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Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The stages of the MMO life cycle

To this day, no one has a quote as useful on the subject of life and death as E. B. White: "We're born, we...

Perfect Ten: Original MMOs that never came to be

"What could have been" is a path that I travel frequently, especially when I write The Game Archaeologist column. It genuinely haunts me...
Sometimes the issue comes back to a failure to launch.

Perfect Ten: Son of conversations with anthropomorphic MMO studios

It has been a while since I've had any more conversations with anthropomorphic representations of MMO studios. Why? Because it's not fun for...

Perfect Ten: Pet peeves of doing MMO journalism

In many ways, Massively Overpowered is a dream (side) job for us. We get to write about something we love and have it published...
There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

Perfect Ten: Neat things that Star Trek Online did with Star Trek lore

I've been getting back into Star Trek Online recently, which really means that I've been scratching the surface of the game again for a...
We got it back, after all.

Perfect Ten: Dead MMOs resurrected via rogue servers

Last December, the Massively OP 2019 Awards gave its "Best Trend" nod to the rise of rogue servers in the MMO genre. Preservation...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: MMOs I’m optimistic about in 2020

I didn't actually plan to make this an annual feature or anything; I thought of it last year as a fun list, and then...

Perfect Ten: When celebs crossed paths with MMOs

Even as the world continues to turn to and normalize gaming as a respectable hobby, there's still a lingering stigma of playing online titles...
There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

Perfect Ten: Tabletop RPGs that would make fun MMOs

Sometimes you have a deep and current reason for writing a column, something that is actively happening in the world of MMOs that requires...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

Perfect Ten: Upcoming MMOs to watch in 2020

There is a great feeling of flipping a calendar over to a fresh year, isn't there? All that promise and potential spread out in...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2019

The down side of doing these columns at the end of the year every year is that there's a certain challenge of writing the...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...
Set sail, etc.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2019

Everyone is healthy! Good news! Every game is super healthy and absolutely no one has a terminal playerbase disease that may result in the...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...
What can I say except ''you're welcome''

Perfect Ten: How to show and share gratitude for your favorite MMO

So you've found an MMO you like. You're thankful that it exists. It's fun, it caters to your personal tastes, and it may not...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: When MMO lore is at odds with the game

Lore is made up. We all know that. People who write the lore for games are not doing research into the real story and...

Perfect Ten: Counting Fallout 76’s many post-nuclear flubs

I'll admit that I was the first one out of my seat, applauding wildly, when Fallout 76 was first announced at Bethesda's E3...

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