Opinion

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The Daily Grind: Have you ever played (or roleplayed) an older character in an MMO?

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As the long-running joke goes, all RPG characters are instantly born into the world at the age of 20 in the prime of their...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 373: Bots are bad, ‘mkay?

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Just and Bree discuss Lost Ark's bots, FFXIV's mods, Star Trek Online's Stormfall, Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle, and Wrath Classic beta, with adventures in LOTRO and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on Black Desert's perceived decline.

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online has a real enthusiasm problem

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Looking around the MMORPG community, you may not even be aware that Elder Scrolls Online has less than a month until its newest expansion,...

Not So Massively: First impressions of V Rising, launching into early access today

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I'm still searching for a survival game that fits me. I enjoy a lot of the survival experience, but the games as a whole...

The Daily Grind: Are you playing a ‘morally disengaged murder hobo’ in MMOs?

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The Psychology of Video Games podcast recently did a bit on "murder hobos," and yes, Dr Jamie Madigan does point out that the term...
So... we cool, huh? We cool?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the grim specter of continuity lockout

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This particular column was inspired by a question by regular reader, commenter, and friend to man and beast alike Scott Leyes, who originally posed...

Fight or Kite: New World’s PvP is a failure for casual gamers

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It's been a little over half a year since New World officially launched, and in that time we’ve seen a fair number of changes...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying sound in an MMO?

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OK, I realize I am very late to this party, but I just figured out a few weeks ago that Lord of the Rings...
Jupiter, jupiter!

The Daily Grind: What are your main areas of focus when you play an MMORPG?

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It's probably not a surprise to anyone reading this that I really like stories in MMOs. They're important to me. And if you've read...

The Daily Grind: What are some of your favorite go-to emotes in MMORPGs?

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I love to faint. Not in real life, as that would freak me out a bit, but in Lord of the Rings Online. It's...

Massively on the GO: Talking MMOARGs with Orna’s lead dev

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We've talked a bit about Orna: The GPS RPG a few times here in the Massively on the Go column, as this indie game helps...
The doom that came to WoW

Storyboard: The fatal flaw of overreaching villain plans in MMOs plotlines

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So the other day, a friend and I were talking about villainous schemes in MMO storylines. Specifically, we were talking about why World of...

Incoming Pokemon HOME Update will let you bring more ‘mon to multiplayer

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While it's still disappointing that Pokemon Legends: Arceus was an open world but almost strictly single-player game, we have some good news for multiplayer fans: Pokemon...

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

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Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Global Chat: How you can help your MMO’s community

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Are you a net positive or a negative for the MMORPGs you inhabit? If you'd like to be the former, MMO Folklorist has 10...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Excitement and trepidation about World of Warcraft bringing back talent trees

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So you probably don't need me to tell you at this point that I'm looking forward to having talent trees back in World of...
Flap flap fire fire.

The Daily Grind: How much do you trust player-based analyses of MMO playerbases?

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There was a time when World of Warcraft would reliably tell press and players just how many people were playing the game at any...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

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Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

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