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Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...

Ship of Heroes pushes character creator beta to later in 2019, says its toons are more advanced than City of Heroes’

With summer drawing to a close, Heroic Games is barreling ahead on Ship of Heroes' character creation tool beta, which was originally

Path of Exile elaborates on the Blight League’s approach to balance

Ah, yes. Balancing. The endless turning of dials for MMO skills old and new. The victorious feeling of a class or skill being buffed,...
Very mature.

Global Chat: WoW Classic impressions mega-compilation

When World of Warcraft launches, the world stops to pay attention. The recent release of WoW Classic didn't just pull in hundreds of...

Massively Uplifting: LOTRO community events, appreciative FFXIV fans, and making gaming accessible

Just because it's the hottest month of the year doesn't mean we don't want to bury ourselves in warm fuzzies! Positivity is always...

Legends of Aria tackles next major release, premium subscription, and community events

With Legends of Aria now well past its Steam early access launch, it's time for the developers to move forward with what's...

Guild Wars 2 community clashes over Icebrood Saga announcement disappointment

It's been a tumultuous couple of days in the Guild Wars 2 community following the announcement of the Icebrood Saga - saga, not...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in...

Gaming psychologist Jamie Madigan explains what ‘surprise mechanics’ actually are

We're all familiar with the "surprise mechanics" incident, the absurdist argument in defense of lootboxes from EA's VP of legal and government affairs...

Leaderboard: Do you buy the ‘Grand Daybreak Unification’ theory?

Yesterday, MMO blogger Wilhelm Arcturus of The Ancient Gaming Noob dropped a fun conspiracy theory in the comments of our

Massively Overthinking: The future of WoW and WoW Classic

With WoW Classic finally launched, perfectly capping off the summer with jokes about queueing like it's 2004, we can't help but look to...

Prosperous Universe explains new free-to-play model, vows to avoid microtransactions

So Prosperous Universe has officially gone free-to-play. But why? What makes a commerce-centric MMO open its doors to possible exploitation from free...

Leaderboard: What type of WoW Classic player are you – is there a disconnect between the playerbase and the game?

MMO blogger Wilhelm at The Ancient Gaming Noob came up with an amusing rubric for different types of WoW Classic players, perfect...

Atlas’s new lead designer admits the MMO has ‘struggled to find its sea legs,’ plots new course

If you put any great measure of weight to Steam user reviews, the fact that Atlas is sitting on mostly negative reviews...

Battle Bards Episode 151: Minions of Mirth

It’s an MMORPG you’ve never heard of. It’s an MMO soundtrack you’ve never heard, period. But as intrepid explorers of the musical unknown, the...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...

DC Universe Online shares plans to adjust weapons and artifacts

The so-called Precision meta needs some work if a dev blog from the folks at DC Universe Online is to be believed....

Aion NA offers a closer look at the new Vandal class

August 21st will see the arrival of the new Vandal class to Aion in North America among other things, but all we really...

Camelot Unchained continues work to make NPCs behave properly and look good doing it

Last week, the folks at Camelot Unchained were focusing on making sure their NPCs were dolts when it comes to moving around...
Somebody pull.

Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?

It's a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh,...

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