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Word to the wise: Don't put "dawn" into any part of your MMO's name, or else it will get hit by the curse of breaking dawn. Just ask Dawntide, DAWN, and now, Stellar Dawn. Yes, unfortunately it's true. Jagex announced that it's suspending development on Stellar Dawn to make sure the company is i...

March 2nd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Last December we told you about Dawntide's impending beta server closure and temporary hiatus. Working as Intended was getting ready to go to work on a large-scale world revamp for the fantasy sandbox, and the firm said the open beta server would be down for a couple of months. According to an u...

March 2nd 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Dawntide's beta server is officially closed for business. As we told you earlier this month, indie studio Working as Intended has decided to suspend the fantasy sandbox's open beta phase in order to focus on a large-scale gameworld revamp. WAI says that the servers will be offline "for a period...

December 20th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The curious saga of Dawntide continues, and the next chapter includes a wipe, a world revamp, and two weeks of sheer unadulterated mayhem. The fantasy sandbox has had a rough go of it in 2011, first with funding issues and then with all of the trials and gameplay tribulations that come with brin...

December 6th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey folks, and welcome back to Some Assembly Required. The column's been around for a little bit now, and we've done everything from developer interviews to opinionated rants to sandbox and player-generated content feature spotlights. One thing we haven't done is an impressions piece on new sandbox...

October 28th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Sandbox fans hoping to explore the world of Dawntide on October 1st are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Working as Intended has announced its plan to delay the game's official release "to a later date." No time table is forthcoming as of yet, but we suspect the delay is likely for the...

September 25th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it, folks, 2011 has been a fairly bad year for sandbox MMORPGs. Whether we're talking about the premature (and, ahem, forced) demise of Star Wars Galaxies, EVE Online's public relations disasters and its capitulation to the cash-shop-in-a-sub-based game fad, or Earthrise's rough launch,...

September 2nd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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While some games seem to be on us before we realize it, others are more of the slow-cooking rotisserie type. Dawntide is much like the latter, having been in open beta for almost a year now and marinating to sweet perfection before it announces dinnertime. Fortunately, Working as Intended's fant...

July 28th 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Massively Speaking Episode 155 returns this week with Shawn and Rubi discussing the week's MMO news. Topics include Planetside 2's upcoming announcement at Fan Faire, Global Agenda's success with F2P, EVE Online's CSM results and Age of Conan's Unchained update. After that, we're treated to a ve...

July 6th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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MV Guide is a weekly rundown of the MMO gaming events planned on Massively's Livestream channel. Every week, the Massively staff logs in to play various MMOs live and in person, and we'd love for you to drop by the channel and visit. We have a combination of regular weekly games and new surprise...

May 23rd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If you've ever wanted a say in the design of a sandbox MMORPG, the developers at Working as Intended have come to your rescue. The indie team behind Dawntide has opened up a forum post soliciting player submissions for a game system called Conquest. You're probably wondering: what is Conquest? Well...

June 29th 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments