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WRUP: A guide to common speedrunning categories, what they mean, and why Kylie doesn’t care edition

Any%: Usually considered the "default" speedrun, an Any% run means that your goal is to reach the agreed upon end state of the game...

The Daily Grind: What’s one change that would make an MMO infinitely better?

Since most of us moonlight as armchair developers, it's certainly crossed our minds that any particular MMO has a vital flaw or two. The...

Fortnite celebrates Ramadan with Lantern Fest 2023 as players start releasing Unreal Creator content

The celebration of Ramadan might primarily be about introspection and religious restraint, but it also is marked with lanterns lighting the streets, and it's...

The Stream Team: A quick visit to Uncharted Waters Online for a little comparison voyage

Last week, MOP's Chris hopped aboard a ship to take a look at Uncharted Waters Origin, so now it only stands to reason that...
This is garbage.

Vague Patch Notes: The objective truth of ‘objectivity’ in games journalism

All right, folks, real talk: Originally there was going to be a much more sober and depressing column this week, but then this week...

Bungie says it will ‘honor Lance Reddick’s presence through his performances yet to come’ in Destiny 2

A week ago, the world found out that actor Lance Reddick had passed away, and as we chronicled, the Destiny 2 community mobilized with...

Blizzard warns of ‘lengthy queue times’ ahead of Diablo IV’s open beta today

OK, Diablo IV fans: If you didn't participate in the first beta, didn't preorder the game, didn't eat your chicken, or did all that...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have hope for a blossoming of MMORPGs in VR?

Every month or so, someone will ask about MMORPGs in the VR space, and every month or so, we have to nod toward a...

Massively Overthinking: The times MMO developers admitted they were… wrong

Earlier in March, Jagex did the unthinkable for an MMORPG company: It admitted it was wrong about something. If you're used to the Blizzards...
Musical what

Tower of Fantasy releases information about its next major update, Under the Great Sea, releasing March 30

So Tower of Fantasy has released a theme song for update 2.4, Under the Great Sea, and it will enrage you if you are...
So here's your problem.

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs make it too easy to fail something long before you’re done?

Nobody likes queueing up for an instanced PvP match to lose. But what sucks way worse is when you queue up and get into...

EA is sunsetting another trio of online games from the Battlefield IP

Prepare to say farewell to a whole 'nother slew of online games and a whole 'nother reason to support widespread game preservation. Though technically these...
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World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas discusses the underused Work Orders and plans for character customization in a new interview

If you've looked at the work orders available on your server in World of Warcraft and found that there, uh... aren't any, you aren't...
Do you hear what I hear?

Final Fantasy XI producer Akihiko Matsui passes the torch to Yoji Fujito

After a decade of leading the team behind Final Fantasy XI, producer Akihiko Matsui announced today that he will be stepping down from his...

The Stream Team: A spot of endgame bounty hunts and instance running in Destiny 2

MOP's Chris is stepping back into the shoes of his worm-slinging Warlock in Destiny 2 and you're all invited! This time, he'll be picking...

Perfect Ten: A primer on 10 very basic MMO fight mechanics

When the first two humans decided to get into a fight, they were just pushing one another and telling the other person to quit...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best space combat?

When you get tired of your iron-plated boots being stuck to a giant gravity ball, you may yearn to take flight into the sky...

Destiny 2 actor Lance Reddick was an active player of the game right before his passing

It would be easy to assume that actors of pathos who are part of a video game's voice cast would simply get into the...

The Daily Grind: Do you still craft in MMOs where crafting is pointless?

I could swap out the words "craft" and "crafting" in the question in today's Daily Grind topic and I think the same point would...
Oh, a thing!

Neverwinter answers questions about console beta shards, legacy toons, stronghold updates, and more

Last week, Neverwinter's executive producer Brett Norton was summoned forth to a Q&A video session, and while there's a video to watch, there's...