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Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

Choose My Adventure: I am not good at drug running in Star Citizen

There's a rather popular quote in military circles that goes "no plan survives contact with the enemy." This quote springs to my mind...

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends has a Krampusnacht content gift – here’s your guide

Whoot! Secret World Legends delivered a nice surprise gift for Krampusnacht 2018: new content! As in, new new, not returning-from-TSW new. Not just...
They exist.

The Daily Grind: What animals would you like to see more of in MMOs?

This probably will not surprise anyone reading this, but I really like animals. But I still get a bit depressed at the fact that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s 2018 review

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years for Lord of the Rings Online -- but no matter what,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO ability makes you feel ultra-awesome?

"Ultra." I'm bringing it back, people. You'll thank me later. In any case, a skill or ability that makes you feel incredibly awesome is all...
Density.

Final Fantasy XIV’s second Encyclopedia Eorzea is even better than the first

The second volume of Final Fantasy XIV's Encyclopedia Eorzea was the only item I wanted to get on the floor of the fan festival...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best console experience in 2018?

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm primarily a PC gamer. When I was a kid, my family couldn't afford the endless parade of...
Forgiven.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’

Faith in BioWare products has been waning as of late, but Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed to always maintain a core fan...
Nope.

The Daily Grind: When have MMO devs brought up ‘universal’ experiences that ring hollow?

I remember the developers talking about Legendary items in World of Warcraft: Legion in hushed tones, noting that they wanted to replicate the experience...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in MMOs?

For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV's Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but...

Choose My Adventure: Postcards from the Star Citizen universe

Your votes last week in my first Choose My Adventure gave me a great way to start looking around the environs of

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvE experience in 2018?

Yesterday, we asked you to examine the best PvP experience of 2018, having noted we won't be giving an award for it this...
Now the story can be told...

Wisdom of Nym: Other potential limited jobs for Final Fantasy XIV

I don't mind telling you that I'm looking forward to Blue Mage in Final Fantasy XIV. I've said before that it's almost a new...
Bela Lugosi's dead.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offered the best PvP experience in 2018?

Later today, we begin our giant rollout of end-of-the-year awards, a series I both love and hate - love because it's fun, hate because...

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