WRUP: How the articles get made (a look behind the magic) edition

First and foremost, you need to find a bird. Are you writing this down? You find a bird. You find a bird. You. Find....
We should really go somewhere specific.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 289: Microsoft and Bethesda sitting in a tree

Justin and Bree discuss Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethsoft, Fallout 76, Conan Exiles, Elder Scrolls Online, Echo of Soul, Phantasy Star Online 2, Final Fantasy XVI, and Crowfall, with adventures in WoW and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FOMO marketing tactics in MMOs.

WRUP: Cat control guide edition

WASD: Move Mouse: Move camera Shift: Move slowly Ctrl: Move quickly Space Bar: Jump Left Click: Cry like an idiot Right Click: Swat F1: Summon Drone Number keys 1-0: Suggest actions to...
You were hoping for a picture of Tgek'dmal, I know.

Wikipedia is now an MMO (according to Wikipedia itself)

Anything online with a community can be considered an MMO if you play it correctly. That might sound like a joke (due to it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 288: ArcheAge again

Justin, Bree, and Mia discuss ArcheAge 2, TERA, LOTRO, Wizard101, Corepunk, Raph Koster's new MMO, and Star Citizen, with adventures in WoW Classic, SWTOR, Black Desert, Echo of Soul, SWG Legends, and LOTRO, plus a mailbag discussion on the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake.
Aw yeah.

WRUP: Extreme unicorn hammer tag edition

Important note: Due to the sensitive nature of the contents contained within, this post has been auto-checked by ContentReader Safe Censorâ„¢! The algorithms of...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: How to speak with your family members about playing MMOs

The nice part about growing up with serious social awkwardness as "the weird one" in my family is that really, every strange fixation I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 287: Rep grind

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WoW Shadowlands, SWG Legends, Fallout 76, Path of Exile, and Crypto Space Commander, with mailbox topics on MMO roleplay and a 10-part quick lighting round.

WRUP: Things you could do if you had twenty fingers on each hand edition

Thing the FIRST: Play the piano really well with way less hand movement. Thing the SECOND: Play a flute really well. Thing the THIRD: Play two...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 286: Cantha, Shadowlands, and New World

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons, WoW Shadowlands, New World, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, SWTOR, Wurm Online, SWG Legends, and Guild Wars 2, plus reader mail on reviving old zones, recovering from burnout, and Mo himself.
Wakanda forever.

WRUP: The power of superheroes edition

The obvious thing to say about superheroes is that they are a power fantasy. This is mostly true, but it isn't the whole story,...
bears, bears, beaaaaaars

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best bears?

To this day there are few things that have bothered me as much as seeing someone refer to bears as "a big pile of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 285: Exit En Masse

Justin and Bree discuss En Masse's closure, Amazon's Lost Ark, LOTRO, WoW Classic, Wurm Online, Population Zero, and Torchlight III, with adventures in SWTOR, WoW, SWG Legends, and The Sims, plus reader mail on MMO customer service and MMO talent trees.

WRUP: Things Huey Lewis has lied to me about and the ways he did so edition

Lie: "Don't take money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train." Format: Song (The Power of Love) Truth: It in fact...
Not a sharknado.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 284: Mommy, don’t let them take my Fortnite away

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV 5.3, City of Heroes Homecoming, Daybreak buying Cold Iron, WoW Shadowlands' prepatch, EVE Echoes' launch, Epic's lawsuit, and the passing of Meridian 59's Brian Grene, with adventures in Valiance Online, LOTRO, and The Sims 4, plus a mailbag topic on industry stress for devs.
Skeleton powers.

WRUP: Dril edition

new rule for makin a character in an MMO is that you must be personally willing to kiss them on the mouth. with. tongue....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 283: TennoConversations

Justin, Bree, and MJ discuss Warframe and TennoCon 2020, Crowfall's beta, LOTRO's Rohan housing, DDO's nasty rollback, Blizzard's latest mess, and Guild Wars 2's underwater mounts, with a special edition of the Daily Grind Blitz.
And ANOTHER goddamn thing!

WRUP: Eliot’s power is still kaput, so behold, I am Eliot now

The part of Eliot in today's WRUP will be played by Bree. Unfortunately, Bree is not nearly as funny as Eliot and is very...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 282: Gate crashers

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Dragon's Prophet, Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning, Phantasy Star Online 2, and EVE Echoes, with adventures in LOTRO, SWTOR, WoW, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on memorable MMO stories and the greediest games.

WRUP: The power of fist edition

Step 1: Have a hand. Step 2: Curl your fingers together so that the tips of your nails - your sweet, tender nails, so delicately...