Opinion

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How do I start to say goodbye.

Global Chat: A WildStar goodbye

How do you say farewell to an MMO that meant a lot to you? With tears, sorrow, screenshots, and words. Lots and lots of...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Player Housing of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Best MMO Player Housing, which was awarded to WildStar last year. And the...
They exist.

The Daily Grind: What animals would you like to see more of in MMOs?

This probably will not surprise anyone reading this, but I really like animals. But I still get a bit depressed at the fact that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s 2018 review

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years for Lord of the Rings Online -- but no matter what,...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Industry Disappointment, which was awarded to the sad death of Marvel...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO ability makes you feel ultra-awesome?

"Ultra." I'm bringing it back, people. You'll thank me later. In any case, a skill or ability that makes you feel incredibly awesome is all...
Density.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Worst Business Model, which was awarded to Star Citizen...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best console experience in 2018?

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm primarily a PC gamer. When I was a kid, my family couldn't afford the endless parade of...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...
Forgiven.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’

Faith in BioWare products has been waning as of late, but Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed to always maintain a core fan...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Trend of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the Best MMO Trend of 2018, which was awarded to the trend of...
Nope.

The Daily Grind: When have MMO devs brought up ‘universal’ experiences that ring hollow?

I remember the developers talking about Legendary items in World of Warcraft: Legion in hushed tones, noting that they wanted to replicate the experience...

EverQuesting: It’s a cash shop Christmas in EverQuest II’s Frostfell

Abandon hope all ye who log in here. That is how I felt at the start of EverQuest II's Frostfell this past Tuesday....

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Best Business Model, which was awarded jointly to World...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in MMOs?

For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV's Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Biggest MMO Surprise of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the Biggest MMO Surprise of 2018, which is a new meta-award for MOP...

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