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Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the Tokyo Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

This one feels as if it took half of forever. Combined with the leaks, the lack of hints, the speculation, and the general lack...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s storyline is about to go off the rails

The most compelling stories that emerge from EVE Online are usually tales of player-based conflict, dastardly deals, and political intrigue, but the game's...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The good and (very minor) bad of World of Warcraft patch 8.1.5

We've spent three weeks explaining, in no small amount of detail, why people are unhappy with the current state of World of Warcraft....

Tamriel Infinium: Stuff it, naysayers, this is the perfect time for dragons in Elder Scrolls Online

I admit that I was one of the first people on board with the original idea that there would be no dragons in the...
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...

Wandering Wraeclast: First impressions of Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Something's different about Wraeclast. The air, the ground... it's changed. What could it be? If I could just put my finger on it before...

Choose My Adventure: New tools, same flailing in Legends of Aria

So, full disclosure here: This edition of Choose My Adventure is going to come from a perspective of limited play time. My "real"...
Your manager says you should shut up.

Wisdom of Nym: The rotating rewards of Final Fantasy XIV’s seasonal events

I'm not going to lie here: I'm really pretty disappointed with the rewards on offer for Granblue Fantasy's anniversary event. An event summon that functionally...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd...

Jukebox Heroes: Eldevin’s soundtrack

I can't say that Eldevin has ever risen very high on my MMO radar, but over the past year or so I've noticed...

LOTRO Legendarium: The return of skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

Out of all of Lord of the Rings Online's additional features that it has added post-launch, skirmishes have my vote as one of...
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part three: Leveling and scaling

Remember earlier this week when I was talking about the difference between leveling as a part of the game vs. leveling as a...

The Survivalist: Space Engineers sloughs off early access and launches with revamped survival

Wouldn't you know it: One survival game has a big week and others want to follow suit! Space Engineers sheds its...
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...

Choose My Adventure: Running for my life in Legends of Aria

Welp, we're in the deep end now. Legends of Aria definitely is the sandbox that's giving me the hard knock schooling on sandbox...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...

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