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Massively Overthinking: Is the age of the $15 subscription coming to an end?

Massively OP's own Justin Olivetti penned a blog post this week in which he muses on the lifespan of the $15 MMO sub...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...
Hey, it's okay.

Final Fantasy XI fires up a welcome back campaign for its summer celebrations

If it's been a while since you last stepped into Final Fantasy XI's Vana'diel, the developers would certainly like you to stop back...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: How Final Fantasy XI shaped my MMO preferences forever

Your first experience with something has an outsized importance. This feels like one of those statements people really want to argue with sometimes but...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...
A bunny must jump.

Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

Do you love having an authenticator but hate putting it on your phone? Because the Square-Enix account authenticator is coming back, but now...
Hey, it's okay.

Final Fantasy XI celebrates 17 years of operation today with a new all-in-one installer

Gosh, Final Fantasy XI is still running after 17 years. Yes, today marks the 17-year anniversary for the title from its launch in Japan,...
cow

Perfect Ten: Suggestions to make World of Warcraft Classic feel more authentic

One of the things that I tell people going back to Final Fantasy XI now is that the game is, well, a different...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...
cat, i'm a kitty cat, and i dance dance dance and i dance dance dance

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the new year with a new version update and a promotional campaign

The new year approaches for Final Fantasy XI, and with it approaches another monthly update for the game. This is the first...
You might as well look into the pinwheel with your third eye.

Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon thinking about why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me;...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: What can datamining tell us about the next Final Fantasy XIV job?

The datamining for Final Fantasy XIV is difficult, because the game is remarkably spare when it comes to pointers for the future. Most...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s October update finally addresses Besieged issues

The launch of Final Fantasy XI's third expansion, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, took place in 2006. Part of the launch was the inclusion...
I'm important!

Vague Patch Notes: Trickle-down metagames in MMORPGs

A while back, there was an interesting set of data coming out of a discussion about Overwatch. The discussion was about the concept...
Not quite.

Wisdom of Nym: Why subjobs wouldn’t work with Final Fantasy XIV

I would say that I don't mention my affection for Final Fantasy XI often enough, but the fact is that I mention it...
You may leave school, but it never leaves you.

Vague Patch Notes: Casual no longer means anything in MMOs

Every time I see someone write something about casual players - including me because heavens know I've done it too - I feel a...
BEAST

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes ranked, the top ranks

The fun thing about ranking the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV is that before I started in on this, I actually had...
Moth fight.

Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XI in review and choosing our next MMO

Here's the weird part about this week's column: I'm going to tell you, in short, that Final Fantasy XI is still a good...
Now fight for something!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes ranked, the middle rankings

We're continuing our tour through the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV, and as I move through these rankings I can't help but...

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