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!

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...

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight sees its first level 70 character that has never left the boat to Exile’s Reach

The starting experience in World of Warcraft makes sense. You sail on a ship to Exile's Reach, you complete a bunch of quests, you...

EverQuest Online Adventures fans toast the console MMO’s 20th anniversary

EverQuest Online Adventures might well be one of the oddest spin-offs from the rather expansive EverQuest franchise. And while this late, great PlayStation 2...

EVE Online leverages its PLEX for Good charitable drive to aid earthquake victims in Turkiye and Syria

The list of MMO companies coming to the aid of those in Turkiye and Syria who were devastated by earthquakes earlier this week has...

Bungie and Destiny 2 players have raised $150,000 for earthquake aid in Turkiye and Syria

Bungie has joined the surprisingly short list of MMO companies lending their playerbases and pocketbooks in support of humanitarian aid for people affected the...
More like Crystalline Annoyance

Final Fantasy XIV suspends European housing demolition in wake of Turkiye, Syria earthquakes

No one wants to be worried about stuff in a video game in the wake of a natural disaster, which is why Final Fantasy...
Hmm. Appears I'm still alive.

PUBG Battlegrounds’ Krafton Türkiye donates $100,000 to earthquake relief

At least one video game studio is stepping up to help with the immense humanitarian crisis that erupted this past week with the earthquake...
Every so often.

The Daily Grind: When has an MMO community impressed you?

Yes, a lot of time MMO communities will disappoint you, make mistakes, do bad things that they shouldn't, and so forth. But sometimes they...

Star Citizen’s player-run Daymar Rally wraps up, CIG preps Squadron 42 monthly report and returning videos

The Star Citizen community went racing at the end of last week with its 2023 edition of the Daymar Rally, a player-run rally racing...

Evony’s community mourns the death of a beloved player after begging police to investigate

Evony has a bit of a reputation in the broader MMORPG community as being a bit of a lark thanks to a now-ancient and...

Final Fantasy XIV is among the games showcased at Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning marathon

Generally speaking, the only conceivable way someone could speedrun an MMORPG would be to get to the level cap in the fastest way possible,...