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The Daily Grind: What is the worst-designed MMO quest?

The other night I was working my way through a fairly typical quest in Lord of the Rings Online in which I had to...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured is working a test server for the weekend

Is everybody working for the weekend? Well, Factured is. Although the game itself isn't so much working as it is holding a closed test server....
She does look more pale.

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.15 arrives on December 10 with Blue Mage and PvP updates

It seems not that long ago that we were wondering when we would be getting an official date for the next Final Fantasy XIV...
leave my dagron alone

Legends of Aria ran into major issues with its New Dawn patch, but it’s up now

Legends of Aria New Dawn update was meant to release yesterday, but you might have noticed that it didn't quite happen to plan. Last...
Order from disorder.

Vague Patch Notes: Why do MMOs have randomness?

If there's one concept that is nearly universally reviled among MMO players, it's randomness. Yes, pretty much everywhere. You could make a little fairy...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2020?

It used to be our tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would be...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
Sort of like jingles.

Final Fantasy XI brings out some extra style for this year’s Starlight Celebration

Are you tired of sitting down in the most boring and tedious fashion possible in Final Fantasy XI? Do you feel your muscles clench...

Pantheon’s Visionary Realms and Brad McQuaid’s family are sponsoring a design scholarship in his memory

Given that Visionary Realms has already made clear its commitment to continuing development of Pantheon in the wake of studio head
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Blade & Soul previews Will of Iron’s new Destroyer spec, teases Korean UE4 graphics overhaul

The update arriving for Blade & Soul on December 11th includes a third spec for the Destroyer, the Way of the Iron Will,...
Vendi ad me frat

Final Fantasy XIV shows off more details about the Blue Mage updates and a new mount for patch 5.15

A firm date has not yet been established for patch 5.15 for Final Fantasy XIV, but we have gotten some extremely relevant new information...

Crowfall’s J. Todd Coleman looks back at past progress and ahead to 2020 milestones

As we close out 2019, we all tend to get the urge to look back at past accomplishments and feel proud, even if they...
Well, thanks anyhow.

The Elder Scrolls Online is announcing its next major chapter in January

The time-honored announcement of a future announcement is here now for The Elder Scrolls Online, as the developers have announced that the game's...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...

Guild Wars 2 players are pretty bummed about this week’s fall damage trait nerf

When ArenaNet dropped Guild Wars 2's skill balancing update earlier this week, one change went a bit overlooked by a lot of observers:...

Fans are invited to a real-world memorial for Brad McQuaid later this month

MMORPG fans have been in mourning for the last few weeks following the death of Brad McQuaid, one of the most popular veteran...
Sexy, kinda.

The Daily Grind: How much does raw graphical power matter to you for MMOs?

Graphics matter. It's really appealing to go with the general approach of being above simple graphics informing your opinion about a game, but we...
Everything old is... well, it's actually still old.

Star Wars: The Old Republic plans eighth anniversary and Life Day festivities

It is perhaps mildly ironic that Star Wars: The Old Republic is now getting rather old in and of itself, since the game is...
My little pony, my little pony, ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh ♪

Conan Exiles adds mounted combat and followers in tomorrow’s patch

Tomorrow, it will be time for fans of Conan Exiles to take their horses to the old town road and ride until... well,...
The back end.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...

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