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Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet celebrates Valentine’s Day, releases frog

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We've got a slew of new, upcoming Tera Raid events approaching in multiplayer Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, though from the header, you can probably...
Not like this.

Vague Patch Notes: Fractured Online deserved better, even if you think it looked bad

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When it comes to upcoming MMOs, there's always a sense of uncertainty in terms of what the final product is going to look like....

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2022

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Perhaps one of our saddest traditions at the turn of every year is taking stock of all the MMOs we lost along the way....
Crucial.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop taking your released MMOs back to the drawing board

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This is not a column about Kingshunt, but it is. It's not a column about Crowfall or Deathverse: Let it Die or even Crucible....

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3 begins 2023 with its best Tricolor Battle iteration yet

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Well, the latest Splatfest has come and gone, and while my personal win streak is over, I think the event was a sweet victory...

MassivelyOP’s complete 2022 awards debrief and annual recap

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As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, today we're going to recap our annual awards and other meta articles from...
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Vague Patch Notes: Embracing limited-time content modes in MMOs

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Today's column was inspired by a discussion in work chat about limited-time game modes - specifically, the idea of something like that in World...

From the Depths: Five things to love about World of Warships

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I guess it’s time to admit it: After nearly three years of daily play, I have no choice but to come to terms with...
Looking out.

Vague Patch Notes: Loving an MMO isn’t the same as having a personality

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There's a story that's always stuck with me, relayed by the now-vanished blog Websnark back in the day, so forgive me if I get...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January events start cold, but the raids are hot

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The new year won't be starting strong for Pokemon GO players, as Niantic has outlined a rather recycled-sounding New Year's event starting at 8 p.m....
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Vague Patch Notes: A wake for the MMOs that were

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2022 is nearly over, and for me, at least, it's been an incredibly challenging year full of some really dark points. This is the...

Pokemon Go datamining group slashes engagement and output over Niantic’s poor management

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Pokemon GO players could use a win right about now, but Niantic's antics have made it harder and harder for the community to support...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Big Run is fun, but it’s no Splatfest replacement

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Big Run has run its course in Splatoon 3, and while it was enjoyable, it was no Splatfest. In fact, it felt more like a long,...

Stick and Rudder: The year that was in Elite Dangerous, from self-owns to sloppy updates to slight hope

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To say that Elite: Dangerous had a rough 2022 is putting it mildly (and pretty much dismisses the nuance this retrospective hopes to provide)....
Hey. I got a ball.

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2022 predictions

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Every year we do an MMO predictions post full of obvious, not-so-obvious, and totally-out-there prognostication for the future of the MMO genre. And every...
Time to learn.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO design is not value-neutral

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It's rare for me to find myself actively yelling at my computer screen while watching something, but it does happen every so often. The...

Massively on the Go: Tips on beating Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s 5-star+ raids

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is quite playable as a solo experience aside from some visual bugs. However, online play is buggy, to the point that...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go’s Niantic sabotaged player trust with the Ultra Beast raid event

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Not only did Pokemon Go players once again vote with their feet against Niantic for Sunday's Ultra Beast raid event (and possibly the Saturday...

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