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The Daily Grind: Do you engage in ‘mapping’ in explorable MMORPGs?

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A while back, we did a Daily Grind on "vestigial organ" design in MMOs, and I mentioned Guild Wars 2's leveling system as being...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are better with fewer people playing?

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In Tyler's longform piece on The Secret World a while back, he said something that leaped out at me: that the game isn't really...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What could Guild Wars 2’s fourth expansion be about?

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Ever since ArenaNet's studio leadership came out early in the year and confirmed that planning has begun on a fourth expansion, players have no...

Steam’s Summer Sale 2022 slashes prices on New World, Endwalker, Classic Guild Wars, and more

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Steam's Summer Sale is upon us once again, and this morning you might even be able to access it without everything timing out! There are...

Massively Overthinking: Which classic MMOs hold up the best visually in 2022?

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As one of our resident fans of old MMOs, I always have to clarify that it's the systems and ideas in old games that...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s post-End of Dragons roadmap

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Last week, we got a tsunami of good news from Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet. Studio directors Colin Johanson and John "JT" Taylor, along...

Massively Overthinking: How would you fix New World?

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Amazon's New World is one of the biggest, most ambitious, and most beautiful MMORPGs the industry has seen in years, and yet since its...

Fight or Kite: Was 2021 the death of large-scale group PvP MMOs?

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Here we are on the cusp of the end to another year: 2021 is almost completely in the rear-view mirror. As I look back...

No, Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons won’t have playable Tengu

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Have you ever returned to an old park or neighborhood that you haven't been to since your childhood and found it simultaneously super familiar...

Vitae Aeternum: Did New World’s morph to full MMORPG hamstring its PvP?

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Leading up to New World’s original launch, I had virtually no interest in playing. Even after Amazon Games pulled the ol’ switcheroo and added...

The Daily Grind: Does a class’ style or playstyle matter more to you in MMOs?

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Consider this my ode to the Guild Wars franchise's Mesmers. I love everything about them but how they play in practice. I love how...

Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion launches February 2022, with preorders live now

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The day is finally here: We're getting our first look at Cantha Cantha Cantha! Yes, Guild Wars 2 is taking the wraps off its...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...
Well, maybe this part.

Massively Overthinking: Is ‘layering’ tech actually MMO community poison?

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MOP reader ACuriousTanuki left a brilliant comment on a Palia article earlier this month that I thought deserved more discussion. Tanuki wondered about how...
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MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Recapping the entire Guild Wars 2 The Icebrood Saga

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When looking back on Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga, I think the most noticeable feature was its many ups and downs. If I’m...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a modern remake of Guild Wars 1?

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Every couple of months, we'll mention Classic Guild Wars in an article, and we'll get deluged by fans of the 2005 MMO. There appears...

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...

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