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One Shots: Five easy steps to dragon enslavement

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Step one: Find a dragon that's been shunned from the rest of its pack. Step two: Befriend the dragon with copious amounts of ripple-striped...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...
That's not a Dolyak.

Guild Wars 2 previews the changes coming to WvW with the update on January 31

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Despite your continued practice of wearing a t-shirt in Guild Wars 2 proclaiming you as "CHIEF DOLYAK DESTROYER STILL THE BEST SINCE 2013" and...

Guild Wars 2 will allow jade bots to be piloted outside of Cantha next week

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Have you unlocked the mastery track for the jade bot in Guild Wars 2 but were a little sad that the tiny green friend...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...

Guild Wars 2 prepares previews of balance changes and WvW quality-of-life ahead of its 2023 roadmap

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There are likely a fair number of Guild Wars 2 players at the edges of their seats for the MMORPG's 2023 content roadmap. Unfortunately,...

The Stream Team: Backseat streaming acquires secondary professions in Guild Wars

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In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: Tutorial topics every MMO really needs to cover

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Tutorials are important in MMOs. No MMO has a great one, unfortunately. I don't just mean in the cases where returning players could use...

The Stream Team: Meeting the Molten Alliance in Guild Wars 2

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MMORPGs are notorious for having folks run around helter skelter. (That and killing rats!) And that's exactly what Massively OP's MJ needs to do...
Jaded.

Massively Overthinking: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2022?

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Last year, we did a piece on what we expected our top three MMOs of 2022 to be. We'll do that again next week,...

The Stream Team: Starting Guild Wars 2’s Living World Season 1 for the first time

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Now that Massively OP's MJ has finally completed Guild Wars 2's personal story, she's ready to dive into Living World Season 1. It's a...
throne and liberty

Massively OP Podcast Episode 405: Give me throne or give me liberty

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Justin and Bree discuss Throne & Liberty, Skull & Bones' delay, roadmaps for the EverQuest MMOs, and John Smedley's departure from Amazon, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on the Wizards of the Coast D&D mess and reimagining alts in MMOs.

One Shots: Looking forward to a rainy day

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Is there anything as agonizingly tantalizing as receiving a gift that's for a very specific situation? You can't wait to use it, but it...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the Year of the Bunny in Guild Wars 2

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It takes 12 long years to come around, but Massively OP's MJ finally gets to celebrate the year of the bunny! And she'll be...
This is fine.

End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2023

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Years ago, I did the first version of this yearly column in a one-off format in the middle of the year just because I...

Guild Wars 2’s Lunar New Year festival is live for the Year of the Rabbit

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Lunar New Year doesn't technically begin until January 22nd, but try telling that to the MMO genre, which seldom misses an opportunity to party...

One Shots: There’s snow way I’m turning around

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Psst. Hey. You. Come over here, but keep it quiet. Listen, Bel's in a lot of trouble with the snowman mafia, and it's uncertain...
Stuffy.

Guild Wars 2 is doing away with DX9 compatibility in April

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If you're still using a computer running a DirectX 9 GPU to play Guild Wars 2, first of all, that's some serious dedication to...

Guild Wars 2’s Lunar New Year festival returns (to Tyria) next week

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I hope you guys don't suffer from leporiphobia because you're about to see a whole lot of rabbits pretty much everywhere for the next...

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