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The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel as if you dodged a bullet in MMOs?

If you have played an MMO with bullets in it, odds are good you have dodged at least one just because of how these...

Battle Bards Episode 218: Peace and quiet

If anyone’s ever told you to “take a chill pill,” then the Battle Bards have your full dosage in today’s episode. Exploring peaceful and...

Final Fantasy XI brings the Alter Ego Extravaganza around once again

These days, a lot of the content you explore in Final Fantasy XI will be done with alter egos, because Trust magic has become...

WRUP: Black Friday survival guide that would have been really useful to you yesterday edition

Don't bother getting Kathy the blender. She's going to be thankful and I know it's on her list, but the fact is that...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMORPGs in first-person perspective?

Back in the day, it used to be that first-person perspectives were the norm for many CRPGs and early MMOs. I guess it went...
Interesting architecture.

Neverwinter kicks off a new battle pass series on November 29

Would you like to have your progress in Neverwinter tracked as part of an ongoing battle pass requesting you to clear content in exchange...

The Stream Team: Going back to basics in Elite Dangerous

Sure, there are updates and story events happening in Elite: Dangerous right now, but MOP's Chris hasn't really completed some of the earlier progression...
It makes sense, given the context.

Global Chat: Turkeys terrorize New World

While y'all eat turkeys this week, in New World, the turkeys terrorize you! Heartless Gamer navigated the gobble massacre in excruciating detail. "Over all the...

Rockstar draws a line in the sand over GTA Online roleplay servers creating NFTs

One of the many ways players engage with Grand Theft Auto Online is by creating third-party roleplay servers, which often can change the game...
Thanks, I hate it.

Destiny 2 players exploited their way through a new event in record time

If you're only now hearing about a brand-new event for Destiny 2 players to do this week, then we have to inform you that...

The Daily Grind: What type of MMO merch are you most likely to buy?

Back in October, MJ linked a time-limited funding drive from Pirate101 that included one of my major weaknesses: adorable plushies. In this case, they...

Massively Overthinking: The best cooking in MMORPGs

You probably thought tonight's Massively Overthinking would have a gratitude theme, what with the holiday and all. Nope, not this time, although it's sort...
That's not an altar. But it is altered.

Path of Exile details the changes coming to Eldritch Altars in Forbidden Sanctum

Those of you who had relied upon Eldritch Altars for maps in Path of Exile will have to deal with the fact that when...

Fortnite plans a blowout finale event to conclude Chapter 3 on December 3

On December 3rd, the fate of Fortnite's island will be in your hands. No, that does not mean that if you don't like the...

The Daily Grind: How do you tend to deal with MMOs on major holidays?

One of the nice things in my youth about having a lot of major family holidays be at my own home was that when...

Aion and Lineage II offer holiday promos, Blade & Soul suspends cheaters

It's the NCsoft News Bundle of Random Stuff! We've got news tidbits coming out of several MMORPGs under the publisher/developer's umbrella, so we're collecting...
Which way is away?

World of Warcraft offers up a Dragonflight survival guide and dungeon tour

First things first. There are two things that could be meant by offering players a World of Warcraft: Dragonflight survival guide. This is not...

The Stream Team: The New World 100 turkey challenge

It's the day before Thanksgiving in the US (and the Turkulon event is going on), which is the perfect time for MOP's Chris to...

Naoki Yoshida thanks the players for FFXIV’s Golden Joystick award for Best Community

It's the time of year when game awards are held, and the Golden Joystick Awards have already offered up some winners. One such winner...

Mortal Online 2 bans hundreds of accounts for an exploit that avoided full loot on death

You can possibly understand why players of Mortal Online 2 would be attracted to an exploit that allowed you to play the game and...