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]

Massively Overthinking: Impressions of Crowfall

We've got crows on the brain this week since Crowfall launched its Kickstarter. As of this afternoon, the game is just about 100k shy...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 3

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, EverQuest Next, Storybricks, Neverwinter, Crowfall's Kickstarter, and Skyforge, with mailbag questions on Livefyre and MMO IPs.
Build.

Wisdom of Nym: Continuing new in Final Fantasy XIV

All right. The end of last week's column did not, in fact, finish starting new in Final Fantasy XIV. It brought you...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: The Iron Docks and the bare level cap

I really didn't want Massively Overpowered's inaugural column about World of Warcraft to focus on the negatives. But I can't in good conscience ignore...

EVE Evolved: Exploring EVE’s ‘new opportunities’

This week saw the first concrete reveal of EVE Online's potentially revolutionary new Opportunities system, which promises to replace the current tutorial...

Make My MMO: February 21, 2015

Welcome back to Make My MMO, a recurring column from Massively-that-was which covers crowdsourced MMOs of both the fully funded and the not-so-much...

LOTRO Legendarium: What can we expect from Mordor?

Welcome to LOTRO Legendarium, the continuation of my old Road to Mordor column from Massively. Why the name change? First, I never...

Working As Intended: ‘Multiplex monotony’ and the death of the mid-budget MMORPG

Back in December, film editor and author Jason Bailey wrote a piece on Flavorwire called How the Death...
Any Kill Bill references you want to make here may or may not be apropos. It's a fine line.

The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

I'm sure this won't serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I've been thinking a lot about the future of

Chaos Theory: Player-run parade pairs Secret World cabals with recruits

It's been said that The Secret World is more like a single-player game. And it's true: You can definitely enjoy many aspects of...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s tavern tunes

One of my favorite aspects of World of Warcraft's soundtrack is its devotion to giving the in-game taverns catchy and cozy tunes. I...

Hyperspace Beacon: Eight reasons to return to SWTOR

In the midst of this rebirth of Massively, I found myself suddenly placed in charge of my Star Wars: The Old Republic guild....
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Starting new in Final Fantasy XIV

Starting out fresh in Final Fantasy XIV can be pretty intimidating, I freely admit. I find it all old hat at this point,...

The Soapbox: The crowdfunding conundrum

As I type this, Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign sits comfortably at $54,323. We hit our initial $50k funding goal in roughly 48...

The Soapbox: It’s the little things that make an MMO special

In the years that I've been playing and covering MMOs, I've noticed that there are two distinct phases when it comes to introducing a...

EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

It's been quite a week! And not just for Massively Overpowered. Right as our original site was sunsetting, SOE announced that it was bought...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMO pet classes

Most folks have certain class traits that appeal to them. Some love being that long-range archer sniper, while others get juiced on the feeling of...

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