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Massively Overthinking: The value of MMO voice chat

This week's Massively Overthinking question was shot over to us from Kickstarter donor Celestial, and it's all about voice chat in MMOs. Do you use...

RuneScape’s RuneFest community event scheduled for October 3

Jagex has announced that RuneFest will return for a fifth incarnation of the annual community event devoted to RuneScape. It happens...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: MMO terms that have overstayed their welcome

My original plan for this week - during the few moments that I was capable of coherent speech rather than just babbling about the...

Check out this handy Guild Wars 2 build calculator

Here's your Guild Wars 2 public service announcement of the day: Don't get so caught up in the expansion fever and the price...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a Marvel Heroes clone?

It seems like at least half of the Massively Overpowered staff is obsessed with Marvel Heroes. I've played it a fair amount too,...

Leaderboard: Did SWTOR’s expansion announcement pull you back to the game?

Star Wars: The Old Republic's expansion announcement made me think about resubbing. I'm still thinking about it, but hey, that's better than not...

Massively Opinionated: What’s the coolest Guild Wars 2 Elite Spec?

In this episode, Larry, Scott, Rubi, and Aurora Peachy debate Guild Wars 2 stickiness, elite specs, and visual treasures in Heart of Thorns.
Experience a slow unveiling of new content, also known as the real world.

EverQuest II outlines plans for new timelocked servers

It's hard to deny that there was a definite appeal to EverQuest's progression server when it first came out. So the EverQuest...

The Daily Grind: Which classic MMO would you like to try running?

Hey guys! Did you hear about this Darkfall thing? If we all pool our allowances together, we could buy and run our very...

Global Chat: Does the 12X leveling speed hurt or help SWTOR?

I love seeing interaction and cooperative projects between MMO bloggers because what fun is there in being an island? Especially when we talk about...

Ascent’s first election will determine the President of the Galaxy

Ascent: The Space Game is holding its first major election. This isn't just any player election, mind you, but it's one that will...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s game-changing expansion

As I'm writing this, it's been several hours since Jeff Hickman, the general manager for Star Wars: The Old Republic, stepped on...
All that we're saying is give Nexus a chance.

WildStar is in the Humble E3 Bundle… for non-players

Getting WildStar for only a couple of dollars seems like a pretty solid deal, especially when that means an extra 30 days of...
West Virginia is alike all over.

Blade & Soul offers an overview of the world at large

There's a great big world out there in Blade & Soul, but if you were hoping it would be a calm and welcoming...
oh gosh

The Daily Grind: Do you like mobile gaming?

I feel like the odd man out when it comes to mobile (or more specifically for MassivelyOP's purposes, mobile MMOs). Everyone I know seems to...

One Shots: Bagpipes in the woods

I can't say that I'm the biggest fan of bagpipe music, although I do harbor a certain fascination for any musical instrument that looks...
We turned out all right.

The Daily Grind: Do you trust MMO leaks, rumors, and teaser-based speculation?

MMO companies do their collective best to make sure that people don't find out certain pieces of information ahead of time, which makes it...

The Daily Grind: What quest involving music have you liked?

Give me more variety in my quests, I always say. That is why I'm delighted when designers utilize elements such as, say, music in...
Well, at least they're honest.

Betawatch: June 12th, 2015

Could it be? Is Skyforge going to release soon, or go into an open beta which is indistinguishable from release? It certainly seems...

MMO Burnout: Sailing the seas of Windward

Windward is an oddly endearing little duck that escaped my wandering game eye prior to the moment developer Tasharen Entertainment dangled an early...

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