a realm reborn

A Realm Reborn is the subtitle of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2013 reboot.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

One Shots: An epic year

Every one of us deserves to look and feel a bit epic from time to time in MMORPGs, even if it's all in our...
This guy.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about console porting and addressing older parts of the title

If you've ever thought that Final Fantasy XIV's earlier main scenario and quests don't really reflect the game's overall quality, you should know...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...

Jukebox Heroes: The Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack that disappeared

First there was the initial release of Final Fantasy XIV. Everyone generally agreed that this was a bad idea, and so it was...
With a bullet.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Michael-Christopher Koji Fox talks about working on A Realm Reborn

There are lots of people who know what it's like to work on a game that is not going to be very good. There...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

Global Chat: Learning from Master X Master

We've certainly remarked several times on Massively OP how much like an MMO Master X Master is, even though it firmly checks the...

Perfect Ten: The final minutes of beloved MMORPGs

"This is how the world ends," T S Eliot wrote in his famous poem, "not with a bang, but with a whimper." That might well...

Perfect Ten: Most notable console MMORPGs to date

It used to be that hunting for a console MMORPG was one of the most fruitless endeavors known to gamers. The PC was where...

The Realm’s creator wants to remake this 20-year-old MMO

MMO veterans might be familiar with The Realm (also known as The Realm Online), which was one of the first class of graphical...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO with the brightest future

Imagine you have a friend who wants to play an MMO but doesn't want to get involved in a game that's in decline or...

The MOP Up: A look behind A Realm Reborn (December 27, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

The Stream Team: Returning to Final Fantasy XIV

In honor of the anniversary of the original release of FFXIV (before A Realm Reborn), MassivelyOP's MJ is delving back into the beautiful lands...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV

We used to do a column called Why I Play on Massively-that-was, and while I didn't originally plan on rezzing it here today, I did...

Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...

The Soapbox: These three MMOs deserve a do-over

Wouldn't it be cool if every MMORPG that failed to reach its potential were granted some sort of do-over? We've seen it happen once, with...

Global Chat: Do you crave human interaction in MMOs?

I've long been an advocate of "playing alone together" in MMOs. While I enjoy grouping and teaming up to a degree, mostly I want...

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