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WRUP: The third shade of Sycamore House edition

The third shade evaded us for weeks. It looked small and vulnerable, more like the suggestion of something small than an actual small person;...

The Daily Grind: Why don’t players use emotes more in MMOs?

The other day I was reading up on Fallout 76's emote wheel -- brought to you by Bethesda's console tunnel vision -- and...

The Daily Grind: What skills should MMOs give players – but never do?

I was reading the patch notes for the latest update to my favorite Star Wars Galaxies emulator when this line just leaped...

Enter to win a Star Trek Online Age of Discovery Starter Pack on PC from PWE and MOP

Age of Discovery officially launched for Star Trek Online last week in a well-timed TV tie-in. To celebrate the launch, PWE has granted Massively OP...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest thing you ever did to get into an MMO guild?

On last week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were joking around about how much guild applications have changed over the last many...
There's no relief.

WRUP: The second shade of Sycamore House edition

The second shade was neither hostile nor evasive; at first glance it seemed friendly and articulate. To a casual observer it appeared to be...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...
There's no relief.

WRUP: The first shade of Sycamore House edition

The first shade of Sycamore House made no attempt to evade us. It squatted, spherical and shimmering, directly in the first doorway we came...

The Daily Grind: What MMO plans do you have for the fall?

With the snap of fall and change of the leaves, the season has taken a change as we go into the last four months...

It’s Perfect World International’s birthday! Grab a 10th anny gift pack courtesy of PWE

In celebration of Perfect World International's 10th birthday, PWE has kindly granted Massively OP a stack of keys for an anniversary bundle, including...

Capcom officially announces live-action Monster Hunter film adaptation

There have been rumors flying around for a while, but we've got more concrete details now: Capcom has confirmed that a film adaptation...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs too optimistic?

I don't mean optimistic in terms of their existential nature, as to whether they have a future, that sort of thing. I mean in...

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous

Blizzard is apparently taking measures to foster diversity and inclusion at BlizzCon 2018

Diversity and inclusion have been hot topics in the gaming industry for some time now, and it's one that Blizzard plans to put...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

Don't be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and

One Shots: Concept art showcase

In last week's edition of One Shots, I issued perhaps my most peculiar challenge yet. I asked readers (for once) not to submit any...
Pinch.

WRUP: The jobs of the crabs I am attempting to keep in my downstairs bathroom edition

Towel Crab: This crab's job is to bring guests hand towels to dry their hands after using the bathroom. He is performing this task...

Grab a TERA Reach Your Apex bundle key (and dragon mount!) from En Masse and MOP

TERA is in the middle of its Reach Your Apex event in the lead-up to the Dark Reaches update launching October 16th, and...

The Daily Grind: What race or species have you never seen in an MMORPG?

A week or so ago, Justin penned a popular Daily Grind about the non-humanoid races/species that always seem to be relegated to "minority...

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