Opinion

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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite piece of MMO music?

Lately I can't stop listening to one of the newest pieces of music added to Final Fantasy XIV. A Land Long Dead...
Yes, this is one such alt.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO systems that encourage alts

Here's how much I like having alts: I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Two games which are...

The Daily Grind: How do you set up your MMO user interface?

The other day I logged into Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time in a while, and I once again felt...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 190: SWTOR Unite!

Justin and Bree discuss Mike Morhaime's exit from Blizzard, the launches of Lineage 2 Classic and MapleStory 2, Legends of Aria's early access, and Bless Online's F2P plans, plus MMO guilds, how WoW might someday end, what the #SWTORunite community effort is all about.

The Daily Grind: What’s the goofiest currency in all of MMO land?

So then, MMOs and online games. We've got gems, crystals, shards, marks, tickets, tomes, lumps, keys, tokens, commendations, shells, scraps, favors, coins, orders, fragments,...
WHAT AM I?!

Wisdom of Nym: What can datamining tell us about the next Final Fantasy XIV job?

The datamining for Final Fantasy XIV is difficult, because the game is remarkably spare when it comes to pointers for the future. Most...
It's a playground.

The Daily Grind: What online game template will be the next to take off?

Like many of you, I remember the rise of MMOs when it was actually happening. I remember when shooters were king too. And I...

The Daily Grind: What MMO seasonal event is most in need of an update?

We have started the prime Halloween season, as it is now October. Needless to say, this means Halloween events aplenty, as is good and...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

The Daily Grind: What MMO plans do you have for the fall?

With the snap of fall and change of the leaves, the season has taken a change as we go into the last four months...

MassivelyOP’s first impressions of MapleStory 2, Nexon’s latest MMORPG

It's fair to say that MapleStory always did appeal to an audience that was into a very specific look and feel. If chibi...

TUG studio Nerd Kingdom owes its Kickstarter backers an explanation – or their money back

We've been following the sad story of TUG, The Untitled Game, for years now, ever since its May 2013 Kickstarter. At the time,...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs too optimistic?

I don't mean optimistic in terms of their existential nature, as to whether they have a future, that sort of thing. I mean in...

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...
JUST TELL ME

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of video content for MMO information?

Just yesterday, I noticed that Crowfall had another video Q&A out. (By which I mean it crossed our metaphorical desks as news,...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s new Huttball map

Yesterday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released its latest update called Fame and Fortune. I'm not exactly sure why BioWare called it "Fame...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

Don't be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting...

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

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