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That's not a doll, guy.

Final Fantasy XI will hold a press conference on the future, but what will it say?

Final Fantasy XI feels a bit neglected with all of the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's expansion, doesn't it? That's probably part...

The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need mounts?

Let me stop you right there: Yes, I know that Guild Wars 2 kinda has mounts. It has a ridable broom and...

Sword and Bored: Health buff

Mo gets a bright idea when he realizes that MMORPG food inexplicably restores health -- and lots of it.
Scaaaaaaaary.

Wisdom of Nym: The end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2.X cycle

The last part of Final Fantasy XIV's pre-expansion storyline is going live on March 31st. That's about two weeks away. And while you'll...
Ascent the Space Game

The Daily Grind: Which MMO was better than you expected?

I've been dabbling in Ascent: The Space Game here lately, even though I keep telling myself that I'm done with early access titles....

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

I'm delighted to resurrect the column that brought me to Massively-that-was, MMO Mechanics, for the ravenous readers of MOP. The column...

The Daily Grind: What’s Funcom’s secret project?

When Funcom's Joel Bylos casually announced this week that he was moving on from his role as game director of The...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten more facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you several stories from EverQuest veterans about what life in the game was like back...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time an MMO made you laugh?

There are few things that I love more in gaming than to have a genuine laugh-out-loud moment. Maybe something silly and stupid happens in...
Lost Continent - ArcheAge hero tractor

Lost Continent: In which we race ArcheAge tractors for money

So ArcheAge got five additional levels and a dungeon called The Library this week. To which I say, whoop-tee-funking-doo! Don't get me wrong...

The Daily Grind: What constitutes an ‘action combat MMO’?

In the course of organizing MOP's new tag database, I found myself looking for input on games to include in the "action combat" tab. I had...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The Guild Wars 2 legacy

Flameseeker Chronicles is back, now under new management! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to write the fortnightly column about all...
ESO patcher

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst patcher?

I went to patch my Elder Scrolls Online install yesterday. In and of itself, that's not really news. Fifteen hours later, though, it's...
Oh dang.

Leaderboard: Heavensward vs. Heart of Thorns

Two big MMO expansions are on tap this year, and you know what that means, right? Yep, Massively OP is going to pit them...

Choose My Adventure: Diablo of Exile

This month's Choose My Adventure is like no Choose My Adventure that has come before. Instead of deep-diving one game for four...

The Daily Grind: Is Shroud of the Avatar destined to be an underrated MMO?

One conversation that I've seen echoed a few times is how strange it is that Shroud of the Avatar has been running such...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

We'll begin today's tour of community articles by touching on a rather somber (yet uplifting) note. Pixelkin wrote a great piece on how...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained's alpha, RIFT's anniversary, the Daybreak/Storybricks saga, Elder Scrolls Online update 6, FFXIV's Heavensward, Marvel Heroes, and SWGemu, with mailbag questions on new journalism and isometric MMOs.

Tamriel Infinium: Dealing Elder Scrolls Online justice

When The Elder Scrolls Online launched, many people had high expectations for the game. Of course, given the number of people who loved...

The Daily Grind: If your MMO were a movie, who would play your main character?

Massively Overpowered community, today I present you with the best road trip game ever: the who-should-play-what-character-from-a-beloved-book game. Only I'm not asking about a book;...

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