Yearly Archives: 2017


MMO Year in Review: Johnny Depp + Secret World = profit? (August 2017)

We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into...
Here in my car, etc.

The Crew 2 opens up beta signups

If you are deeply and personally invested in The Crew 2, it must have been sad news for you when the game got delayed....
Here we are again, and we're looking at each other as if each other was to blame.

Final Fantasy XIV previews the new dungeons for patch 4.2

Dungeons! They're important. They're also not really dungeons in the traditional sense, considering that no one is imprisoned in either of the two dungeons...

Jeremy Soule releases a preview album for his long-awaited Kickstarter symphony

Backers of Jeremy Soule's 2013 Kickstarter campaign are still awaiting the long-promised symphony by the video game composer, but at least they have a...
Oh, this'll fix things nicely.

Shroud of the Avatar gives the city of Yew its own Elvish identity

"Yew" is a name well-known to fans of Ultima, and the town's namesake lives on in its spiritual successor, Shroud of the Avatar. For...

Skyforge hints at 2018 plans after a wild ride in 2017

With releases on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, Skyforge has had a tremendously busy 2017. The team took a short breather this past...

EverQuesting: Frostfell blues and end of the year news for EverQuest II

Snow? Check. Good cheer? Check. Catchy tunes everywhere? Checkity check. Goblins and gigglegibbers in goofy get-ups? Great big check. New guide? Er... Yes, it's Frostfell...

Massively OP’s Best of 2017 Awards: MMORPG of the Year

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2017 awards continue today with our award for MMORPG of the Year, which was awarded to Black Desert last year. Recall that in 2014,...

Roberts Space Industries delivers a hefty holiday dose of Squadron 42 previews and a 2017 retrospective

Didn't get enough of Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Then head on over to Squadron 42, where Hamill plays "The Old...

Diablo III brings back the Darkening of Tristram for an anniversary reprise

Did you miss out on Diablo III's reenactment of the original Diablo a while back? You're in luck, then, because Blizzard is preparing the...
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PSA: Crowfall is retiring its current pledge packages on December 31

We can assure you with absolute certainty that after the end of this year, Crowfall will still be willing to take your money. But...

Atlantica Online celebrates its 10th anniversary with free level 130 characters

It's the most wonderful time of the year... for Atlantica Online, that is. The long-running fantasy MMO just marked its 10th anniversary with a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the end of 2017?

We talk about money a lot here on Massively OP. Business models. Stupidly expensive things we've bought. Annoying cash shops. Even things we'd like...

The Stream Team: Secret World Legend’s Last Train to Cairo

One of the really neat changes Secret World Legends did was incorporate The Last Train to Cairo DLC from The Secret World into the...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2018 MMO resolutions

I have never been one to make specific resolutions in my gaming. I might plan from month to month, but mostly I go where...

Massively OP’s 2017 Blooper Awards: Best thing that isn’t in an MMO

Massively OP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for Best thing that isn't in an MMO. And the winner is... Conan Exiles will have...
Maybe needed.

Fan puts together a lengthy set of dreams for a Marvel MMO

Perhaps you're sad about the loss of Marvel Heroes because you really enjoyed it. Perhaps you're not sad about losing the game, but you...

MMO Year in Review: July was the high mark of the year for MMORPGs (July 2017)

We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into...

Academics weigh in on ‘gaming addiction’ claims

We've previously discussed that according to the Manual of Mental Disorders and the industry standard Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, gaming addiction isn't a...

The Stream Team: A first look at Wild Buster

Have you heard about Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan? You might have if you grabbed a copy from MOP's giveaway! Massively OP's MJ hadn't...