Columns

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Choose My Adventure: Second time’s the charm in Citadel Forged with Fire

As interesting as figuring things out on my own in Citadel: Forged with Fire may have been the first time around, I have to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The best of Guild Wars 2’s Living World soundtrack

One of my earliest impressions of the Guild Wars franchise, before I even owned it, but had only played it at a friend’s house,...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI’s latest version update adds new monthly objectives and sort of updates Beastmaster

The newest patch for Final Fantasy XI has included adjustments for Beastmaster... in theory. You can hear about it in video format or just...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 2

There are some things that I am just not qualified to comment on extensively when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV. Generally speaking, this...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...
Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Not So Massively: Overwatch 2 is what Overwatch should have been from the start

Much to my own surprise, the announcement that most excited me at BlizzCon this year was not from any of the franchises I...

Crimson Oasis: Speculation on Crimson Desert, Pearl Abyss’ new MMORPG

Lasst week, we reported on what looks like Pearl Abyss' power move to overtake the MMO market. With three MMOs and a Shadow...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Ys Online’s soundtrack

Stretching back to the late 1980s, the Ys role-playing series has had a long and fruitful run, with nearly five million copies of its...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....
There are some who call me... big.

The Daily Grind: What would you like to see in an MMORTS game?

The MMORTS subgenre has never been what you might call robust, but it keeps cropping back up time and again. The Imperial Realm: Miranda...

Into the Super-verse: Ship of Heroes’ character creator is bare-bones yet still engaging

Every once in a while, Hollywood releases a pair of movies from different studios at the same time that cover, more or less, the...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed launches into open beta

Aw, they grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday that Bless Unleashed was being announced as a project making everyone ask why...
Oh, right, this is not that long a flashback.

WoW Factor: The big questions we still have about World of Warcraft Shadowlands

Remember just yesterday when I was all like, "Let's get hyped for Shadowlands, yo!" Well, here's the thing. As much as I'm genuinely...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...

Tamriel Infinium: Our biggest Elder Scrolls Online pet peeves

This week, fellow Massively OP writer Justin published a post on his personal blog detailing a pet peeve with his...
Hey dudes.

WoW Factor: Getting hyped for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

That title up there isn't sarcasm, folks. I want to actually get hyped up about the next World of Warcraft expansion and talk...
Ah yes, teamwork.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you reluctant to do group content in?

Some of our readers may believe that I am gregarious and outgoing. This is not true by any stretch of the imagination. Despite this,...
Oh my.

Vague Patch Notes: Ethics, PR stunts, and the BlizzCon apology

Are you all really tired of talking about ethics and Blizzard in the same sentence? I am too, but a large part of that...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...

Hyperspace Beacon: How SWTOR added two Onslaught stories (but wrote only one)

Star Wars: The Old Republic prides itself on being a game with choices that matter. Fundamentally, one of...

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