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Major gaming studio, responsible for World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise, Diablo III and the Diablo franchise, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

How innovative.

Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, and plugin nerfs are live in WoW Classic

It may be too late for the WoW Classic folks who've already abandoned ship - or at least their PvP servers -...

World of Warcraft’s gobbos and doggies are getting heritage armor

Are you excited about next year's Visions of N'Zoth content release for World of Warcraft? You might be more so if you play...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...
How innovative.

At least one WoW Classic PvP server now appears to be 100% Horde

Did you think that the faction war in WoW Classic could never actually be won? Turns out it can, since it appears that
I'm not sure which set of CGI looks better. That's not good.

The Daily Grind: What MMO deserves its own movie or TV show?

In going through our annual posts ahead of our December awards and whatnot, I noticed a bunch of stories about movies and TV shows...

Hearthstone details its December 10 Descent of Dragons expansion

Dragons are coming to Hearthstone, and they're angry. Why are they always angry? Why can't dragons be more chill like Puff or the...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2020?

It used to be our tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would be...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...
So dumb.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...

WoW’s alpaca adoption promo, Hearthstone’s Winter Veil, and Heroes of the Storm’s Deathwing update

Diablo IV isn't the only thing getting big news from Blizzard this week - the studio's busy in most of its other big...

Blizzard promises ‘deep and rewarding’ itemization in Diablo IV

When you dive through the gates of Hell once more for Diablo IV, you are not going to find the same-old itemization system...
Eye.

Editing tags may reveal the identity of a character in the Diablo IV cinematic trailer

It's going to be a long while before we have any sort of release date for Diablo IV or anything more than scraps...

Overwatch 2 promises to deliver a ‘complete story with beginning, middle, and end’

The sequel-cum-expansion Overwatch 2 has a number of things for players to look forward to, especially those who are more eager to try...

The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality

If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on...

Hearthstone Battlegrounds takes a deep dive into how the game determines your rating

Many game devs are extremely mum about how they come to determine a player's competitive rating. Not Hearthstone, which seems to be all...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of allied races (and when a grind is not a grind)

All right, calm down, this is not actually going to be done in the same format as a brief history of flight, if...

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...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude for the MMO genre

Thanksgiving conveniently falls on a Thursday every year, which means it's the perfect topic for our regular Thursday Massively Overthinking roundtable. I've asked our writers what they're grateful for in and around the MMO genre the last couple of years - and now we're gonna do it again.
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...
Big lizert

Heroes of the Storm rolls out Deathwing to its test server

We're so sorry, Heroes of the Storm players; the arrival of Deathwing means doom and destruction. Fortunately, it seems likely that his approach will...

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