Sam Kash

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Sam Kash was born with an NES controller in hand. Before he could read, he was firing up Final Fantasy OG and roaming for baddies to hunt. Some things never change, like that drive to hunt down baddies. Only now, he focuses his hunts on unsuspecting players in whatever game he can. He's heading up Massively Overpowered's new PvP focused column. So drop in and tell him your thoughts.

Fight or Kite: You’re stuck in the house, so PvP with the kids in Trove

It might not be the best time in history to be a human, but it is one of the best times to be a...

Fight or Kite: Hackmud is more than a MUD – it’s a living cyberpunk world

As these words loaded into your browser, sending bits and bytes across a vast array of interconnected wires and tubes, someone is typing away...

Fight or Kite: Shining a light on Pearl Abyss’ Shadow Arena

Last week, Pearl Abyss allowed players to finally jump back into its take on the battle royale craze with Shadow Arena. The game...

Fight or Kite: New World’s switcheroo is the best thing that could have happened for PvPers

About a month ago, Amazon’s large age of conquest MMO, New World, announced a huge shift in focus from a free-for-all, full-loot PvP...

Fight or Kite: Examining the state of Guild Wars 2 PvP ahead of the big balance patch

About two weeks ago, ArenaNet dropped one of the largest - maybe the largest - balance patch previews for Guild Wars 2...
All those darn crows refuse to stay airborne.

Fight or Kite: MMO PvP needs to be memorable or it’s not worth the bother

The best combat-related moments I’ve had in gaming were always surprising feats or wild encounters with other players. They weren’t always victories, but those...

Fight or Kite: Griefing! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Here we are at the very first Fight or Kite of the New Year and of the decade. With it, let’s discuss something...

Fight or Kite: Totally reasonable expectations for PvP MMORPGs in 2020

A new year is upon us, and I am especially excited this time around. The past few calendar swap-outs have been pretty stale from...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

Fight or Kite: Archeage Unchained’s leveling PvP is a test of resolve and avoidance

Welcome back everyone! For those of us in the US, the Monday after our Thanksgiving holiday can be a brutal one. Sleeping in (getting...

Fight or Kite: MMORPG PvP is about competition, not combat

Over the last month, Eliot has written a Daily Grind and Perfect Ten that really got me thinking about what PvP truly...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

Fight or Kite: Albion Online has the potential to be the perfect mobile MMO

You know, I am regularly sitting in a waiting room for my turn to be called back to the doctor or at the lube...

Fight or Kite: Impressions of Ashes of Creation Apocalypse, a solid fantasy battle royale nobody is playing

A mere fortnight ago, the team behind Ashes of Creation took its MMO combat testing ground known as Apocalypse and opened the doors...
I got your thing.

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items...

Fight or Kite: Crowfall’s new Infected content is the best thing added to the pre-alpha

This past week has been the best week I’ve had in Crowfall all year. First, ArtCraft dropped a weekend-long event that really...

Fight or Kite: Ashes of Creation Apocalypse is a doorway to an action-packed MMO

If you had told me two weeks ago that Ashes of Creation is going to be one of my most anticipated upcoming MMO...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2’s best PvP mode isn’t what you think it is – it’s minigames

One could certainly argue that Guild Wars 2’s primary focus is that of a PvE, story driven game. Hell, I’d make that argument....

Fight or Kite: Exploring Crowfall’s banking, newbie, and God’s Reach update

This past week Crowfall patched in update 5.100 (that’s right - we’ve gone from 5.9 to 5.100, as one does), which wiped existing...

Fight or Kite: Albion Online’s Percival update is for the solo players out there

This week we saw a nice patch released for the world of Albion Online with its Percival update. It’s largely a general quality-of-life...

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