Columns

Enjoy a run-down of our recent long-form pieces, both game-specific and more general. You might also be interested in our list of all of our columns and recurring articles. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

The MOP Up: Another stab at Game of Thrones

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Guild Chat: Finding MMO fun without your guildmates

Good news, everyone: I'm back with an unexpected edition of Guild Chat for you! Observant Massively Overpowered readers might have noticed that I...

One Shots: Pin-up calendar

Here's an interesting idea: using screenshots to make a calendar! Reader Elana was part of a team that did just that in The Secret...

Nexus Telegraph: Five ways to get ready for WildStar’s F2P

WildStar's free-to-play transition -- with the accompanying massive feature patch -- hasn't gotten a set date yet, but with the update in closed...
Let's make this happen.

Betawatch: August 28th, 2015

Project Gorgon's latest run on Kickstarter is over, and it was a pretty big success for the title, hitting almost $75,000 in...

EverQuesting: Can EQII’s paid prisons keep problem players in their place?

Huh. That sentiment pretty well sums up those days when despite thinking you've heard or seen it all, something pops up that takes you...

The Soapbox: The fun and frustration of SWTOR’s housing system

When I was a kid, I had far too many Star Wars action figures, vehicles, and playsets. And when I say kid, I actually...

Perfect Ten: Amazing MMO cosplay

I have nothing but deep respect for cosplayers because on two levels they are performing activities that I cannot. First of all, they put...

Massively Opinionated: Which in-game system is most beneficial to an MMO?

In this episode, Larry, Andrew, Troy, and Chuck debate MMO systems -- the neglected ones, the hated ones, and the ones an MMO just can't live without.

Choose My Adventure: Trove’s Candyman can

Hello again, friends, and welcome to another riveting installment of Choose My Adventure. I hope you have a sweet tooth (and a good...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Am I the only one who doesn’t enjoy Guild Wars 2 datamining?

I know, I know: Solid information about Heart of Thorns is coming really slowly from the Guild Wars 2 PR machine, making...

Global Chat: Returning to WildStar for F2P

Many WildStar fans, past and present, are digging into the sumptuous buffet of the free-to-play patch on the test server for a better...

Hyperspace Beacon: What we need to know about SWTOR’s expansion companions

Tomorrow, the Star Wars: The Old Republic development team will livestream parts of its newest expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire.

Sword and Bored: Jumping puzzle

Mo and Amilya tackle a new jumping puzzle in the recent expansion to their MMO.
Where you at?

Wisdom of Nym: Two years since Final Fantasy XIV’s relaunch

I remember a couple of years ago, in February, getting ready to fly across the country for Final Fantasy XIV's big press event....

EVE Evolved: Has the Aegis sovereignty system worked?

It's been over a month since EVE Online deployed its new sovereignty and territorial warfare system, and the dust is only now beginning...

The MOP Up: Rick & Morty meet MOBAs

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

One Shots: Quiet grace

When I take pictures of people in real life, I almost never ask them to pose. That feels so artificial to me; I'd rather...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...
This is almost like owning a thing.

Betawatch: August 21st, 2015

Revival isn't yet in closed beta or closed alpha or even really in pre-alpha, but it is letting players walk around the...

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