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The Daily Grind: What are the MMO starting zones that feel most welcoming to you?

To this day, there is no starting zone in any MMO that has felt as warm and welcoming to me as Ronfaure in Final...

Wandering Wraeclast: Final impressions of Path of Exile’s Delirium

Let's talk Delirium! We're in the third month of Path of Exile's latest league, and with the next league expected in June, we're running...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

The Daily Grind: What MMO content are you totally sick of doing?

The other day I was questing my way through the Shire in Lord of the Rings Online and chatting to my kinship about...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 273: ArcheAge Unraveled

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, PSO2 PC, Elder Scrolls Online's Greymoor, Guild Wars 2's No Quarter, EverQuest, Daybreak, Sea of Thieves, and EVE Echoes, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, ESO, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag topics on rogue server security and digital rights.

Choose My Adventure: Taking the new Warbird for a spin in Star Trek Online

It was unanimous: We were meant to be Romulans and continue with the storyline that we were following in Star Trek Online. The...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is most in need of a major quality-of-life overhaul?

MOP reader Ashfyn recently made an offhand comment about quality-of-life upgrades in MMOs that caught my attention. " was a my favorite game...

MMO Burnout: We Happy Few is a single-player virtual world

After having it on my radar for many years, I've finally gotten around to playing indie stealth/survival game We Happy Few. It's a...
This is who we were.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers has mined out its own nostalgia

There are a lot of themes that are running hot through the entirety of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Some of them are very obvious...

Gamigo confirms ArcheAge’s free-to-play version will receive Garden of the Gods for free

It's been a wild few days for Gamigo and ArcheAge, which at the tail end of last week admitted that it was planning to...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about offline play in MMORPGs?

I spend a... lot of time in Star Wars Galaxies on the SWG Legends rogue server. I poke fun at myself for...

Battle Bards Episode 169: Wild Things

Do you ever walk on the wild side in MMOs? Do you have a penchant for beastly races that aren’t merely reskinned humans? Then...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Neo Steam’s soundtrack

While there always seems to be much love for steampunk among geeks and gamers, the setting never seems to be the catalyst to instant...
There are about nine million more pressing questions about why you're this way, of course.

The Daily Grind: What MMO titles bother you more than they probably should?

There's no good reason to call Guild Wars 2... well, that. The title of the original Guild Wars already didn't make a whole lot of...

The Game Archaeologist: McDonalds’ McWorld MMO is a thing that existed

If you thought that it was strange for MTV to create its own virtual world, then you probably are forgetting how desperate companies...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs do more to provide a backstory for your character?

Maybe I'm in the vast minority here, but it's always bugged me that MMORPGs just plop your fully grown, fully proficient adult character into...
Maybe, maybe not.

Vague Patch Notes: The endless allure of the games we never got

It's kind of weird for me to see the intensely positive reaction people have had to the concept art for the original version of 
First Dr. Evil joke gets it right in the face. No fooling.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of underwater MMO zones and content?

Underwater zones in video games has been a hot topic lately. I don't know who started it, but I noticed when I saw the...

Massively Overthinking: The more things change in MMOs, the more they stay the same

A while back, in the wake of our Desert Oasis column on Black Desert's guild system, Carlo and I were discussing guild wars...

Tamriel Infinium: Getting ready for Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor chapter

Are you ready for Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor chapter release next week? I mean, are you really ready? Here at Massively OP,...

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