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Bela Lugosi's dead.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2018?

Later today, we begin our giant rollout of end-of-the-year awards, a series I both love and hate - love because it's fun, hate because...

EVE Evolved: How could Project Nova live up to its true potential?

I think it's fair to say that EVE Online developer CCP Games hasn't had much success when it comes to avatar-based gameplay....

Jukebox Heroes: My ‘best’ FFXIV music picks

Recently, Square Enix invited Final Fantasy XIV fans to vote on their favorite music tracks from what has become a very expansive...

One Shots: Our favorite screenshots of 2018

As we begin to put a big bow on 2018 and send it off to wherever years are stored -- VH1, we assume --...
Wheelie!

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best fast travel options?

There will never be a time in my life without my heart going out to Guild Wars for its map traveling. Yes, the original....

The Game Archaeologist: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2

At the end of June 2014, dozens of online worlds flickered and vanished with the flip of a switch. It was a online apocalypse...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO holiday tune?

Seeing as how 'tis the season and all that, even the sound of MMOs is changing for the holidays. Christmas tunes are popping up...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Eastern Kingdoms edition

We've got a little while until World of Warcraft actually drops its Classic server, but the nice thing is that those of us who...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

The Daily Grind: How much does your reputation matter in a modern MMO?

One of the memes I see repeated a lot when folks are waxing nostalgic about the old days of MMOs is this idea that...

Hyperspace Beacon: Why PVPers are abandoning SWTOR – again

I don't usually like to jump into the PvE-v-PvP debate because no one wins, but I have started to see an exodus of PvPers...
I don't like this, but hey, someone did.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO emulation as a paean for the dead vs. a mockery of the living

If you ever need to know why we'll happily cover Star Wars Galaxies emulators and not Ultima Online emulators here on Massively Overpowered, the...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

The Daily Grind: Do you ever put MMOs into personal maintenance mode?

There is no point when I stop playing Final Fantasy XIV, but there are times when I'm not playing much. My interest wanes, I...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO decorates the best for the holidays?

Like some of you, I am really into decorating for the holidays. Not Clark Griswold-drain-the-Chicago-power-grid crazy, but I love transforming my environment into something...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 199: Delay after delay

Justin and Bree discuss delays and do-overs for Project Nova, Path of Exile, Fractured, and Blades, plus WildStar's sunset, Red Dead Online, and Fallout 76's many messes, with mailbag questions on keeping up with new MMOs and combat-free titles.

Choose My Adventure: Taking the steering wheel of Star Citizen

Star Citizen's recent free fly event, and in particular the time I spent with MJ and friends riding an extremely swanky ship,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the meanest thing you can say about an MMO you adore?

A couple of months ago, I did a Daily Grind asking folks to find something nice to say about MMOs they hate. It...
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Leaderboard: What do you think about Steam’s new revenue sharing plan?

At the tail end of last week, Valve announced a new revenue sharing plan for publishers on Steam that simmered all weekend. In...

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