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Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPGs of all time, 2021 edition

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Five years ago this week - back in 2016 - the MOP team and readers did an epic Massively Overthinking picking out their top...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite type of MMORPG raid?

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Raiding is one of those very simple MMO concepts that has somehow become a contentious one in the broader discourse. A "raid" in MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

Massively Overthinking: The terrible hot-mess MMOs we have fun in anyway

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Every time we cover Hellgate London - and let's be honest, it's a lot since the game comes back from the dead at least...

The Soapbox: Would Asheron’s Call make a good battle royale game?

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With the recent announcement of Crayta coming to PCs, I was reminded of some discussions on the Asheron's Call subreddit about making a battle royale fan...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The mechanics

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Just based on lore alone, WB Games should make a new Asheron's Call game. As I argued last time, AC has the qualities of an underutilized...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The lore

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So we recently brought up how Asheron's Call 2 died twice during the winter seasons, with the second one being a double funeral with the original...

Asheron’s Call 2 died 17 years ago, then came back, then died again, and here we are

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On December 30th, 2005, Asheron's Call 2 was shut down - the first time. That was 15 years ago. And then, without warning, seven...
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

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Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

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It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to launch....

Re-examining Asheron’s Call’s Shard of the Herald event on its first deathiversary

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Although the Asheron's Call series has now been dead for exactly one year today, it's far from forgotten by fans. It was admittedly a cult classic, and...
And sometimes, it's all about winning.

Massively Overthinking: Three-way RvR and ‘fair’ PvP in modern MMOs

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MOP reader Sally Bowls is on a roll with the good questions lately! She lobbed us one this past weekend that seems a good...
Oh jeez.

Recapping the Asheron’s Call sunsets

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Just before Christmas, we learned the sad news that Turbine would not be transferring Asheron's Call and its revivified sequel to Standing Stone as...

The Stream Team: Asheron’s Call 1 & 2 ride into the sunset

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It's never a good thing when a game goes away, and today the MMOverse loses two. In a double whammy, both Asheron's Call and...

The Stream Team: Mount questing in Asheron’s Call 2

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Massively OP's MJ really enjoyed her first foray into Asheron's Call 2, but there are so many more places to explore. So what better...

Ten life lessons I learned from the Asheron’s Call series

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As Asheron's Call 1 & 2 are going offline shortly, I thought I might give it a final send-off with a list of things I...

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