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Massively on the Go: Tips on beating Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s 5-star+ raids

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is quite playable as a solo experience aside from some visual bugs. However, online play is buggy, to the point that...

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2022

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When you're investing a whole lot of time and (potentially) money into MMORPGs, you want to make sure that your game isn't going belly-up...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have gotten too grim and dark?

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While we expect grimdark themes in certain MMOs -- such as Secret World, Mad World, or Star Stable -- even the most light-hearted among...
She's a little bored.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 399: Dragonflight takes to the skies

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: Going back to Guild Wars 2 basics through Tyria mapping

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One of the surefire ways I know that I'm loving a game is when I swing my wallet like a shillelagh at it -...
Accounted for!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s narrative misfires

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Everyone either accepts at this point that Final Fantasy XIV has an excellent story or has decided to die on the hill of insisting...

The Daily Grind: What was the best event in the MMO genre in 2022?

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If ever there were a year that I wish we hadn't demoted "best event" from an award to a Daily Grind, it was 2022,...

Five things that excite me playing World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

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For most of 2022, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight was so far down my list of "most anticipated releases" as to be falling off the...

Vitae Aeternum: A measured response to New World’s 2023 roadmap

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When New World released its roadmap for the first half of 2023 a few days back, the initial reaction from fans was... not great....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience as of 2022?

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I have noted before that while I have two consoles and love to game on my phone, I'm probably always going to be a...
On the forum.

The Daily Grind: How do you like to take on major MMO expansions?

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After more than a decade in this ridiculous field I sometimes miss being able to just take expansions and major patches entirely at my...
She's a little bored.

First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part three: Combat, content, concerns

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Eventually, you are going to have to fight something in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. Of course, by "eventually" I actually mean "more or less...

The Daily Grind: How do you view other players in the MMO landscape?

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If you've ever played a fully or mostly dead MMORPG (and I have), then you'll know that super-eerie feeling that comes with traversing a...
PLEASE LOOK BETTER.

Betawatch: Dysterra springs ahead to launch and falls back due to cheating

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Good work, Dysterra! It can be a rocky road to launch, even to early access launch, but you braved the difficult path and oh,...

Global Chat: The dawning of a new great MMO era

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The next great era of MMORPGs is in the making right now and will dawn on us shortly -- or so postulates MMO Folklorist,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best character (not gear) customization as of 2022?

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I hesitate to voice this, but it's seemed to me that the MMO industry is sliding backward a bit when it comes to character...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMO music of 2022

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Years ago, MOP's Justin listened to hundreds - no, probably more like thousands - of MMO music tracks to narrow this topic down to...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go’s Niantic sabotaged player trust with the Ultra Beast raid event

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Not only did Pokemon Go players once again vote with their feet against Niantic for Sunday's Ultra Beast raid event (and possibly the Saturday...
she YELL

First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part one: Direction and narrative

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While it's not really what will serve as a foundational component of my evaluation of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight as a whole, I think...
Wrong dragon, right flighting.

The Daily Grind: Are you flighting dragons in the World of Warcraft?

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Maybe the real boat to the Dragon Isles was the friends we made along the way? Wait, no, it was a boat. A highly...

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