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MMO Cartographer is a multi-game column by Mia DeSanzo focused on touring small, odd, and forgotten MMOs. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

MMO Cartographer: Elyon, dead game walking

It would be reasonable to wonder why I am bothering to write about my experiences in Elyon, a game that Kakao has long since...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring ‘tiny MMO’ Book of Travels

On its website, Might and Delight describes Book of Travels as a "Tiny Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game," but that is an inadequate description of this...

MMO Cartographer: No Man’s Sky has worms

I have come back to Earth to report on the Emergence Community Expedition I have explored in No Man’s Sky, the once-maligned and currently...

The MMO Cartographer: In the Echo of Echo of Soul

How much would you pay to play a game that has been shut down as a free-to-play game and then re-released as a buy-to-play...

MMO Cartographer: A stroll through Eternal Magic, the Candy Crush of MMOs

I didn't catch the first release of Eternal Magic, so the Steam release this past spring seemed like a good time to get into...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Revelation Online’s Skyward World update

Revelation Online, originally developed by NetEase and published in the west by, recently launched its Skyward World update. It contained updates for players...

MMO Cartographer: Boldly going into Star Trek Online

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of your Massively OP cartographer into Star Trek Online, to explore a 10-year-old game developed by...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Villagers & Heroes, our indie MMO of the year

"Gee," you say to yourself, "I sure wish there were a good cross-platform MMORPG I could play on my phone and PC. One that...

MMO Cartographer: Reminiscing on the MMOs we toured in 2019

It is that time of the year when retrospectives abound and people set their resolutions for the upcoming year. That seems like exactly the...

MMO Cartographer: Gamigo’s voxel MMO Trove is a blocky treasure

Trove was not entirely new to me when I decided to return to its shores for MMO Cartographer this fall. I'd toyed with it...

MMO Cartographer: World of Warcraft, then and now

A month before the whole Hong Kong Hearthstone debacle consumed the gaming industry - and blissfully unaware that this article would ultimately be held back because of it - I put my innocent money down on Blizzard for my MMO Cartographer column here on MassivelyOP. I jumped on the World of Warcraft Classic bandwagon. It was a combination of FOMO and curiosity that did me in.

MMO Cartographer: Welcome to the Aura Kingdom

For this week's edition of the MMO Cartographer, I have pulled Aura Kingdom out of my magical bag of maps. It is a bright,...

MMO Cartographer: Riders of Icarus is a very tame MMORPG

I have a few vices, and one of them is a mild to moderate obsession with game pets and mounts. I am pretty sure...

MMO Cartographer: Visiting Runes of Magic for its 10th anniversary

Runes of Magic turned 10 earlier this year, and when I saw a 10-year-old screenshot come up in my Facebook memories, I felt as...

MMO Cartographer: Climbing the Tree of Savior

A friend of mine from one of my other hobbies recommended Tree of Savior to me a while back, but I was deep down...

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar

Since my last report from the field, I have been exploring Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, a game developed by Portalarium, described as a...

MMO Cartographer: Touching all the things in Project Gorgon

Welcome to MMO Cartographer! I'm Mia, and I'll be your guide through this winding journey through interesting MMORPGs - some small, some forgotten, and...