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Interview: Camelot Unchained lays out its innovative alchemy system

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One of the major slices of content being worked on in this current 90-day quadrant of Camelot Unchained development is its crafting system, specifically...

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing Elder Scrolls Online’s Flames of Ambition DLC and Update 29

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It’s that time of year again, fans of The Elder Scrolls Online! The new yearlong story is about to kick off with the first...

The Daily Grind: What’s your primary reason for alting in MMORPGs?

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Last weekend, I fell back into City of Heroes rogue servers as I do now every few months, and instead of making a beeline...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...
So close, and yet...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?

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For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to...

Massively on the Go: Getting the most out of your Animal Crossing Warp Pipes

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As I mentioned in our Nintendo Direct February recap, the Mario-item crossover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons included functional warp-pipes, bringing fast travel to...
And again.

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things to love about Elder Scrolls Online

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Having finally clicked hard with Elder Scrolls Online this winter, I find that it's difficult to restrain myself from gushing about pleasant discoveries (and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO set dressings make you roll your eyes?

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While I'm not always the most nitpicky person in the universe, sometimes I do get tired of visual tropes that pop up over and...

Choose My Adventure: The combat is the sauce in Wizard101

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It’s only been a little bit of time, but I am already mightily impressed with Wizard101. The game has a pretty rich and involved following,...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Diablo 2 Resurrected?

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One of the most interesting bits of BlizzConline 2021 to me was the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Yes, the rumors had ensured we...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Island Sanctuary and the descent of peace

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If you look at it from an obvious thematic standpoint, the whole Island Sanctuary idea makes no sense for this particular expansion for Final...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of DK Online’s soundtrack

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I don't have much familiarity with DK Online, although I doubt that you do too. But that's not going to stop me from swimming...

The Game Archaeologist: EA’s Motor City Online

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When we use the shorthand "MMO" for online games, it's always assumed that we're talking about swords-and-sorcery or sci-fi RPGs. However, the massively multiplayer...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite weird cross-promotion with an MMO?

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So the Genshin Impact thing with KFC is weird, but let's be real, it's not even the first online game to have some tie-in...

Massively on the Go: Everything notable – and potentially multiplayer – from Pokemon Presents

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Well Pokemon fans, I'm sure a few of you saw yesterday's Pokemon Presents presentation. While I don't think many people were surprised that a long-rumored remake...
Win more!

The Daily Grind: Does an untidy MMO quest log drive you nuts?

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I'm a checklist kind of guy. My days are structured by a cross-platform task list that keeps me focused and on track to accomplish...

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