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Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 318: Middle-earth no more

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Justin and Bree discuss Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO's cancelation, LOTRO's Bilbo patch, FFXIV's 5.5, and SWG Legends' Bespin expansion, with adventures in WoW Classic, Guild Wars 2, Albion Online, and Cozy Grove, plus mailbag topics on ugly duckling MMOs, reconciling immersion, and superhero MMOs.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Possible futures for Guild Wars 2’s strikes and dragon response missions

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Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga gave us a new type of endgame group content starting with its prologue chapter: Strike Missions. Each episode introduced...

Guild Wars 2 Judgment episode is unleashed April 27 – here’s the new trailer

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Back in March, ArenaNet hinting that the fourth and final episode of Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga would roll out in late April, and...

Guild Wars 2 players are having a Toga Party on April 24 to raise MS awareness and charity funds

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Time for a bit of feel-good philanthropy with Guild Wars 2 as the stage. On Saturday, April 24th, players are invited to an MS...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...

The Stream Team: Silly shenanigans in Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

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Life can get too serious, so Massively OP's MJ is getting a dose of silliness in Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box! Bopping around...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box, Doritos promo (?), and latest round of PvP tweaks are live

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The best thing ever added to Guild Wars 2, the Super Adventure Box, has returned to the game with the Super Adventure Festival. Furbish...

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

The Daily Grind: What do you think about ‘exclusive’ zones in MMORPGs?

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I want to talk about exclusive zones today - specifically, Guild Wars 2's lounges, something I haven't seen in many other MMOs at all....
In a world of human wreckage

Guild Wars 2 updates legal documentation related to third-party program use, DMCA counter-notices, and more

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Ah, online game legal documentation. We all know this as the wall o' text that we often scroll by en route to logging in...

One Shots: Riding the dino to the prom

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You think you were all decked out in finery and had a spiffy ride the last time you went to a formal dance? You...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs sell exclusive items – in alpha?

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MOP reader Randomness recently wrote to us about a Reddit discussion about games with exclusive item shops before the game comes out. The issue...

The Stream Team: A pre-Easter egg hunt in Guild Wars 2

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There can be only one Highlander, but there can be many griffon eggs in Guild Wars 2's Desert Highlands. And Massively OP's MJ will...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Festival returns… next week

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You know what would've been awesome? If Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box were reopening this week, when April Fools' Day actually is and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...

Guild Wars 2 nerfs meta-achievement requirements, calling it ‘prohibitively costly’

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Good news to those of you who have been beating your head against the meta-achievement grind for the Icebrood Saga's Champions chapter in Guild...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

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