Opinion

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's split up, Tencent's Funcom bid, Torchlight Frontiers becoming a non-MMO, Temtem's early access, Rend's sunset, and DDO's new expansion, plus adventures in Neverwinter, STO, SWG, CoH, and Trove, and a mailbag discussion on changing MMO goals.

Choose My Adventure: Comparing the cash shops of Black Desert Mobile and Villagers & Heroes

I had originally intended this piece to focus on playtime in Villagers & Heroes, but I didn't get in enough to do it...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Shadow in the Ice

The prologue and first episode of Guild Wars 2’s The Icebrood Saga did a lot of setting up, but weren't very satisfying. Episode...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is just the worst about one-shotting?

Skyforge doesn't get nearly enough attention from the greater MMO-playing public in my estimation, but it popped back into my field of view...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s with all the secrecy around Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2?

We've got a little while before we get some solid answers about what's going on with Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch. At...

The Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...

Fight or Kite: MMO PvP needs to be memorable or it’s not worth the bother

The best combat-related moments I’ve had in gaming were always surprising feats or wild encounters with other players. They weren’t always victories, but those...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most indispensable tool you use to play MMOs, other than the platform itself?

Let's talk about tools you use when playing MMOs - other than your computer, console, phone, or whatever device you're playing on, of course! This...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Furcadia’s soundtrack

Back in 2017, I bit the furry bullet and tackled the oddity that was Fucadia -- a very old MMORPG that just...
Bored now.

The Daily Grind: Is there MMO content you won’t do because it’s too difficult?

The difficulty of raids in World of Warcraft does not contribute one whit to my lack of desire to take part in raids in World...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rating the best active racials in Lord of the Rings Online

Picking a race to play in Lord of the Rings Online isn't as consequence-free as you might encounter in other MMORPGs. For starters,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO character you’ve ever picked back up?

Recently, I have found myself back in Neverwinter -- and quite enjoying myself! But what was really strange about this return is that...
how did this happen, jazz hands

WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2019?

PvE content is pretty much considered a given in MMORPGs: Even games without virtual combat usually pit the player against something environmental, whether it's...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

Why I Play: Is Star Trek Online worth playing in 2020?

Star Trek Online is a hard game to get into. When I first tried it early in my MMO career, I hated it...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
Really, whatever.

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about the new Daybreak situation?

We've all had a couple of days to process the news that Daybreak Games is splitting most of itself into smaller sub-studios each...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...

The Daily Grind: What MMO teammate behavior drives you nuts?

Like many of you, I have had my fair share of pick-up group experiences in MMOs. These haven't been all great or all terrible...

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