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Tamriel Infinium: Are Elder Scrolls Online’s events too much of a good thing?

The Elder Scrolls Online players are suffering an embarrassment of riches at the moment. The 25th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls franchise coincides...
It's gone.

Into the Super-Verse: The death of the City of Heroes community

Kingdom Come is a 1996 DC Comics miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. The central conceit of the story is that it...
Yes, this is a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO minipet?

Minipets: Either you love 'em and collect 'em like crazy, or you don't care for 'em and resent that I've been shortening "them" for...
Them's fighting words.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 216: Star Wars frenzy

Justin and Bree discuss big SWTOR expansion news, plus news from WoW, Blizzard, Guild Wars 2, Skyforge, TERA, Albion, Blade & Soul, and DDO, with a mailbag question on MMO expansion difficulty.

Choose My Adventure: The Slayer skill and the power of cabbage in RuneScape

Talk about a landslide decision. This round of adventuring for CMA saw my husband and I take up the Slayer path in RuneScape,...

Leaderboard: Where do you stand on the ‘secret’ City of Heroes emulator?

Last night, we covered the emerging scandal in the City of Heroes community and broke the confirmation that yes, there is in fact...

The Daily Grind: How open-ended do you want your MMORPGs to be?

A few months ago, MOP's Justin was gently teasing me about playing on a Star Wars Galaxies emulator, and he asked me about...
Collide.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood in review – The main scenario

All right. It's all over but the waiting, and that means it's time to start picking apart the Final Fantasy XIV expansion we're...

Not So Massively: Five things I love about Anthem

It is by now clear that Anthem had a fairly tortured road to launch. I don't wish to condone the clearly appalling...

The Daily Grind: Will you go back to SWTOR for Onslaught?

This weekend, we covered some pretty exciting news for Star Wars MMO fans: BioWare is launching a massive new expansion for Star Wars...

Battle Bards Episode 142: Sunrise, sunset

In MMORPGs across the world, days are beginning and days are ending — and with them come the catharsis of the sunrise and sunset....

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...
Not scary any more.

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the absolute worst official site?

Every so often I'm reminded of how hopelessly bad the Final Fantasy XI site actually is. I don't entirely blame the designers; the site was...

Into the Super-verse: Trying DC Universe Online for the first time

While this column will no doubt be looking at the superhero MMO releases that are currently in development, it's also here, as we said,...

The Daily Grind: What makes you dismiss an MMO without ever trying it?

I would say that I'm generally -- generally -- a fairly open person when it comes to trying out MMORPGs and other games. I...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Astellia’s soundtrack

One of the more promising MMORPG imports that should be arriving in the west this year is Astellia, and we here at Massively...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘port in the storm’ MMORPG?

Yesterday, we covered the news that Elder Scrolls Online is actually implementing queues and adding more capacity and new hardware to handle what...
Oh, I see it.

Vague Patch Notes: The community is and is not the MMO

The community is not the MMO. That should be obvious. There is a game to League of Legends that exists without any of the...

Warframe of Mind: The Plains of Eidolon Beautification Project

Sometimes when an MMO adds new zones, previous ones are left behind and seemingly forgotten when development moves on. I am not naming names,...
Jump around?

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer target locks or free aiming in MMO action combat?

In the world of active combat, the mechanics are split between two separate yet equally important combat styles. The first is the open free-aiming...

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