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Desert Oasis: A post-mortem examination of Black Desert’s defunct Shadow Arena

Last week was such an intense week for Black Desert. The community took a blow when news broke out regarding
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Things do prepare for ahead of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Let's be real, folks, Final Fantasy XIV's third expansion is not right around the corner. You have two months until that thing is even in early...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG benefits most from its IP?

We have certainly debated the downsides of basing MMOs on established intellectual properties, most namely the danger of having the license pulled and the...
I probably don't exist.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 218: A pretty darn good week

Justin and Bree discuss City of Heroes, Atlas Reactor, Peria Chronicles, Torchlight Frontiers, Caravan Stories, Villagers & Heroes, and Star Trek Online.

Choose My Adventure: Finding the perfect group activity in RuneScape

Early on in this month's Choose My Adventure, a reader in the comments mentioned that RuneScape is the perfect game to have...

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on automated gameplay in MMOs?

Ages ago, there was a tiny little Chinese import MMO called Zentia. I have little cause to talk about it nowadays, since hardly...
Well, we got something right!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – side stories, part one

Those of you who don't remember the last time I did this particular column series (which is understandable, it was two years ago) should...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of newly free-to-play Albion Online

As soon as I heard that Albion Online was going free-to-play, I knew where I was going to spend the majority of my...

Leaderboard: Do you plan to play on a City of Heroes rogue server?

I don't know whether people have guessed by now, but a lot of the City of Heroes screenshots we use here on Massively...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...

Global Chat: Can you play WoW Classic casually?

Over at Priest with a Cause, MMO blogger Shintar came up with a great question for those looking to play World of Warcraft's...
Alas and alack.

The Daily Grind: What MMO received far more effort to keep it alive than it deserved?

It's ironic that two of the games I regard most fondly are both titles that received a huge amount of support trying to make these titles...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s festivals from worst to best

The schedule for Lord of the Rings Online's special events keeps us hopping most of the year-round, as Standing Stone Games weaves...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

Recently I've been cruising back through Aion's soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme...

First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr: Little cats fighting big lizards

After a week like this week, you might have forgotten that Elder Scrolls Online dropped its latest chapter on the public test server....
Just play along.

Storyboard: Stop whining and accept your MMO plotline

I'm going to let you in on a very big and also very obnoxious secret. All right? No one is going to like hearing...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

The Daily Grind: What do you think about player-vs.-developer content in MMOs?

Launching into early access today is a new hardcore fantasy MMORPG called Astaria, as we've lightly covered before. (Edit: Apparently it's...

Perfect Ten: MMOs for puzzle lovers

Ever find yourself complaining that all of the PvE content in your MMO is nothing but shooting something in the face or chopping down...

Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch

Today, Wargaming's ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us...

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