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]

Wait, where's my axe?! COME ON

Betawatch: New World promises lots of content in its November test

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People seem to have generally been rather pleased with the New World preview event this month, huh? It's winding down today, but the promise...

Global Chat: New World might be worth the wait

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One opinion I've seen echoed across many corners of our community is that New World is actually shaping up to be a pretty decent...
Bad guys. Duh.

Vague Patch Notes: Apple vs. Epic is not good vs. evil

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So Epic has really gone all-in on fighting against Apple here, huh? The company is using Fortnite as a wedge in hopes of bringing...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Hands-on with the four Vs of Nexon’s mobile MMO V4

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One of my friends once said to me, "Carlo, I always see you play those random 6 out of 10 MMOs, and I don't...
It's just silly.

The Daily Grind: What would make you reconsider playing an MMO you had sworn off?

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There are some games we just declare that we're done playing forever. There are usually good reasons for it, even; decisions are made with...

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons WoW Classic is still fun in 2020

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WoW Classic just celebrated its first year of operation, and what a year it's been! Back in the summer of 2019, I was...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion lets players infiltrate Rogue Harbor on September 18

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Are you tormented by the unrequited desire of executing a daring caper, perhaps pilfering a rare antique or infiltrating a secure vault, all because...

Choose My Adventure: The slow-burning, esoteric start of Wurm Online

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I have a feeling this is going to be a short article and a probably completely inept series. Wurm Online is definitely not...

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest 1920 is a dieselpunk RTS with a surprising amount of heart

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It's pretty common to stumble across a new game on the front page of Steam and think it looks interesting enough to add to...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s final 5.3 stinger imply?

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As above, so below, and as before, so again. Just to make it absolutely clear, even though we did it for last week's column...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Blade & Soul’s soundtrack

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Pretty game, strong story focus, really not for me. That's the impression I got from dipping into Blade & Soul a few months...

One Shots: Chilla with my gorilla

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It's always a parade of fluffy, furry, and feathery friends when One Shots asks readers to share their favorite pets, and today is...
So long, guy. You looked good.

The Daily Grind: What was a great idea you saw in an otherwise unsuccessful MMO?

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If you're familiar with tabletop roleplaying games, you are probably familiar with the concept of the fantasy heartbreaker. To summarize it very quickly for...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s expansions from worst to best

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Every once in a while, it's a lot of fun to sit down and rank things in your favorite geeky franchises. A while back,...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed plans for a PC beta test

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Darn it! I said ages ago that I would be much more interested in Bless Unleashed if it were releasing on platforms I...

Global Chat: Is MMO crafting obsolete?

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Tipa over at Chasing Dings recently posed an intriguing question to her friends and readers: Does crafting have any place in the modern...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft has no good excuses for not having housing

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We are past 15 years on now, and World of Warcraft still lacks housing. This is, frankly, really dumb. And it comes up...
Take care.

Massively Overthinking: The MMOs we intentionally avoid

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A few weeks back, I read a Twitter thread about people who avoid specific games and types of games, and the folks chiming in...
bears, bears, beaaaaaars

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best bears?

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To this day there are few things that have bothered me as much as seeing someone refer to bears as "a big pile of...

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