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Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...
Big.

Vague Patch Notes: Playerbase size doesn’t have to be everything in MMOs

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I'm already worried about Crowfall. Not because of personal experiences, mind you; I haven't yet played it or anything, and all I have to...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...

Choose My Adventure: Star Wars Galaxies’ legacy questline is so boring

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Level 22. That was the arbitrary block between me and wearing armor in Star Wars Galaxies. Not level 10. Not level 15. Not level...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMO subs be in 2021?

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MMORPG blogger Wilhelm at The Ancient Gaming Noob has a fantastic piece up this month on the traditional $15 MMO subscription. He dips back...

Massively Overthinking: Should PvP MMOs offer PvE servers?

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Last week, we covered the revelation that Corepunk is considering adding PvE servers to roster, and I have to say I didn't see it...

Massively Overthinking: The terrible hot-mess MMOs we have fun in anyway

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Every time we cover Hellgate London - and let's be honest, it's a lot since the game comes back from the dead at least...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

Battle Bards Episode 189: Spooky and Magical 3

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Is that a chill creeping down your spine? Did your ears just perk up at the hint of fae music in the trees? Is...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

The Daily Grind: Where’s the love for MMO Engineers?

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If you announce that your MMO is going to have an Engineer class of some kind, then congratulation: I'm going to play it. In...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 312: Written in the stars

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online Flames of Ambition and Update 29, WoW Classic, Daybreak's Aliens Fireteam, and City of Heroes, with listener mails and recordings on MMOs that are more fun to play than watch, a 2010 time capsule, Blizzard's Mac thing, and out-of-touch pockets of MMO fans.

Diablo II Resurrected will allow old save file transfers, will likely be Blizzard’s last remaster

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I have to wonder who would be hanging on to an old Diablo II save file but then I check myself as I look...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

Choose My Adventure: Battleground PvP in Warhammer Return of Reckoning is unexpectedly fun

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I was not anticipating this. I came to this week’s assignment with not an inconsiderable level of dread. My previous experiences in PvPing were coloring...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMO players secretly just want ‘another WoW’?

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Last week, there was a provocative discussion on the MMORPG subreddit about the genre. I don't want to get tangled up in the whole...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2021

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Welcome to 2021, folks. It's not even going to have to try all that hard to be better than 2020! For our first official Massively...
Give me hope that help is coming when I need it most.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 303: The 2021 new year MMO roundtable

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Justin, Bree, Chris, MJ, and Tyler discuss holiday MMO playtime, the MOP awards, anticipated MMOs, and the state of the site in our annual roundtable.

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

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