2021 eoty meta

The Daily Grind: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2021?

Usually at the end of the year, Justin will ask me on the MOP Podcast what my top-played MMOs of the year turned out...
No time to analyze the situation, too much forging ahead making things worse to do!

The Daily Grind: What might be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

In years past, this annual Daily Grind was focused on the next MMO that might go free-to-play, but that's become less and less relevant...

Lawful Neutral: Recapping the MMO industry’s legal dramas, 2021 edition

With meatspace commitments causing no-end of stress and herculean amounts of work for me, Lawful Neutral had a bit of a slow year that...

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

Yeah, this is going to be a hard Daily Grind to write. But there are some MMOs that have lingered so long in testing...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2021 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

Believe it or not, we're finally almost done with our entire lineup of turn-of-the-calendar-year content and recaps and tallies. It's exhausting! But I have...

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2022?

I Kickstarted Book of Travels a few years back, and its early access didn't quite turn out the way I hoped. It's not a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2022?

I'm going to introduce today's Daily Grind by saying upfront I do not know what the answer to this question is. That's because there are...
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2021: Weirdest things Richard Garriott did this year that weren’t his MMO you paid for

Today we're finishing off our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year! Coming in at #1 on our list is... Richard Garriott improving...

A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2021

It's now become a long-running tradition on Massively OP to track science stories that track with online gaming and MMOs - this is our...
Bees, bees, they're everywhere.

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2022?

It's time for another annual tradition: examining Daybreak's prospects. We started back in 2015, when Sony cast off SOE and it was reshaped as...

MassivelyOP’s complete 2021 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, today we're going to recap our annual awards and other meta articles from the...

The Daily Grind: Who told the biggest MMO-related fib of 2021?

I would really like to hear about people other than Bobby Kotick because he's the obvious answer in my book. Since July, we listened to...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2022

For our first official Massively Overthinking of 2022, we're following tradition: We're talking all about our hopes and fears for the genre in the...
It's a tank. Let's be honest with ourselves, tanks basically look the same.

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2021: Weirdest thing MMO gamers did to win a forum argument (twice)

Today we're continuing our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year! Coming in at #2 on our list is... Accidentally leak military secrets......

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2021

This is always one of the most depressing roundups I do around the turn of every year, and this year... well, we lost some...

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2021: It’s (probably) not RICO

We're continuing our traditional countdown of MassivelyOP's weirdest MMORPG stories of the year! Coming in at #3 on our list is... But seriously, who owns Jagex? The...

Leaderboard: What was the best *new* MMO of 2021?

The downside of letting both old and new games be eligible for MMO of the Year is that it's so hard for brand-new MMOs...

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2021

As the year that was 2021 comes to a close -- raise a glass, give a toast, and perhaps think of a few fond...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2021

Longtime readers know that the Daily Grind column on MassivelyOP is basically a morning icebreaker post, something fun or juicy or silly to get...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 354: Catch-up roundtable and state of the site

Justin, Bree, Tyler, and MJ discuss the 2021 MOP awards, Cryptic and PWE, Magic the Gathering Online, Fractured, Legends of Aria, Crowfall, and Book of Travels, with adventures in New World, Astroneer, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Albion Online, Star Wars Galaxies, SWTOR, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, finishing it off with a state of the site recap.