Opinion

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Wisdom of Nym: The roots of Final Fantasy XIV’s awful housing problem aren’t clear

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Let's start with a simple sentiment that I think absolutely everyone can get behind. However solid the underlying mechanics for decorating houses may be,...

Choose My Adventure: A slow, steady, and informational search for Artemis in No Man’s Sky

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I think I appreciate why last week’s voting had me follow the Artemis path, as this past week felt a bit like more tutorial...

The Daily Grind: What ‘lost’ content from your favorite MMO do you wish would be restored?

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A while back, YouTuber Wooden Potatoes did a video invoking the "Guild Wars 2 graveyard" of lost profession skills. I... love stuff like...

Why I Play: Exploring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play game

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A few weeks back, the Massively OP staff discussed, among other things, whether World of Warcraft's leveling revamp coupled with its continued...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite crowd control class in MMORPGs?

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I know that crowd controllers as a standalone class have long since fallen out of fashion - most MMORPG players don't even remember when...
Still struggling.

Jukebox Heroes: The best of EverQuest’s MIDI soundtrack

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I've always felt that MIDI tunes were to computers what chiptunes were to 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Before storage media expanded and technology increased...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMO quests you refuse to do?

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Today's Daily Grind comes to us courtesy of MOP's Carlo, who is really not about this one quest in Black Desert. "So I'm questing...

Battle Bards Episode 180: Moonlight Blade

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While Moonlight Blade is not yet a known quantity over here in the west, its soundtrack has gone before it and landed right...

LOTRO Legendarium: How to make Lord of the Rings Online Classic work

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Twice now this year we have heard from Standing Stone Games' Jeff Libby that, no, a hypothetical LOTRO Classic isn't in the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best playable cat race?

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Despite the very real evidence that a feline lurks somewhere in my home, I am not what you would call a cat person. I...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Ego, philosophy, and learning the right lessons in MMOs

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Picture the scene, if you will. The year is 2006, and I am working in a library with a number of people whom I...

The Daily Grind: What MMO really shouldn’t attempt a classic server?

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Back in August, Standing Stone Games told players to stop trying to make a classic Lord of the Rings Online server happen. It...

Massively Overthinking: Does early access kill an MMO’s buzz?

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A while back on the Massively OP Podcast, Justin and I were flipping through Steamcharts checking in on Torchlight III, and we...
As in close your mouth and stop talking.

Vague Patch Notes: Managing the MMO message, volume two: How to shut up

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It wasn't so long ago that we talked about managing the message when it comes to fans and the like, but today I...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst mount in all of MMO land?

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During the MOP Podcast at the top of September, Justin and I answered a fun question from Aldristravan about terrible MMO mounts. It turned...

The Daily Grind: What does your gaming space look like?

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Oh, I'd love to have rocket recliners and popcorn dispensers at hand, but the truth is that my gaming space is pretty tame. I...

Pokemon GO’s Battle League Season 5 easing the ladder, adding more options

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Tired of all the Pokemon Go updates that Niantic is constantly pushing out? Too bad for us, as there's another en route:...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 295: Reveals and roadmaps

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic and Shadowlands, Blizzard's Q3, The Wagadu Chronicles, EverQuest II, and Elyon, with a Daily Grind Blitz and a pair of mailbag voicemails on starting out in WoW and subbing to MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: Exploring a new world and new bugs in No Man’s Sky

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My goodness how things have changed. I have had a brief peek at No Man's Sky once before, but only the barest peeks, so...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about character boosting in MMOs?

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To clarify right off the bat, I don't meant elo boosting as in MOBAs; I mean using character boosts, either paid or otherwise, in...

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