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

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

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

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

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?

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 476: Corepunk and Pantheon race to early access

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

The blogosphere is buzzing about the recent release of FFXIV: Dawntrail, including The Nosy Gamer, who provided some first thoughts and impressions of this...

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, tutorials are a good thing in MMORPGs

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...