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Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Casually Classic: Why it’s so good to Zangarmarsh and chill in WoW Classic

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Burning Crusade's Outland shows all the hallmarks of being a playground for developers to flex and try new things. I always was amused at...
Mean elf.

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

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There was a friend I had at one point who had a particularly annoying habit. Whenever I would bring up something obnoxious that was...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the noisiest fanbases

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In my particular neck of the woods, there are a lot of big fans of the Boston Red Sox. There's also something of a...

Lawful Neutral: Defining toxicity in the MMO industry

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One of my earliest memories from World of Warcraft isn't really a positive one. It was in back in the Wrath days. My guild...
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...
Big.

Vague Patch Notes: Playerbase size doesn’t have to be everything in MMOs

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I'm already worried about Crowfall. Not because of personal experiences, mind you; I haven't yet played it or anything, and all I have to...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends had all the right ideas and all the wrong choices

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This is the worst kind of column to write. Not only am I reporting on the closure of a game, but it's a game...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...
Oh snaps.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO players are a bad substitute for professional testers

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Test servers are, let's face it, kind of a terrible idea that just keeps getting trotted out there in the MMO space. And the...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: The types of players in every MMO

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We have some fun here in Perfect Ten land dealing with lists. That's kind of the whole point. We've done columns about the races...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from launch to now

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July 27th 2001. On this date, Funcom pulled the trigger on Anarchy Online, launching it in North America with a planned release in Europe a...

Perfect Ten: 10 reasons you’d never want to live in an MMORPG

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Escapism and daydreams are, in my opinion, wonderful and part of what fuels our creativity and excitement. I mean, most of us probably engage...

Casually Classic: What retail WoW could (re)learn from Burning Crusade Classic’s class progression

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Now that we're weeks into Burning Crusade Classic, players are discovering that despite many antiquated design elements, this expansion is still a whole lot...
Schwing

Vague Patch Notes: Bugs are hard in MMOs

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So apparently it's been pretty hard to play Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. I don't know from personal experience (fool me once, shame...
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...
Dead friends.

Casually Classic: The WoW Classic vanilla era is over, and I won’t miss it

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With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Burning Crusade this past week, the door has been (mostly) closed on what is now being called...
Burn.

Vague Patch Notes: The specter of MMO burnout and what it means

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Lately, I've been thinking a lot about burnout. This is due in no small part to the fact that I am majorly burnt out...

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