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Massively Overthinking: When I’m president of video games…

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This week's Massively Overthinking is inspired directly by a positively delightful tweet that could totally happen. "When I'm President Of Video Games, all games will...

Vague Patch Notes: How widespread free-to-play impacted MMORPGs

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In 2009, Dungeons & Dragons Online went free-to-play, which was a pretty big deal at the time. It was especially important to me, since...
I did a thing!

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs have you played with little hope for future content?

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One of the neat things about City of Heroes Homecoming is that it is not a game bereft of updates or approaching content. No,...

Perfect Ten: Why World of Warcraft’s Legion was a top-tier expansion

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While a lot of long-time World of Warcraft players will point to Wrath of the Lich King as the high point of the MMO,...

The Daily Grind: How would you design a space sim MMO be broadly appealing?

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If you look at the whole of MMO history, you'd see an awful lot of space-themed games that never really made it big. There...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 476: Corepunk and Pantheon race to early access

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Justin and Bree discuss Corepunk, Pantheon, Zenith, World of Warcraft, and Once Human, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on evolving FFXIV Dawntrail's storytelling.

Choose My Adventure: Slipping back in to the simple pleasures of Elite Dangerous

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Last week's original Choose My Adventure plans took a backseat to my Soapbox on Dawntrail, so thank you for bearing with me on that,...

Not So Massively: The problem with The First Descendant’s character unlock mechanics

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The First Descendant has made quite a splash since it launched earlier this month. Nexon's looter shooter, dubbed "Warframe with waifus" by the greater...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest game still sitting on your Steam wishlist?

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Earlier this summer, I realized it's possible to sort your Steam wishlist by date added, and oh, the shame. I apparently had kept a...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go Fest 2024 aimed straight at the wallet

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If functional is the bar for Pokemon Go players, Niantic almost cleared it for Go Fest 2024, but damn if that isn't a depressing...
Hey folks.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail’s delightfully light role quests

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Something that happens sometimes with Final Fantasy XIV is that it takes the team a couple of tries to get a new idea right....

The Daily Grind: What conventional MMO wisdom provokes a contrary response in you?

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Back in May, I did a smol piece on Echoes of Elysium that talked about the game's philosophy: "No more punching trees and building...
every day i owlin'

The Daily Grind: What are your most important daily tasks in MMORPGs?

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The name of this particular feature is, obviously, The Daily Grind. It is an allusion to daily tasks in MMORPGs. Now, certain games have...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways you can prepare for the new legendary servers

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With brand-new legendary servers coming soon to Lord of the Rings Online, the allure of a fresh start, lower lag, and the Ringwraith ruleset...

The Daily Grind: What’s an underrated MMORPG that deserves more love?

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I find that when people grow bored with their MMOs and start searching around for alternative entertainment, often they're looking for the less-than-obvious answer....
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WoW Factor: Blizzard started listening to World of Warcraft players for a reason its leadership doesn’t want to say

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I have a few different conflicting thoughts when it comes to the most recent interview with World of Warcraft game director Ion Hazzikostas, or...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are best at letting you bring the player, not the class?

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It was MOP's Eliot who put the ol' canard about bringing the player not the class in my head again recently, thanks to his...
aw hell

Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

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I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Global Chat: FFXIV rides out on the Dawntrail

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The blogosphere is buzzing about the recent release of FFXIV: Dawntrail, including The Nosy Gamer, who provided some first thoughts and impressions of this...
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Vague Patch Notes: Yes, tutorials are a good thing in MMORPGs

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For those of you who haven't been reading the site for a while or just don't keep this in your head, I'm going to...

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