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Desert Oasis: Our guide to playing Black Desert’s season servers

The introduction of Black Desert's season servers this summer was my chocolate-in-peanut-butter moment of the year. I didn't know the combination would be...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...

Working As Intended: Decorating MMORPG houses in SWG Legends and beyond

I've been mulling over how to do a piece about MMO housing for a while now, spurred on by colleagues and readers who've said...

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legend’s third anniversary and the 2020 MEGAversary event

Another year has come and gone. (Though we might be glad this one's over.) Secret World Legends, the reboot of the beloved

Tamriel Infinium: Getting ready for Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter

Are you ready for Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor chapter release next week? I mean, are you really ready? Here at Massively OP,...
Wake-up bomb.

Desert Oasis: Deep-diving Black Desert’s Musa and Maewha classes

I think I may be in the minority of people who enjoy being home all day. It gives that much needed time to just...

Easter dawns in Warframe, Dauntless, ArcheAge, Elite Dangerous, RIFT, Hackmud, DAoC, and WoW

Just because you're homebound doesn't mean you can't stretch your legs in virtual worlds and enjoy your favorite Easter activities! We've got a...

Desert Oasis: A guide to getting started with Black Desert’s lifeskill system

For pretty much all of my MMO-gaming career, I avoided anything involving crafting, gathering, and cooking. If the problem can't be solved with a...
Pshoo.

Torchlight III shows off the Sharpshooter class in new alpha video

Multiplayer not-an-MMO-anymore Torchlight III has a new dev blog and video out today on the Sharpshooter, its very last new class before...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...

Working As Intended: Deep-diving Star Wars Galaxies’ endgame crafting

When I leaped back into Star Wars Galaxies via the SWG Legends rogue server mid-2018, I didn't really truly think I'd stay...

Warframe of Mind: Celebrating seven years with free styles, weapons, and a contest

Is seven a lucky number? It is for Warframe, which is turning seven years old this month. Actually, I think you could argue...

Chaos Theory: Guide to love and heartbreak in Secret World Legends’ latest event

If I made a New Year's wish upon a falling star, it wouldn't be far-fetched to think getting new content in Secret World...

Valentine’s Day 2020 across the MMO universe

Per tradition, we've been covering the launch of Valentine's Day events in MMOs and MMORPGs over the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow is...

Desert Oasis: Fun things to do in Black Desert in 2020

With the new decade upon us, I think it's a good time to do some goal-setting for the upcoming decade. I might be biased...

The definitive 2019 Battle Bards episode guide

The most amazing thing about Battle Bards... is that it even exists at all. The world's first, best, and only MMO music podcast...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Warframe of Mind: First impressions of Railjack (plus our guide to building your own)

When Digital Extremes first teased Codename: Railjack back at TennoCon 2018, it was exciting to say the least. Fly through space itself...

Into the Super-verse: 13 text-based superhero MMOs you can play today

As part of this column covering superhero MMORPGs, we have looked at the usual suspects: MMOs of the past (Champions Online, City...

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