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Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2019

It's long-since become a multi-year and fun tradition on Massively OP to do an end-of-year recap of the best and worst...

Guild Wars 2 players are pretty bummed about this week’s fall damage trait nerf

When ArenaNet dropped Guild Wars 2's skill balancing update earlier this week, one change went a bit overlooked by a lot of observers:...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever pick a human skin tone other than your own in MMOs?

If we may tread lightly around the topic of race this morning, I'd like to ask an honest question to elicit honest answers. Assuming...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 249: Houses and Ponies Online

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trove, Guild Wars 2, Book of Travels, Star Citizen, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on temporary hardcore MMO servers and PvE vs. PvP sandboxes.

Guild Wars 2’s skill balancing update is live with weapon swap, dynamic HUD, and… capes

The latest Guild Wars 2 patch is officially upon us. As we noted yesterday, players players can expect multiple quality-of-life tweaks to...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever play MMOs in synergistic pairs?

I've noticed a pattern in my MMO play the last year or so. Ever since jumping into Star Wars Galaxies Legends last year,...

Massively Uplifting: MMO fundraisers, GW2 raid class, and saving trees and cats

Being grateful isn't relegated to just one month, but November is when many people -and gamers - double-down on the things they are thankful...

Fight or Kite: Archeage Unchained’s leveling PvP is a test of resolve and avoidance

Welcome back everyone! For those of us in the US, the Monday after our Thanksgiving holiday can be a brutal one. Sleeping in (getting...
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Tomorrow’s Guild Wars 2 balance update grants weapon-swap to Elementalists and Engineers

So here's a fun thing that got utterly buried by the Thanksgiving holiday: Guild Wars 2 is dropping a lovely skill and balance...

One Shots: We are all bullies

Let us face the sad, sobering truth of our MMORPG experiences today. While we may like to think that we are noble heroes saving...

MassivelyOP’s 2019 MMO swag gift guide

The Black Friday is upon us! (Angels and ministers of grace defend us!) Outside there are winter storms, flu viruses, and holiday traffic. But...

Guild Wars 2 lost yet another dev, this time a key living world designer

If you're starting to get more than a little worried about the line of developers departing ArenaNet, you're not alone. As the Guild...
You won't believe the things I didn't bother telling you!

The Daily Grind: What narrative MMORPG has a weak story?

So here's the frustrating thing to me when it comes to Guild Wars 2: There is so much to enjoy and admire about...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 248: Saying farewell to Aradune

Bree and Justin mourn Brad McQuaid, dip into Guild Wars 2, side-eye Stadia, imagine 20 more years of LOTRO, and enjoy watching EVE Online and Star Citizen's cons fight. Plus we tackle two mailbag questions about MMO genre positivity and playing solo in MMOs.
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MassivelyOP’s 2019 gift guide for the PC hardware aficionado

With the holidays coming up - Black Friday chief among them! - you're surely thinking about what PC upgrades will keep you entertained through...

Guild Wars 2 admits new fractals, raids, and even hairstyles are many months away

As we're mulling over our own impressions of Guild Wars 2's latest content release, Whisper in the Dark, the players who've...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark

ArenaNet has just dropped the first full installment of Guild Wars 2's the Icebrood Saga after a strong start with its...

Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark saga chapter is live this afternoon

At the tail end of this summer, ArenaNet revealed that it was changing up Guild Wars 2's content cadence by ditching the "seasonal"...

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish you could play on the Switch?

I love my Switch, but I feel starved for games to play on it, especially online games. Sure, there are a few out there,...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

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