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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...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...
What can I say except ''you're welcome''

Perfect Ten: How to show and share gratitude for your favorite MMO

So you've found an MMO you like. You're thankful that it exists. It's fun, it caters to your personal tastes, and it may not...

The best MMO sales of Black Friday 2019 (so far)

True story, Thanksgiving is not at all my favorite holiday, but I absolutely love the online sales that follow it, especially when I don't...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Thanksgiving 2019

Pass the cranberry sauce, we're having mashed potatoes! Oh the turkey looks great! Thank you for loving me, thank you for being there, thank you...
tappa tappa tappa

MassivelyOP’s 2019 gift guide for the PC hardware aficionado

With the holidays coming up - Black Friday chief among them! - you're surely thinking about what PC upgrades will keep you entertained through...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

It's creepy and it's kooky, even mysterious and spooky. Reports are in that this year's Halloween is all together ooky, and you're right...

Desert Oasis: A guide to some of Black Desert’s world bosses and their weapons

You know what I want to be when I grow up? A boss. Not the kind that starts a business living in a car...

Desert Oasis: A guide to the best Mediah grindspots in Black Desert

Of all the Desert Oasis articles I've written so far, by far the most fun I had was doing a guide for two...

Warframe of Mind: A guide to finding Warframe’s lore fragments

Now that you know there is a host of lore to find in Warframe, you are probably more eager to gather it...

Desert Oasis: Hunting for the best grindspots in Black Desert

Of all things, the one thing about Black Desert that everyone can agree on is that there's a grind. Players who choose this...

Warframe of Mind: Where to look to find the lore in Warframe

When I mention the lore in Warframe, the response I usually get is "There's lore in Warframe?!?" I've even gotten this from some...
The vestibule.

Not So Massively: Comparing looter shooters, from Destiny 2 and Division 2 to Anthem and Warframe

Looter shooters -- online games with shooter gameplay and loot-based progression -- are all the rage these days. But maybe this trend has passed...

Wandering Wraeclast: A guide to gear at a glance in Path of Exile

In Path of Exile, don't despair if you feel like a beginner for a while -- the more you play, the deeper it...

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