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Not So Massively: Making the case for Dungeon Siege IV

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Dungeon Siege is not the biggest name in ARPG field, but the franchise has always been dear to my heart. It's now been more...
This is never happening.

Vague Patch Notes: Star Citizen is not going to live up to your dreams

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So the other day, we were reminded that Squadron 42 - which was supposed to be released back in 2014, if you can believe that...

A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2021

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It's now become a long-running tradition on Massively OP to track science stories that track with online gaming and MMOs - this is our...
Play to wlin.

Vague Patch Notes: The MMO term ‘pay-to-win’ is a red herring

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It probably hasn't escaped anyone who has been reading my writing over the past several years that I have something of a vendetta against...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft a good value for the money?

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There are a lot of reasons to not be subscribed to World of Warcraft at the moment, although "the current state of the game...
Here we are at Princess Tower.

Tamriel Infinium: How Elder Scrolls Online made me a believer in public dungeons again

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Most folks have their own goals and gameplay that they enjoy in MMORPGs. For me in Elder Scrolls Online, it's gradually bringing a game...

The Game Archaeologist: The Blizzard Real ID fiasco of 2010

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As we come off a year when Blizzard Entertainment's seedy underbelly of scandals and coverups was exposed, I thought it might be worth risking...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Factured.

Vague Patch Notes: Skewed perspectives of the MMO industry

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So there were some surprises when Fractured announced that it had secured a publishing deal with Gamigo, or rather that Gamigo announced that Fractured was...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2022

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If 2021 had a problem, it was that we got simply too many MMO releases between new launches, early access, and expansions. This breathtaking...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...
Magic shield.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are so stupid and I love them

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It's well past time for me to get something off my chest. MMOs are dumb. MMOs are full of weird stuff. This genre is weird...
Absolutely a niche.

Vague Patch Notes: There’s nothing wrong with being a niche MMO

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So Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen doesn't want to be seen as a niche game. Visionary Realms' recent interview saying so was clearly bewildering to...
CAKE

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV cookbook is a fun addition to fans’ culinary library

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This is not going to come as news to anyone who has played the game before now, but Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of...
Can you see me?

Tamriel Infinium: Eight things I really like as a Elder Scrolls Online casual

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As some of you have so kindly pointed out, I am by no means an Elder Scrolls Online expert. I've been playing off and...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 mounts that New World should definitely add

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For some reason, New World does not have mounts. This is obviously not the only thing that the game lacks, as it also lacks...
Laser needles.

Vague Patch Notes: When ex-World of Warcraft fans become Final Fantasy XIV partisans

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There is a certain stripe of Final Fantasy XIV fan that is exceedingly prevalent at this point, and that type is the rigid partisan... against World of...

Perfect Ten: 10 stock MMO mobs from crummy to cool

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My pet theory of MMOs is that they exist in a gaming multiverse with scores of unseen connections. This explains why so many of...

LOTRO Legendarium: The double-edged sword of being past the books

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This past week, Lord of the Rings Online crossed another major milestone in its development as it released its eighth expansion, Fate of Gundabad....
You are bad and you should feel bad.

Vague Patch Notes: NFTs in gaming are a bad, dumb idea

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This is going to be a little more ranty than usual. Apologies for that in advance, but... well, we're talking about NFTs. NFTs are...

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