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Massively Overthinking: The best cooking in MMORPGs

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You probably thought tonight's Massively Overthinking would have a gratitude theme, what with the holiday and all. Nope, not this time, although it's sort...

Guild Wars 2 introduces a comfy cat chair and more bag slots for all

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Guild Wars 2 and its expansions aren't the only sales going on in ArenaNet's neck of the woods this Thanksgiving week. The cash shop...

The Stream Team: Wading through lava in Guild Wars 2’s Mount Maelstrom

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Explosions! Lava! Really, how could a mission get any better for Massively OP's MJ? The next part of Guild Wars 2's personal story is...

Steam’s autumn sale is live now through November 29 – here are a few MMOs with good deals

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Like clockwork, the autumn Steam sale has returned for the gaming world with deals just in time for Thanksgiving or Black Friday or Small-Business...

One Shots: I just got catfished

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Catfishing used to be a delectable activity. Then the internet came along, and it turned into something dark and sinister. So let's applaud Final...

Global Chat: Do SWTOR’s companions carry the player?

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Due to issues of pride and fear of snarky comments, most of us might not admit to ever being carried through MMO content. But...

The Daily Grind: What’s the least appealing weapon in MMOs?

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A few weeks ago, MOP reader Bruno was joking with me about how crap it was that Hobbit Champions in Lord of the Rings...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

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When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...

PSA: Guild Wars 2 will host a week of boosts to XP and earnings starting November 22

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Are you doing anything major between Tuesday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 29th? We're asking for a Guild Wars 2, as it's hosting a...

The Stream Team: Preparing to move onward to Orr in Guild Wars 2’s personal story

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After a wee break, Guild Wars 2-sdays are back! And Massively OP's MJ is ready to jump right back into her Norn's personal story....
Powerful!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

Choose My Adventure: Broken Ranks is a grim and fascinating bit of RPG gaming

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Most of the time when you hear something call itself "grim," "dark," or "grimdark," it often translates into being some 17 year-old's idea of...

The Daily Grind: Should the MMO genre take another stab at esports?

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A few years ago, there was a concerted push in the MMO genre to design, amplify, and boost esports, and I don't just mean...

Guild Wars 2 previews the buffs and nerfs of its upcoming balance update

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Big changes are coming to pretty much every class in Guild Wars 2 on November 29th, which may strike anxiety, excitement, or curiosity in...

NCsoft Q3 2022: Lineage W drives QoQ revenues, Guild Wars 2 had a great year

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NCsoft's Q3 2022 financials are another tale of ups and downs. While the South Korean MMO company's revenues have declined for the last few...

Flameseeker Chronicles: How the Elementalist saved Guild Wars 2 for me

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First off, I know I'm not the usual writer for Flameseeker Chronicles, and I'm not ousting Colin or Tina from their spot; in fact,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Wrapping up Guild Wars 2’s S1 reboot with episode 5, The Battle for Lion’s Arch

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It's finally here! The most memorable, most important part of Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 1 story. The moment we've all been waiting...

Guild Wars 2 recaps WvW restructuring test plans, one more test expected in 2022

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Guild Wars 2 has a big patch coming today as the final episode of the season one rerelease is out, plus we're already looking...

The Daily Grind: What would you say is the best item rarity system in MMOs?

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Let's talk about rarity systems in MMOs! The first one I remember was Ultima Online's, and it was text-based without colors and hardly counts....

The Stream Team: A new max level Elementalist moves through Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

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MOP's Chris has done it: He's made it to max level on his new Guild Wars 2 Elementalist. Now, it's time to start the...

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