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One Shots: Dearly beloved

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If you gotta get married in an MMORPG and don't want to spare any expense, Final Fantasy XIV has the most luxurious and extravagant...

One Shots: Past your curfew

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One lesser-known fact about the life of adventurers is that they all have to submit to a daily curfew. By the time the sun's...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...

Global Chat: Does permadeath mode in MMOs have merit?

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Whenever you're stuck for an MMO topic to talk about on a blog, you can never go wrong with chewing on the concept of...

Valentine’s Day begins in Star Citizen, SWG Legends, DAOC, and more

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OK, MMOs, we get it, you have chocolate and pink stuff and hearts. This is the last one of these roundups I'm doing this...

Massively Overthinking: Do you need to be the hero in MMOs?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently tweeted that he'd had a "debate with some devs who asserted that videogames require the player to be the...

Conan Exiles adds Isle of Siptah improvements, sprint attacks, and offline single-player mode on PTS

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There's a new build of Conan Exiles available for players to try out on Testlive and it brings with it a whole slew of...

Jukebox Heroes: Secret World Legends’ soundtrack

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As a video game music collector and lover, I am frustrated by how very few MMO soundtracks ever make it to a proper release....
Super, good call.

Ashes of Creation plans a new website, 20 biomes, and February 19 milestone test

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The month of January is almost over, but there's still some news to be heard from the devs of Ashes of Creation in the...

Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's survey to see...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: MMO with the Stormiest Future

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for the MMO (or Studio) with the Stormiest Future, which was awarded to Daybreak...

The Stream Team: Catching the Krampusnacht spirit in Secret World Legends

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Was there ever a year more fitting for Krampusnacht? And for Massively OP's MJ, the season just isn't complete without some Secret World Legends...

Exclusive: Ashes of Creation Alpha One preview of the Mage class

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If you lurk around the Ashes of Creation community, you know that this has been a huge week for the game as its alpha...
Whee or something.

Battle Bards Episode 183: Theme parks

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This episode is your ticket to the greatest amusement park experience known to gamers! With cotton candy and ride tickets in hand, the Battle...

Funcom says it’s expanded the DUNE game’s scope with Tencent’s backing

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There's a little nugget of interest in Funcom's traditional holiday letter to fans and press this week, at least if you're waiting impatiently for...

Funcom’s Conan Chop Chop isn’t dead, and it’s really launching next year

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Funcom's Conan Chop Chop, originally introduced as a rogue-like ARPG back in 2019, wrecked our predictions for 2020 by not launching, and I'm holding...

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Character Customization

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with... what's this? A brand-new award? Yep! This year we're debuting a new formal award for Best...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

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