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Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

Rend studio Frostkeep has apparently suffered a round of layoffs

It looks as if Frostkeep Studios is suffering some downsizing this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman, a producer for the MMO studio and a...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2020

All right, 2019. We're done with you. We're moving on. We're in a whole new decade. We've got a brand-new year full of new...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Vague Patch Notes: How to make your corner of the MMO space more pleasant

It's 2020, people - let's do this. What do I mean by this? Unscrew our MMO living space. That one's a lot more fun...

The best Massively OP community polls of 2019

Time for another annual tradition here on Massively OP: the counting of the polls! Yes, we run a bunch of polls in our irregular...

Fight or Kite: Totally reasonable expectations for PvP MMORPGs in 2020

A new year is upon us, and I am especially excited this time around. The past few calendar swap-outs have been pretty stale from...

Jukebox Heroes: A Charlie Brown MMO Christmas

I don't know if you realized this, but every year Bree asks me to whip up a column of MMO holiday tunes for Christmas....

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2020

With 2019 drawing to a close and a new decade of MMORPGs waiting for us just a few days away, the Massively OP writing...

Massively OP’s 2019 MMO Video Game Music Awards

Many of us here on the Massively OP staff have our own personal pet projects and interests that might not be as widespread as...
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...

The Daily Grind: What are your favorite MMO features?

I love me a good feature in an MMO. If it's well-done, useful, engaging, and implemented the right way, a feature can greatly enhance...

WildStar’s Nexus Forever emulator previews a mostly functional housing system

Sure, WildStar had some endgame things like high-level Adventures, dungeons, and raids, but for many players (self included), the real endgame was housing....

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....
We all began with good intents.

Ask Mo: Second chances, hate wagons, and the MMORPG grudge game

Today's Ask Mo is not really about comment moderation, but it's where I want to start. Over the years of trying to cat-herd Massively...

The Daily Grind: If you could bring back an MMO for a single day, what would you do in it?

Here's the good news: You've been handed a device that has the power to resurrect a sunsetted MMORPG and activate servers for you and...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

The Daily Grind: How much does an MMO’s art style determine whether you’ll try it?

I am not much of a Borderlands person, but the franchise has been impossible to ignore the last couple of weeks with the launch...
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

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...

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