Opinion

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The Daily Grind: Is an MMORPG still an MMORPG without gear progression?

A Massively OP commenter recently opined that "without gear progression, is a MOBA not an MMORPG," and I would really love to...

Massively Overthinking: Is IP-blocking in online games a necessary evil?

This past week, news about Black Desert's IP blocking has reminded me once again how IP-blocking, region-locking, and the resulting isolated MMO communities...

Chaos Theory: How my walk in The Park gave me hope for The Secret World

In the beginning, there was surprise. Funcom is making a single-player experience based on The Secret World?! After a few seconds that...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How playing MMOs can make you a better person

I like to think that I'm a better person now than I was when I first loaded up Final Fantasy XI. That's how...

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

I'm back in Lord of the Rings Online this week, and though I'm still working my way through western Gondor at the moment,...

Ask Mo: The absurd advantages of MMO guilds

A Massively OP reader named Ohnix recently sent us a question just perfect for Ask Mo. Let's debate guilds! I play EverQuest II...

The Daily Grind: What do you look for in a sandbox MMO?

Sandbox lovers must be in heaven lately with so many new choices arising in MMO circles. It seems as though most of the newer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 38: BlizzCon strikes back

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon -- WoW, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and the rest -- as well as NCsoft's Q3 and Funcom's reprieve, plus a mailbag question on cosmetic mounts.

Marvel Heroics: The joys of pet ownership

I've always been a sucker for vanity pets in MMOs. It's not just the layer of customization and ownership pride that lugging along one...

The Daily Grind: Did BlizzCon make you want to resub to WoW?

It's a running joke among MMO players that BlizzCon is bad for our wallets, not because we overindulge in murloc plushies but because...
Dungeons!

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.1 notes

There are a lot of things that I really like about Final Fantasy XIV, a fact that should come as a surprise to...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you played the most?

I updated Lord of the Rings Online over the weekend, and as I was looking at the game in my Steam list, I...

Guild Chat: Wrestling with guild permissions and controlling leaders

Pull up a pew and get comfortable, dear readers: It's time for another advice-filled installment of Guild Chat, my own little corner of...
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The Daily Grind: Did BlizzCon deliver on your expectations?

It's not exactly a stretch to say that Blizzard Entertainment casts a long shadow over the field of online gaming. World of...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about solo boss fights in MMOs?

I've been having a blast going through Star Wars: The Old Republic's new expansion, soaking in all of the great story beats and...

MMO Burnout: The Crew

I broke down and bought The Crew on PC, mostly because it was briefly on sale for 13 bucks. I'd been meaning to...

The Daily Grind: What are your hopes for BlizzCon 2015?

BlizzCon 2015 begins later today, and I have to admit that I'm nervous. Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Heroes of the...

Massively Overthinking: What to do when your MMO grows stale

Earlier this year, Kotaku ran a piece on how to make your favorite games feel new again once they've gotten a bit stale....

Massively OP Podcast Epsiode 37: Heart of Thorns chat

Justin and Tina team up for a special Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns podcast episode.
When it comes.

WoW Factor: What WoW Legion needs from BlizzCon

It's go time tomorrow: BlizzCon is almost here, and I'm going to be liveblogging my way through most of the event. And boy, it's coming...

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