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The Daily Grind: What promised yet undelivered feature sticks in your craw?

There are few things more annoying than a developer promoting an upcoming feature or change and then never delivering on it. Four expansions later,...

Massively Overthinking: The death of the MMO guild

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor JakeDunnegan, who is worried about the future of MMORPG guilds. When EverQuest came...

The Secret World fans prepare ‘investigation RP event’

The Secret World has always had a vibrant roleplaying community, and now these players are creating the next big event for the game....
Hashtag swag.

Preview RIFT’s player dimensions made with the Anywhere key

Player housing sometimes is difficult to get a handle on. When given an infinite canvas, some players don't know what to do with all...
Elder Scrolls

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO fantasy setting?

I've been fooling about in Elder Scrolls Online this week, and in some ways it's like coming home. I wrote Massively's ESO column...

Hearthstone players achieve two massive records in day-long match

Remember back when that crazy Hearthstone player wanted to set a record for the longest turn ever? Well, he's back with a...
lol, valve

Leaderboard: Which of the big four MOBAs is your favorite?

OK, MassivelyOP MOBA fans, it's time to vote for your favorite game. We're going to keep it simple for today's Leaderboard, though. There...
Animals! I don'

Wurm Online player deified, founds a religion

What have you done with your online life lately? We bet you haven't ascended to godhood and convinced other players to follow a new...

Here’s how to jury-rig a VR alternative for Elite: Dangerous

If you've had dreams of flying spaceships in the third dimension but were too poor to afford an Oculus Rift, then one clever gamer...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on MMO emulators?

Emulators. They're a touchy, murky, grey-area subject for many people and one that we don't touch on a lot here on the site due...

Global Chat: Are MMO players too mean to game developers?

Is it too easy to forget that MMOs, like all video games, are made by people just like you and I? Belghast over at...
You would think that we'd be tired of hearing stories like this, but mostly we just wish that people weren't dying.

Guild Wars 2 memorializes a fallen mother

Last September, a Guild Wars 2 player shared a story about his departed wife. She died from complications during the birth of the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most memorable MMO noob moment?

I was basically still a kid when I first started playing MMOs, and my first, of course, was the wild west of the newly...
Halo

Those Halo Online modders aren’t scared of Microsoft

Microsoft's recent DMCA takedown notice may have temporarily derailed plans to liberate Halo Online from its Russia-only prison, but the modders responsible...

Read the confession of an MMO duper

Dupers -- players who take advantage of exploits to duplicate rare items in-game in order to sell them -- can be a type of...

Sword and Bored: 10 rats

Mo undertakes his first kill-ten-rats quest and boggles at the array of loot those tiny rats possess.
Oh, that's not super-disturbing or anything, thanks.

Shroud of the Avatar chronicles community projects

The most recent update to Shroud of the Avatar had a bit of a bunny theme. It was intentional, a bit of a...

Meet the MMO that lives in Second Life

Welcome to MMOception: an MMO within an MMO (or if you want to get technical, an MMO within a "virtual world"), By using scripting and...
Infinite Crisis

The Daily Grind: What’s your preferred MOBA class?

The strangest thing has been happening to me here lately. I... I think I'm becoming a MOBA fan. It's not that I had anything...

One Shots: Row, row, row your boat

When I'm perusing my One Shots mail folder seeking that special picture that will make the headlines, I'm not looking for anything in...

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