World merges” in your Christmas checklist? Because that’s what you are getting. Last night time, in the present day we’ll see chosen servers in Central Europe, US East, US West,…

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Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022 – OK people, it is that point of the 12 months once more: the time after we solid our eyes forward and attempt to pinpoint what is going on to occur to the style in 2022,…


Lord of the Rings Online teases February’s replace 32, with new raid, housing, and zone – Standing Stone Games has a contemporary producer’s letter up for Lord of the Rings Online followers, already peeking forward into the brand new 12 months. SSG’s Oleg “Raninia” Brodskiy kicks it off…


Neverwinter declares Dragonbone Vale module for January 11, kicks off winter competition in the present day – [AL:NW]Remember again in October when PWE and Cryptic have been teasing a brand new module coming to Neverwinter in the brand new 12 months? As of in the present day, it has been formally introduced: It’s referred to as Dragonbone…


Peter Molyneux’s multiplayer ‘blockchain business sim’ Legacy sells $53M in land NFTs earlier than launch – If you are feeling strongly about one other recreation making a living off of ideas of web spaceships, then you definately may need some emotions about what Peter Molyneux and his studio 22cans is…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Biggest MMO Surprise – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Biggest MMO Surprise of 2021, which was awarded to the Microsoft buyout of Besthsoft final 12 months. This class…


Fractured Online’s CEO addresses Gamigo publishing deal, promising unchanged design and monetization – Yesterday, after we lined the information that Gamigo was taking up the publishing of Kickstarted MMORPG sandbox Fractured, we famous that the Fractured crew hadn’t immediately addressed its gamers and…


Final Fantasy XIV suspends sales and adverts to mitigate Endwalker server congestion – So, anecdotally, how’s the congestion scenario for you in Final Fantasy XIV? Getting higher? Director and producer Naoki Yoshida clearly feels that it isn’t getting higher quick sufficient, so the most recent…


Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis’ ‘major’ Sandstorm Requiem content material replace is dwell in the present day – Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis now have one thing new to do past spend AC on Scratch Tickets. Yesterday noticed the sport’s sizeable Sandstorm Requiem content material patch go dwell, introducing…


Warframe’s The New War growth is dwell in the present day with new ‘body Caliban – Today’s a very large day for Digital Extremes’ Warframe, as The New War lands on PC and console concurrently. DE is asking this a “cinematic story-driven growth.” As our personal…


End-of-Year Eleven: The high MMOs to observe in 2022 – If 2021 had an issue, it was that we acquired just too many MMO releases between new launches, early entry, and expansions. This breathtaking torrent of titles to take a look at…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Biggest MMO Disappointment – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Biggest MMO Disappointment of 2021, which was awarded to Torchlight 3 and the Great MMO Downshift final 12 months.…


It’s official: Gamigo’s new recreation is Kickstarted sandbox MMORPG Fractured – As we have been protecting for the final couple of weeks, Gamigo’s been teasing a giant new secret MMORPG, and the group was already fairly certain it was Dynamight Studios’ MMORPG…


Nexon America will now settle for cryptocurrencies as fee for in-game money store objects – You learn that headline accurately; cryptocurrencies will now be as acceptable a type of fee as money in the event you’re shopping for in-game issues from Nexon America-owned MMOs like Mabinogi, Vindictus, and…


Choose My Adventure: Grim Dawn is lastly getting enjoyable – One of one of the best issues that may occur to me in video gaming is to be confirmed incorrect. To be stunned by how wildly incorrect my first impressions could be.…


Fight or Kite: KEO is on the cusp of being Twisted Metal for the Internet age – Gamers of a sure age – those that bear in mind going to the native recreation retailer on a Friday with a gaggle of mates, grabbing a bag of popcorn and chips…


Myth of Empires studio seeks to take Studio Wildcard and Snail Games to courtroom over Steam DMCA takedown – As MMO early entry launches go, the discharge of Myth of Empires has actually been the weirdest. First arriving to our radar in the beginning of the 12 months and releasing…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Best MMO Business Model – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Best MMO Business Model of 2021, which was awarded collectively to World of Warcraft and Elder Scrolls…


Wisdom of Nym: Combat design and stability in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker – I actually wish to speak in regards to the story of Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker. I actually wish to speak about it. But the growth has additionally been out and playable for…


Black Desert unveils a brand new area for PC, dates class reboots for PC and console, and declares the Eclipse class for cellular – This previous weekend noticed the Calpheon Ball occasion for Black Desert arrive to followers of the MMORPG, and as ordinary the presentation was filled with reveals for gamers to sink…


Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Biggest MMO Blunder – Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards! Today’s award is for the Biggest MMO Blunder of 2021, which was awarded to Standing Stone’s Lord of the Rings Online debacles…

THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS

Every week, get caught up on the MMO style’s newest information and Massively OP’s finest content material in our MMO Week in Review! Want extra roundups of content material? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all of the bits of reports we didn’t cowl anyplace else.

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