Columns

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Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...
You made it sing, all right.

Into the Super-verse: A quick-and-dirty guide to picking the right City of Heroes archetype – Redside edition

The fun thing about City of Heroes is... well, there are lots of fun things. But one of the fun things is that...
Marching into range.

Massively OP’s guide to Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ unlocks and progress

The new expansion is out! After what felt like basically a year of waiting (but was closer to six months), Final Fantasy XIV's...

Warframe of Mind: TennoCon hype escalates with announcement of a life-size MOA pet

What would it be like to have your very own Warframe MOA pet? I certainly want one! I'll get a taste of that...

Choose My Adventure: TERA and the argument in favor of ‘just OK’ gaming

When TERA was voted as the choice for this past month's Choose My Adventure subject, I pretty much went in to the...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...

Fight or Kite: One specific update would make Crowfall worth playing every day

The past couple of weeks I’ve been having a fantastic time romping through Crowfall’s campaigns. When you have a good group of players...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which Lore-master pet should you use?

Ever since the first year of Lord of the Rings Online's operation, I've always been head-over-heels for the Lore-master class. Everything about it...
Oh my.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers made early access a luxury

First and foremost, I want to note that this is not going to be my official first impressions of Shadowbringers because that's going to be...

EVE Evolved: NPC invasions wreak havoc across EVE Online

When CCP Games released a new EVE Online expansion named Invasion at the end of last month, players were readying themselves...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Atlantica Online’s soundtrack

When you think about it, Atlantica Online is positioned in a great place for a diverse soundtrack. After all, it takes place in...

MMO Cartographer: Visiting Runes of Magic for its 10th anniversary

Runes of Magic turned 10 earlier this year, and when I saw a 10-year-old screenshot come up in my Facebook memories, I...

One Shots: Intergalactic tourists

Do you ever get that feeling that you spend all of this energy and time in MMOs trying to get to the next zone...
It ensues.

The Daily Grind: Two months in, have you tried the resurrected City of Heroes?

So I spent a bunch of time over last weekend playing City of Heroes again. The game died seven years ago, but like...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends celebrates its second birthday

It's a surprise party and you're invited! Secret World Legends has made it to its second birthday. This rebooted version of our favorite...
We do things for you! This is a thing.

Betawatch: Star Citizen might be opening up full persistence with alpha 3.6

It feels weird when Star Citizen is selling you something that actually exists, huh? But the title is hard at work selling you...
TUG

Lawful Neutral: TUG’s Nerd Kingdom is the Real Slim Shady

I hate being disappointed. I doubt I'm alone. In general, I try to temper my expectations and accept negative outcomes just as much as...
Ah, that's clear.

WoW Factor: Three thoughts on the latest WoW Classic stress test

It's hard to find a whole lot to say about World of Warcraft: Classic at this point. Not in a bad sense, mind...

Massively Overthinking: Always be achievin’ (in MMOs)

A while back, my husband and I were idly chatting about MMO achievements. Neither one of us is much of an achievement hunter, or...

The Survivalist: Conan Exile’s underwater dungeon rises above expectations

A dungeon is a dungeon, right? And adding a single dungeon to a game is not really a big deal. In most cases, that...

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