letters to the editor

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Former Trion boss Scott Hartsman illuminates the rise and fall of RIFT

Yesterday, we ran an editorial from MOP's Tyler focused on his reasoning that MMOs are better off showcasing their own special attributes than tearing...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2019

I feel like a broken record saying this, but the success of a blog is not just about page views or ad impressions or...

The most popular Massively OP MMO articles of 2019

One of my favorite things to do every year is drill down the top articles on the site for our readers. But in 2018,...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep, this...
We all began with good intents.

Ask Mo: Second chances, hate wagons, and the MMORPG grudge game

Today's Ask Mo is not really about comment moderation, but it's where I want to start. Over the years of trying to cat-herd Massively OP's...

Ask Mo: Introducing Massively OP’s latest columns and columnists

As part of our planned expansion for 2019, Massively OP brought on a slew of new writers to perk up our pages with new...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Ask Mo: The real value of MMO interviews

MOP reader Avaera recently sent in a question that I thought would be fun to address here in my poor neglected Ask Mo column....

The most popular Massively OP MMO articles of 2017

One of my favorite things to do every year is drill down the top articles on the site for our readers. I don't mean...

Ask Mo: Counting the hits and misses of our 2017 predictions

As we do every year, today we’re going to peer back into the depths of last year's staff predictions for the genre and the games...

Massively OP’s 2016 awards debrief and annual recap

As we did in 2014 and 2015, today I'm going to recap our annual awards and other meta articles from the end of 2016....

Ask Mo: Scoring last year’s Massively OP MMORPG predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to squint back a year, into the depths of a Massively Overthinking from the tail end...

Ask Mo: Was Star Wars Galaxies really that great?

This round of Ask Mo features a question from BalsBigBrother that I've shamelessly poached from the Massively OP Podcast mailbag. The truth is, we've...

Ask Mo: Re-reviewing MMORPGs and birthday shenanigans

Mo's been collecting letters to the editor for me to address in Ask Mo for the past month or two, and this one from...
Bear bomb!

Ask Mo: Massively OP’s 2015 awards debrief

Massively OP's formal 2015 awards technically ended on Friday, though we've got a few stragglers and roundups left to go. As I do every year, today I'll round...

Ask Mo: The absurd advantages of MMO guilds

A Massively OP reader named Ohnix recently sent us a question just perfect for Ask Mo. Let's debate guilds! I play EverQuest II quite a...

Ask Mo: The state of Massively Overpowered

Ask Mo is back, and today Mo and I are answering a few meta questions about Massively OP itself. Our first question is from long-time...

Ask Mo: If Star Wars Galaxies is so smart, why ain’t it rich?

Star Wars Galaxies would have been 12 years old this week, had it lived a day past Star Wars: The Old Republic. That makes...

Ask Mo: Why MMORPGs still need traditional chat

I dug this intriguing question out of our brimming-over letters-to-the-editor bin, and it's particularly timely given the recent launch of Wander, notable for its curious glyph-based...

Ask Mo: The trouble with roleplaying in MMORPGs

Long ago on Massively-that-was, a reader named Avaera sent in a long list of fabulous questions worth addressing. I'm tackling another in today's edition...