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Global Chat: Your complete LOTRO wedding guide

Is your mind whirling with all of the things to do with Lord of the Rings Online's new Midsummer Festival and the associated wedding...
Front lines.

Global Chat: What gets us grumpy in MMOs

Whoever said "always look on the bright side of life" obviously never talked to gamers, because we are a notorious bunch for looking at...

Global Chat: Being scared of devs ‘improving’ MMOs

Do you ever live in fear that the development team behind your favorite MMORPG might screw things up in the name of progress and...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me out...

Global Chat: Do numbers rob MMOs of fun?

Have developers and players grown so used to mechanics and number crunching that we've collectively lost something important along the way? That's the concern...
Scratching an itch.

Global Chat: Phantasy Star Online 2 tips and tricks

As you... may have heard, Phantasy Star Online 2's PC launch was all sorts of horrible, especially from an installation perspective. Belghast over at...

Global Chat: The right gear for the right occasion

Some of us are the types of players who are more than satisfied to get one be-all, does-all suit of gear and wear that...

Global Chat: Does SWTOR fail in the end for (Han) soloers?

As his name suggests, FibroJedi is a big Star Wars: The Old Republic player -- but even so, he is not above criticizing the...

Classic EverQuest’s server merge update turned into almost two days of downtime

Crucible wasn't the only game struggling with downtime yesterday. Over in the land of classic MMOs, EverQuest fans were in agony over an extended...

Global Chat: Just say ‘no’ to coin weight!

When Pantheon recently announced that it would be adding coin weight to its inventory management system, little did the devs know that they were...

Global Chat: Suffering through Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

Guild Wars 2 fans have developed a cult following around the seasonal Super Adventure Box, but as much as some love it, others have...
I'm an excellent fighter.

Global Chat: The problem with being bad in MMOs

Have you ever felt weirdly reluctant to go the full "dark side" in a video game that offers morality meters? MMO blogger Yeebo Fernbottom...

Global Chat: That moment when you realize you chose the wrong MMO class

Have you ever gotten deep into a character's journey in an MMO -- and gradually realized that you'd picked the wrong class for you...

The Daily Grind: How have pandemic responses affected your MMO socializing?

Last week, my kids and I were playing Trove when I realized that global chat was absolutely filled with blabbering about the virus. It's...

Global Chat: Becoming a bear in Wizard101

You've created characters to play in MMOs, but have you ever actually wanted to be a permanent part of one? Tom Purdue over at...

Global Chat: High adventure in Dungeons and Dragons Online

If there was ever an MMO that was made for parties to adventure together, it is Dungeons and Dragons Online. Telwyn over at GamingSF...

Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris discuss the pandemic's positive impact on gaming, MapleStory 2, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, and Warhammer Online, with adventures in Animal Crossing, Star Trek Online, GW2, SWG Legends, Dauntless, and FFXIV, and an epic lightning round mailbag.

MMO blogging community fights quarantine boredom with ‘Blapril 2020’ project

With so many MMO gamers and bloggers stuck at home this month, any distraction from real-world doldrums is both welcome and needed. To address...