Opinion

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The Daily Grind: Do MMOs need to slow down?

If you look back at the early years of MMORPGs, nearly everything was slow, ponderous, and took gobs of time. Travel took time. Combat...

Battle Bards Episode 133: Star Citizen

The sparkling majesty of space beckons to the hearts of the Battle Bards — and up there they discover the Star Citizen soundtrack! In...

So-called gaming addiction and Fortnite myopia aren’t just a problem for The Children

If you're over that whole lockbox politics thing, you can always fall back on the moral panic that's gripping parents and teachers instead: video...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
dang

The Daily Grind: Are you doing anything for WildStar’s sign-off?

Today is the day we say goodbye to WildStar for good, something that I am profoundly sorry to see happen. This was a game...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 198: Manatee… in… spaaace!

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, LOTRO, Fallout 76, Star Citizen, H1Z1, City of Heroes, Elite Dangerous, Legends of Aria, and computer upgrades.

EVE Evolved: Where can EVE Online go from here?

Ask a hundred EVE Online players when the game was at its best and you'll get a hundred different answers. For some older...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you saw something truly heartwarming in an MMORPG?

A few weeks ago, my husband found himself in a bit of a reorienting Overwatch match. There was a young kid on chat sounding super...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Making proper predictions about Final Fantasy XIV’s next jobs

Now that we're done poking holes in bad logic, it's time to actually get down to brass tacks of predicting the next jobs for...

The Daily Grind: What would you do if you had godmode in your favorite MMO?

Over the holiday, one of the many amusing bug stories following Fallout 76 around was the tale of the girl who got...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...
Not this.

The Daily Grind: How do people misunderstand your favorite MMOs?

A couple of weeks ago, I had a column in which I opined that younger me thought of Ultima Online as a place for...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO NPC do you hate with an undying passion?

Sara Oakheart. Let me tell you about Sara Oakheart. If you haven't ever played Lord of the Rings Online, you wouldn't have a...
Yes, this is ready.

Betawatch: Legends of Aria has a free stress test

I can't speak for anyone else, but whenever I see something advertising a stress test, I just shrug and say that I've already got...
Tell me lies

Vague Patch Notes: Accessibility vs. relevance in MMORPGs

You know that old chestnut about how the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist? The greatest trick...

The Daily Grind: Do you think seasonal play in online games is worth the absurdity?

If you didn't catch the Diablo-themed Penny Arcade comic from a week or two ago, you should. Instead of taking the low road...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO things we’re grateful for

Call it sappy, but I'm gonna stop joking about turkey and emptying my wallet on Steam for a sec for tonight's Overthinking. It's Thanksgiving, and we've got some thanking to do.

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