Opinion

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Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...
JUST TELL ME

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of video content for MMO information?

Just yesterday, I noticed that Crowfall had another video Q&A out. (By which I mean it crossed our metaphorical desks as news,...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s new Huttball map

Yesterday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released its latest update called Fame and Fortune. I'm not exactly sure why BioWare called it "Fame...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

Don't be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting...

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us, part one

Season 4 of Guild Wars 2 Living World has been a solid addition to the episodic narrative that drives the game's content development in...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and
Well, we got something right!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s leaks and the seduction of partial information

I'm going to start off with a statement that should be fairly uncontroversial but could be otherwise and refer back to it: At this...

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...

EVE Evolved: The rookie’s guide to fitting ships in EVE Online

The ship fitting system is one of EVE Online's most powerful and useful features, but it comes with a pretty steep learning curve...

The Survivalist: Will ARK Survival Evolved’s Conquest be PvP salvation or ultimately a clustercluck?

If you want to get into ARK: Survival Evolved's PvP scene, aren't willing to deal with the mega tribes and rampant cheating found...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of an MMO guild?

We all come to guilds in different ways. Sometimes we seek them out specifically, sometimes we go through a rigorous application process, and sometimes...
Get thee hence.

Vague Patch Notes: World of Warcraft, math, and making choices ‘interesting’ in MMOs

So if you somehow managed to miss it, let me recap: World of Warcraft's community manager Lore recently gave some feedback on the many...

The Daily Grind: What race or species have you never seen in an MMORPG?

A week or so ago, Justin penned a popular Daily Grind about the non-humanoid races/species that always seem to be relegated to "minority...

The Survivalist: Can ROKH’s transparency help it survive?

Is it too late for ROKH? The Mars-based survival game has definitely been having a rough go of things for a while. And...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on...
We're not counting your game dying as death here.

Perfect Ten: The big book of MMORPG death mechanics

Video games will kill your characters. It's inevitable. I still faintly remember my younger brother's first video game death, when he ran full-tilt into...
Someone thinks this is super neat!

The Daily Grind: Do you have an MMO gaming schedule?

When it comes to trying to figure out how to juggle multiple MMORPGs, I've experimented with many approaches. I've gone with the "whatever I...
LADY YOU'RE SCARING US

Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.

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