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Massively OP Podcast Episode 397: What we have here is a failure to negotiate

Justin and Bree discussion WoW China's sunset, the Blizzard/Netease debacle, LOTRO's mini-expansion, EverQuest II, Frozen Flame, and ArcheAge 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, New World, SWG Legends, and Marvel Snap, plus a mailbag topic on boss taunting in MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: Genfanad is ‘nostalgic’ in almost all of the wrong ways

I don't envy any development team that wants to make something that's "nostalgic." Making a game that hearkens back to predecessors or a time...
Sure, let's rip this off.

The Daily Grind: Do you care about world firsts in MMOs?

I don't care much about world firsts in MMOs, but I've certainly been guilded with people who cared a lot, even before games started...
Voyage onward.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s the future of Final Fantasy XIV’s story arcs?

In August of 2013, the Final Fantasy XIV relaunch happened and did basically every thing you should not do with any sort of long-format...

Vitae Aeternum: The storm clouds on New World’s horizon

New World has improved considerably since launch. I've had a lot of praise for the changes Amazon has made, and I'm looking forward to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever learned anything useful from MMOs?

Earlier this fall, my family went on a hike in our favorite spot to check out the autumn foliage, and my husband started talking...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon GO players can prepare for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

I know what you may be thinking: Pokemon GO preparing for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet this early? I mean, will the game even still be out? Well, we'll...
But what awaits...

The Daily Grind: What’s a piece of cosmetic gear you always seek out in MMOs?

It may not surprise anyone reading this that I wear glasses. I don't actually wear them most of the time because I need them,...

Global Chat: Do SWTOR’s companions carry the player?

Due to issues of pride and fear of snarky comments, most of us might not admit to ever being carried through MMO content. But...

The Daily Grind: What’s a fair length of time to judge whether an MMO is for you?

One thing I've been struggling with over the past couple of years is the sense that I as a player and we as a...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol launches in spring 2023 in Japan

Well, after an unusually quiet span of time, Blue Protocol is approaching an actual launch. It's launching in early spring of 2023 in Japan,...

MMO Cartographer: Elyon, dead game walking

It would be reasonable to wonder why I am bothering to write about my experiences in Elyon, a game that Kakao has long since...

WoW Factor: First impressions of the Dracthyr Evoker

With the second part of the Dragonflight pre-patch live, I have now been granted an ability I did not particularly want in World of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the least appealing weapon in MMOs?

A few weeks ago, MOP reader Bruno was joking with me about how crap it was that Hobbit Champions in Lord of the Rings...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...
Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays

WoW Factor: So Blizzard just lost China

Sometimes it's not fun to work in this particular industry. Not in the sense that it's horrible, but in the sense that you've written...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring Before the Shadow’s new starter area and skirmish

You know that agonizingly delicious sensation of encountering an MMO drop that has so much stuff to explore that you hardly know where to...
I'm thinking it over.

The Daily Grind: How long are you willing to spend in an MMO not playing the game?

As I have alluded to elsewhere, most of my time spent in Final Fantasy XI was not actually time spent playing the game. I...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go players are voting against Niantic with their feet

I hate being negative. I really do. But at the same time, because Niantic continually lands major IPs to make poorly designed games (if...
Man... or dragon man?

Why I Play: World of Warcraft, 2022 edition

Have you ever watched The Good Place? If you haven't, I suggest you stop reading right now and go watch. Your life will be...