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The Game Archaeologist: Fury

Back in 1997, Australian game developer Auran arrived onto the scene with the real-time strategy title Dark Reign. While it wasn't exactly Command & Conquer...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the...

Tamriel Infinium: Examining the features (and hype!) of Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon

I have mixed feelings about dragons coming to Elder Scrolls Online. Originally, we knew that we would not see them because they were...

EverQuesting: Can Daybreak make it through 2019?

Those who've been long-time followers of Massively OP's long-running EverQuesting column might have noticed a distinct lack of new year hopes and predictions...
The Quick and the Gay

Vague Patch Notes: Representation in games matters when you don’t see why it matters

This is a story about a boy named Michael. Follow along with me for a little bit, if you'd be so kind. Michael was born...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

The Survivalist: Seven survival game features I want to see in 2019

A new year is all about new hopes, new goals, and -- hopefully -- new features and content. I am talking about games, of...

Choose My Adventure: The lonesome job of star charting in Elite Dangerous

Today's edition of Choose My Adventure features results that were both a landslide and extremely close. On the one hand, most people suggested...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.5 in review

Ah, that's the good stuff. I'm not going to lie, I was honestly a bit concerned about this patch for Final Fantasy XIV. Not just...

Jukebox Heroes: Bless Online’s soundtrack

You probably wouldn't blame me for the fact that I've dragged my feet on listening to the Bless Online soundtrack over this past...

LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines

Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points...

Exclusive: Legends of Aria previews its first major content of 2019

We've had our eye on Legends of Aria since, well, long before it was called Legends of Aria, meaning we've been watching the...
Well, telling people not to is rarely a good look.

Storyboard: What makes an MMORPG a good home for roleplaying?

Guess who's back. I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of grief over the course of 2018 for the fact that its server...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...
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Vague Patch Notes: The fads and the curious (and why Overwatch’s star is fading)

So it's beginning to look a lot like the Overwatch fad has faded. It was a crazy couple of years there, but the fact...

Tamriel Infinium: What teaser swag tells us about Elder Scrolls Online’s next chapter

I try to be as authentic as I can be. I believe it makes me more trustworthy as a reporter and reviewer. When a...

Choose My Adventure: Fumbling through the stars of Elite Dangerous

It was a pretty close call in terms of what my first task in Elite Dangerous would be for this edition of CMA,...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs to watch in 2018

Love it or hate it, MMOs are going mobile in ever-increasing numbers. Last year saw a crop of acclaimed titles making their way to...

Working As Intended: The MMOs we lost in 2018

While we lost several painful MMOs in 2016 and 2015, 2017 was noticeable chiefly because we lost a large number of small MMOs,...

Massively on the Go: Smash Bros Ultimate’s online scene, one month later

I love Smash Bros. I love the mascot battles, the random items, the hazards. And in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, I love the new Ultimate...

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