Andrew Ross



Andrew Ross usually covers E3, MOBAs, MMO-ish multiplayer games, and game related studies for Massively OP. He's a hardcore PvPer who delivered pizzas to shard defender supply runners in Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event, fried fish during Darkfall's World War 1 and 2, and killed many alliance members in World of Warcraft for picking "his" flowers. He is a terrible jungler, but he can usually stay on the road in Mario Kart.

Massively on the Go: A dozen Splatoon 3 Salmon Run tips from the EVPs

With Big Run coming to Splatoon 3 any day now, I've realized it's awakened a kind of dread. Regular Salmon Run can be hell, like...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet inches franchise closer to Monster Hunter multiplayer status

Let me start off by saying I am thoroughly enjoying Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for what they are: an open world Pokemon game with more multiplayer than Sword and...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon GO players can prepare for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

I know what you may be thinking: Pokemon GO preparing for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet this early? I mean, will the game even still be out? Well, we'll...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go players are voting against Niantic with their feet

I hate being negative. I really do. But at the same time, because Niantic continually lands major IPs to make poorly designed games (if...

Splatoon 3 announces Chill Season and Big Run coming December 1

Since we were recently back in Splatoon 3 to witness the glory of Water Pokemon Power, Nintendo decided to start the day off by announcing...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Pokemon Collab was fun, but skipping Halloween wasn’t

I want to be upfront first: I am loving Splatoon 3. Building a bit on my post-release opinion of the game, I think there's a lot...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go is just not keeping its community promises

For those who haven't been keeping score, I have. Niantic has now missed two Pokemon Go dev diary months: one in August, which was the...

Massively on the Go: The Pokemon Go outlook for November 2022

After several several, constant event failures, Niantic still hasn't offered up a November blog for Pokemon GO. But it did release another homemade infographic...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Elite Raids entry event was yet another disappointment

Once again, Pokemon GO developer Niantic has proven it's more than capable of delivering disappointment with the game's events. The company's infamously poor communication...

Massively on the Go: Comms failures exacerbated Pokemon Go’s underwhelming raid day

Almost one year ago, the Pokemon GO community rallied around #PokemonNO, a movement spawned from players who knew #HearUsNiantic would fall on deaf ears. Well,...

Splatoon players will settle an age-old Pokemon question in November’s Splatfest

We recently talked about Splatoon 3's first Splatfest, calling it a bit rocky but fun. And while we don't know anything about October's Splatfest...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Splatfest was a rocky start

So we've finally had Splatoon 3's first real Splatfest. While the pre-launch demo gave me plenty to look forward to, it was also obvious...

Massively on the Go: October brings new treats to Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO's Season of Light continues into October, and while a lot of the announced content looks as familiar as that candy corn you...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3 is dividing players in fantastic ways

I feel like Splatoon 3's release has been oddly quiet, though it's doing quite well in Japan. Selling over 3.45 million copies in 3...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Tricolor demo makes double trouble

As Splatoon 3's release swims ever closer, I keep thinking back to the recent Splatfest demo we had. Splatfests aren't new to veterans of...

The Daily Grind: How does your first non-WoW MMO affect your perception of the genre?

One thing that keeps striking me in my local Pokemon GO community is how the World of Warcraft veterans, who know MMOs only through that game, try...

Massively on the Go: September brings Pokemon Go’s Season of Light and winds of change

Hoo boy, trainers, we have a lot to unpack after that Pokemon GO Go Fest Finale. September to November will be The Season of Light,...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go Fest’s Finale was a blend of comfort content and bad bugs

Pokemon Go's yearly Go Fest was fairly rocky this year - so rocky that some of us old trainers had to remind people that we've...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s improved Megas and the kitchen sink problem

It's been a while now since Pokemon GO got its third Mega Evolution system, which was one of the big reasons we took a hard...

Massively on the Go: Everything multiplayer fans need to know about Splatoon 3

So we've all gone through the recent news about Splatoon 3, right? No? Well, don't worry. A lot of the presentation seemed to be aimed...