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Lawful Neutral: Examining DDoS attacks and their impact on MMOs

When I was younger, used to play with LEGOs with my cousins all the time. We'd spend time creating huge houses and vehicles that...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...
Teamwork.

Final Fantasy XIV outlines its panel and booth presence for PAX East 2020

It looks like PAX East 2020 will not be one of the biggest focal points for Final Fantasy XIV news; it will be happening...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: What’s with all the secrecy around Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2?

We've got a little while before we get some solid answers about what's going on with Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch. At...

One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?

Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...
Tell me more, tell me more, but you don't have to brag.

Final Fantasy XIV’s next live letter is set for February 6

It seems fairly likely (but not yet confirmed) that the next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV will arrive on February 18th. The site...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
Love is in the air, everywhere I look around~

Final Fantasy XIV previews this year’s dressed-up Valentione’s Day event

As it was in every prior year of Final Fantasy XIV, Lisette de Valentione has arrived once more to celebrate the holiday of Valentione's...
It's a new thing.

Wisdom of Nym: Gunblades across Final Fantasy XIV

I think we can all agree that the explanation given for where the name "gunblade" comes from in Final Fantasy XIV is very...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...
Echoing.

Final Fantasy XIV puts up its patch site, previews its next tomestones, and welcomes back old players

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch is scheduled for mid-February, but right now it's still shrouded in mystery. Usually the launch of the...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...
Oh, right, more freaking sky pirates.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Moogle Treasure Trove on January 20

It's time for another run of the Moogle Treasure Trove event in Final Fantasy XIV, because the event is a good way of...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...
Not so close.

Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

One Shots: Worse homes and gardens

Probably the only thing that is holding me back from embracing a career as a lifelong mega-villain is that I can't conform to the...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

One Shots: Unlicensed fantasy motorists

I've been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn't mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and...

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