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Not So Massively: Four things I wish I’d known when I started Magic Legends

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Inevitably after a couple weeks in a new game, you've learned a few things that you wish you'd known from the start. For me...

April Fools’ Day 2021 across the MMOverse

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Love it or hate it, April Fools' day is a Thing, and MMO companies seldom miss an opportunity to get in on The Thing....

Stick and Rudder: Five potentially stupid yet fun Elite Dangerous spaceship builds

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Even though I've logged a total of 112 hours of Elite: Dangerous at the time of this writing, I'm still pretty much a noob...

Massively on the Go: Getting the most out of your Animal Crossing Warp Pipes

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As I mentioned in our Nintendo Direct February recap, the Mario-item crossover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons included functional warp-pipes, bringing fast travel to...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Season 2 is Legendary

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Not only do Pokemon Go players still have a Rocket Event and Bird Trio raids coming up on February 28th, but the next seasonal...

Stick and Rudder: Seven player-made Elite Dangerous tools that you should check out

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Since beginning my Elite Dangerous journey, I’ve been impressed and delighted to find many community-supported tools available to aid Elite players in navigating the...

Massively on the Go: Your complete guide to the Pokemon Go Kanto tour

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The Pokemon GO Kanto Tour is almost upon us! On Saturday, February 20th, ticket holders will have an opportunity to collect most of the 151 Kanto...
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Perfect Ten: A guide to podcasts for your favorite MMOs

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Clearly, your Tuesday schedule every week should have a big fat "LISTEN TO MASSIVELY OP PODCAST" written at 4:00 p.m. EST right on it....

Stick and Rudder: Nine non-combat activities to enjoy in Elite Dangerous

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I’m horrible at combat in Elite Dangerous. It took me several tries to get past the bot in the combat tutorial. Not the advanced...

Winter holiday events around the MMO universe, 2020 edition

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Ho ho ho, it's Santa's younger brother Derrick here to do all of the jobs that Nick can't be bothered with this holiday season!...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

The best MMO sales and events of Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday are pretty different in 2020 than in past years, but the online gaming sales and events? They're eternal. Join us...

MassivelyOP’s 2020 guide to Halloween across the MMO world

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Take a pro-tip from a Halloween gaming expert: If you shout "Bloody Mary" three times at any MMO login screen, you'll unlock a secret...

Massively on the Go: All the events and promos coming Pokemon Go this fall

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Pokemon Go has received a sudden influx of new events, updates, partnerships, and "heads-ups" from Niantic in the past few days. Most are small,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Tips and tricks for Guild Wars 2’s roller beetle racing

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I’m not a big racing game person. Sure, I played my fair share of Mario Kart 64 back in the day, but beyond that,...

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

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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 so...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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