Opinion

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The Daily Grind: What key advice would you give to first-timers in your MMO?

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I know that whenever I head into an MMO for the first time (or after a long absence), I always make it a priority...

Stick and Rudder: Elite Dangerous Odyssey’s second alpha phase had more FPS goodness and even more bugs

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The whole that made up the second phase of Elite Dangerous Odyssey's alpha testing could easily be broken up into two parts: Frontline Solutions...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing The Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood and companion system

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While fans of the Elder Scrolls series patiently await any scrap of information pertaining to TES6, players of The Elder Scrolls Online continue to...

The Daily Grind: What was the last thing you built in an MMO?

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MMO builders, this Daily Grind is for you. And I don't mean people who build MMOs; I mean people who build in MMOs. And...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...
This seems pretty Sharlayan to me.

Vague Patch Notes: Playing MMOs as an introvert

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I've heard people say that the idea of "extroverts" and "introverts" isn't really all that accurate to the way that human beings actually behave,...
Sproing

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs in early access?

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Playing at least one or two early access games is just kind of part of the nature of playing video games these days, especially...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: How to deal with MMO burnout

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I remember the first time I got hit hard by the powerhouse slugger known as "burnout." It was during my second stint in World...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

Choose My Adventure: Warrior time and a more classical Cleric in RIFT

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This week, I traded my shepherd’s cane for a big honkin’ sword in RIFT and found that… well, there’s not too much different here,...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s capital cities (through Burning Crusade)

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Even more so than they are in retail World of Warcraft, WoW Classic's capital cities are the central bustling hub of commerce and staging...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Some interesting bits from Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.5 patch notes

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Part of me has never been altogether clear on why I am so enthusiastic about seeing the fresh set of patch notes for Final...

Not So Massively: Four things I wish I’d known when I started Magic Legends

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Inevitably after a couple weeks in a new game, you've learned a few things that you wish you'd known from the start. For me...

First impressions from Diablo II Resurrected’s alpha: Just as good as you remember

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Multiplayer isn't in yet. There are only two acts and three classes available. So why am I heading into Diablo II: Resurrected? Simple: It's...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

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