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MMO Cartographer: Welcome to the Aura Kingdom

For this week's edition of the MMO Cartographer, I have pulled Aura Kingdom out of my magical bag of maps. It is...
That's not the problem.

The Daily Grind: What part of older MMOs tends to age the worst?

It feels like whenever people talk about parts of old MMOs that aren't holding up as well, we fall back on the graphics. Some...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeons & Dragons

Part of the holy mission of the Game Archaeologist is to ferret out the roots of history that ultimately led to MMORPGs as...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying type of MMO enemy to fight?

We all do it. We're going along, adventuring in a virtual world, when we see an enemy approaching that makes us want to take...
WHAT THE NOW

Lawful Neutral: The long fall of Project Copernicus’ 38 Studios

There are some MMO stories that are just unbelievable. They are so warped convoluted and confusing that we think there's no possible way it...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

The Daily Grind: How much should an MMO’s source material restrict player customization?

MOP reader Tanek recently pointed us to a thread on Lord of the Rings Online forums where players have been debating the merits...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2’s best PvP mode isn’t what you think it is – it’s minigames

One could certainly argue that Guild Wars 2’s primary focus is that of a PvE, story driven game. Hell, I’d make that argument....
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...
Opposition.

The Daily Grind: What’s the MMO with the biggest anti-fandom?

When an MMO gets big enough, you get its anti-fandom. This is not the same as people who don't particularly like a game; some...

Desert Oasis: The sad saga of enchanting in Black Desert Online

One of the hallmarks of our genre is the inherent heartbreak it's capable of creating within us. Whether we're doing a corpse run in...

Wandering Wraeclast: A guide to gear at a glance in Path of Exile

In Path of Exile, don't despair if you feel like a beginner for a while -- the more you play, the deeper it...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: Creating the worst MMO ever

Here at Massively Overpowered, we learn about some games, folks. We learn a whole lot about a whole lot of games! We know MMOs....

The Daily Grind: Do you use randomizers to help make MMO toons?

The other day we posted about how Ship of Heroes is going to include a randomizer in its character creator, which pleased...

Choose My Adventure: A reminder of why I haven’t played Monster Hunter: World in a while

You ever uninstall a game after a while, forget that you did so, then see it on your Steam library, wonder why it’s not...

The Daily Grind: Is the MMO genre dead or dying – or something else entirely?

PC Gamer made waves across the MMO genre this week with an article provocatively titled "For MMO diehards, there's only one conversation: is...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...
We all live on a ship of heroes

Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

Not So Massively: Anthem’s Cataclysm is actually a good ride

It may have taken a while, but the Cataclysm has at last come to Anthem. A rogue Dominion team is trying to...

First impressions of Elder Scrolls Online’s Moongrave Fane dungeon, launching with Scalebreaker today

Moongrave Fane is the name of an ancient Khajiit temple ruin - and it's also one of the dungeons releasing with The Elder...

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