Opinion

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Wisdom of Nym: Continuing new in Final Fantasy XIV

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All right. The end of last week's column did not, in fact, finish starting new in Final Fantasy XIV. It brought you up to...

The Daily Grind: Are you still on board with EverQuest Next?

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The Daybreak buy-out. Mass layoffs. No more Storybricks. And it might not even be free-to-play! There are plenty of reasons to go all Chicken Little...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: The Iron Docks and the bare level cap

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I really didn't want Massively Overpowered's inaugural column about World of Warcraft to focus on the negatives. But I can't in good conscience ignore the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best game-within-a-game in the MMO space?

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Jef and I were talking this past weekend about something Star Wars Galaxies got really, really right: the Jump to Lightspeed expansion, which brought...

EVE Evolved: Exploring EVE’s ‘new opportunities’

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This week saw the first concrete reveal of EVE Online's potentially revolutionary new Opportunities system, which promises to replace the current tutorial with a...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

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A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun Bard-like...

LOTRO Legendarium: What can we expect from Mordor?

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Welcome to LOTRO Legendarium, the continuation of my old Road to Mordor column from Massively. Why the name change? First, I never got to...

The Daily Grind: Are you with or behind the player curve?

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There's one unfortunate fallout to taking an extended leave from an MMO: You quickly fall behind the curve. As patches and expansions and changes...

Working As Intended: ‘Multiplex monotony’ and the death of the mid-budget MMORPG

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Back in December, film editor and author Jason Bailey wrote a piece on Flavorwire called How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation...
Any Kill Bill references you want to make here may or may not be apropos. It's a fine line.

The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

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I'm sure this won't serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I've been thinking a lot about the future of WildStar...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs for duoing

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A Massively Overpowered reader by the name of DaBruuzer posed a great question to the team, one I thought we'd have a better time answering as...

The Daily Grind: How do you rate Guild Wars 2’s season 2?

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As I write this, I'm almost finished with the second season of Guild Wars 2's vaunted living story. Without any specific spoilers, I have...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s tavern tunes

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One of my favorite aspects of World of Warcraft's soundtrack is its devotion to giving the in-game taverns catchy and cozy tunes. I always...

Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable?

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Are you over the Daybreak Game Company layoffs shock yet? Nope, neither am I. But my shock is compounded by dread over the fate of the...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: Do you have more time or money for games?

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I'm told that time is money, but the exchange rate is not universal. There are people whose time is, apparently, worth more than my...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 2

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Justin and Bree discuss The Secret World, Daybreak's layoffs, Crowfall's B2P model, WildStar, Nexon vs. NCsoft, SWTOR 3.1, and Elder Scrolls Online's B2P relaunch, with mailbag questions on SWG's PvP system and traditional MMOs.

Hyperspace Beacon: Eight reasons to return to SWTOR

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In the midst of this rebirth of Massively, I found myself suddenly placed in charge of my Star Wars: The Old Republic guild. We are on...

The Daily Grind: Do you see hate speech in your MMO?

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The other day one of our readers, Joe F., pointed us at a conversation between Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman and an ArcheAge customer...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Starting new in Final Fantasy XIV

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Starting out fresh in Final Fantasy XIV can be pretty intimidating, I freely admit. I find it all old hat at this point, but...
Not actually my character.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO character for PvP?

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I've been spending my gaming time lately PvPing in Guild Wars 2 in an attempt to reinkindle my old obsession with World of Warcraft battleground-style...

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