April Fools’ Day around the MMO ‘verse, 2020 edition

Happy April Fools' Day, folks. Here's a look at a few of the goofball pranks and patches we spied in MMOs this morning! First, up...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.
It's a car.

WRUP: How to change a tire edition

First step, you should find a tire. This part is easy. Cars usually have several of them. Their owners tend to get mad when...

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.
They exist.

WRUP: Unfairly rejected suggestions from my Pangolin Improvement Seminar edition

Sounds made: Car horn honking. Lightsaber noises. Screeching metal. The entirety of the Barenaked Ladies song "It's All Been Done." Cate Blanchett gravely saying,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 263: Cantha or bust

Justin and Bree discuss the coronavirus' impact on online gaming, Guild Wars 2's Cantha expansion and recent departures, WoW's essence switcharoo, Phantasy Star Online 2's open beta, Albion Online's roadmap, with adventures in WoW Classic, Elder Scrolls Online, and SWG Legends, and mailbag entries on so-called dead games and new engines for old MMOs.

WRUP: Talk to your children about scrod edition

You should talk to your children about scrod. Not because it's a new issue. They're not going to be asking you any questions about...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Son of conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios

It has been a while since I've had any more conversations with anthropomorphic representations of MMO studios. Why? Because it's not fun for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 262: Holly Holly oxen free

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's Holly Longdale's departure, City of Heroes' Homecoming video ban, PlanetSide 2's Escalation, Black Desert's birthday, Cryptic's chat nuke, Guild Wars 2's next episode, changing MMO opinions, and MMO automation, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW Classic, and SWG Legends.
Mayonnaise is funny

WRUP: Three directors whom I suspect of filling my personal belongings with mayonnaise edition

Sir Ridley Scott: On five separate occasions I have seen Sir Ridley Scott running away from my mailbox with mayonnaise dripping down his chin...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 261: PAX yay, GDC nay

Justin and Bree discuss PAX East, GDC, the coronavirus' impact on gaming, Magic Legends, Population Zero, Marvel Future Revolution, LOTRO and DDO, Funcom and Dune, and City of Heroes, plus adventures in AQ3D, CoH, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on everything MMOs and the doom of WildStar.

WRUP: Son edition

Son. Child. Offspring. Descendant. Genetic payload. Youth. Boy. Boyo. Scion. Youngling. Lad. Squire. Successor. Heir. Offshoot. Spawn. Additional family member. Post-pregnancy. Kid. Sport. Slugger....
Half man. Half beard. Another half beard.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 260: New World needs new ideas

Justin and Bree discuss Project Nova, Final Fantasy XIV, PAX East and the coronavirus, WoW subs, New World, and Daybreak, with mailbag topics on positive MMO stories, rogue servers, binge listening, and sandboxes.
Wow, that was truly a Star War

WRUP: Famous last lines from movies edition

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." -Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind "Hasta la vista, baby." -T-800 ("Uncle Bob"), Terminator 2: Judgement Day "Frankly,...

Experience all the play of Red Dead Online in Dreams… sort of

So you want to experience the gameplay of Red Dead Online but you spent what would have been your new game release budget...

WRUP: Restrictions placed on you as the Trash Lord of the Mole People edition

RULE the FIRST: Under no circumstances are you to smear your subjects (moles) in mayonnaise, Thousand Island salad dressing, or olive oil made within...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 259: Once upon a Phantasy Star

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard, PSO2, WoW Classic, Camelot, the site's 5th anniversary, adventures in STO and SWGL, and mailbag topics on Daybreak, the podcast, and gaming ambassadors.

WRUP: Complete works of Ozymandias to look upon and despair edition

Now That's What I Call Music (Ancient Societies Edition) Please note that at the time he created it, it was not tagged as "Ancient...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 258: Camelot Unchained and Colossus

Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained and Colossus, Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2, Astellia Online, and Warcraft III Reforged, with adventures in Neverwinter, The Sims 4, and SWGL, and a mailbag entry on New World.

WRUP: Municipal edition

Municipal. La municipale. Correct: Diagonal. Fish. Metric. Booger. Pants. Nighttime. Incorrect: Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred. Fred....