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The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO zone transition of all time?

OK, stop me if you've heard this one: You're going along in a new MMORPG, happily zipping across verdant landscapes, doing quests in a...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite RPGs for MMORPG fans

This week's Overthinking topic was sent along to us from MOP reader Mordyjuice. This is gonna be a fun one! "I find that I...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that desperately need proper player housing

Here's something pretty encouraging to me: When I sat down to work on an article listing MMOs that really could use but lacked proper...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King is live for Halloween fun

Stop him if you've heard this one: "Two quaggans were walking in a cow pasture. The first turns to the second and says,...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

Guild Wars 2 details this year’s Halloween festivities in Red Bull interview

Halloween is coming to the lands of Tyria, and the folks over at Red Bull have sat down with ArenaNet Team Lead...
Yes, this is one such alt.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO systems that encourage alts

Here's how much I like having alts: I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. Two games which are...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event returns next week

His jokes always slay the audience: Yes, Mad King Thorn returns to Guild Wars 2 this year as the Shadow of the...

One Shots: Mercury sunrise

"Like many, when Destiny 2 launched late last year, I played it for a few weeks, then put it away," said Rees Racer....

The Stream Team: Busting butt to get Guild Wars 2’s bunny mount

Apparently Massively OP's MJ had a lot more work ahead of her to obtain her Guild Wars 2 bunny mount than she thought....

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

Guild Wars 2 tweaks class balance, adds buyable stools and resource contracts

Guild Wars 2's promised mini-balance-patch has arrived on schedule, and it... sure is a pile of class tweaks. Even Reddit doesn't...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us, part one

Season 4 of Guild Wars 2 Living World has been a solid addition to the episodic narrative that drives the game's content development in...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and

Torchlight Frontiers gets inspired by Guild Wars 2 for horizontal progression

If there is one thing that your average MMORPG player is familiar with, it is vertical progression. This comes from characters on a track...

The Daily Grind: What abandoned content in your favortite MMO do you want to see return?

I miss Guild Wars 2's dungeons. I was trawling Reddit the other day when I saw someone raise a half-hearted complaint about the fact...

One Shots: Concept art showcase

In last week's edition of One Shots, I issued perhaps my most peculiar challenge yet. I asked readers (for once) not to submit any...
Get thee hence.

Vague Patch Notes: World of Warcraft, math, and making choices ‘interesting’ in MMOs

So if you somehow managed to miss it, let me recap: World of Warcraft's community manager Lore recently gave some feedback on the many...

Guild Wars 2 plans balance patch, addresses lockbox regulation as armor crafting woes continue

We've got a bunch of scattered Guild Wars 2 news to cap off the week! First up: the balance patch. Unfortunately, in...

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