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Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes satisfies that Star Wars fix, but there’s a catch

For the last few weeks, my other job has either taken away my game time or just sucked the energy out of me so...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...

South Korean MMO Astellia is coming westward in 2019, vows to steer clear of P2W

It's official: Astellia is launching in the west this year. "Let the Stars Guide You this Summer 2019," the official site says. As...

Perfect Ten: RIFT features that deserve praise

Maybe it will be short-lived, but it is exciting to see attention and excitement return to the sphere of RIFT following the announcement...
Bang bang.

Choose My Adventure: The return to Guild Wars 2

Many moons ago, when I was first hired on Massively-that-was, my fellow hire at the time was a lady by the name of Rubi...
Who wants to learn about FRACTIONS!?

Secret World Legends is improving patron benefits, weapon unlocks, and more

Do devs listen to feedback? They did this week: During today's Secret World Legends dev livestream Creative Director Romain Amiel announced some changes...

The Game Archaeologist: How DikuMUD shaped modern MMOs

Even though there are hundreds and thousands of MMOs spanning several decades, only a small handful were so incredibly influential that they changed the...
SWTOR

Massively Overthinking: The classes MMORPGs never do

No one wants to play Uncle Owen, a certain MMORPG exec famously said -- except, you know, for all the people who really,...

Indie MMO Sacrament follows failed Kickstarter with Patreon bid

Indie studio Ferocity Unbound Core Studios, the group behind hardcore sandpark MMO Sacrament, has today kicked off a Patreon campaign designed to raise...

The Game Archaeologist: The sad saga of Stargate Worlds

In 1994, a science-fiction movie called Stargate took the idea of alien portals that allowed people to travel instantaneously across the universe and turned it...

Global Chat: What is Daybreak thinking with H1Z1?

Daybreak's announcement earlier this month that it will be splitting H1Z1 into two games triggered a flood of responses from the MMO...

Massively OP’s sneak peek of Atlas Reactor, Trion’s turn-based strategy MOBA

I first experienced Atlas Reactor just before Trion made its big announcement at the PAX Prime party last summer. At the time,...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call 2

MMO sequels are funny animals. Sequels (along with prequels and "reimaginings") are ingrained into the entertainment industry so deep that it makes sense that...

ArenaNet’s Steven Waller discusses Guild Wars 2’s raiding foundation

Following my playtest of Guild Wars 2's raiding, which I chronicled earlier today, I had the opportunity to fire some quick questions across...

Hands-on with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns’ first raid

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, raiders of all professions: I'm delighted to finally be able to spill the beans about all things raiding...

Massively Overthinking: WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and MMO raiding in 2015

Here we are in October, sandwiched between WildStar's F2P conversion and Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns launch, and it seems...

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

World of Warcraft: Legion and Blizzard's recent decisions were at the forefront of a couple of recent MMO blog posts as of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Trinity dependence in Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

I don't know about you lot, but I really enjoy ArenaNet's Points of Interest livestream that airs on its official Twitch channel. It...

Guild Wars 2 combat working as intended, will work even more as intended in the future

Don't expect Guild Wars 2 to change its combat to mimic the traditional holy trinity setup that most MMOs have, but do expect...

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