Columns

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Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
I'm doing this why, exactly?

Vague Patch Notes: Finding motivation within MMOs

Here's a fun question to ask yourself when you're doing basically anything in an MMO: Why am I doing this? It's usually at once...
why would you do that

The Daily Grind: What’s the most jaw-droppingly absurd behavior you’ve seen in MMO group content?

Sometimes people do things that are dumb in MMOs. We know and accept this. Sometimes people think that dancing on a mailbox in World...

Warframe of Mind: Can we catch up in Warframe’s story before TennoCon?

I have mixed feelings about TennoCon 2019. Don't get me wrong -- I am excited as all get out and look forward to going!...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...

Tamriel Infinium: A conversation with The Elder Scrolls Online’s Abnur Tharn

For my first assignment at Massively Overpowered, I wanted to make a statement. No fluff piece or softball interview is good enough for our...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Fear not this night – there is hope for Guild Wars 2’s future

The last two weeks of February were devastating to the Guild Wars 2 community. Guild Wars 2 developer
Speculate!

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the Tokyo Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

This one feels as if it took half of forever. Combined with the leaks, the lack of hints, the speculation, and the general lack...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s storyline is about to go off the rails

The most compelling stories that emerge from EVE Online are usually tales of player-based conflict, dastardly deals, and political intrigue, but the game's...

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...
At this point it's debatable if anything will come out of here.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation wants itself some big organized PvP fights

So Ashes of Creation is delaying its testing phase, that's not a big deal. The game still has plans for nice big and...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The good and (very minor) bad of World of Warcraft patch 8.1.5

We've spent three weeks explaining, in no small amount of detail, why people are unhappy with the current state of World of Warcraft....

Tamriel Infinium: Stuff it, naysayers, this is the perfect time for dragons in Elder Scrolls Online

I admit that I was one of the first people on board with the original idea that there would be no dragons in the...
The terror.

Vague Patch Notes: The philosophy of challenge in MMOs

Today, I want to start thing off by talking about Final Fantasy. This is not entirely surprising. What may be surprising is that I'm talking about Final...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

Wandering Wraeclast: First impressions of Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Something's different about Wraeclast. The air, the ground... it's changed. What could it be? If I could just put my finger on it before...
Your manager says you should shut up.

Wisdom of Nym: The rotating rewards of Final Fantasy XIV’s seasonal events

I'm not going to lie here: I'm really pretty disappointed with the rewards on offer for Granblue Fantasy's anniversary event. An event summon that functionally...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd...

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