Opinion

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Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable?

Are you over the Daybreak Game Company layoffs shock yet? Nope, neither am I. But my shock is compounded by dread over the fate of...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: Do you have more time or money for games?

I'm told that time is money, but the exchange rate is not universal. There are people whose time is, apparently, worth more than my...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 2

Justin and Bree discuss The Secret World, Daybreak's layoffs, Crowfall's B2P model, WildStar, Nexon vs. NCsoft, SWTOR 3.1, and Elder Scrolls Online's B2P relaunch, with mailbag questions on SWG's PvP system and traditional MMOs.

Hyperspace Beacon: Eight reasons to return to SWTOR

In the midst of this rebirth of Massively, I found myself suddenly placed in charge of my Star Wars: The Old Republic guild....

The Daily Grind: Do you see hate speech in your MMO?

The other day one of our readers, Joe F., pointed us at a conversation between Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman and an...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Starting new in Final Fantasy XIV

Starting out fresh in Final Fantasy XIV can be pretty intimidating, I freely admit. I find it all old hat at this point,...
Not actually my character.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO character for PvP?

I've been spending my gaming time lately PvPing in Guild Wars 2 in an attempt to reinkindle my old obsession with World of...

The Soapbox: The crowdfunding conundrum

As I type this, Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign sits comfortably at $54,323. We hit our initial $50k funding goal in roughly 48...

The Soapbox: It’s the little things that make an MMO special

In the years that I've been playing and covering MMOs, I've noticed that there are two distinct phases when it comes to introducing a...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite winter zone?

In the northern parts of the US, we are currently in the grips of a particularly brutal winter. Snow, ice, frostbite, polar bear attacks,...

EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

It's been quite a week! And not just for Massively Overpowered. Right as our original site was sunsetting, SOE announced that it was bought...
Stepping back across time.

The Daily Grind: Do you find some MMOs more relaxing to play solo?

You know, folks, I am all about getting my dungeon ride on in Final Fantasy XIV. I'm a roleplayer, to boot. I like...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMO pet classes

Most folks have certain class traits that appeal to them. Some love being that long-range archer sniper, while others get juiced on the feeling of...

The Daily Grind: Do MMO players actually want social media integration?

World of Warcraft's upcoming publish, we learned this week, will boast Twitter integration. Welcome, WoW, to the year 2011 when we were already complaining about...

The Soapbox: Facing an industry of change

Right now I believe that we are on a threshold of change in the MMO industry, and it feels a little uncertain and a...
Thanks for giving me things in response to taking things!

The Daily Grind: What do you think about Daybreak Game Company?

You know, for some reason we didn't have a whole lot of discussion about the Sony Online Entertainment buyout and name change when...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV endures

Don't call it a comeback; I've been here for years. Last week, I wrote a farewell, and I wasn't happy to be doing so. I...

The Daily Grind: What’s your one wish for Massively Overpowered?

Just over two weeks ago, I found out that Massively.com was being shuttered along with the rest of the Joystiq network. It's been a...

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