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An NCsoft studio known primarily for WildStar.

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...

MOP Awards: Best MMO Player Screenshots

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Every Friday morning after breakfast, I crack open the comments to the previous week's One Shots column and pick the most eye-catching and interesting...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2020 predictions

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Last December, when we sat down to write out our annual MMO predictions for 2020, I don't think anyone had "biggest global pandemic in...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Online should be 2020’s MMO of the year

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Well here we are again, heading to the end of another year. And while many are eager for this year to end, us gamers...

CDPR frames Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer as a ‘standalone product’

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Cyberpunk 2077 is a game we've kept half an eyeball on over the last few years, basically entirely because of the lingering promise that...
All right, the Lopp have some chops here too.

WildStar’s devs and fans love on the game two years after its demise

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This past weekend saw a special and sad date for WildStar fans, as November 28th marked the two-year anniversary of the game's closure. Some...

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

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Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

Battle Bards Episode 179: Arrr pirates!

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Shiver me timbers — the Battle Bards are coming aboard and demanding that all capable musicians appear on the poop deck and blast out...

Perfect Ten: 10 notable MMO developers that shut their doors

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When En Masse Entertainment announced that it would be closing its doors this fall, we here at Massively OP came to the realization that...

The Daily Grind: Do you like pop-up objectives in MMOs?

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Thinking back to my first days in WildStar, I think my brain went on sensory overload due to all of the Stuff that kept...

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