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Vague Patch Notes: Star Citizen is not going to live up to your dreams

So the other day, we were reminded that Squadron 42 - which was supposed to be released back in 2014, if you can believe that...

Kickstarted VR MMORPG Zenith launches on Oculus, PSVR, and SteamVR January 27, with PC coming ‘later’

You might recall that Kickstarted MMORPG Zenith was already teasing an early 2022 launch when it hit beta back in December. Now we know...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...
Play to wlin.

Vague Patch Notes: The MMO term ‘pay-to-win’ is a red herring

It probably hasn't escaped anyone who has been reading my writing over the past several years that I have something of a vendetta against...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft a good value for the money?

There are a lot of reasons to not be subscribed to World of Warcraft at the moment, although "the current state of the game...

PSA: Black Desert Mobile is once again offering rewards for Prime Gaming members

Are you a player of Black Desert Mobile? Do you have an Amazon Prime account that you forgot to unsubscribe to? Then you've got...

Interview: ArcheAge studios on the move to Kakao, bans, land rushes, and the future of the game

One of the surprises the end of 2021 had in store for MMO players was the move of XLGAMES' ArcheAge and ArcheAge Unchained from...
Throw hands.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the problem with the Matsuda NFT letter

What I really wanted to kick the year off right in the Wisdom of Nym column was to have to push my plans back...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...

Star Citizen fans complain about Luminalia ‘gift advertisements’, ship pricing, and Legatus pack price hike

CIG has found ways to get money out of the backers of Star Citizen enough times that it's earned the dubious honor of being...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 352: Mailbag diving, part 1

Justin and Bree deliver part one of a two-part mailbag show, answering listener mail PvE gear decay, racism in MMO storytelling, MMO music, poor MMO support overseas, losing a sense of the world in MMOs, and stereotyped MMO races.
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox’s business model prompts fresh accusations of child labor exploitation

For the longest time, we always thought of Roblox as "that kids game with ridiculous numbers of active users." Yet as we reported last...

Make My MMO: The biggest MMO crowdfunding news of 2021

Welcome to a special edition of Make My MMO, Massively OP's intermittent check-in on all the crowdfunding MMOs in our genre. You might have noticed...

LOTRO Legendarium: A look back at Lord of the Rings Online in 2021

It's that time of year again! As we get ready to make the psychological transition to a new year, we pause to look back...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Worst MMO Business Model

Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Worst MMO Business Model of 2021, which was awarded jointly to Star...
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Wisdom of Nym: Please do not hear of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV

Well that was surprising. In case you somehow missed it, Square-Enix took a heretofore unprecedented step this week, announcing that not only would Final Fantasy...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022

OK folks, it's that time of the year again: the time when we cast our eyes ahead and try to pinpoint what's going to...
The tome of your life.

Final Fantasy XIV suspends sales and ads to mitigate Endwalker server congestion

So, anecdotally, how's the congestion situation for you in Final Fantasy XIV? Getting better? Director and producer Naoki Yoshida clearly feels that it's not getting...

Guild Wars 2 rolls out Wintersday 2021 with upgrades to Toypocalypse

After a slight hiccup, Guild Wars 2's Wintersday has released to the live servers. As promised, we're getting the usual run of events, but...

Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Best MMO Business Model

Welcome back to Massively Overpowered's formal end-of-the-year awards! Today's award is for the Best MMO Business Model of 2021, which was awarded jointly to World...