The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you follow that you’re not playing?

It should be said that Massively OP’s site mission is nearly impossible, since we’re trying to keep tabs on and cover the news for hundreds of online titles. But with your tips and our various processes, we make a valiant effort to touch base across the wide spectrum of MMOs and other multiplayer titles. As a result, our umbrella is very large indeed, and on any given day we may be featuring dozens of different titles here on the site.

Of course, we never know exactly what game or games might be of personal interest to you, the reader. We have a good idea of which titles are more popular, to be sure, but one can never be sure if an article might pique a reader’s interest in a title or if readers enjoy keeping tabs on MMOs that they themselves are not currently playing.

So which MMOs do you follow here on Massively OP that you’re not playing? Do you read all of the news every day? What catches your eye when it comes to types of games and the stories about them?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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socontrariwise

– EQ2 for nostalgia’s sake
– Wild Terra for UO nostalgia
– BDO as I somehow still hope they might loose the utter dressing sexism and get more into life skills again by expanding them from this pointless grinds
– The Repopulation because I somehow hope they get their act together and make a deep community oriented/co-op crafting based game

Not-released:
– Ashes of Creations because I backed it and hope for crafting information and a place to come home to
– AiR: still hoping it brings the good things from BDO and Archeage for a person who isn’t interested in being a hero

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Joe Seabreeze

– Ship of Titans (get it?), because I loved City of Heroes.
– Ashes of Creation, because I’m hoping it starts to move the stagnant genre forward.
– Still holding my breath for Lost Ark.
– Ascent: Infinite Realm, ‘cause it looks cool.
– Itentity, because I want to see if they can actually pull it off.
– Star Citizen, because it’s fun to watch. Even if it does get released someday, I’d never play a game like that anyway. It’s just a geeky-space-sim-with-no-gameplay game.

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Peregrine Falcon

Star Citizen because I’m hoping that it’ll essentially be an MMO version of Traveller.

Ship of Heroes and City of Titans because… well, I’m sure you know why.

Secret World because I really want to like it but I just can’t get past the horrible combat.

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RandomizedKirbyTree47

I don’t currently play any MMOs, so everything I read on this site is about games I don’t play.

There are two MMORPGs I used to play that I still occasionally read the update notes for: World of Dungeons and Realm of the Mad God.

There are also some games I’ve never played that I enjoy reading about, including Albion Online, Star Citizen, Champions of Regnum, Lineage 2 Revolution, AdventureQuest 3D, Honor of Kings/Arena of Valor, WAKFU,and Stash. I also like reading about Pokemon Go and other AR games, but I don’t actually like playing that kind of game.

Oh, and Dragon Quest X, which I would play if it came to the U.S.

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Rolan Storm

EVE – someone here said it is fun to read about more than play it.
WoW.

I do not count games that have not been released yet.

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touchofkiel

Star Citizen, because it’s a glorious disaster. I browse this site for MMO news, but I especially pay attention regarding the MMOs I play, duh, (FFXI and XIV), and the ones that I would like to play, but don’t have the time to (Secret World, LOTRO).

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connor_jones

The Star Citizen travesty of course. It has to be the most egregious example of the emperor’s new clothes I’ve seen in a long time.

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Pandalulz

I’m always curious. Maybe one of these days something will jump out and grab me.

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Ryan Allgood

All of them. <_< I've been terrible about playing PC games lately as I catch up on my console stuff. I'm also in dire need of a new computer, so pretty much until that happens I actually haven't been playing MMOs.

First one I'll play when I get back is FFXIV. Unless I take forever and there is a more advanced version of Camelot Unchained available (beta I think? or maybe they haven't hit alpha yet? I can't tell these days).

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rafael12104

Does read=follow? If so, I follow all of them. Lol.

I like to know a game before I log in to try it even the first time. So I read up on things and follow up with youtube and twitch to see what is what.

But I suppose since MMOs/MMORPGs is my hobby and I get a lot of info from this site, I have to say I follow several games. But only a few in detail as in go outside this site to look for more data.

So, the only game I don’t follow at the moment is Repop. Does that answer the question?

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NeoWolf

I pretty much read ALL news pertaining to games I play or not.

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Bryan Gregory

I’ll follow FFXI to the ends of the earth.

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donvweel

Shroud of the Avatar, Gloria Victus and Legends of Aria.

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Thomas Zervogiannis

The following:

– E:D, hoping that they will add to Powerplay or to the community goals structure, and make it them a bit more interesting, so I will have a reason to return there. Waiting to see how they will implement squadrons.
– Albion, hoping that they will do something with the performance or the world layout, and to see if the population will stop declining, so that I will have a reason to return there.
– BDO. No hope of returning there, there are simply too many things I absolutely cannot stand in the game at this point, but it also has some very interesting elements and mechanics and I feel it is worth following, for those things that they do right compared to other games.
– GW2. I stopped playing it and being interested in themeparks a while ago, but for me it was the themepark done right. I loved the game to death and played upwards of 3k hours in it, and still enjoy following its news.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Retail WoW (im playing private servers but havent been playing retail for years).
Star Citizen (not playing alpha even tho im backer)
EVE Online (particularly large scale wars and community events)

mostly these

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Daniel Miller

current games out: ffxi. not out, Bless, Soulworker, Air.

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Bryan Correll

Camelot Unchained.

What? I ain’t playing it, am I?

Also quite a few others since I’m not actively playing any MMO’s currently. Unless you consider POE to be an MMO, which I don’t.

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Paragon Lost

Most.

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kjempff

I follow all mmos out of interest. Most just to observe new mechanics and tendencies, but the majority I will not touch. In the possible play-worthy list are mostly upcoming projects such as Pantheon, CoE, CU, but there is so much that can go wrong still. Current mmos I might return to would be Neverwinter or a eq progression server with the right ruleset, GW2 as a very distant maybe.
Then following co-ops, arpgs and non mmos like Warframe, Path of Exile etc, which I play much more than mmos theses days.

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Thomas Zervogiannis

Most just to observe new mechanics and tendencies, …

Indeed. Watching how game mechanics and design choices play with one another, and how they trigger different responses and behaviours from the players is always fascinating, very educational, and great food for thought.

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Greaterdivinity

Uh…a lot? I only play a few at any given moment, but between following news sites (like MOP!) and my list of MMO subreddits (which grows periodically) I try to keep a bit of an eye on the MMO genre overall.

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Dug From The Earth

Mmorpgs arent a full time thing for me anymore. They are on/off type of things, so at any given time, there are several that im still following, but not actively playing. Being that the genre hasnt really been flooded with new, good selections, it pretty much gets narrowed down to the usual 4 when it comes to following and staying up to date on them:

ESO
WoW
Secret World
Guild Wars 2

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Veldan

I’m not playing any MMOs currently, and the articles I click are basically 3 categories:

– games I played a lot in the past
– games in development that I’m interested in
– drama

The first category is mainly the occasional RIFT or RuneScape article for me. The second is Camelot Unchained, Ashes of Creation, Pantheon, Saga of Lucimia, Chronicles of Elyria… maybe more. The third category can be any game but has been Star Citizen most often :)

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Chillos Smith Jr.

EverQuest and EverQuest II

My mmo-heart will always belong to EverQuest first and foremost.
While I have fallen out of love with the specific games themselves, I am still very much in love with the world of Norrath and I long to visit it again via a new medium some day. I follow the lore of the expansions and updates and any other relevant media to the setting.

There is a handful of other mmorpg’s that I revisit on occasion and I keep up with them via Massively OP and other game specific news and podcasts.

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GamingSF

Black Desert Online, Rift, Wildstar, Final Fantasy 14, Eve Online. Quite a few really – mostly on MOP :-)

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camren_rooke

I follow news about City of Titans, Ship of Heroes and Valiance Online.

I don’t play them cause they aren’t out.

*stern face*

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Zora

That was more or less my cue, I just realized I follow more closely MMORPGs I don’t play due to not being out over those that are available but I decided not to dive into for whatever reason.

That said, I always welcome reading about LOTRO. Possibly when it’s about the game and not some business models’ shenanigans… :P

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nobleeinherjar

I follow a lot of MMOs that I don’t play. It’s a fun hobby.

The list is pretty long and includes most of the games covered by Massively, save for games that are in pre-alpha/alpha/early access. I’m looking forward to following (and playing) some of those games eventually, like Crowfall or Camelot Unchained. But I have to have a cut-off somewhere, so I decided on MMOs that are actually out.

Though I don’t follow all of them absolutely. For instance, I only vaguely keep up with GW2 and WoW, two MMOs I doubt I’ll ever return to. And I only follow up on SWTOR when I feel like being sad and lamenting what could have been.

Top 3 for me would probably be BDO, ESO, and FFXI. I’m always on the verge of returning to any of those games any day now! EVE is a runner-up. LOTRO, too.

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theblackmage75

I skim the website several times a day but only read the articles about games or trends that are in my wheelhouse.

I follow ESO articles because it’s been my game of choice for awhile. BDO & FFXIV because I sometimes get a hankering for jumping into them for a month or two. Star Citizen and Chronicles of Elyria to have my mind exploded by the enigma of crowdfunding. And most indie/new game articles get read because I’m still looking for the perfect back-up MMO to play.

(And SWTOR because I’m still holding a torch for the love that was lost).

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Arktouros

EVE cause Brendan’s articles are awesome to read.

Star Citizen article drama always amusing too.

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Utakata

I come here for the MMO’s I’m not playing /popcorn. <3

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Loopy

SC – for the comments (and also any indication that it’s close to release)
EVE – stories, plus because it’s my go-to sci-fi game when i get tired of fantasy
SotA – any indication that the game is improving

For the rest, i pretty much play them at some point..

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Etharion Ethie

Like many others here, I am not actively playing anything I would count as an MMORPG. I’ve been playing Closers Online for the last 3 days (nothing massive about that), and I’m certainly looking forward to Monster Hunter World releasing on PC late this year, but that’s about it. FFXIV is still vaguely interesting to me and I continue to find it to be the best of the pay-to-play games out there (for me), but I can’t justify the recurring cost with how little time I have available to play. I never even managed to finish Heavensward, much less start Stormblood…

Not especially looking forward to anything either. Quite a lot of PvP-centric stuff on the horizon, and while some of ’em look like they’ll be solid games, I don’t have a competitive bone in my body (largely to my detriment, I find). A:IR seems to be the new thing so I’m keeping an eye on it to see if it turns out to be worthwhile at all. My hype engine is eternally broken however, so if it goes into the dumpster fire with the rest, it won’t really affect me!

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Bryan Turner

I still follow GW2, perhaps they fix my issues with the game, if not then I’m sure they will be fine with their growing robust player base that throws money around like confetti (never mind that was me).

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Alex Malone

I don’t play any MMOs currently, so everything I read here is about games I don’t play!

The one I’m following most closely is Camelot Unchained. I also like to keep track of ESO. I really wanted to love ESO, but I hated the simplistic combat so I get bored within a few hours of gameplay. I also keep track of MMOs I used to play, mainly lotro and swtor, but admittedly part of that is just to feel superior about quitting those games when I did.

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wratts

I hear you on ESO. I have a sub at the moment, and there are things I love about the game, but the combat is way too controller friendly. This move in gaming towards having 6 skills and no more is just a drag

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IronSalamander8 .

Quite a few to be honest. I’m currently MMOless as although my WoW sub is up for a bit I got burned out again (although I do love my goblin warlock and goblins are so rare!).

SWTOR the most though since it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion and I used to play it like mad. At my peak I was running 21 HMs a week for my 7 level 55s (the cap at that time) to get them all their weeklies done although my Chiss Sith Juggernaut was my main love in that game. I let that sub expire just before the latest merger.

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Nick Martin

That’s pretty much the reason I follow this site. I don’t have much time to play them anymore… and when I do, it tends to be sporadic.

That and SWTOR, I’m always morbidly curious what that dumpster fire is up to, and if I should re-up for a month or not.

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CapnLan

Guild Wars 2 for me. I just can’t get into it (8 tries and counting) but I do read up on it quite a bit. I suppose I can add Destiny 2 to the list as I uninstalled it but keep reading with the hopes that maybe some day it will get better. Haven’t played STO in forever but still keep tabs on it as I have a LTS. If something interesting pops up I can jump right back to it and have a pile of Zen to spend as I’m sure my stipend has built up quite nicely.

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Polyanna

For games I’m not playing, the most grabby headlines for me are anything that mentions a date for when something is coming, or that refers to something that was just released. I’m much more interested to click on those and see what it’s about and if I may want to get back in today or soon to check it out.

Same for upcoming games; if it’s actual information about a date when an open beta or launch may happen, I’m much more likely to click to see if I may want to try and get in.

Articles I am least likely to give a look to: General drama about games that aren’t out now and aren’t coming any time soon, where the article says nothing about when anything actually might happen that I could download and play.

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deekay_plus

can’t say anything specifically comes to mind, at least among those that are out/playable.

i guess maybe repop just becuase i have such a burning hatred of IF and everytime they post on social media i become incensed with their latest round of bullshit?

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Knox Harrington

I guess kinda all of them, right? The only news I read is gaming news.

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salttm

Albion Online & Crowfall. AO isn’t finished despite it being released, I dropped a legendary founder in 2015 and I’m kind of disappointed so I’m keeping an eye on the game for now.

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edangerous

Dual Universe out of genuine interest.
EVE for the shenanigans.
Star Citizen for the lulz.

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TheDonDude

Whatever MOP writes about, I guess?

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wratts

EVE and FFXIV. I’ve never spent more than an hour or two in EVE, just long enough to get the sense I wouldn’t like it, but I find Brendan’s reporting on the wars and politics fascinating.
FFXIV was a game I enjoyed a great deal, but ultimately had to let it go. I like knowing what’s going on with the community even if I’ve bowed out.
Thanks for all you guys do MOP. Glad this second life of yours seems to be working out!

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BalsBigBrother

I read pretty much everything the site puts out with probably the exception of anything e-sports related or pokemon go as I really have no interest at all in those.

Some articles I will read such as anything Star Citizen or more recently lock box related but I generally avoid the comments of such articles. I don’t have the time or patience to deal with the zealots who tend to be attracted to those articles.

Best answer I have at the moment :-)

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Armsbend

I lightly follow them all except for the Asian ones – I don’t find anything about them compelling. The games or the news. Any type of mobile game usually isn’t even worth the most passive trolling any longer. I think a great mobile could be released and I’s still rather spend my time away from the pc not gaming – reading news, books, finding new music or doing light research on my phone. I think I use my phone more as my pc now and my pc as the funstation :P

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deekay_plus

i don’t like to use my phone for gaming either. i figure i have a badass pc for that at home, the gaming can wait.

tho i have tried a couple in short bursts.

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Chris Moss

In a little bit of an MMO slump atm, but keep an eye on:

FFXI
FFXIV
Warframe

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Tobasco da Gama

ESO and EVE

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Hirku

Pretty much all the MMOs I quit playing for one reason or another, and mostly in the hope of seeing news that gives me a reason to go back. Chief among those ex-MMOs is SWTOR.

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Bryan Turner

Me too, except it’s GW2.

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Schmidt.Capela

Mainly EVE: I doubt I will ever play it again, but its attempt at creating an in-game artificial player society is fascinating.

I will also read new and articles about nearly any game if it seems to have insights about game mechanics and how players react to them; I love that topic. So I read quite a few of your regular columns, even the ones that cover games I neither play nor expect to ever play.

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Dawn

I keep up with WoW & ESO when I’m taking breaks from them. I’ll glance at stories about SWTOR & GW2. As for new ones I’m only really reading up on Ashes of Creation, though trying to stay away from the hype train as much as possible.

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