Opinion

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The Game Archaeologist: The sad saga of Stargate Worlds

In 1994, a science-fiction movie called Stargate took the idea of alien portals that allowed people to travel instantaneously across the universe and turned it...
Mead mead mead mead mead mead.

The Daily Grind: Does EverQuest Next’s cancellation change your MMO outlook?

By now you've surely read the news that Daybreak has canceled EverQuest Next. To many of you, it was likely not a surprise,...

Perfect Ten: What your MMO racial pick says about you

In real life, we can't (usually) pick our race; we kind of get assigned one at birth, thanks to our parents, and we go...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Levels and legends in the Legion alpha

The alpha testing for World of Warcraft's next expansion rolls on, with the vague hope that we might actually have a beta tag...

The Daily Grind: How strictly do you hold MMO devs to their ‘promises’?

On this week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I tried to tackle a question from MOP reader Serrenity, who wanted us to talk...
Plus one.

Massively Overthinking: The state of WildStar

This week's Massively Overthinking focuses entirely on WildStar, out of whose devs we've been trying to get answers -- never mind reassurance about the...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC is that ex you keep coming back to

Dang it, Elder Scrolls Online, just when I’m about to give up on you again, you pull me back in. I really didn’t mind...
Zorp.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you really adore but simply can’t play consistently?

I adore Star Trek Online. I jumped into the game at launch and have long said, in public and in private, how great...

Desert Nomad: How to win friends and influence NPCs in Black Desert

Welcome back, fellow Desert Nomads. I don't know about y'all, but since last week's column (and the official launch of Black Desert),...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you revisited lately?

While it might be more exciting to check out a brand-new MMO, I find that it's often easier and requires far less energy to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 54: Something fishy is afoot

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert, Path of Exile, Guild Wars 2, No Man's Sky, World of Fishing, and AdventureQuest 3D, with a mailbag question on broken dev promises.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Slothasor and the Guild Wars 2 AMA breakdown

It's been a bit of a whirlwind week for ArenaNet, especially with a jam-packed Reddit AMA that contained the announcement...
EverQuest

The Daily Grind: Where are all the MMORPG themeparks?

A reader named Rogbarz emailed us toward the end of last year, lamenting the fact that we have a lot of upcoming indie games...
This was only the start.

Wisdom of Nym: Odds and ends from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2

I spent all of the last column talking about Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch, but boy, there's still more to talk about....
DCUO

The Daily Grind: What do F2P players offer a F2P MMORPG?

Almost a year ago, we debated the generally accepted wisdom that free-to-play players provide some sort of value to a game. Either they're...

EVE Evolved: Analysing EVE’s new Economic Reports

EVE Online's massive and largely player-run economy has been a frequent topic of discussion on MMO blogs and gaming news sites over the years. The...

Jukebox Heroes: ARK: Survival Evolved’s soundtrack

If you've been hiding in a cave on Mars with your fingers in your ears and your social media feeds on the fritz, you...
Same old story.

The Daily Grind: What’s your ideal progression rate in an MMO?

One of the things that I like about the original Guild Wars was that leveling was pretty much locked into the same speed...

Massively OP’s guide to MMORPG death penalties

In real life, when you die the penalty is... death. You just get that one go at things. But in MMOs, player characters are...

The Daily Grind: What neglected MMO sandbox features do you crave?

Every time I see a new sandbox title cross the news feed, I could probably close my eyes and rattle off a fairly accurate...

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