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Vague Patch Notes: Accessibility vs. relevance in MMORPGs

You know that old chestnut about how the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist? The greatest trick...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 197: Crawl out through the fallout

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss FFXIV's Fanfest, Fallout 76, Hellgate, WildStar, plus patches for Black Desert, EVE, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, TERA, and EverQuest II, with mail on MMO difficulty settings.
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: The first reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, gosh. That was sure a lot of news for Final Fantasy XIV over a weekend, huh? Expected news, sure, but therein lie some...

The Stream Team: Healing and leveling in Final Fantasy XIV

With the Final Fantasy Fan Festival's reveals fresh on his mind, Massively OP's Chris is ready to play a whole lot of catch-up...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Q&A with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida

The question and answer portion of the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival actually came before the Letter from the Producer, and as a result...
hey jude

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Naoki Yoshida explains patch 4.5 and Blue Mage in the newest live letter

After Friday's keynote, Naoki Yoshida made it fairly clear that Final Fantasy XIV fans would not hear anything further about the contents planned...
Splash?

The Daily Grind: What are your reactions to this year’s Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest?

Game-specific conventions are always a wild ride. Square-Enix didn't have to spend the past few days wowing people who had no idea about what...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Details from the press conference with Naoki Yoshida

In contrast to the high-octane trailer that had opened the day, the final event for the first day of the Final Fantasy XIV fan...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Shadowbringers promises new story, new regions, and new jobs

The plan was to fan a spark into a flame, but now it's getting dark, so who'll remember your name? (Apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: The next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is Shadowbringers

The third expansion for Final Fantasy XIV has been revealed as Shadowbringers during the keynote at this year's Fan Festival. It's coming out early...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that cater to the time-limited player

Every once in a while we receive emails here at Massively OP that share a similar sentiment. Usually that boils down to, "I love...
Team effort!

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates five years of community ahead of its newest fan festival

It's only a few days until the newest Final Fantasy XIV fan festival kicks off in Las Vegas, so you would imagine...
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next...

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG should have never been made?

This could be a gruesome topic, but it popped into my head after GIbiz published an article with advice for game developers from Melbourne Games....
Oh dang.

Square-Enix pulls three mobile titles from Belgium over lockbox rules

Everyone's reacting to the lockbox laws in Belgium in different ways, but Square-Enix has apparently decided that it's easiest to just peace out...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Final Fantasy XIV’s 4.45 patch is live with Eureka Pyros and the further adventures of Hildibrand

Let's be blunt: People did not like Eureka Pagos. But Final Fantasy XIV's patch 4.45, live today, pushes the storyline along with role-agnostic...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...

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