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The Daily Grind: How much does your reputation matter in a modern MMO?

One of the memes I see repeated a lot when folks are waxing nostalgic about the old days of MMOs is this idea that...

WOTC announces new esports initiative for Magic: The Gathering Arena

At tonight's Game Awards ceremony, Wizards of the Coast announced that it will be expanding the Magic: The Gathering competitive scene with a...

Winter festivities descend on both classic EverQuest and EverQuest II

Daybreak is rolling Christmas out to its classic MMORPGs this week - yes, we call EverQuest I a classic, but really, EverQuest...
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H1Z1 retunes its AR and AK weaponry with the latest patch

There's nothing festive about the latest Steam patch for H1Z1 (alias Z1 Battle Royale, alias Not Just Survive, alias Ricky "Player Pretty Well Known" Samberg)...
Roar and such.

Monster Hunter World gets its Final Fantasy XIV crossover on Steam on December 21

Have you too long been denied the ability to hunt the Behemoth because you'd rather play Monster Hunter World on PC? Don't worry, that's...
Cool.

Planetside 2 is celebrating Christmas with an array of high-powered festive weapons

It's time once more for Planetside 2 players to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by engaging in an endless three-way factional war while...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...
Stone city.

EverQuest previews the city of Mearatas in the upcoming Burning Lands expansion

Let's get real here, the duende in The Burning Lands expansion for EverQuest are not happy to have mortals around. They certainly don't...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

The Daily Grind: Do you ever put MMOs into personal maintenance mode?

There is no point when I stop playing Final Fantasy XIV, but there are times when I'm not playing much. My interest wanes, I...

Even Fallout 76’s ticket system is a buggy mess: A customer support loophole was leaking personal info

Did you think Bethsoft's Fallout 76 woes couldn't get anymore woeful? You lack imagination. According to multiple Reddit and forum posts collected by...
You gotta keep 'em separated.

Wakfu makes changes to boosters and trade with its next update

The next update for Wakfu is bringing in new nations, which will give players a lot of new things to do, but it's also...

Dungeons & Dragons Online offers a two-year season pass for $299

There was a time when lifetime subscriptions seemed like they were a bridge too far, but Dungeons & Dragons Online is breaking into new...
Chansu.

Final Fantasy XI is giving a lot of jobs a patch of power for the holidays

The Starlight Celebration is heading to Final Fantasy XI as it does every year, but players are getting a different sort of present with...
money money money &c

EVE Online releases its monthly economic report for November

Didn't we just have an economic report from EVE Online? Yes, we did. However, that report from October came out late, while this...
PUNCH! YOUR FRIEND! PUNCH, PUNCH YOUR FRIEND!

Pokemon Go encourages you to fight your friends in the new trainer battles

When Pokemon Go adds trainer battles, you can overcome distance to fight people with the power of friendship. No, really; while normally you...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...
No, our wholly predictable problems!

Valve bans a toxic Dota 2 pro after his team takes insufficient action

Herein lies the problem for Valve running Dota 2: The company doesn't want to actually provide any rules or guidelines or moderation for the...

Fortnite: Epic announces sandbox Creative mode, streamer donates $164,000 in tourney prize money

It looks as if you're getting some Fortnite Game Awards announcements early thanks to (what we'll assume is) an accidental upload from...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO decorates the best for the holidays?

Like some of you, I am really into decorating for the holidays. Not Clark Griswold-drain-the-Chicago-power-grid crazy, but I love transforming my environment into something...

Temtem’s alpha adds Luma Ganki along with numerous bug fixes

The initial backer alpha release of Temtem was pretty short on critters to catch, partly by design. So it's a good thing that...

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