Opinion

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Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...

The Daily Grind: Are modern console MMO communities worthwhile?

This morning's Daily Grind hurtles through space and time to us from Kickstarter donor Kenneth "Fizwocket" Gonsalves, who wonders about the console community potential...

Sword and Bored: Looking for group

While out hunting his foe, the skeptical crab, Mo meets new friends!
Plenty.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s cross-class actions

This past week, I did what I needed to do before Final Fantasy XIV's expansion Heavensward launches: I finished the main scenario...
Don't tell me we can't all fireball everyone!

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish had turned out differently?

Back in the day I was a big fan of Darkfall. I remember waiting an eternity for the game's 2009 launch, and...

MMO Mechanics: Three favourite action combat systems

Virtually every MMO contains dangerous places that are filled with other players or NPCs that will attack characters on site, and many also feature...
It's pretty cute in person.

The Daily Grind: Have you bought real-world memorabilia for an MMO?

I don't think it's going to surprise anyone that I'm a pretty big fan of Final Fantasy XIV. Despite that fact, it may...

LOTRO Legendarium: The return of the dungeon

While I've been playing Lord of the Rings Online as one of my main MMOs for almost a decade now, it's primarily been...

The Daily Grind: When do you know it’s time to evacuate from your game?

This right here is your friendly neighborhood evacuation droid. If you will but calm down and follow his directions, he will lead you away...

An aircraft spotter’s guide to GTA Online, part deux

I was going to talk about the best GTA V mods this week, but then I realized how bad an idea that was on...

The Daily Grind: Does WoW’s dramatic sub dip worry you?

So World of Warcraft lost three million subs in the wake of Warlords of Draenor, bringing it back down to right...

Massively Overthinking: The return of ‘consequences’ to MMOs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from Kickstarter donor Antonia "Toni" Phillips aka ToniLyran, who's hit on a sore point with our writers,...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first...
Shards Online

The Daily Grind: Which indie MMO are you looking forward to the most?

When it comes to indie MMOs, there's no shortage of them in development. Shards Online is topping my most anticipated list at the...
GTA Online

Leaderboard: How often do you see your guild mates in meatspace?

I'm hosting some online friends at my meatspace house this month, and last March I flew out to stay with some other friends I'd been...

Massively Opinionated: Hearthstone vs Neverwinter vs LoL

In this episode, Larry, Jason, Justin, and Tina debate the MMO free-to-play business model: the best takes, the western market, and awful F2P ads.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s beta drop RNG

Never before have I seen Guild Wars 2's Dry Top and the Silverwastes hive with such activity as we've seen this week. In...

The Daily Grind: What would the MMO world look like without WoW?

Here's a fun question from an anonymous Kickstarter donor to kick off the morning: What do you think the MMO world would look like if

Global Chat: What happens to original MMOs when they get sequels?

Telwyn at GamingSF asks a question that I've contemplated from time to time: When an MMO gets a sequel, what happens to the...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 12

Justin, Bree, and Eliot from Cards Against Humanity discuss SWTOR's Ziost update, Daybreak's emu deal, the Guild Wars saga, ArcheAge's patch, and Darkfall's retcon, plus mail on MMO mistakes and replacing CoH. Bonus: Justin's Kickstarter tribute song!

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