2018 eoty meta

The Daily Grind: What was the most innovative MMO of 2018?

To balance out our traditional Daily Grind on MMOs that contribute to the death of the genre, it seems only fitting to do one...

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2019?

Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of developers, we began...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2019?

2018 was an odd year for MMO monetization. Oh sure, we saw Star Citizen offer things like $27,000 ship packages, but obviously most people...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when it's...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs to watch in 2018

Love it or hate it, MMOs are going mobile in ever-increasing numbers. Last year saw a crop of acclaimed titles making their way to...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2018

While we lost several painful MMOs in 2016 and 2015, 2017 was noticeable chiefly because we lost a large number of small MMOs, perhaps signalling a...

The best Massively OP MMO community polls of 2018

Polls are a quantitative sort of magic that we don’t often get from our other articles - at least when they aren’t being brigaded...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio told the biggest fib in 2018?

It would be so awesome if I could come to work every day and know that everything developers say is absolutely truthful and no...
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A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2018

Last year, we started a new end-of-the-year tradition: a recap of all the legal and political dramas that have affected the MMO genre over...

The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing the MMORPG genre in 2018?

So here's a fun-slash-depressing annual Daily Grind we've been running for the past few years thanks to DK, who originally proposed it. The knee-jerk answer,...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's regular recap of what's going on in crowdfunded MMOs, which we do specifically...

Massively OP’s complete 2018 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 - it's becoming a real tradition here! - today I'm going to recap our annual awards and...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating in 2019?

I always have a ridiculously long list of MMOs I'm anticipating every year. In fact, we usually write our list of anticipated games several...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2019

This week, for our first Massively Overthinking of 2019, I’ve asked the Massively OP writers to share their gaming resolutions or their basic MMO goals for the year. Won't you join us?

Leaderboard: What was the best new MMO of 2018?

Last week, we announced our award for MMO of the Year; it once again went to Final Fantasy XIV. You might notice that XIV...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s year-end report card for 2018

Every year, I place Star Wars: The Old Republic on a scale and weigh it against the Bartle Taxonomy, giving the different aspects letter...

The Daily Grind: What MMO has the brightest future looking into 2019?

One of the most popular roundups we do every single year is about the healthiest MMORPGs in the genre. I love it because it...

MMO Year in Review: Daybreak gonna Daybreak (December 2018)

We've been taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey as we head into...