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Vague Patch Notes: Why stan an MMO with nothing to show for itself?

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We need to talk about Star Citizen, folks. But maybe not in the way you might be thinking. Not about the game's development, which...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...

Choose My Adventure: Wurm Online is not for me, and that’s OK

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Wurm Online has made me feel the most noobish I've ever felt in an MMORPG in ages even after the tutorial. A tutorial that, by the way, I did indeed do; it's literally impossible not to do the tutorial. I couldn't get in to a different island until I got through the tutorial. The tutorial was done.

Fight or Kite: Spellbreak’s epic combat and classes set it far apart from the battle royale pack

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Another week, another battle royale arrives at my doorstep, this time with a subtle but sweet note attached: Please kind sir, take it in,...
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Wisdom of Nym: So… what if our last expansion is Final Fantasy XIV: Nextpack?

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Oh, yes, that's confirmed. The next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is entitled Nextpack, leading players to adventures in Land Mass, encountering the beast tribes First...

Jukebox Heroes: LOTRO’s Great Wedding soundtrack

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One reason why I keep highlighting Lord of the Rings Online patch soundtracks in this space is that the studio actually makes an...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...
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WoW Factor: No, Shadowlands is probably not going to be terrible

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I've noted many times at this point that World of Warcraft does not seem to have done a great job with Shadowlands, at least from what...

The Survivalist: First impressions of Conan Exiles’ Isle of Siptah expansion

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Framed. Convicted. Exiled. Now, shipwrecked? What do the fates have in store for me next? Perhaps this Isle of Siptah will be my redress....

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO getting greedy with its fall content update?

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Boars. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. OK, let's talk about one of those things, at least in a roundabout way, because there's no escaping the fact...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the newly announced Final Fantasy XVI

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So, uh... hey! Final Fantasy XVI! That's a thing we learned about yesterday, huh? I'm sure we're all shocked that Naoki Yoshida's very specific dismissal of...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile is not just a mobile copy of Black Desert

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Last week, I taught my freshman classes basic email etiquette. In a time of distance learning, it's an important skill to teach. We looked...

Perfect Ten: 10 amazing hidden quests in World of Warcraft

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Finding quests in World of Warcraft is not exactly what you would call "difficult," as the game famously stuck giant floating exclamation marks...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Sunqua Peak fractal, live today

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While Guild Wars 2’s Cantha-centric End of Dragons expansion may not be coming until next year, players eager to visit The Empire of...

Not So Massively: The dos and don’ts of stealing from MMOs

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Recently I played through the new PC port of the open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. While playing it, I was struck by...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s second Ishgard season is a touch underwhelming

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In the days of my youth, you usually got introduced to a new band via the radio. (The radio was like YouTube, but no...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of MapleStory 2’s soundtrack

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The death of MapleStory 2 earlier this year is seen as somewhat tragic in the Massively OP offices. Many of us got time...

LOTRO Legendarium: The quiet consistency of Lord of the Rings Online

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I want to start this LOTRO Legendarium column today by talking about, well, by talking about World of Warcraft. Like probably many...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s new event includes problematic features and stat bloat

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Yes, more not-great-news in Pokemon Go, and yes, it's once again mostly about Mega Evolution. While it's been nice that the
Get back.

WoW Factor: Covenants have become a Shadowlands prison of Blizzard’s own making

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If there was any remaining question about what stage of the expansion development we were at with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, this week marked...

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