Opinion

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Massively Overthinking: How seriously do you take MMO lore?

Kickstarter donor Alien Legion has proposed an intriguing question about lore in MMORPGs. "Back in my World of Warcraft days, I mentioned to a friend that I...

The Daily Grind: How do you play Elder Scrolls Online?

I reinstalled Elder Scrolls Online this week, and I don't know why. I mean, I like the game well enough, and did from...

Massively Opinionated: Which MMO dev handles offensive people the best?

In this episode, Larry, Jason, and The Cosmic Engine answer Patreon questions on which MMO studio best handles trolls.

Gamescom 2015: First hands-on look at Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins

Hi-Rez Studios pulled quite the ace out of its sleeve during Gamescom with its freshly announced new addition to the shooter market,...

Exclusive: Guild Wars 2’s Revenant elite spec is the Herald

The Revenant is shaping up to be a unique profession on a Guild Wars 2 roster, with fresh ideas in regards to combat abilities and its...

Choose My Adventure: Three games enter, one game leaves

Hello again, friends, and welcome to a new cycle of Choose My Adventure. You may remember that last time around, I bypassed the...

The Daily Grind: What gives you hope for the future of MMOs?

We can't help but look ahead in this industry, even as we play in the present and wax nostalgic for the past. What's coming...

Global Chat: Guild Wars 2 needs to get its act together

Hunter's Insight is a long-time fan and player of Guild Wars 2, but recently he had some pretty harsh words to say...

Hyperspace Beacon: Eight misconceptions about SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire

The actual information coming from BioWare's camp about Star Wars: The Old Republic's next expansion has thus far been more sparse than fans...

The Daily Grind: Which F2P MMO has the best community?

Some of our commenters -- and maybe other gamers who've been part of the MMO genre for a long time -- are convinced that free-to-play and...

Sword and Bored: Pub roleplay

Mo's companion Amilya stops into the local pub to get a quick drink. Can't a woman just get a drink already?!
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s tanks

I don't generally like "ranking" classes. The best tanking option in Final Fantasy XIV is the one that you like playing the most,...

The Daily Grind: Did anything from Gamescom excite you?

This year's Gamescom was pretty interesting from my perspective, and even though I wasn't able to go in person, I spent a decent...

EVE Evolved: CCP can’t just focus on EVE Online any more

The recent announcement of arcade shooter EVE: Gunjack for the Samsung Gear VR has prompted some pretty interesting negative responses from gamers...
Classic.

The Daily Grind: Do patches compel you to return to MMOs?

I frequently feel like an outlier among the Massively Overpowered crew. Everyone else jumps from game to game because there's a new patch in...

MMO Burnout: Virtual bush flying with FSEconomy

I play a lot of flight sims. The Sturmovik series, DCS, X-Plane, and pretty much every similar title ever released has found its way onto...

Nexus Telegraph: Four things that have me excited about WildStar’s F2P patch

Hot dog! This past week's stress test of the new fall patch for WildStar (it doesn't have a name yet, and

The Daily Grind: Do MMO studios discriminate against character races?

Call me silly if you like (or call me maybe), but I do believe that studios consciously discriminate against some of their very own...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: Analyzing Legion with a critical eye

All right, let me just say for the record that when it comes to this expansion, my speculation last week was meant as...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

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