Opinion

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The Daily Grind: Are MMO morality systems impossible to get right?

I know it's an old hat at this point, but I'm still quite appreciative that Star Wars: The Old Republic made an effort...

Leaderboard: What’s your favorite EverQuest II class?

I'm back in EverQuest II and having a pretty good time with it. As per usual, though, I can't decide on a primary...

EverQuest II’s prog server isn’t as fun as the real thing

I've been playing the crap out of EverQuest II for the past week. Funnily enough, the vast majority of said playtime hasn't been...

The Daily Grind: Has multiguilding hurt MMO communities?

Earlier this week, several Massively OP staffers were debating the best way to set up MOP guilds in games where we were already in...

Massively Overthinking: Whither went the classic PvE MMORPG?

Today's Massively Overthinking question was sent via e-pigeon from Kickstarter donor Apollymi. No e-pigeons were hurt in the writing of this article. "Have you...
Here we go again, unfortunately.

WoW Factor: Speculating on WoW’s next expansion

On August 6th, we now know, we'll be hearing the name and some details on the next World of Warcraft expansion. What we...

The Daily Grind: How much money have you spent on MMOs this month?

I bought EverQuest II's latest expansion yesterday, and along with my SOE Statio... er, my Daybreak All-Access pass and my Star...

Massively Opinionated: Which MMO should never have existed?

In this episode, Larry, Jason, and Brendan debate shocking moments in MMO history -- and the games that should never have been made at all.

Choose My Adventure: Dungeons, soloing, and PvP in FFXIV’s Heavensward

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to week three of Choose My Adventure. If you're tuning in for the first time, allow me to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 account security advice

Veteran MMO players the whole world over can recount at least a second-hand tale of some poor soul opening his or her favourite MMO one...

The Daily Grind: What makes an MMO’s inventory system special?

MMO inventories are often ignored systems unless they're either annoying or exceptional. Some hate the limitations they impose while others appreciate the tough choices...

Global Chat: Do you crave human interaction in MMOs?

I've long been an advocate of "playing alone together" in MMOs. While I enjoy grouping and teaming up to a degree, mostly I want...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 23

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's resignation, Project Gorgon, Guild Wars 2's Tempest, Camelot's tribute, SWTOR's Togrutas, and WildStar's stat overhaul, with a buncha mailbag questions on Marvel Heroes.

Tamriel Infinium: Imperial City revitalizes Elder Scrolls Online’s PvP

I've always found it odd that one of Bethesda's biggest showings at a convention every year is QuakeCon. Elder Scrolls Online, especially, has...
Bree's modded Oblivion game

The Daily Grind: What immersive RPG elements are missing from the modern MMORPG?

This morning's Daily Grind inquisitor is Kickstarter donor Nepentheia, who wonders about the "RPG" in MMORPG: What RPG elements that create a more immersive...

Sword and Bored: Trolling the trolls

KaptainKuddles and DrL0v3 are at it again, but this time Mo and Amilya know how to troll the trolls.
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward at the one-month mark

Heavensward has been out a bit more than a month now if you count the launch of early access as the "real" launch...

The Daily Grind: Do you get other stuff done while playing MMOs?

I listened to an audiobook while playing MMOs this weekend, and frankly I wish I'd thought of this before. Most of the MMOs I play...

EVE Evolved: Fitting Tech 3 Tactical Destroyers as PvP brawlers

The past few months have seen a flood of frequent updates hitting EVE Online, and among them we got a whole new class...
You made it sing, all right.

The Daily Grind: What MMO systems do you consider necessary evils?

I'm disinclined to run pretty much any tabletop game that outright uses character levels as a form of progress, and fortunately for me I...

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