donor post

Donor posts are posts or ideas donated by patrons of our Kickstarter campaign. They come in several flavors:
Donor Daily Grinds – Questions were supplied by Kickstarter donors
Donor Overthinkings – Questions were supplied by Kickstarter donors
Donor Soapboxes – Entire articles were supplied by Kickstarter donors
Donor Guests – Special guests include Kickstarter or Patreon donors
Donor Vidcasts – Vidcast questions were supplied by Kickstarter or Patreon donors
Donor Streams – Stream game was chosen by Kickstarter or Patreon donors

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the MMORPG daily quest

Dailies. The word evokes pure hatred from some corners of the MMORPG world. And yet games without dailies are dinged for not having enough content...

Guest Interview: Lusternia, MUDs, and the evolution of MMOs

This guest interview was commissioned through Massively Overpowered's 2015 Kickstarter campaign by donor Brett Richards, who interviewed Lusternia Producer Robb French in lieu of a Soapbox. Any opinions here...

Massively Overthinking: The best government for an MMO guild

This week's question comes to us from Das Tal developer Alexander Zacherl, who says his team is in the process of implementing a direct...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO dev brains we’d like to pick

This week's Overthinking question comes to us from longtime Patron Roger. "If you guys could magically open a connection to any dev team, which team...
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The Soapbox: Advertising, blacklisting, and critique – The broken incentives of gaming media

This guest Soapbox was commissioned through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by D. Emery Bunn. The opinions here represent the views of our guest...

The Daily Grind: How would you mix MMO features to create the best one ever?

Today's Daily Grind question -- more like command! -- from Massively OP Kickstarter donor Tim is short and sweet: Mix features to create your perfect MMO. It...

The Daily Grind: What kind of physics-based gameplay do you expect in a next-gen superhero MMO?

When I first read Massively OP Kickstarter donor MagmaFist's Daily Grind submission, I suspected him to be a big fan of Gravity/Force Fields Controllers in...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOTCGs really MMOs?

We're coming down to the last few Kickstarter-submitted Daily Grind questions, and I admit I've been sitting on this particular one a while because...

Massively Opinionated: Which MMO would be the most innovative if launched today?

In this episode, Larry, Troy, and Jason debate underrated games, MMO development cycles, and the most innovative MMOs.

The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios host their own forums and wikis?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor DPandaren wants to talk about something every MMO player likely uses but most of us take for granted: forums and wikis. "Do...

The Daily Grind: Would you play an MMO with antagonistic GMs?

Whenever we're reminiscing about the glory days of MMOs, we invariably bring up the prevalence of events and GMs in those classic games. What...

Massively Overthinking: NCsoft’s western autumn

This week's Massively Overthinking is brought to you by a guildie of mine named Onyx, who donated to our Kickstarter campaign in this tier...

Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG

Massively OP Kickstarter donor xenaphex wants to hear about our dream MMOs. What really makes you tick? What would you build with a million-bajillion...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs create personal progression in a post-levels world?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Craywulf wants us all to sit back in our armchair designer, er, armchairs and tackle a design problem some gamers are convinced...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs more social from the inside out

This week's Massively Overthinking topic from an anonymous Kickstarter donor asks us to set aside our criticisms of the social environment of MMOs and...

Massively Opinionated: Which in-game system is most beneficial to an MMO?

In this episode, Larry, Andrew, Troy, and Chuck debate MMO systems -- the neglected ones, the hated ones, and the ones an MMO just can't live without.

Massively Overthinking: MMOs that need VR

Man, our Kickstarter backers are fixated on virtual reality. It's almost as if you guys are really tech-savvy and into gaming immersion or something! Today's Massively Overthinking question...

The Daily Grind: Do you play on private servers for dead MMOs?

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Igor aka Slaith proposes we debate private servers for dead MMOs for today's Daily Grind -- specifically, he mentions Warhammer Online. This is...

Massively Overthinking: How seriously do you take MMO lore?

Kickstarter donor Alien Legion has proposed an intriguing question about lore in MMORPGs. "Back in my World of Warcraft days, I mentioned to a friend that I would...

The Daily Grind: What would entice you back to WoW?

While a number of our writers and many of our readers are fans of World of Warcraft, it's no secret that a lot of...