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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online sucked me in with werewolves

A couple of weeks ago in Massively Overthinking, we talked about making a game sticky without vertical progression. Although the question was a...

Not So Massively: Descent’s Kickstarter woes; Heroes of the Storm’s $450K tourney blunder

Descent: Underground has passed the 50% mark on its Kickstarter campaign and promised to add singleplayer to the title but has only four...

Sword and Bored: 10 rats

Mo undertakes his first kill-ten-rats quest and boggles at the array of loot those tiny rats possess.
The future is dragons, as is the present.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Steps of Faith

It happened, just as expected. A day after I posted a lengthy column discussing Final Fantasy XIV's last big pre-expansion patch, that patch dropped,...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why you need to read the books if you play the game

While my Kindle is loaded with so many new books I've yet to read that I really should take a few months off to...
Ascent

Ascent is MMO space simming done right

My favorite thing about Ascent: The Space Game is its planetary rotation. It's a small thing, granted, but the first time I sat...

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M....

10 ways MMOs have changed the real world for the better

Are MMOs pointless time-wasters, the bread and circuses of the modern era, or do they make positive, meaningful contributions to the real world? Well,...
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WoW Factor: Flying ruined everything and shouldn’t be removed

Allowing flying mounts in World of Warcraft was a terrible mistake that should never have been corrected. For those not up on their history,...

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

With everything that has happened over the last couple of months, players are understandably curious and concerned about of the future of Daybreak...

A look at DC Universe Online’s gung-ho munitions powerset

Not every superhero was bitten by a radioactive arachnid or born with jacked-up genes; some heroes must pull themselves up by their boostraps and...

Choose My Adventure: Torchlight, too

March is but a memory. April is here. And while a new month certainly brings new things to Choose My Adventure, we've...

Jukebox Heroes: Seven MMOs with player music systems

A few weeks ago I asked the Massively Overpowered community if all MMOs should come with player music systems. In my opinion, at...

Three Elder Scrolls Online mods you shouldn’t play without

If you have not jumped into Elder Scrolls Online yet, you should really give it a shot. With its latest update and B2P transition,...

Not So Massively: Dota 2 tickets sell out, Rust brings out the racists, and Grey Goo has population problems

Tickets for the Dota 2 world championship, The International, sold out in a record 10 minutes and are now being resold by scalpers for up...

Sword and Bored: Poof! Poof! Poof! Poof!

Realizing that open PvP servers are wretched hives of scum and villainy, Mo decides to reroll.
Myth: Lalafell have to be irritating cutesy-boop piles of crap.

Wisdom of Nym: The fall in Final Fantasy XIV

There is a crack in the foundation of Eorzea's defenders, and it's been there for a while. For all of Final Fantasy XIV's operation,...

Guild Chat: The top five ingredients in every great guild

Welcome to Guild Chat, my comfortable little corner of Massively Overpowered in which I dissect the inner workings and tricky politics associated with...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

Out of all of the MMOs that I've played over the years, I must have spent the most time in Lord of the...

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