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Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Choose My Adventure: TERA’s Valkyrie and the free-to-play grind

Close set of voting this time 'round, at least in terms of TERA's business model. For a time, the polls were literally at...

The Daily Grind: What does Destiny 2 still need before you’ll call it an MMO?

With Destiny 2 back in the news thanks to its free-to-play relaunch, Stadia platforming, and new expansion, online gamers have once again...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter two

There is wrong, and then there is perilously wrong. The kind of wrong so dangerous that the odds of your heart finally recovering are...

Fight or Kite: Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter is a blast

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A multiplayer online game is looking for the new hot thing to drum up interest in...
Faceoff.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s E3 hangover

Honestly, I wondered how the heck Final Fantasy XIV could top the revelation about Hydaelyn and Zodiark at the start of this year's...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best systems for helping newbies?

A while back I saw a deeply underrated post on the MMORPG subreddit about mentoring systems. I don't mean the kind of systems...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of vanilla World of Warcraft’s soundtrack

With half the MMO community in a frenzy about the coming of World of Warcraft Classic this summer, many a gamer's mind has...
Whoops.

The Daily Grind: Do you check out sunsetting MMOs on their last days of operation?

I've never played Worlds Adrift, and in the near future I will never be able to do so. Despite this fact, I'm in no...

Battle Bards Episode 146: More vocals

In another theme sequel, the Battle Bards return to the notion of vocal tracks in MMORPGs. Does singing hold a special place in online...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bounty of adventuring options in Lord of the Rings Online

I can't recall the last time I felt pulled in two different directions in an MMORPG, but over the past couple of weeks,

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO enemy faction and why?

One of the more bits of brilliant design in City of Heroes is that there is such a diverse and distinct array of...

The Survivalist: The perils of breeding pets in PixARK, chapter one

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I am going to share a story with you. At it's core, it's...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten...
Gosh, I hope so.

WoW Factor: Does World of Warcraft have a plan?

One of the recurring jokes I use in this column's comment section is the statement that it'd just be sad to think that fans...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO-ish reveal or announcement of E3?

Another E3 has rolled in and rolled out, and it wasn't the worst E3 we've seen in recent years at all. In fact,...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We recently received two pieces of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that worked together perfectly to form a unified topic. Alex emailed...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining the shocker last line from Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ trailer

Oh dang. I had expected to learn some new things about Shadowbringers this week, maybe the lyrics to the theme song (what I hear doesn't appear...
Worth something!

The Daily Grind: Which optional subscription MMO justifies its subscription the best?

We talk a lot about how free-to-play (and its slightly more expensive cousin buy-to-play took over the MMO market, but a lot of these...

Tamriel Infinium: MassivelyOP’s guide to the best Elder Scrolls Online podcasts

While Twitch streaming and YouTube viewing may be the new hotness for some video game content, there’s something to be said for the simplicity...

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