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Massively Overthinking: Solving the MMO gear obsolescence problem

Last weekend, Amazon told players in a New World Discord Q&A that the expansion still on the way will essentially nullify existing gear to...
wait what

WoW Factor: Tarisland and the cargo cult of World of Warcraft

We've all made jokes about Tarisland being "we have World of Warcraft at home." That's just a fun thing to make jokes about, and...
Looking out.

The Daily Grind: What’s your longest stretch between the launch of an MMO you love and your first time playing?

It'd be easy to pretend that my job is the reason I tend to try most new MMOs that will eventually become favorites pretty...
Doom approaches.

Casually Classic: Six problems Blizzard has to solve for WoW Classic’s official hardcore mode

Hey, look at that: Blizzard's going and making Hardcore Classic an official thing. As well it should, considering how this community-driven ruleset's been the...

The Daily Grind: How can Elder Scrolls Online become exciting again?

In almost all of the dialogues I have with people about Elder Scrolls Online, I keep hearing the same things: It's a well-done game...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brings paradox elephants across worlds

There are apparently still more 'mon to be had in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We're a bit late with Chestnaught, but it'll be returning...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 422: Two Lord of the Rings MMOs to rule them all

Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's new LOTR MMO (again), LOTRO's King's Gondor, WoW's Fractured in Time, official WoW Classic hardcore, Diablo IV, FFXIV, and financials for NCsoft, Square, and Pearl Abyss, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, and SWG Legends.

Fight or Kite: Star Realms just might be the perfect blend of deckbuilder and dueler

While I was away on a trip over the last few weeks, I was able to play Star Realms, a deckbuilder that I expected...

Choose My Adventure: Sludging through the Saltmarsh of Dungeons and Dragons Online

This week's Choose My Adventure episode was all about heading to a new-to-me area in Dungeons and Dragons Online: Saltmarsh. Trust me, it would...

The Daily Grind: When was the best time to be a fan of World of Warcraft?

Last week, an influencer tweeted out that "there's never been a better time to be a fan of World of Warcraft." I'm not going...
He's got a goal, bez.

Wisdom of Nym: Looking ahead to Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne

It's almost here! Yes, I know, we have a little longer until Final Fantasy XIV's next patch properly arrives for the game since it's...

The Daily Grind: When has an ‘improvement’ in an MMO made it much worse?

I haven't taken any German since college, but I did recently learn a new word: verschlimmbesserung, which essentially translates to "disimprovement" - specifically, an...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the name that bugs you the most?

I get weirdly irritated by certain MMO names. It bugs me when games that do not have offline installments feel the need to specify...

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online’s Fate of Gundabad

When Lord of the Rings Online released Mines of Moria in November 2008, the expansion became one of the most amusedly divisive in the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO would make the best band name?

Quick, while my editor is asleep, I'm going to slip this into the queue! Let's see if we can get the comments to 100+...

Global Chat: How do you play older MMOs?

It's always a challenge -- sometimes an insurmountable one -- when you jump into older MMORPGs after being conditioned by modern experiences. To help...

Some Assembly Required: Red Dead roleplay servers succeed where Red Dead Online failed

One of my all-time favorite single-player game experiences was Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. The underserved Western genre is beautifully realized in this open-world...
There was so much potential.

Design Mockument: Let’s bring back WildStar, only good this time

The other night, a couple of us were talking in work chat about missing WildStar. I also miss WildStar... or more accurately, I miss...

The Daily Grind: Has there ever been an MMO that over time morphed into a game you no longer love?

The temptation with a title like that is to talk about World of Warcraft slowly and inexorably doubling-down on its least fun content year...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your monthly MMO budget?

Unless you are fabulously wealthy, you probably maintain some sort of budget for your discretionary expenses, and if MMOs had their way, they'd claim...