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Massively OP’s guide to the Project Gorgon starter island

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If you get past its (hopefully improving) looks and to the substance of the long-in-development Project Gorgon, you'll find that this game is a...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO dungeon run etiquette

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Dungeon runs in MMOs can be a socially terrifying situation, especially for those of us who are quite comfortable in our solo-centric playstyle or...

Allods Online elaborates on new class aspects, weapon mechanics

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You might recall that Allods Online has big changes in the works for its classes with the coming Update 7.0. If you don't remember...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best healing experience?

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In light of the epic reveal of Revival's graphic healing system this week, I thought Massively OP reader Fenryr Grey's recent question to our...

MMO Mechanics: Eight annoying MMORPG mechanics that grind my gears

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The inspiration behind this edition of MMO Mechanics is a recent conversation I had with my housemates about the column and the inner workings...

Trove’s Chloromancer takes root next week

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Announced earlier this week, Trove's new Chloromancer class draws inspiration from the RIFT class of the same name, and now we have a better understanding...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 Vale Guardian raid boss guide

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I've been having a grand auld time smashing my toon against Guild Wars 2's first raiding tier recently, and since I've now (finally!) started...

Blade & Soul’s Assassin gets a class overview and a video

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Blade & Soul has released a class overview for the Assassin. NCsoft describes it as "a complex class that excels when they have the...

Skyforge’s Witch blends damage and crowd control

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Skyforge has updated its website with an in-depth look at the Witch. It's an advanced class that is described as a skilled manipulator and...
I need healing.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s healers

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One of the damage dealers in the party can't stay out of damaging effects because moving interrupts his casts, and he thinks finishing a...

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

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World of Warcraft: Legion and Blizzard's recent decisions were at the forefront of a couple of recent MMO blog posts as of late, their authors...

The Daily Grind: Does your MMO archetype reflect your personality?

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A few months ago, blogger Tipa on West Karana wrote a post wondering whether the roles we play in MMOs reflected on our roles...

Crowfall sees crowd control as an important but tricky mechanic

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Crowd control is a delicate and contentious topic for MMO designers, especially ones who are making PvP games. And while the Crowfall team isn't...

Blade & Soul founder packs are now available for planned Q1 2016 launch

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I was very excited to sit down during Gamescom with Nicolas Coutant, producer at NCSOFT West, about the upcoming US and Europe release of...

Project Gorgon hits musical expansion stretch goal

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With 12 days left to go in its Kickstarter campaign, indie MMO Project Gorgon is crossing off stretch goals left and right. The fantasy...
This is a cow song.

Project Gorgon unveils musical stretch goals

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The Project Gorgon Kickstarter is humming along nicely this time around, and the developers have already passed the $25,000 stretch goal. So what's next...

Crowfall explains why you’ll be grouping in the game

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If you hate teaming up with others, then boy is Crowfall so not the game for you. In a new combat Q&A video, ArtCraft...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Trinity dependence in Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

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I don't know about you lot, but I really enjoy ArenaNet's Points of Interest livestream that airs on its official Twitch channel. It contains a massive...

E3 2015: Blade & Soul’s ‘full-access F2P’ model and hands-on

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Long before NCsoft officially announced that Blade & Soul was heading west, fans were eager for the chance to get their hands on the game...

The Daily Grind: What would the MMO world look like without WoW?

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Here's a fun question from an anonymous Kickstarter donor to kick off the morning: What do you think the MMO world would look like if Blizzard...

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