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The Game Archaeologist: Meridian 59

A colony founded through a magical nexus, Meridian 59 had it all going on -- until, that is, the portal to the colony...
Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Leaderboard: Which Black Desert server will you be calling home?

Massively OP reader Xijit thought it would be a grand idea to try to coordinate our community's Black Desert servers, and we agree!...

The Daily Grind: What kind of MMO cities do you like?

I might be the very odd man out on this, but a large urban area (fantasy or otherwise) in an MMO is not a...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: Is this the time Blizzard’s changes stick?

Well, folks, I promised you that this week I would talk about my further impressions playing through the Legion alpha. But then I...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs provide in-game player performance metrics?

Today's question is inspired by a question sent into us ages ago by reader Camelotcrusade, and it centers on damage meters and their ilk. "Should...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World really needs player music

Sing us a song, you're the piano man. Except, you can't -- not in The Secret World. That's because there is no player...

Choose My Adventure: Crafting catastrophes and dungeon doldrums in Blade & Soul

Hello, friends, and welcome to the fourth and final installment of Choose My Adventure with Blade & Soul. Last week, as...
I know Gridanians hate moths.

The Daily Grind: What MMO had the best revision to an existing system?

There have been very few total relaunches in MMO history, so marking Final Fantasy XIV as having one of the best isn't exactly...

Perfect Ten: Ten weapons that should be in more MMOs

Swords, spears, axes, maces, and bows for fighters. Wands and fancy-looking staves for mages. Wolverine-style claws and double daggers for thieves. Some useless trinket...
WE CAN BUILD IT

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from the EverQuest franchise?

It's interesting to note that the EverQuest video game franchise, as a whole, is quite large -- perhaps bigger than you realized. There's the...

Global Chat: What is Daybreak thinking with H1Z1?

Daybreak's announcement earlier this month that it will be splitting H1Z1 into two games triggered a flood of responses from the MMO...
Memetic's sloth was less disturbing.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 52: Horror sloth!

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert 's cash shop, H1Z1, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge's laundry, Devilian, Grim Dawn, FFXIV, and TSW, with mailbag questions on voiceover localization.

Hyperspace Beacon: An open letter to the creators of the SWTOR Cartel Packs

Dear BioWare, First off, it might be unfair that I’m addressing this open letter to the whole staff of BioWare when I really should...

The Daily Grind: What’s the greatest MMO innovation of the last few years?

Last week on the Massively OP Podcast, we tried to answer a question from long-time listener Spagomat, who told us he keeps going...

Beta impressions of Motiga’s MOBA Gigantic

About a week ago, I got an e-mail granting me access to the closed beta test of Motiga's in-development MOBA title, Gigantic....
I know, I usually don't reuse these so quickly, but come on. This time it makes perfect sense.

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2 notes

It's patch day, ladies and gentlemen! All right, so it's the day before patch day. It's close to patch day. It's patch day adjacent....

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMORPG boss fight?

World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade was very definitely not my favorite WoW expansion, but it had some fantastic dungeons. Karazhan leaps to...

EVE Evolved: Citadel stats revealed, theorycrafting begins

EVE Online's Citadel expansion is due to launch this spring, transforming the way many of us play the game through the introduction...

The Daily Grind: Would you be into an MMO with constant reboots?

As much as I love the current version of Final Fantasy XIV and want the programmers to be able to visit their families,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most and least favorite MMO biomes?

While developers are, by virtue of the job, very creative folks, there are only so many types of environments that seem to crop up...

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