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Sword and Bored: Nerfs

Mo falls asleep and awakens to some unexpected patch changes. Farming goblins will never be the same.
Gambler.

Wisdom of Nym: The leveling dungeons of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV takes you on quite a ride on the way to level 60. There are indisputably fewer dungeons than there are...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most addictive collection minigame you’ve played?

I've been playing a lot of Assassin's Creed: Rogue here lately, and while it's certainly no MMO, it has managed to remind me of...

MMO Mechanics: Four inspiring indie developments worth watching

The MMO genre has immense sticking power in terms of tenure, staying relevant to players for decades despite such fluid and rapid development in...
Kind of taking a drubbing here, Tyria. I'm sorry.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO grind you’ve experienced?

There was a certain level band in World of Warcraft where my wife and I just resigned ourselves to a lack of useful...

The Daily Grind: Do you like playing as an evil character?

In most MMOs, your moral compass and career objectives are fixed for you: You're a hero-for-hire who's only out to save the world, rescue...

The Daily Grind: Does knowing how the MMO sausage is made ruin it for you?

Ever have a day when a confluence of posts and quotes lead you to one big MMO-related question? This post is that question, and...

Massively Overthinking: On the doom of server-wide MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes from KS donor Morreion, who asks, Do you think that MMO server-wide communities will ever make a comeback? I...

The Daily Grind: Have you been to an MMO fan event?

CCP put EVE Online's Fanfest 2016 tickets on sale this week, and while I haven't played the sci-fi sandbox in some time,...

Massively Opinionated: What’s the next big MMO buzzword?

In this episode, Larry, Brendan, and Tina debate next-gen MMOs, unfinished games, and MMO buzzwords.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Exploring Guild Wars 2’s new Lion’s Arch

Good morn-noon-ning (hell, I don't know what timezone you're in!) readers, and welcome along to another instalment of Flameseeker Chronicles! Be warned: This edition...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is aging the best?

While we demand and expect playing perfection from MMOs on launch day, that's a pretty hilarious stance to take when one looks at all...

Global Chat: Are fellowship maneuvers due for a comeback?

Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been en vogue in MMO circles recently, but that doesn't mean that the game and its systems...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 20

Justin and Eliot discuss FFXIV's Heavensward expansion, Devilian, WoW's 6.2 patch, Anarchy Online's graphics upgrade, WildStar's fall plans, PlanetSide 2's PS4 launch, and some embargoed goodies.

Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR community divide over Knights of the Fallen Empire

The past couple of weeks have been kind of strange for me. For five years, I've written about Star Wars :The Old Republic....

The Daily Grind: Are levels in MMOs overrated?

Today's Daily Grind question comes from an anonymous Kickstarter donor who wanted to see just how many cans of worms he/she could open...

Sword and Bored: Troll bridge

Mo's favorite antagonists, the underwear ninjas, demonstrate how to properly guard the exit from the PvP zone.
Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, coming home.

Wisdom of Nym: The 60 climb in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

As of this writing, I'm not quite 60 yet in Final Fantasy XIV. Thanks to real life, I'm a bit behind the curve,...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a dinosaur MMO?

Our ARK: Survival Evolved server seems to be going over well, and as such I got to thinking about dinosaurs in a...

EVE Evolved: Is EVE becoming less emergent?

I've often heard it said that EVE Online is more fun to read about than to actually play, and for the vast majority...

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