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Battle Bards Episode 193: Tribal jams

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Strike up a drum, flourish a flute, and howl to the moon — it’s time to get funky with some tribal jams! In this...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMO subs be in 2021?

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MMORPG blogger Wilhelm at The Ancient Gaming Noob has a fantastic piece up this month on the traditional $15 MMO subscription. He dips back...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

Daybreak grants all of its employees a paid ‘unplug day’

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While it's important for us here at MOP to be a watchdog for bad company behavior, we also try to be fair in acknowledging...
Whee.

The MOP Up: Who’s showing up to E3 this year?

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It remains to be seen how big or relevant E3 is going to be this year, but there certainly is interest in which studios...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...
Should or shouldn't?

Storyboard: The back-and-forth of roleplaying

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The other night (Tuesday), I had a pretty terrible roleplaying experience. I don't want to go into too much detail, only note that it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 320: Guild Wars 2 shakes and stirs

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, EG7 and Daybreak, Soulworker's sunset, and the patch parade of PlanetSide 2, Wizard101, Fallout 76, SWTOR, and Dungeons and Dragons Online, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on perpetual content in MMOs and toxic positivity in the genre.

Massively Uplifting: Gaming charity endeavors support vets, autism, and AbleGamers

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While still sneaking some spring snow in (bad weather!), April also showered us with some uplifting moments and goodness. Warm fuzzies are far better...

Global Chat: Destiny 2’s horrible, no-good, very bad transmog

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Hey kids, Destiny 2 is finally getting a cosmetic system! And it looks to be as user-friendly and appealing as having your mother dress...

Wizard101’s massive spring update is live with new social grouping tools and myth ninja pigs

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Wizard101 has been in the headlines a lot in 2021, owing largely to the fact that its studio, KingsIsle, was bought out by Gamigo...

Perfect Ten: Why I’m a sucker for MMO collector’s editions

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If you've ever wondered what kind of naive sucker would plunk down a semi-thick wad of perfectly good cash on an overstuffed MMO collector's...

Black Desert adds Sage and cooking content on PC, character tagging and item copying on console

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Hey cooks and likeminded lifeskillers! It's your time to shine in Black Desert, as the PC version of the core MMORPG has today launched...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: How to deal with MMO burnout

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I remember the first time I got hit hard by the powerhouse slugger known as "burnout." It was during my second stint in World...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

Wizard101’s spring update arrives to the test realm with new social features, balancing, and events

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Players of Wizard101 are now able to kick the tires of the game's spring update, which will be adding a number of new features...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....

Black Desert adds constellations on mobile, events on PC, and a new Amazon Prime Gaming promo

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It's the middle of the week, which means it's time once again for some new content updates for the PC version Black Desert and...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

Lord of the Rings Online players create a video memorial for a fallen friend

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When one of Lord of the Rings Online's beloved community members passed away, friends and fellow players decided to do something in his honor....

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