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]

Sword and Bored: TEF

Mo dumps his loot at a junk vendor and learns all about temporary enemy flagging.

MMO Mechanics: Economic stagnation in MMO economies

MMO economies are notoriously hard to balance, so most MMO players have seen the effects of stagnation and hyperinflation in an MMO economy for...

One Shots: Purple haze

Blocky and stylized though it may be, World of Warcraft's visuals represent impressive work by artists who pull every trick out of their bags...
Darn it all!

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that you wish you liked more than you do?

My new roommate wants so badly to like Defiance. She bought two of the ultimate collector's editions after they were deeply discounted. Yet for...

Nexus Telegraph: WildStar takes on Halloween with Shade’s Eve

While I can't decide if Halloween is my favorite real-life holiday (it's close, no matter what), I have no doubt that the spooky ooky...
Bored for the bored god.

Betawatch: September 11th, 2015

How eternal were you planning on making your crusade? We ask chiefly because Eternal Crusade has announced that its closed alpha test...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV

We used to do a column called Why I Play on Massively-that-was, and while I didn't originally plan on rezzing it here today, I did...
This is less annoying, sure.

WoW Factor: Between now and Legion

I'm going to be very surprised if we see World of Warcraft: Legion before June 2016. The odds are good that a beta...

Chaos Theory: Tips and tactics for The Secret World’s Manufactory dungeon

After my initial dev tour through The Secret World's Issue #12 , I couldn't wait to get back into the newest dungeon,...

Perfect Ten: The top 10 craziest skills in Project Gorgon

It's no secret that many of us in the Massively OP office have a little bit of a game crush on Project Gorgon....

Massively Opinionated: Which MMORPG has the best F2P model?

In this episode, Tina hosts Larry and Mike as they debate F2P models, the WoW killer, and building the perfect MMO.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 raiding factsheet

If you're anything like me, you'll have been bursting at the seams to find out what shape the promised "challenging group content" will take...

Choose My Adventure: Trove’s brave new (uber) world

It's everyone's favorite day of the week -- at least if you're that annoying camel in that one Geico commercial -- and you know...

Global Chat: Money prison

What kind of prison charges you money to stay there? An MMO prison, obviously! The Ancient Gaming Noob has a few insightful words to...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior changes aren’t bad

It's been two weeks since I visited Star Wars: The Old Republic in this column, and it's clear that two weeks is far too...

Sword and Bored: Player housing

Mo is introduced to MMO player housing... and why some people find it frustrating.
Build.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting and gathering endgame in Heavensward

Crafting and gathering has never been a primary goal of mine in Final Fantasy XIV so much as a secondary one. It's something...

EVE Evolved: The war for Providence

In the previous edition of EVE Evolved, I looked at how the state of PvP in EVE Online has changed since the...

The MOP Up: Blizzard belongs in a museum!

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...

The Game Archaeologist: Lucasfilm’s Habitat

Some of you reading this may simply never have known a world before the internet existed by virtue of your age. It's not your...

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