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Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

World of Warcraft gets mounts and a new PvP season ready for next week’s update

World of Warcraft players are about to start off the new year with a bang, thanks to next week's release of Patch 8.3: Visions...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...

World of Warcraft botches its third Battle for Azeroth PvP season

"Oops" is not something you want to hear from your surgeon, your kids in another room, or your MMO development team. But an "oops"...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: A quick glance back at 2019 for World of Warcraft

So how did this year go for Blizzard Entertainment? Well... badly. You cannot have missed all of that. But it also went badly in...

Global Chat: Is WoW Classic a mixed blessing?

Now that World of Warcraft Classic has been out for a few months and established itself, what's the verdict? Telwyn over at GamingSF said...

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

Many of us here on the Massively OP staff have our own personal pet projects and interests that might not be as widespread as...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep, this...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Speculating on Shadowlands’ release date using math

Gosh, I love doing these math columns. Not just because I enjoy math, although that's definitely a part of it; there's something so satisfying...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of flight (in World of Warcraft)

Flight has been a part of World of Warcraft as long as the game has existed. No, not just flying mounts, even though you could...

World of Warcraft adds several arcade games to the Darkmoon Faire

Wanna play a game? In a game? Yes, that's two movie references tied together, which probably should net me some extra bonus internet points...
Get back.

WoW Factor: Getting hyped for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

That title up there isn't sarcasm, folks. I want to actually get hyped up about the next World of Warcraft expansion and talk about...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth was a complete waste of time

Well, dear readers, I was totally wrong. All of you predicting that this expansion was a waste of time were right and I was...
among the fields of barley

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising that players...

Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game and...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV. When I...
Fine, whatever.

World of Warcraft’s newest allied races boast pint-sized cuteness

Long rumored to be the next (and final) allied races of World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion cycle, the Vulpera and Mechagnomes are...
Different kitty.

WoW Classic highlights Blizzard’s Tom Chilton as whispers of WoW 8.3 begin

It's time for another WoW Classic sitdown with one of the original developers of the game, this time with love-him-or-hate-him Tom Chilton. Chilton doesn't...