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Wisdom of Nym: Other potential limited jobs for Final Fantasy XIV

I don't mind telling you that I'm looking forward to Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV. I've said before that it's almost a new...

Anthem player learns why you don’t break NDAs. Or why you don’t use Origin. It’s one of those.

With the line between live and beta in online games blurring more and more by the year, it's no wonder some folks have gotten...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Most Underrated MMO of 2018

Welcome everybody to Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards! Every year, we poll our writers about the best and worst MMOs, stories, studios, and trends...
pls do a rescue

Former Square Enix America CEO advises Bethesda and Blizzard to learn from Final Fantasy XIV

If you somehow managed to miss the news (perhaps due to extended undersea exploration missions or an archaeological adventure in the jungles of South...
In summary, do better.

Monster Hunter World announces Iceborne, a full-fledged expansion for autumn 2019, and Witcher crossover

It seemed like a given that Monster Hunter World would get more in the way of updates, given the game's overall success. If you...
Excitement? Not exactly.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and...
Bela Lugosi's dead.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2018?

Later today, we begin our giant rollout of end-of-the-year awards, a series I both love and hate - love because it's fun, hate because...

One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored -- VH1, we assume --...
Wheelie!

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best fast travel options?

There will never be a time in my life without my heart going out to Guild Wars for its map traveling. Yes, the original....
This should be easier.

WRUP: Tips for stealing food from the people one table over in the restaurant if that’s your deal edition

Tip 1: Make sure the people one table over in the restaurant have actually ordered their food. If you try to steal it and...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO holiday tune?

Seeing as how 'tis the season and all that, even the sound of MMOs is changing for the holidays. Christmas tunes are popping up...
Yes, this is ready.

Betawatch: Legends of Aria pushes back its Steam early access

It's been a week of some speed bumps for Legends of Aria; after it reset progress with its karma system ahead of its...

Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Champions Online, and more PWE MMOs outline their Christmas events

PWE is dropping festive sprinkles of snow all over its MMORPGs for Christmas this year. In Star Trek Online, Q's Winter Wonderland is...
PREPARE TO COMPLETE THE PREPARATION FOR COMPLETION

Crowfall’s first campaign is the last phase of its pre-alpha testing

The ramp-up for Crowfall's first campaign in pre-alpha 5.8 continues, with the team kicking off the first snap testing on the game's test server....
There's always more to learn. Some of it even helps.

Final Fantasy XIV brings UI transparency and random favorite mounts in patch 4.5

The second part of the previews for Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch (and last one before its third expansion) will be taking...

The Stream Team: A brief Star Citizen road trip

Before the votes for Choose My Adventure are tallied, MassivelyOP's Chris & MJ are going to take a moment to hop into a...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Eastern Kingdoms edition

We've got a little while until World of Warcraft actually drops its Classic server, but the nice thing is that those of us who...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME?!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now free-to-play with a new battle royale mode

Gosh, the mighty have fallen when it comes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The game isn't hemorrhaging players like certain other titles, but it...

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