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Ascent is MMO space simming done right

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

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

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This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M. Edwards, who blogs at www.superior-realities.com....

10 ways MMOs have changed the real world for the better

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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

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

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

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

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

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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

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

Jukebox Heroes: Seven MMOs with player music systems

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

Three Elder Scrolls Online mods you shouldn’t play without

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

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

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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 to...

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

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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

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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, we've...

Guild Chat: The top five ingredients in every great guild

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

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

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Out of all of the MMOs that I've played over the years, I must have spent the most time in Lord of the Rings...
We're actual size, but it seems much bigger to see.

WoW Factor: In praise of Warlords of Draenor

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I've made no secret of the fact that I consider Warlords of Draenor to be a sub-par expansion. My opinion on that has not...
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Lost Continent: ArcheAge’s dolphingate was much ado about nothing

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I'd like to play devil's advocate about this whole ArcheAge dolphingate thing. First, though, let me start with a disclaimer. If you've read this...

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part two

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In the first part of my Skyforge closed beta impressions, I took a look at the tutorial and character creation process. Suitably impressed albeit...

Minsc and Boo go for the eyes in Neverwinter’s Elemental Evil

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While fans are surely looking forward to Neverwinter's sixth expansion, which is launching just two weeks from now, a portion of the anticipation may be...

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part one

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Slowly but surely, Skyforge has climbed my interest ladder until I was genuinely eager to check it out in its beta state. It's an...

Chaos Theory: Quit whining and pay for your Secret World content

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Those of you who know me know that ranting is not exactly my forte. Although I have dabbled in it a bit here and...

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