economy

Guild Wars 2 money-making video for the ‘middle class’ prompts calls for economy transparency

As we stand on the brink of Guild Wars 2's fifth living story season - I mean, Saga - players are nervous for...
It doesn't stop.

Perfect Ten: The many modes of social experience in MMOs

There are two statements frequently made with regard to MMOs that seem like linked clauses, but they're not. "MMOs are social games" is a...

Tamriel Infinium: The Elder Scrolls Online’s economy needs a casual friendly option

A few years ago, I was introduced to the concept of trading guilds. Trading guilds are unique to the The Elder...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

WoW Classic opens more servers for transfer, addressing layer switching

Blizzard is continuing to open up opening up character transfers for WoW Classic to allow folks who rolled on overloaded shards to get the...

Atlas’s new roadmap promises more time at sea, better combat, and more MMO-esque features

Last week, the new lead designer of Atlas admitted openly that change has to happen to bring the game back to the...

Project C’s 2019 roadmap includes wildlife, customization, and commerce

Darewise is pushing ahead with its open world sci-fi MMO, and you are invited to join the journey -- at least mentally. The studio...

Prosperous Universe explains new free-to-play model, vows to avoid microtransactions

So Prosperous Universe has officially gone free-to-play. But why? What makes a commerce-centric MMO open its doors to possible exploitation from free...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert on the PlayStation 4 (and the PS Vita too!)

I needed a break from Black Desert after that disappointing enchant session I recounted in the last edition of the Desert Oasis column....
You should check your phonoe notifications.

EVE Online launches new companion app, recaps the World Tour event from Finland

We can't tell you if you want to play a mobile version of EVE Online on your phone, but we can tell you...

The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?

This week I spent a bit of time perusing the Star Wars Galaxies Legends Discord, where candidates for the player Senate are making...
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....
Spend!

Albion Online changes its land auctions to collect more from winning bids

There's a notable change arriving to Albion Online's land auctions, and while it might seem like a little thing it has far-reaching implications...

Q2 2019 financials: Nexon revenues dip as Netease sees international growth

Nexon's business has been under close scrutiny this year as its owners attempted a sale and then reorganized instead, prompting layoffs earlier this...

Cyberespionage MMO Spycursion plans a hackable media system with blackmailable journalists

Earlier this spring, I was disappointed by the failed Kickstarter for Spycursion. Defun Games had put up an MMO intended to support...
For chickens.

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Perfect World Mobile, Virtuverse, Eventyr, Pixie Hollow, and Reign of Guilds

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you’ve probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). Up...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...

The Daily Grind: Which problems is the MMO industry never gonna solve?

Earlier in June, Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob posted a provocative article about the three problems MMORPGs are never going to...

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