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Character name reclamation is coming to World of Warcraft

With a decade of popularity and lots of people playing, World of Warcraft does not have a surfeit of names available for players....

Tree of Life dev explains crime system, prefers ‘2:8 wolf/deer ratio’

Take heart, sandbox PvE fans. Tree of Life developer OddOneGames is on your side and has added a crime system to its early access sandbox so...
Oh, thanks for the promise to eventually answer in the future.

Trion addresses Defiance players’ requests for more content

The newest set of answers from the Defiance developers to player questions is available now. The bad news (always start with the...

City of Heroes is returning… as a chat client

The dream of seeing City of Heroes reborn is still just that -- a dream. But through the hard efforts of fans of...

The Daily Grind: Are there any survival sandbox features you’d like to see in MMORPGs?

I've been playing a lot of ARK: Survival Evolved lately. It's certainly not an MMO, just judging by player count, but it has...

E3 2015: Life is Feudal isn’t just another gankbox

I'm standing with my PR contact at the Life is Feudal booth when suddenly a guy with a thick Russian accent walks up...

One Shots: Primitive GPS

There's no shame in being lost, especially if your MMO doesn't include an on-screen map. Anyone remember the olden days of using graph paper...
Try to actually get a whole lot of things done at once while panicking, that's the option I apparently don't get to avoid.

The Daily Grind: What’s your first priority in a new MMO expansion?

The start of Heavensward access in Final Fantasy XIV has me running around like it's the end times. I need to level...
You're a liar, Future Me! A wonderful liar.

WRUP: Early access maybe edition

This week, no one will exactly be surprised to learn that I'm playing Final Fantasy XIV's early access weekend. Or trying to, anyway,...

The Daily Grind: Are MOBAs destined for a Great Crash?

Make no mistake, even with the recent launch of Heroes of the Storm, MOBAs are crashing and burning all over the place these...

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...

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