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Vague Patch Notes: Chronicles of Elyria’s road to nowhere

I honestly cannot stop thinking about Chronicles of Elyria. Not in the sense of surprise, mind you; this was pretty much one of...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go is improving without all the ‘go’

We've briefly covered some of Pokemon Go's new changes in light of recent non-fun viral events, and in today's Massively on the...

The Stream Team: Never leaving Neverwinter’s Neverdeath Graveyard

Massively OP's MJ is a big fan of cemeteries, so there is a chance she may never leave Neverwinter's Neverdeath Graveyard. Of course, she...
That was a real laugh!

Vague Patch Notes: Ambition is not delivery in MMOs

So Chronicles of Elyria is dead in the water. Or... wait, that's not actually accurate; let me start again. Chronicles of Elyria...

Massively on the Go: Why MMO players will love Animal Crossing New Horizons

Some of you may have noticed that several staffers and fellow MassivelyOP readers noted that they were playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons last weekend....
Big ideas.

Vague Patch Notes: Complaining about MMOs you don’t play

All right, folks, it's time to talk. And we're going to start by talking about Guild Wars 2, a game I used to play...

Working As Intended: Deep-diving Star Wars Galaxies’ endgame crafting

When I leaped back into Star Wars Galaxies via the SWG Legends rogue server mid-2018, I didn't really truly think I'd stay...
Fair fights.

Vague Patch Notes: Why PvP is a cheap way to fill out a game’s content compared to PvE

It feels like about four years ago when I laid down the first in a semi-regular series of columns I see as "useful notes"...
Whenever you're ready.

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating MMORPG exit barriers

In episode 13 of season 9 of The Simpsons, after having spent far more time than she wants in the Movementarian cult, Marge...
Phun phor the phamily.

Vague Patch Notes: Phantasy Star Online 2 might be in a better place than you think

A couple years back (this being the definition where "a couple" means "I can't remember precisely how many"), I was talking with a friend...

The Soapbox: Why does it feel like I don’t have time for an MMO when I really do?

This guest Soapbox was commissioned through MassivelyOP's Patreon program and is authored by Steve "Sray" Blouin, a name...
Marketing!

Vague Patch Notes: How to read games industry investor reports as a player

The old adage goes that diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock. By extension, marketing is the...
Things you don't want.

Vague Patch Notes: If people aren’t raiding in an MMO, it’s not because it’s too hard

The start of the year, at least from my perspective, was dominated by Blizzard doing lots of dumb things. So it's kind of nice,...

Why I Play: Is Star Trek Online worth playing in 2020?

Star Trek Online is a hard game to get into. When I first tried it early in my MMO career, I hated it...
You're already a corpse.

Vague Patch Notes: Chronicle of a Daybreak death foretold

On Tuesday, Daybreak Games announced what amounts to a form of slow death. Technically, sure, what it announced was that the company is...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

MassivelyOP’s complete 2019 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, today I'm going to recap our annual awards and other meta...
Bunny lady.

Vague Patch Notes: No, MMO lore does not excuse design decisions

There are a lot of problems with how people tend to use lore when it comes to MMOs. I've talked about one side...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2019

The good news is that our sunsetted MMO list from 2019 is shorter than in most years. The bad news, of course, is that...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Vague Patch Notes: How to make your corner of the MMO space more pleasant

It's 2020, people - let's do this. What do I mean by this? Unscrew our MMO living space. That one's a lot more fun...

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