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Seattle-based studio responsible for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

Massively Overthinking: Are you an MMO skeptic or true believer?

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A while back, a reader (hi Ken!) posted an infographic into a Star Citizen thread I'd forgotten all about, but it wasn't even the...
It's an old deck, I swear.

Perfect Ten: Genuinely fun MMO minigames

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Few people are without opinions on minigames in MMOs. Some love 'em, some hate 'em, and some just ignore 'em. Some even despise that...
SIR

Guild Wars 2 kicks off the Lunar New Year with plenty of tiger-based rewards

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It's the year of the tiger, it's a new year's event, during which you can fill out new achievements. Go ahead, sing along as...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer having your own solo adventuring party?

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One of my secret gaming delights is when I can finagle it in an MMORPG to effectively have a small party of adventurers all...

The Stream Team: Pouncing on Year of the Tiger events in Guild Wars 2

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Lunar New Year is upon us, and it involves cats. Big cats! Of course Massively OP's MJ is going to celebrate this; it's the...
A world of disappointments.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 357: Microsoft swallows Blizzard whole

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Justin and Bree discuss the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard buyout, the EverQuest franchise roadmaps, Nightingale's ex-MMO status, Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons, and the Riot MMO, with adventures in LOTRO and Elder Scrolls Online, plus mailbag topics on Blizzard and games made for streaming.

The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need a classic or progression server?

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A few weeks back, we had MOP's Colin on the MOP Podcast, and naturally we took the opportunity to talk about Guild Wars 2....

Guild Wars 2 maps out its next three reveals, plans End of Dragons launch celebration for ‘late February’

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During the recording of today's MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I joked that Guild Wars 2 would wait until we were recording to announce anything...
I hate everything about you.

Vague Patch Notes: Unpacking the Riot MMO’s group-centric philosophy

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Well! It has been a week, that's for darn sure. And amidst everything else going on this particular week, it would've been easy to...

EverQuest II’s Kael Drakkel alt ruleset server is level agnostic, launching February 22

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One of the near-future releases teased in EverQuest II's roadmap earlier this week was the promise of a new alternate ruleset server. As of...

Guild Wars 2 helps tide you over to the expansion with Lunar New Year 2022

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Kind of bummed that new year is over? Reluctant to take down the streamers, shiny balloons, and champagne? Desperate to hold on to the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Touring Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons guild hall, Echovald Wilds, and strike mission

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With Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons expansion set to launch some time in February and the beginning of that month looming on the...
I want a Milky Way.

The Daily Grind: If you quit WoW in 2021, where did you go?

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A while back on Reddit, I saw a question asking former World of Warcraft players where they've gone. It's not a novel question; we've...

Guild Wars 2 takes another crack at WvW restructuring

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Restructuring Guild Wars 2's World vs. World scene has become ArenaNet's white whale, especially after the studio had to prematurely call a failed test...

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

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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...

PSA: Make sure to select your Guild Wars 2 WvW beta guild by tonight

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As promised, Guild Wars 2 is kicking off its next WvW Restructing beta tomorrow, along with a bonus experience event for participants. Before that...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

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One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 355: All your ships are belong to us

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Justin, Colin, and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Lost Ark, ArcheAge, Elyon, EVE Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, and GW2, plus mailbag topics on choice in MMOs and resurrecting Landmark.

The Stream Team: Getting back into Guild Wars 2’s personal story

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While most folks likely started Guild Wars 2 with their personal story, Massively OP's MJ actually skipped all that to jump right into Path...

Guild Wars 2 plans a third WvW world restructuring beta on January 14, disables the Tea Time Chair

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Third time's the charm for Guild Wars 2's ongoing efforts at WvW world restructuring. ArenaNet has announced that the third beta for the feature...

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