Opinion

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EVE Evolved: It’s never too late to start playing EVE

Any time an in-depth discussion pops up about EVE Online, it's never long before someone pipes up with the complaint that new players...
Great old.

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you ‘finish’ your main MMO goals?

There's a sense of satisfaction when you wrap up a big set of goals. You're downed the last boss of the last raid tier...

The Daily Grind: What was your last encounter with an MMO gamemaster like?

MMORPG game masters may be the unsung heroes of the industry. While developers get all of the spotlight and community managers the attention, the...

Leaderboard: What Blade & Soul class will you play?

I'm getting pretty excited for Blade & Soul, but I really have no idea what class I'm going to play at this point....
Oh boy, not ready.

WoW Factor: Draenor’s imminent content drought

We know that Hellfire Citadel is going to be the last raid in World of Warcraft's current expansion. We know that the expansion...

The Soapbox: Star Citizen is still worth the wait

Wow, it's Star Citizen and Derek Smart in the same post! OK, now that I've stopped laughing (again), you can call me...

The Daily Grind: Is the age of mobile over before mobile MMOs even got started?

In analyzing survey responses returned from more than 250 developers this year, the organizers of GDC Europe did everything but declare mobile dead. "

Massively Overthinking: The MMO innovation we long for (or do we?)

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor BigMikeyOcho, who wants to talk innovation: "Sometimes when I play MMOs, I get the feeling that...

Perfect Ten: Ten lessons I learned as an MMO healer

Back in my World of Warcraft and RIFT days, I spent an awful lot of time in dungeon runs as a healer....

The Daily Grind: Do you recommend Destiny?

I've been eyeballing Destiny lately, even before that shiny PS4 announcement and even though I was underwhelmed when I played the game...

Massively Opinionated: Which MMO payment model is the best?

In this special podcastish episode, Larry, Justin, MJ, and Bree debate genre definitions, business models, and building the perfect MMO.

Marvel Heroics: Ten Marvel Heroes resources to bring you from zero to hero

Before a few months ago, the time that I spent in Marvel Heroes was largely uninformed and aimless. I figured it was just...

The Daily Grind: What keeps you from crafting in MMOs?

To this day, I've really only been a "crafter" in a small handful of MMOs: Fallen Earth, World of Warcraft, and

Tamriel Infinium: Why I believe Elder Scrolls Online’s Veteran Ranks are here to stay

I am forever on the fence about gated content. One day I'll find myself championing the idea that veteran, loyal players should have access to...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best storyline in an MMO?

Story is a polarizing word to MMO players: Either you love it or hate it, or maybe you just think it stinks or isn't...

Sword and Bored: Nerfs

Mo falls asleep and awakens to some unexpected patch changes. Farming goblins will never be the same.
Gambler.

Wisdom of Nym: The leveling dungeons of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV takes you on quite a ride on the way to level 60. There are indisputably fewer dungeons than there are...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most addictive collection minigame you’ve played?

I've been playing a lot of Assassin's Creed: Rogue here lately, and while it's certainly no MMO, it has managed to remind me of...

MMO Mechanics: Four inspiring indie developments worth watching

The MMO genre has immense sticking power in terms of tenure, staying relevant to players for decades despite such fluid and rapid development in...
Kind of taking a drubbing here, Tyria. I'm sorry.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO grind you’ve experienced?

There was a certain level band in World of Warcraft where my wife and I just resigned ourselves to a lack of useful...

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