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WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the second

With so many survival titles out there, it's no wonder I couldn't contain my full list of new year goals in a single
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Guardian class

Remember that Futurama episode where Fry, Kip, and Zaf Branbigan got stranded on a planet full of amazons and were sentenced to death...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the first

You might say that I like survival games. You should say it because I really, really do. Especially games that let me explore and...

Choose My Adventure: The juggling act of Black Desert Mobile’s many advancement systems

Last week’s edition of Choose My Adventure had me genuinely impressed by how much stuff I had to manage in Black Desert...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...

Fight or Kite: Griefing! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Here we are at the very first Fight or Kite of the New Year and of the decade. With it, let’s discuss something...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when MTV made a virtual world

For the music trendy in the '80s and '90s, MTV was a huge source of fascination and audio discovery. It was the edgy channel...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: What Warcraft’s Old Gods were and how we lost it

At one point, I loved the Old Gods of World of Warcraft. At this point, they disappoint me. And since we're not that far away from the game's next raid that brings them into center focus again, it seems like it's time to talk about them a little bit and why the dang things have not just become so endlessly boring but so misused.

MassivelyOP’s complete 2019 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, today I'm going to recap our annual awards and other meta...
Teamwork.

Vague Patch Notes: No, MMO lore does not excuse design decisions

There are a lot of problems with how people tend to use lore when it comes to MMOs. I've talked about one side...
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Tamriel Infinium: My favorite things in The Elder Scrolls Online

If you’ve been following the Tamriel Infinium column at least since my own arrival at Massively OP, you may have noticed my propensity...

Perfect Ten: Upcoming MMOs to watch in 2020

There is a great feeling of flipping a calendar over to a fresh year, isn't there? All that promise and potential spread out in...

Choose My Adventure: Black Desert Mobile is absolutely crammed with stuff

This first-ever edition of Choose My Portable Adventure was more hotly contested than I was expecting. By the narrowest of margins – six votes,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Things to do when Guild Wars 2 feels stale

It happens to every player in every MMO: Sooner or later, even our favorite games start to feel stale. It may be that you’re...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

While there are understandably many reasons folks may not want to look back on 2019 fondly, the year wasn't all bad. Massively Uplifting has...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

Not So Massively: Lessons Torchlight Frontiers can take from its predecessors

Torchlight Frontiers is a game I've gradually been developing some genuine hype for - as has our team here at MOP, in light...

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