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Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Power

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2021 promises to be an exciting year for Guild Wars 2 fans, with an expansion looming on the horizon. Before we head to...

Massively on the Go: Monster Hunter Rise’s demo is merely a less pretty taste of Monster Hunter World

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I have to admit, from the demo, Monster Hunter Rise isn't what I was expecting. Having played Monster Hunter World on both...

Idlescape is a browser-based idle MMORPG of crafting, gathering, and fighting for loot

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Let's say you're having a slow day at work and you can't really commit your attention span to a more active mobile MMORPG but...

A3: Still Alive racks up two million downloads, pushes out second update

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Launched last November, Netmarble's A3 sought to establish a foothold on the competitive mobile MMO market -- and with two million downloads...

Global Chat: Checking out EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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Haven't had time to check out EverQuest II's latest expansion yet? Telwyn from GamingSF has you covered with some first impressions of Reign...

Dauntless responds to feedback from the Reforged update, outlines some planned adjustments

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When I previewed the Reforged update of Dauntless, one of my first impressions was that we're not going to really know how...

Flameseeker Chronicles: An honest second look at Guild Wars 2’s dragon response missions

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As longtime readers surely know, Flameseeker Chronicles is an opinion column, one of many on Massively OP, though this one's about Guild...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...
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First Impressions of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, part three: Influences and summation

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One of the things that I generally like to avoid doing is comparing World of Warcraft to other MMOs on the market. Even as...
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First impressions of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, part two: Endgame experience

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Once you get to max level in World of Warcraft, the game changes. This should not be a surprise, as it has been...
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First Impressions of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, part one: Story and leveling

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In a lot of ways, the problem with talking about World of Warcraft is the same problem when you try to talk about...

First Impressions: Atlas Rogues’ current early access is a broken imitation of Atlas Reactor

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Thanks to some truly weird control scheme issues, it took me an absurdly long time to clear a tutorial level. That was my opening...

First impressions of Netmarble’s A3 Still Alive: Is it relevant in 2020?

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What's going with MMO names these days? First there was V4, and now we have A3. The full title is A3: Still...

Amazon’s New World demo: Fishing, Reekwater, and hands-on havoc

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It's certainly been rough seas for Amazon's upcoming New World over the past year -- especially with a significant change of development direction...

Why I Play: Exploring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play game

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A few weeks back, the Massively OP staff discussed, among other things, whether World of Warcraft's leveling revamp coupled with its continued...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is LOTRO at war with Orcs – or with its playerbase?

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Normally, I would be opening this column with my enthusiastic explorations of the brand-new content update for Lord of the Rings Online. After...

First Impressions: OARPG Torchlight III just hasn’t click-clicked with me yet

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Since it never hurts to be honest, I should say upfront here that Echtra Games' decision to radically retool Torchlight III from a...

Global Chat: Comparing SWTOR’s and Star Wars Squadrons’ space battles

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With Star Wars Squadrons now on the scene, a comparison between that game and SWTOR's galactic starfighter content was all but inevitable. MMO blog

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: Is it actually worth your time?

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In Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon, I went into the nitty-gritty of the gacha system and how it's actually pretty...

Taking a look at World of Warcraft’s new starter experience, Exile’s Reach

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While we are still in a holding pattern to know the launch date of Shadowlands, the good news is that you don't have...

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