Opinion

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Fight or Kite: Leafling Online is a retro-inspired action MMO for PvPers – and grinders

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When I spied our recent article on Leafling Online, I almost immediately jumped in. It’s currently in early access, but studio Celtaria Productions claims...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Reaper way too early

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So! Last week, I speculated about Sage in what will almost certainly be incorrect predictions regarding the job's mechanics and overall playstyle. Was this...

The Daily Grind: How do you introduce friends to old MMORPGs?

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Whoever said that teachers teach because they can't do has never tried to teach someone new how to play an old MMORPG. Holy crap,...
Vengeance.

The Daily Grind: What sort of monster do you love to kill in an MMO?

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We've made jokes before about how MMORPGs have certain predictable elements in their bestiaries. After all, most games feature the really cute thing (or...

The Daily Grind: What camping options do you wish your MMO had?

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I've always been a little disappointed in how most MMORPGs ignore camping as a basic feature of the game. After all, we're spending so...
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any clue what’s going on in your MMO’s storyline?

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Nobody likes to look stupid, so many times we'll keep our mouth shut instead of asking for clarification and explanation. I speak, of course,...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Stick and Rudder: Launch impressions of Elite Dangerous Odyssey

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On June 3rd, 2020, Frontier Developments made an announcement that had fans of the Elite franchise excited for new possibilities. After decades of being...
Leet.

The Daily Grind: What makes you irrationally angry in an MMO?

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Look, we all get mad about stuff sometimes. It's understandable. It's totally reasonable to be annoyed, for example, if the game you want to...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

The Daily Grind: What convinces you that an MMO ‘leak’ is the real deal?

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So let's talk about the alleged Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons "leak" that's been floating around Reddit the last few days. An anonymous leaker...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 325: The bards sing of Palia

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Justin, Carlo, and Bree discuss Elyon, Swords of Legends Online, WoW Classic Burning Crusade, Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood, Aion Classic, Crowfall, Trove, Neverwinter, and Palia, with a mailbag topic on spiritual successors and Guild Wars vs. Guild Wars 2.

Choose My Adventure: Star Wars Galaxies’ legacy questline is so boring

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Level 22. That was the arbitrary block between me and wearing armor in Star Wars Galaxies. Not level 10. Not level 15. Not level...
Dead friends.

Casually Classic: The WoW Classic vanilla era is over, and I won’t miss it

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With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Burning Crusade this past week, the door has been (mostly) closed on what is now being called...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Three better ways Guild Wars 2 could have wrapped up The Icebrood Saga

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It’s easy to be critical of a game when it lets us down. In some ways, it’s equally easy to fall into the trap...

The Daily Grind: Do you roll MMO alts that you never actually level?

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Roger at Contains Moderate Peril penned a fun piece a while back about the lost alts - the alts that get left behind, the...

Global Chat: Having a blast in Burning Crusade

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How's Burning Crusade Classic going for those of you venturing back into Blizzard's past? MMO blog Priest with a Cause is having a great...
aeiou

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Sage way too early

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Here's what we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV's Sage: It'll be a healer. Specifically, it's going to be a barrier healer, as...

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest’s Operation Eagle expansion soars high

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The lead-up to the release of Iron Harvest 1920's first expansion was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me (insomuch as you can...

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