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Blizzard’s sometimes-annual convention in Anaheim. Official site: BlizzCon

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2019

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I feel like a broken record saying this, but the success of a blog is not just about page views or ad impressions or...
Eightfold path up ins.

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

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

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

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When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

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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

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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...

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

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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 MMO dev quotes...
Friends now.

Vague Patch Notes: A look behind the magic at Massively Overpowered

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Here we are on another Thanksgiving holiday, and as with every year, one of the big things I'm thankful for is that I've now...
Mushrooms.

The Covenant abilities for Death Knights in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands have been revealed

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When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives, every individual class will be choosing between four different class-specific abilities via the Covenants. Of course, enterprising fans on...

Diablo IV’s design team touches on BlizzCon feedback

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Undoubtedly, there is a lot of time between now and Diablo IV's launch, whenever that will be. This means that the online ARPG is...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

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For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

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It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J. Allen...

Hearthstone’s eight-player Battlegrounds mode enters open beta

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If you're keen on a little something new in your games of Hearthstone -- say, a mode that doesn't have any cards in it...
Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Not So Massively: Overwatch 2 is what Overwatch should have been from the start

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Much to my own surprise, the announcement that most excited me at BlizzCon this year was not from any of the franchises I usually...

Diablo IV lead developer confirms cosmetic microtransactions will be in the game

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So, just how will Blizzard make sweet, sweet money off of Diablo IV? Expansions, surely. A cash shop, apparently. And that cash shop will...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

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During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise there, really,...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

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Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong statements....
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Overwatch’s ‘stagnation’ is the direct result of Blizzard working on Overwatch 2

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If it's seemed to you like Overwatch just hasn't gotten as many fun seasonal events or unusual updates for a while, that's because it's true....

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

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BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this week's...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

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Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread condemnation....
Oh my.

Vague Patch Notes: Ethics, PR stunts, and the BlizzCon apology

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Are you all really tired of talking about ethics and Blizzard in the same sentence? I am too, but a large part of that...

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