Opinion

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The Daily Grind: Which MMO does the creepiest Halloween?

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While pretty much every MMORPG out there right now is running some sort of harvest or Halloween event, usually you get the same angle....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Dynamax Adventure dungeons for the fan and MMO player

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Helping to bring the Pokemon main-series games closer into the MMO realm, Pokemon Sword and Shield's new expansion, The Crown Tundra, introduced Dynamax Adventures, a...

MMO Burnout: Red Dead Redemption 2 succeeds in spite of itself

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I have very little experience in the Red Dead world. I can recall wandering around Best Buy nearly two decades ago and encountering...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part two

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And we're back! Last time, we went through the four lower expansions in terms of ranking World of Warcraft's leveling experiences. This...

No, friendos, streamers should not be paying games studios for licenses

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Did you miss the debate last night? The debate over whether we should all be paying game companies extra for the pleasure of streaming...

The Daily Grind: Are we ever going to see the ‘VR revolution’ – and do you care?

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Polygon put out a brutal piece this week on virtual reality titled The VR revolution has been 5 minutes away for 8 years...
No expression.

Massively Overthinking: Where is the line between buy-to-play, free-to-play, and subscription MMOs?

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You might think this Massively Overthinking topic is way too obvious, but I assure you, it's not! Consider this: When the buy-to-play-with-no-sub
Ah ha.

Vague Patch Notes: Kickstarter shouldn’t be your investor demo funding

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There are a few things that kind of make me see red about indie game studios. Generally speaking I'm of the philosophy that indie...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO at war with Orcs – or with its playerbase?

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Normally, I would be opening this column with my enthusiastic explorations of the brand-new content update for Lord of the Rings Online. After...
Still.

The Daily Grind: Which doomed MMO would you love to play again from launch?

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Good news! Your friend, Professor Hypothetical-Question, has developed a time machine! Unfortunately, it's pretty limited. It will allow you to do one thing and...
This was a television show.

Perfect Ten: A small sampling of literary offerings from MMOs

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Salutations are in order once again for our most literate and eloquent readers of Massively Overpowered! I bid you welcome to our numerical column...

First Impressions: OARPG Torchlight III just hasn’t click-clicked with me yet

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Since it never hurts to be honest, I should say upfront here that Echtra Games' decision to radically retool Torchlight III from a...

The Daily Grind: Are you playing MMOs more or less than you were five years ago?

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Cast your mind back -- way back -- to the year 2015. Obama is still president, Hamilton is becoming the hottest Broadway show in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 293: Passing the Torchlight

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Justin and Bree discuss Torchlight III, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons Online, EverQuest, Atlas Reactor, Pantheon, Ashes of Creation, TERA, Legends of Aria's new sibling, and StarCraft II, with a mailbag topic on difficulty modes.

Choose My Adventure: Good friends and bad player behavior in Star Wars Squadrons

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Well, I was hoping for this to be more fun than it actually was. I adore the heck out of X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter,...

The Daily Grind: What explorer-friendly mechanics should be in more MMOs?

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When Final Fantasy XIV's Futures Rewritten patch arrives next month, it includes a nifty feature called explorer mode that will essentially allow...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: Going to war in Bozja in Final Fantasy XIV

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Here we are in the wake of Final Fantasy XIV's latest content patch, and while there are a lot of different things that were...

Fight or Kite: Checking out veteran sci-fi sandbox MMO Vendetta Online – on mobile

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Over the last few months, I’ve been playing around with VR on my phone. I know, not the ideal VR experience but I had...
I half-see.

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you wish could get the Crucible treatment?

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And I don't mean the cancellation part - I'm talking about the way Amazon pulled Crucible back into development in the first place. There...

Global Chat: Comparing SWTOR’s and Star Wars Squadrons’ space battles

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With Star Wars Squadrons now on the scene, a comparison between that game and SWTOR's galactic starfighter content was all but inevitable. MMO blog

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