Opinion

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Massively Overthinking: Impressions of Crowfall

We've got crows on the brain this week since Crowfall launched its Kickstarter. As of this afternoon, the game is just about 100k shy...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about...

The Daily Grind: What canceled MMO do you wish had been made?

MMO players are forever bemoaning the overabundance of fantasy titles in our genre. But truthfully, we have lots of sci-fi and zombies games nowadays too....

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....
Crowfall

Leaderboard: Camelot Unchained vs. Crowfall

It's a good time to be a fan of MMO sandbox PvP, as Camelot Unchained and Crowfall are both poised to bring...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

We pay a lot of attention to what we're seeing in MMOs, but have you ever stopped to really process what you're hearing? Sound...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 3

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, EverQuest Next, Storybricks, Neverwinter, Crowfall's Kickstarter, and Skyforge, with mailbag questions on Livefyre and MMO IPs.
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Wisdom of Nym: Continuing new in Final Fantasy XIV

All right. The end of last week's column did not, in fact, finish starting new in Final Fantasy XIV. It brought you...

The Daily Grind: Are you still on board with EverQuest Next?

The Daybreak buy-out. Mass layoffs. No more Storybricks. And it might not even be free-to-play! There are plenty of reasons to...
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WoW Factor: The Iron Docks and the bare level cap

I really didn't want Massively Overpowered's inaugural column about World of Warcraft to focus on the negatives. But I can't in good conscience ignore...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best game-within-a-game in the MMO space?

Jef and I were talking this past weekend about something Star Wars Galaxies got really, really right: the Jump to Lightspeed expansion, which...

EVE Evolved: Exploring EVE’s ‘new opportunities’

This week saw the first concrete reveal of EVE Online's potentially revolutionary new Opportunities system, which promises to replace the current tutorial...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun...

LOTRO Legendarium: What can we expect from Mordor?

Welcome to LOTRO Legendarium, the continuation of my old Road to Mordor column from Massively. Why the name change? First, I never...

The Daily Grind: Are you with or behind the player curve?

There's one unfortunate fallout to taking an extended leave from an MMO: You quickly fall behind the curve. As patches and expansions and changes...

Working As Intended: ‘Multiplex monotony’ and the death of the mid-budget MMORPG

Back in December, film editor and author Jason Bailey wrote a piece on Flavorwire called How the Death...
Any Kill Bill references you want to make here may or may not be apropos. It's a fine line.

The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

I'm sure this won't serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I've been thinking a lot about the future of

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs for duoing

A Massively Overpowered reader by the name of DaBruuzer posed a great question to the team, one I thought we'd have a better time answering...

The Daily Grind: How do you rate Guild Wars 2’s season 2?

As I write this, I'm almost finished with the second season of Guild Wars 2's vaunted living story. Without any specific spoilers, I...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s tavern tunes

One of my favorite aspects of World of Warcraft's soundtrack is its devotion to giving the in-game taverns catchy and cozy tunes. I...

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