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Perfect Ten: The players you’re likely to meet in MMO hell

We've all met folks in game who leave an unpleasant taste in our mouths for a long time after. With all of the good...
u mad

The Daily Grind: Who’s got the best MMO dragons?

OK, I'll confess that I am so not a dragon guy. I don't get the appeal, I don't find them awe-inspiring, and I roll...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

Choose My Adventure: Broken Ranks is a grim and fascinating bit of RPG gaming

Most of the time when you hear something call itself "grim," "dark," or "grimdark," it often translates into being some 17 year-old's idea of...

The Daily Grind: Should the MMO genre take another stab at esports?

A few years ago, there was a concerted push in the MMO genre to design, amplify, and boost esports, and I don't just mean...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Pokemon Collab was fun, but skipping Halloween wasn’t

I want to be upfront first: I am loving Splatoon 3. Building a bit on my post-release opinion of the game, I think there's a lot...
This should be obvious.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to the first Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.3 live letter

Let me start with the most trivial question possible first: Does Naoki Yoshida have a calendar? He has to, right? Early January 2023 is...
I'm so tired.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best day of the week to launch an MMO update?

A few weeks back, we teased a certain new MMO for launching on a weekend, but in reality, when an MMO launches (or launches...
lol wut

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you hope to see falter and fail specifically?

Let's make something clear here: What we are talking about with today's topic is largely about pettiness. There are plenty of people who have...

The Daily Grind: Should all MMORPGs include guild recruitment boards?

As someone who has made a hobby out of jumping around MMORPGs like Frogger, I've spent more time looking for guilds than I would...
Looking closer.

Wow Factor: Welcome the desert of the real Blizzard

This entire column came about because our team was discussing World of Warcraft at work and I observed something kind of odd: The Dracthyr...

First impressions of Marvel Snap, an addictive mobile card game by Hearthstone’s former director

Feeling the effects of the "superhero movie fatigue syndrome" that's going around these days, I wasn't overly eager to check out Marvel Snap when...

The Daily Grind: How frustrated do you get with MMO delays?

With all of the MMO releases happening this month, I was banking on the rollout of New World's fresh start servers, LOTRO: Before the...

Massively Overthinking: The New World comeback

New World is having a bit of a comeback moment - or is it? Since the launch of Brimstone Sands and the fresh start servers...

Vague Patch Notes: Alas, poor Crowfall, you’re gone now

Dusty dusty, ashy ashy, Crowfall's plane went crashy crashy. Yes, we are now talking about Crowfall very strictly in the past tense. You could...

The Daily Grind: When has an MMO server merge actually benefited you?

I have always tended to be skeptical of server merges. Sure, they're sometimes a necessary portion of any game's life cycle, and I would...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How the Elementalist saved Guild Wars 2 for me

First off, I know I'm not the usual writer for Flameseeker Chronicles, and I'm not ousting Colin or Tina from their spot; in fact,...
This was a television show.

Perfect Ten: 10 metrics to check to gauge MMO success or failure

There are a lot of MMOs out there. How do you know which one of them is the most popular and therefore the best...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you like from studios you don’t?

I go 'round and 'round with this topic from year to year as the studios change and flux, which probably makes sense since I...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Wrapping up Guild Wars 2’s S1 reboot with episode 5, The Battle for Lion’s Arch

It's finally here! The most memorable, most important part of Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 1 story. The moment we've all been waiting...