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Interview: Camelot Unchained lays out its innovative alchemy system

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One of the major slices of content being worked on in this current 90-day quadrant of Camelot Unchained development is its crafting system, specifically...

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing Elder Scrolls Online’s Flames of Ambition DLC and Update 29

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It’s that time of year again, fans of The Elder Scrolls Online! The new yearlong story is about to kick off with the first...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...

Massively on the Go: Getting the most out of your Animal Crossing Warp Pipes

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As I mentioned in our Nintendo Direct February recap, the Mario-item crossover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons included functional warp-pipes, bringing fast travel to...
And again.

Perfect Ten: The top 10 things to love about Elder Scrolls Online

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Having finally clicked hard with Elder Scrolls Online this winter, I find that it's difficult to restrain myself from gushing about pleasant discoveries (and...

Choose My Adventure: The combat is the sauce in Wizard101

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It’s only been a little bit of time, but I am already mightily impressed with Wizard101. The game has a pretty rich and involved following,...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Island Sanctuary and the descent of peace

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If you look at it from an obvious thematic standpoint, the whole Island Sanctuary idea makes no sense for this particular expansion for Final...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of DK Online’s soundtrack

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I don't have much familiarity with DK Online, although I doubt that you do too. But that's not going to stop me from swimming...

The Game Archaeologist: EA’s Motor City Online

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When we use the shorthand "MMO" for online games, it's always assumed that we're talking about swords-and-sorcery or sci-fi RPGs. However, the massively multiplayer...

Massively on the Go: Everything notable – and potentially multiplayer – from Pokemon Presents

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Well Pokemon fans, I'm sure a few of you saw yesterday's Pokemon Presents presentation. While I don't think many people were surprised that a long-rumored remake...

Perfect 10: Ten features I want to see in Splatoon 3

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The announcement of Splatoon 3 has actually shown me that I know more Splat fans than I thought I did. Like, people who are still playing despite the lack of...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: WoW Classic is doing everything right in the wake of BlizzCon

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In the wake of BlizzConline 2021, I have some criticisms about the WoW Classic presentation. Specifically, the first part of the panel about The Burning Crusade...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Season 2 is Legendary

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Not only do Pokemon Go players still have a Rocket Event and Bird Trio raids coming up on February 28th, but the next seasonal...
In a world of human wreckage

Vague Patch Notes: Considering the soloer’s experience in MMOs

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I sized him up from where he sat across from me. He was intelligent, that much I could tell just at a glance -...

Stick and Rudder: Seven player-made Elite Dangerous tools that you should check out

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Since beginning my Elite Dangerous journey, I’ve been impressed and delighted to find many community-supported tools available to aid Elite players in navigating the...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the ‘internet spaceships’ genre

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It's at once the most important and most underserved genre in MMOs, aside from gigantic robots - it's the valuable genre of internet spaceships. They're...

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