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Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Massively Overthinking: Which classic MMOs hold up the best visually in 2022?

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As one of our resident fans of old MMOs, I always have to clarify that it's the systems and ideas in old games that...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Every MMO inconvenience is someone else’s game’

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A while back, someone in our comments (I can't find it again, so I can't remember who!) dug up a quote from Raph Koster...
Got to know free.

The Daily Grind: What are some of the silliest mistakes you made while starting MMOs?

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Starting out brand-new in an MMORPG, especially one not long on the market, is a thrilling and heady journey of discovery. However, such journey...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Please listen.

Massively Overthinking: What are your most on-brand MMORPG class archetypes?

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A while back in MOP's work chat, we were chatting about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons and how its elite specs line up...

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...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...
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...
I'm sure it's a coincidence.

Craig Morrison announces his departure from Blizzard

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It's time for the departure of yet another name you might recognize from Blizzard, but you might recognize him from other projects as well....
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 328: SOLO? YOLO!

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Justin and Bree discuss Aion Classic's messy launch, SOLO's launch date, LOTRO's legendary servers, and Anarchy Online's 10th birthday, with adventures in WoW Classic, FFXIV, and Albion Online, plus a mailbag topic on zombie MMOs. (Not real zombies.)

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from launch to now

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July 27th 2001. On this date, Funcom pulled the trigger on Anarchy Online, launching it in North America with a planned release in Europe a...

Anarchy Online celebrates 20th birthday with new dev retrospective and video

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Last week, we covered some of the initial events Funcom was rolling out for Anarchy Online fans to celebrate its 20th birthday. As of...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...

Anarchy Online celebrates its 20th birthday with daily logins, events, and sub deals

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There aren't a whole lot of MMORPGs that make it to 20 years old, but Anarchy Online is joining those hallowed ranks this month....

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