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Perfect Ten: MMOs for puzzle lovers

Ever find yourself complaining that all of the PvE content in your MMO is nothing but shooting something in the face or chopping down...
Oh, I see it.

Vague Patch Notes: The community is and is not the MMO

The community is not the MMO. That should be obvious. There is a game to League of Legends that exists without any of the...
No, not cows, we can play cows. Cows are common, even.

Perfect Ten: Suggestions to make World of Warcraft Classic feel more authentic

One of the things that I tell people going back to Final Fantasy XI now is that the game is, well, a different...
We know what we know.

Storyboard: On the art of verisimilitude in MMO roleplaying

Those of you who remember this column from Massively-that-was are invited to take a shot, as was the running joke. Because it turned...

Perfect Ten: MMO celebrations that didn’t rip off real-world holidays

Does it ever slightly bother you that in these alternate fantasy and science fiction worlds that we explore there just so happens to have...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...
Remember.

Vague Patch Notes: The occupant’s dilemma in MMORPGs

This is the story of Stanley. Stanley had a hobby, and that hobby was playing MMOs. Every day, he logged in to Final Fantasy XI,...
And sometimes there are... different issues.

Perfect Ten: How to determine whether an IP would make a good MMO

A few weeks back, fellow writer Justin talked about cartoons from the '80s that would make for good MMOs. In some cases I...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
I'm doing this why, exactly?

Vague Patch Notes: Finding motivation within MMOs

Here's a fun question to ask yourself when you're doing basically anything in an MMO: Why am I doing this? It's usually at once...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...
The terror.

Vague Patch Notes: The philosophy of challenge in MMOs

Today, I want to start thing off by talking about Final Fantasy. This is not entirely surprising. What may be surprising is that I'm talking about Final...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...
Keeping your garden.

Vague Patch Notes: It’s not the MMO endgame – it’s the sudden stop at the end

When I first pitched the Vague Patch Notes that ran a couple weeks back, it prompted a big long discussion with MOP's editor...

Perfect Ten: Totally rad ’80s cartoons that would make bodacious MMORPGs

In another reality where our passion for MMORPGs is matched only by the power of nostalgia for the greatest era of cartoons, we would...

Into the Super-verse: Taking a closer look at City of Heroes’ Paragon Chat

Welcome to Massively OP's brand-new column covering superhero MMORPGs -- past, present, and future! One might even say it's a continuation of our past...

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the all-in-one MMO

One of the forever-arguments MMORPG players seem to enjoy having is the one about niche MMOs. There are quite a lot of gamers out...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Ten steps for understanding MMO systems

As I write this, I'm in the middle of putting together my first impressions for Anthem. This takes some doing and would probably be...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...

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