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Leaderboard is a weekly feature in which the Massively Overpowered staff pitch a poll to the readership. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...

Leaderboard: Does an MMORPG’s publisher factor into whether you’ll play it?

I was genuinely surprised to see so many people flip out over August's reveal that Ashes of Creation will be using My.com as...

Shroud of the Avatar teases Polynesian cosmetics, example player-built dungeons

Does Polynesian stuff make sense in Shroud of the Avatar? At this rate, may as well! The game's latest newsletter shows off...

Leaderboard: Must MMORPGs revolve around grouping to be MMORPGs?

It would be easy to dismiss Saga of Lucimia's pervasive "group-based or go home" ideas as mere rhetoric, but the reality is,...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever had an MMORPG-related dream?

A real dream, not just a dream to top the raid leaderboard. MOP reader CamelotCrusade submitted today's whimsical Daily Grind topic. "The other night I...

Leaderboard: How much input do you expect to have into a developing game you’ve paid for?

Last week, a developer from Parisian developer Dreamz Studio posted about how early access was the best thing that happened to his game,...

Diablo III starts Season 14 and the Great Treasure Goblin Hunt

The Season of Greed is upon us, and the only way to satiate it is to dive into Diablo III. Season 14 started...

Leaderboard: What’s the ideal way for an MMO studio to handle toxicity?

MOP reader BulletTeeth pointed us to a piece on The Verge this week about an incident in online shooter Battalion 1944. A highly...

Leaderboard: How do you decide whether to refund an MMO or wait it out?

I'll be happy if I never have to type the phrase "Steam refunds" ever again, after this week of Bless Online coverage. Nevertheless,...

Gloria Victis has overhauled its arena and large-scale factional PvP

Grumpy about the state of PvP in that other MMO? Gloria Victis has arrived to bolster its own version of the classic...

Leaderboard: What type of multiplayer do you think Fallout 76 will have?

After what was nearly an interminable teaser stream, Bethsoft finally announced this morning that it's working on Fallout 76, another entry in a beloved...

Leaderboard: How much time should you put in to become a great player in the typical MMO?

Earlier this week, GIbiz put out a piece on the Shanghai Dragons, the Overwatch League e-sports team representing China. In a letter to...
Hate the player, not the game! It's not the player's fault that they're in the game as it is.

Leaderboard: Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?

Over the last couple of days, we've been covering the Daybreak scandal - specifically, how concerns over the impact of government sanctions on Daybreak's...

Leaderboard: Are you still playing Secret World Legends?

I've always been curious about you folks who forgave Funcom for 2017. I'm not sure that, were I a hardcore old-school Secret...

Leaderboard: Are you giving Ultima Online’s Endless Journey F2P conversion a try?

With the launch of Ultima Online's Endless Journey free-to-play conversion this week, a whole lotta old-school MMORPG players are turning their attention back...
Sniper heal grandma has no time for your nonsense.

The Daily Grind: How do you deal with your anger in MMORPGs?

Earlier this month, Overwatch made headlines when a player posted up a behavioral therapy chart his wife - who happens to be...

Leaderboard: Do you speculate on WoW Tokens or other legal MMO RMT currency?

Is Call of Duty the next Activision franchise to migrate to Battlenet? Very likely. As Eurogamer broke earlier this month, players are now...
Not happening.

Saga of Lucimia argues GM events should be mandatory in MMOs, not an ‘optional service’

A few months ago, we ran a Leaderboard poll asking players what kind of live studio-led events they want out of MMORPGs. By...

Leaderboard: Are you playing RIFT Prime?

On Wednesday, Trion Worlds opened up Vigil, the RIFT Prime server that offers a unique progression pace for subbers as well...

Hyperspace Beacon: Carving up the new SWTOR Conquests

The original Lead Systems Designer for Star Wars: The Old Republic was a man named Damion Schubert. A friend of mine used...

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