Massively OP Podcast Episode 50: Happy birthday MOP!

One year ago, the sky fell on the Massively crew and a desperate, last-minute plan was hatched to save the site by remaking it as Massively Overpowered. One Kickstarter, 12 months, 50 podcasts, and over 5,700 posts later, MOP is kicking butt and reserving character names in the MMO industry! Join us today as we celebrate the first year of MOP in style.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

Happy (late) birthday, Massively. Really am glad to say that.

Syppi
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Syppi

agemyth Here's some more info: https://biobreak.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/computer-tech-help-s-o-s/

Syppi
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Syppi

Yangers I'd agree except I have this issue across several MMOs.

Syppi
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Syppi

Pandalulz I'll check that out, thank you!

Syppi
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Syppi

wontgrowup Windows 10. Here's my issues: https://biobreak.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/computer-tech-help-s-o-s/

Kanbe
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Kanbe

Great first year guys. Looking forward to many more. I was so lost last year when Massively went down, I honestly didn't know what to when you guys were down.
Oh and Justin, yes please! To the magic online article.
For the sub question, I like subs but I won't have multiple monthly subs at once (not counting one time lifetime sub purchases). I want to jump back into eve but I won't while also playing FFXIV. Then I have a handful of free/B2P games that I play here and there on the side because I can jump on and out easily with no worries. If I have multiple monthly subs I feel the need to play enough to get my money worth and thats too hectic.

wontgrowup
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wontgrowup

Justin, are you running Windows 10 or Windows 7

MikedotFoster
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MikedotFoster

:)

ChaosConstant
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ChaosConstant

Happy birthday to my favorite news site on the Interwebs! So glad you guys are still around, and I hope you will continue to be for years to come.

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

ManastuUtakata theeknighthood This is a good point!

peyo01
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peyo01

Happy birthday MOP. I'm so glad it worked. And all the amazing content in just a year.... ^^ GG

Serrenity
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Serrenity

Congrats friends!  To the only site in the whole world that I turn off Ad Blocker for :-)

Serrenity
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Serrenity

Damonvile Mark Jacobs Siphaed I watched the first hobbit, and said "nope, I'm done."  I describe as a single movie that they managed to cram into 3 movies

Serrenity
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Serrenity

Greaterdivinity I really really want to like STO and I've tried really hard.  I just could not get into it despite all of my efforts (and I think like 120hrs of game-play)

Pandalulz
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Pandalulz

Per the video card thing.  You might want to check your PCIE settings in the Mobo.  I have an ASROCK board and an ASUS GTX770 and I was having issues sort of like you are describing.  So in my PCIE settings you can specifiy Auto, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 modes and while everything swears that the mobo and card support 3.0, I had to force 2.0 to get everything to run smoothly, in Auto and 3.0 I would stutter terribly.  I'm not sure why that is and it's always bugged me and I probably won't get an ASRock next time.

Kayweg
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Kayweg

Feb 9th, huh ? Well, from one birthday child to another then:
Happy birthday MOP !
Hopefully it remains the only re-roll you had to go through.:D

undeadtexan
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undeadtexan

Congrats MOP! The adventure continues!

JC_Smith
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JC_Smith

Hard to believe its been a year. Hopefully many years to come.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Zulika_Mi_Nam Crimes against cakes!

MarkHanson1
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MarkHanson1
Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

A year already. My, how time flies... 

It would have been a sadder, emptier year without MassivelyOP (a loss many of us would put on par with losing our favourite MMOs), so I'm chuffed that you're still going strong.  :)

Happy Anniversary - for being the most awesome, engaging, informative and community-inclusive MMO news site and I hope we *all* have many more years together.

Llokki
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Llokki

Happy Birthday MOP! It's been an amazing year :-)

Yangers
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Yangers

Justin, the issue isn't your new PC, it's that the Secret World is made by Funcom. LOL. As a longtime AoC player I am well aware of their bad optimization in games.

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

MOP: asked for $50k on Kickstarter, got $75k. Not sure what they were worried about.

Happy Birthday!

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Congrats Gals and guys of MOP. :) happy to see you alive and kicking a year later. Hard to believe it's only been a year!

Francis courant
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Francis courant

My favorite gaming news website, good job MassivelyOP for publishing so many interesting articles every day.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Even though I've barely played AoC over the years, part of me would love to see sub rewards increased and a temporary return to the lifetime sub for the game. I'd totally pick it up. Same with DCUO : P
I'm regretting more and more not picking up lifetime subs for some games that I play on and off casually. The TSW one has been fantastic for me, even as a super casual player, and I'd have loved to have it for a few other games. I'm still sort of tempted to pick it up for STO even though I can barely find any time to play that. If they do another 33% sale I'll definitely strongly consider it.

Nanulak
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Nanulak

Happy birthday.  I am very happy that you did not just fold up shop and quit a year ago.  Keep up the good wok and start planning for your 10th birthday!  :)  [planning ahead]

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Thanks for all the effort in making this site even better than the one we almost lost!
You guys surpassed my expectations in record time, but I have to admit the days when there was no site did put a damper on my day.  I kept going back and reading the new comments that were coming into the last posts at the old site to get my fix, but it was a sad one.

Thanks Justin for soldering on with the podcast this week - your scratchy voice was giving away how you must have been feeling.
I recently had to endure a birthday myself.  Even after I thought it was all over I got a "Oh, Happy Birthday!!" when I checked into my gym.  I already had my gym face on............I ain't thinking 'bout no birthday's....................

Liraven
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Liraven

I can't believe it's been a year already. Happy birthday! Good to see MOP still going strong.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

schlag sweetleaf 
...er..well there was cake. But there was also an issue that cropped up with it. I can say for sure, it was delicious! <3

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Happy Birthday MOP! I really missed you all when you were offline so glad you were able to get running again under your own power. Now thats OP!

Snacky
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Snacky

Happy Birthday MOP! It would have been an incredible void without MOP, which has become part of my daily routine.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Mark Jacobs Siphaed 
I'll agree with you on the Hobbit, but kind of not on Kill Bill.  That movie deserved two separate parts because it needed the length to tell the whole story.
While the Hobbit movie had a whole bunch of filler content that didn't need added at all, took a one-chapter battle from the last part of the book and made it into a whole 3hr long movie (yuck), and really messed up the scripting about the rider -who wasn't even born yet!- to try to tie the other movies to those ones; Kill Bill had a set up series of micro revenge battles with each of her former colleagues who had betrayed her.   The second movie also played into a partial prequel with backstory as to where she had received her ninja awesomeness.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Mark Jacobs Damonvile Siphaed Hasn't everything daybreak done just been a cash grab ? ( you don't really have to answer that :P ) so I'm not sure this was a good lesson for them :) 

You're point is probably true and making an awesome anything always helps you sell something else in the future. A shitty cash grab right now....not so much. Being living proof, I'm sure you're well aware of that.

CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

Happy Bday guys.

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

Happy Birthday, MOP team! So glad to still be reading here.

lambentsoul
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lambentsoul

Holy cow! A year already? Congrats to everyone who made this site happen.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Yay, RAWR! Go, Massively, go!

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

RicharddeLeonIII Me too.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Damonvile Mark Jacobs Siphaed IMO, not to do it. Yeah, they made a Smaug-sized mountain but I think they would have made more with one or two at the most awesome movie versus three not-so awesome movies.

I hate it when books, films, etc. are split up/extended and don't make the story/film better. It just felt like a huge money-grab.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Imho at the cost of pissing off hobbit fans. Lord knows i was with all that extra padding of the plot.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

I think I spend more time here than playing games...and I'm sure I get even less work done. So I'm glad Massively carried on. It's probably become my most important site and most visited.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Mark Jacobs Siphaed Was  the hobbit a lesson to do it or not do it ? didn't they make their own mountain of gold to sit on from those things ?

Winterskorn
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Winterskorn

Happy Birthday everyone! Congrats to a great year!

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Happy Birthday!

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Happy Birthday Mo ;) Thanks for all you bring and thanks for all you let us do ...

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Looking forward to another year of interesting articles and good conversation.

Detton
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Detton

Happy birthday and congratulations :) Both of my favorite sites from the ashes of The Page Which Will Not Be Named are doing great and im really happy for you all.

GrumpStump
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GrumpStump

Just found this place. Happy birthday.

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