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Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...
This took some work.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

Not So Massively: Comparing looter shooters, from Destiny 2 and Division 2 to Anthem and Warframe

Looter shooters -- online games with shooter gameplay and loot-based progression -- are all the rage these days. But maybe this trend has passed...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeons & Dragons

Part of the holy mission of the Game Archaeologist is to ferret out the roots of history that ultimately led to MMORPGs as...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: Creating the worst MMO ever

Here at Massively Overpowered, we learn about some games, folks. We learn a whole lot about a whole lot of games! We know MMOs....
We all live on a ship of heroes

Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

Lawful Neutral: Money laundering and micro-laundering in the MMO industry

Previously on Lawful Neutral, we talked about currency and how video game companies try very hard to not be classified as a currency...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
lol so randum

Vague Patch Notes: Random thoughts on randomness in MMOs

Here's a fun little trivia fact that you probably already know: Computers can't really do randomness. A random number is usually generated by pulling...

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it -- and for some reason, we are still gaming. I guess that your investment...

Not So Massively: Why ARPGs, not MMOs, are where pet classes truly shine

I noticed something odd when I started playing Grim Dawn aways back: I went straight for the pet builds. This is interesting because...

LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...
My God, it's full of nonsense.

Vague Patch Notes: Just stop pre-ordering video games

Look, you've probably heard this before, but it bears repeating now: Don't pre-order that game. Pre-ordering games is a bad idea. And this week,...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...

Desert Oasis: A guide to open PvP and grindspot etiquette in the world of Black Desert

Back in my classic Guild Wars days, I was so happy to have the scrimmage system. It was a great way to solve...

LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

It was April 24th, 2007. World of Warcraft players were deep into The Burning Crusade, SOE had just launched Vanguard, and the...

Lawful Neutral: Mr. Krabs’ Wacky Bucks and currency in online games

I used to watch Spongebob religiously. I loved the days when I could put on Nickelodeon and have Spongebob on for hours. One of...

The Soapbox: The counterproductiveness of limited-time content in online games

While thoroughly enjoying playing Astroneer's special event in honor of Apollo 11's moon landing 50th anniversary that's happening now through August 31st,...

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