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Mythic closes, 'end of an era' for former MMO studio

We saw this coming, but it doesn't make it any less regrettable: Long-time MMO studio Mythic Entertainment has been shut down by EA. "We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fairfax, Virginia, as we concentrate mobile development in our other studio locations. We are working with all impacted e...

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Producer Josh Drescher no longer employed at Mythic

EA Mythic games producer Josh Drescher dropped a bomb on Twitter this morning: "Not EXACTLY how I expected the day to start: As of 11:00 AM today, I am no longer an employee of EA Mythic." Details are sketchy, but they come from the man himself. The animosity level is low to nonexistent; Josh say...

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Developer round table: MMO betas, page 2

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Interview sheds more light on Warhammer Online's trial

Times have been somewhat erratic for Warhammer Online, but most everyone can agree that the switch to an endless free trial was a positive move for the game. It's almost transparent how the change came almost immediately following the changes made in patch 1.3.2 to streamline the starting experien...

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Mythic removes time limit on WAR free trial

Warhammer Online's October newsletter just arrived in our mailboxes and its full of frothy WAAAGH!. Predominantly featured are the 1.3.2 updates, which most of us already know about including the removal of fortresses, a new keep difficulty system, client performance improvements, and of course, the...

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New WAR dev interviews have a slightly different tone

MMO studios are often chided, if not outright derided, for sounding as though their words are being translated by a public relations or marketing babel fish. Fans must commonly navigate on-message superlatives while trying to seek out nuggets of real information. Mythic Entertainment has never been ...

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Warhammer's 1.3 (Land of the Dead) public test has begun

Mythic just began rolling out phase one of their highly anticipated 1.3 patch (Land of the Dead) for Warhammer Online. This phase will focus primarily on combat and careers and the new expedition mechanic, so players won't actually be able to enter the new Tomb Kings zones just yet. What's that say...

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Games Day '09: A moment with Paul Barnett and Josh Drescher pt. 2

So, I know this is on many player's minds. Is this going to replace city raid content? Josh: No. Ok then. Josh: Well, I mean the short answer is no. Paul: My answer is totally no. "This is a long term, total commitment from our studio to our players and to our newer playe...

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Games Day '09: A moment with Paul Barnett and Josh Drescher (also, Josh loves Aubrey)

Even with all of the excitement occurring at Games Day, Mythic's Paul Barnett and Josh Drescher still had a moment to sit down with us at Massively and talk a little shop about Warhammer's overall status, Mythic's future direction of the game, and why players should come back and experience the La...

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Apparently, the reaper likes to WAAGGGGHHHH!

Here's something we never expected to put in the same sentence -- Blue Öyster Cult and Warhammer Online. Yes, you heard us completely correctly and this isn't some kind of hallucination. Eric Bloom (a level 40 sorcerer on Ironfist, mind you) and fellow bandmate Richie Castellano went for a to...

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