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The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of World of Warcraft?

Given the week that Activision-Blizzard just had - capping off a record financial year by haphazardly firing 800 employees, literally provoking union groups to...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...

The Daily Grind: What are the moments in MMOs that make you feel powerful?

You know, for all the fun of going back and curbstomping low-level enemies, that doesn't make me feel powerful in an MMO. What makes...

The Game Archaeologist: Terra, SubSpace, and Sovereign

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have...

The Daily Grind: When have you bumped into MMOs in real life?

The other day I was driving through my neighborhood and I happened to look at a cross-street that read WESTFALL. And, being the former...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s mysterious Hrothgar text has no good explanation

It was just supposed to be a minor patch for Final Fantasy XIV and it's touched off a huge flurry of confusion. Someone in...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains...

Tamriel Infinium: The many breeds of Elder Scrolls Online’s cat people, the iconic Khajiit

In the real world, I am not a cat person. Actually, I'm not a pet person. But in video games, I collect minipets, tame...
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Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...
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The Daily Grind: What’s the MMORPG without housing that would benefit the most from adding it?

Housing is a big and elaborate system to add into any game, and it's always an expensive system to include in terms of resources....
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Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs I’m optimistic about in 2019

It's still early enough in 2019 to do articles about the upcoming year, right? Well, I'm doing this one anyway, so if it's too...

The Daily Grind: What do you want out of a space sim MMO?

It's a good time to be a yearning space pilot, as Elite: Dangerous is already on the field and titles like Star...

Reverse Engineering: The science of Elder Scrolls Online’s dragons

I don't think I can express how excited I am to bring this column to life on Massively Overpowered. Reverse Engineering covers the...

Choose My Adventure: Further bear adventures in The Elder Scrolls Online

First things first: I got my bear. This, as many players will attest, is the most important part of being a Warden. I had...

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about New World’s setting?

When New World was announced back in 2016, the MMO community went to work dissecting everything, from its PvP system to its...

EVE Evolved: How working with NPCs could improve EVE Online

While EVE Online is primarily based around the conflicts that arise between groups of players competing in the same virtual universe, the New...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s pre-Shadowbringers roadmap

We're almost done with the fan festival hype cycle, and to be honest, that's kind of a relief. Not that I don't enjoy looking...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...
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The Daily Grind: Do you have any love for jumping puzzles in MMOs?

It's hard for me to be sure exactly when MMOs decided that jumping puzzles were the thing to include as an option. Guild Wars 2...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Moria amazing – or agonizing?

In about a month, Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers will unlock their first expansion and take us deep into the mines...

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