Opinion

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Hyperspace Beacon: The importance of pacing in a SWTOR roleplay event

Last time I talked about roleplaying in spite of game mechanics, I didn’t really get a whole lot of comments. I don’t know...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best cosmetics system?

Cosmetics, costumes, transmogrification, appearance tab -- whatever you want to call them, cosmetic systems are a big deal in MMORPGs in 2016. While you...
'Problem' is not a synonym for 'thing I personally don't like.'

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s silent design plans

I do not envy the team behind Final Fantasy XIV in some respects. In many ways, the game is the poster child for...

The Daily Grind: What’s the age range of the people in the MMORPGs you play?

This morning's Daily Grind arrives from Massively OP reader camelotcrusade, who asks you to take a long look at the ages of the people...

EVE Evolved: Why you should participate in EVE’s Project Discovery

Back at EVE Vegas 2015, CCP Games unveiled an ambitious project that aimed to involve EVE Online players in some really exciting scientific research...
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The Daily Grind: Would you play an underwater MMO?

There are a lot of very well-established pop cultural ideas that haven't seen much adaptation into the MMO space; we've never had a real...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Are MMO communities real or fake?

We've come a long way in our discussion of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best character creation process?

I don't know about you, but I love a great character creation segment before getting into any RPG or MMORPG. Don't rush me; let...
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why MMORPG studios don’t just reboot their games

Last Friday's WildStar news made me sad. I'm sad because there are two games at war within that title. One of them is...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best armor design?

Face it: If MMOs only had our characters wearing paper bags as outfits, there would still be some of us in the community debating...

Massively Overthinking: The future of Daybreak

This week's Massively Overthinking topic revolves around the EverQuest Next cancellation, of course. MOP Patron Roger sent us 11 (!) questions to...

EverQuesting: Let EverQuest Next live on in Landmark

Well, then. When it rains, it pours. After a lengthy drought of EverQuest Next and Landmark news, we finally got some. And not...
But robots.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs have your commitment?

I saw two reactions to last Friday's WildStar news. The first was people loudly proclaiming that the game was dead and that they...

Global Chat: ARK invents new types of griefing

Just when you thought you've seen every type of online griefing known to man, here comes another. In An Age grouses about how...

Desert Nomad: Diving deep into Black Desert’s cash shop

Hello, friends, and welcome back to Desert Nomad. This week, I'd like to take the opportunity to talk about a subject that has...

The Daily Grind: Would you play an Indiana Jones MMORPG?

Disney confirmed yesterday that the Indiana Jones franchise is getting a new entry. Starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg, Indy 5...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 55: Black Friday fallout

Justin and Bree take on EverQuest Next's cancellation, WildStar's layoffs, the future of the EverQuest franchise, and the state of the genre.

Hyperspace Beacon: Should you resub for SWTOR: Disavowed?

Hello, friends. I hope you don’t mind my calling you that. I do respect my readers. Thankfully, most of you are rational and thoughtful....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has grown the best over time?

In my opinion, a good MMO expansion doesn't just pile on new features but genuinely enhances and organically blends in with the established game...

Global Chat: The death of EverQuest Next

There are some MMO industry events that, when they occur, spark a wildfire of blog posts across the community. This past week's announcement by...

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