Opinion

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Perfect Ten: Weirdly specific quests we keep encountering in MMOs

You know how you wince whenever you think of typing /played into your MMO and realize just how many hours you've given to a...

Ask Mo: If Star Wars Galaxies is so smart, why ain’t it rich?

Star Wars Galaxies would have been 12 years old this week, had it lived a day past Star Wars: The Old Republic....

The Daily Grind: Do you read MMO dev blogs?

I read a lot of dev blogs. It kind of goes with the territory, since part of this job entails picking through studio press...

Leaderboard: Which Wargaming title is your favorite?

World of Tanks never interested me much. World of Warplanes nailed the subject matter but unfortunately it didn't meet my expectations for an aerial...

Massively Opinionated: What is the biggest PR mistake an MMO’s ever made?

In this episode, Larry, Mike, Tina, and Cosmic Engine debate MMO PR blunders, bad cash shops, and drastic patches.

Marvel Heroics: How to get the most for free in Marvel Heroes

One of the questions that I received after my debut Marvel Heroes column was, "Can you explain how to play this game for...

The Daily Grind: What’s the prettiest MMO?

Judging video game eye candy is one of the most subjective activities in our hobby, is it not? Everyone has a different standard (and...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 19

Justin and MJ discuss Marvel Heroes, The Secret World, Ark: Survival Evolved, ArcheAge, and tons of news from E3 on Guild Wars 2's expansion, FFXIV's Heavensward, SWTOR's expansion, Shroud of the Avatar, Torchlight Mobile, and more.

Tamriel Infinium: The restoration of Elder Scrolls Online’s Orsinium

Bethesda, the parent company of ZeniMax Online studios, had an amazing showing at E3 this year, but unfortunately, no one from...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best way to boost MMO populations?

An anonymous Kickstarter donor pinged us with this question for this morning's Daily Grind: With the breadth of niche MMOs available, how will companies...

Sword and Bored: Teleport

Mo's companion demonstrates the proper way to deal with AFK grinders in their MMO.
Sorry I'm late, but you know I can't log in for about two hours.

Wisdom of Nym: The highs and lows of Final Fantasy XIV’s early access

Thursday was a long day. So was Friday, but in very different ways. Playing Final Fantasy XIV over the past few days has been...

The Daily Grind: Are there any survival sandbox features you’d like to see in MMORPGs?

I've been playing a lot of ARK: Survival Evolved lately. It's certainly not an MMO, just judging by player count, but it has...

E3 2015: Life is Feudal isn’t just another gankbox

I'm standing with my PR contact at the Life is Feudal booth when suddenly a guy with a thick Russian accent walks up...

Guild Chat: Taking down the dominant guild leader

Welcome along to Guild Chat, our comfy place for discussing all your guild dramas in a fun, frank, and empathetic way. You know...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...
You're a liar, Future Me! A wonderful liar.

WRUP: Early access maybe edition

This week, no one will exactly be surprised to learn that I'm playing Final Fantasy XIV's early access weekend. Or trying to, anyway,...

The Daily Grind: Are MOBAs destined for a Great Crash?

Make no mistake, even with the recent launch of Heroes of the Storm, MOBAs are crashing and burning all over the place these...
This is my surprised face.

E3 2015: The Division’s Dark Zone demo does the game no favors

After covering the development of Ubisoft's The Division since 2013, I finally got my hands on the game itself -- and its...

Punching dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved

Five minutes after I logged into ARK: Survival Evolved, I punched a fish. A few moments later, I punched a tree. Shortly thereafter,...

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