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Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...
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Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Perfect Ten: Why we need more post-apocalyptic MMOs

Ever since playing the original Wasteland back in the late '80, I've had a high fascination with post-apocalyptic settings. Yet it's not been the...
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Ashes of Creation discusses progress on combat, crafting, and events – and rejects play-to-earn

While the latest development update livestream from Ashes of Creation didn't have any blockbuster previews or sexy vignettes to share, what it did have...

Not So Massively: Dune Spice Wars targets a very small niche

Unpopular opinion time: I never liked Frank Herbert's Dune novels. I do, however, acknowledge that the setting has a lot of cool ideas, and...

The Daily Grind: What should Funcom do with Secret World?

There's nothing that makes my eye twitch faster than when someone brings up a beloved MMORPG that was either cancelled, abandoned, or neglected. So...

One Shots: Surfing the world tree

When the day arrives when a magic bee flies into your mouth and turns you immortal and sends you down into the world tree...

Choose My Adventure: The point of a community-guided MMO column

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Choose My Adventure programming for something of a meta discussion on what this column is meant to be and...

Ashes of Creation grants a first look at Alpha Two’s character creator

It would make sense that the next alpha build for Ashes of Creation would look different, particularly since the PvP sandbox is upgrading to...

Choose My Adventure: Secret World Legends makes me reconsider my interest in the series

After several weeks of slogging my way through classic The Secret World, I now find our readers have dispatched me to Secret World Legends....

Conan Chop Chop crushes bugs and finally makes that snake door cutscene skippable

You're going to die in Conan Chop Chop. A lot. And every time you did and you decided to try a different character, you...

Vague Patch Notes: When you like the idea of an MMO more than the game itself

So I was reading Chris' recent CMA entry on The Secret World, and I found myself in a curious state. I definitely agree with his initial...

Choose My Adventure: Why does The Secret World feel so bad to play?

The Secret World is a good game. A great one, even. It’s worthy of all of the praise and adoration it gets from its...

Conan Chop Chop outlines a list of bug fixes planned for a future update on PC, attacks issues on console

Conan Chop Chop, the cutesy yet challenging multiplayer roguelite from Funcom and Mighty Kingdom that launched earlier this month, has been pretty good fun....

The Soapbox: SWTOR’s Legacy of the Sith is bad, but not for the reasons you’ve heard

I've never been a big Star Wars fan, but I am a big BioWare fan, and after many failed attempts to get into the...

The Stream Team: A foolish solo sojourn into Conan Chop Chop

When it comes to a game like Conan Chop Chop, it's not a matter of if you'll die so much as how much. With...
I love the nightlife, I love being marched in front of an enemy...

Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

Perfect Ten: Favorite NPCs from my favorite MMOs

In a recent episode of the Massively OP Podcast, we had a terrific question winged our way asking about our personal favorite NPCs from...