Opinion

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Global Chat: Going back to EverQuest Online Adventures

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While so many EverQuest fans are eagerly awaiting word of the next entry in the legendary franchise, at least one player is going back...
Fly free, too.

The Daily Grind: How do you like to take on new content in your MMOs of choice?

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For some people, the entire goal of a new patch day in Final Fantasy XIV is dying until you figure out the mechanics in new...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...

The Daily Grind: Is a time travel MMO an impossible idea?

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I'll admit it, I get unreasonably excited over interesting-looking little MMORPG projects from time to time. My latest fascination is with the newly announced...

Massively on the Go: Tips for making a comeback in Pokemon Unite

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Another outlet recently published an article on how Pokemon Unite players don't like to give up and then proceeded to say they should surrender more with...

The Daily Grind: Are we witnessing the rise of the ‘life sim’ MMO?

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What do you call games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing? MMO dev Damion Schubert recently put out a call for a good term...

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

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Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Ranking the Guild Wars 2 professions from best to worst

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There are a lot of times when this column is not in any way a ranking, when it is just a list of things...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft replacing sexualized artwork misses the point

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So World of Warcraft has been on a bit of a tear with replacing achievement names, artwork, and so forth recently. At the time I'm...
Gunda-allright

The Daily Grind: What MMO content are you looking forward to in the last months of 2021?

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This is going to be a busy end of the year, isn't it? We've got expansions coming out for Final Fantasy XIV and Lord of the...

Massively on the Go: How to actually have fun in Pokemon Unite as a new player

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite has landed as of today, and those of you who do not have a Nintendo Switch but wish to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Test driving Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst elite specs

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It’s time again for another End of Dragons elite specialization beta! It’s an exciting time for Guild Wars 2 players, who are learning what elite specs...

The Daily Grind: Do you enjoy fully ‘mapping’ MMO zones?

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Apart from going through particularly good quest stories, filling out a map is my favorite MMORPG activity. This means slightly different goals depending on...

Pokemon Unite mobile update adds squads, addresses pay-to-win items

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite is almost upon us, and TiMi Studio Group is giving us more than just crossplay: The new Galactic Ghost...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 339: Kitchen sinks and the Tao of MMOs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Funcom, Mortal Online 2, WoW Classic, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on the direction of Guild Wars 2 and WoW and what's going on with LOTRO's dead servers.

Choose My Adventure: The further adventures of a twin pistols gadgeteer in DC Universe Online

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So, the powers that be said that keeping to my twin pistols in DC Universe Online was the way to go, and I have...
FRUIT. FRUIT. FRUIT.

The Daily Grind: Is Blizzard right to ‘desexualize’ art in World of Warcraft?

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Last week, there was a big social media hubbub over World of Warcraft, as Blizzard quietly changed out a pair of obscure paintings in...

Fight or Kite: Spellbreak’s wizardry battles wage on with new content

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It’s been a hot minute since I spent any time playing Spellbreak. When it first launched, it was a nice part of my nightly...
Oh, right.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s job changes from the live letter

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One of the things that excites me every time about Final Fantasy XIV is the way that the game can tell you up-front exactly...
You get a stronghold! And you get a stronghold! Everybody here gets a stronghold!

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs with simply too much to do?

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MMO blogger Bhagpuss recently penned a solid article about his time in Guild Wars 2, arguing in part that the game's problem isn't that...

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