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Perfect Ten: MMOs that cater to the time-limited player

Every once in a while we receive emails here at Massively OP that share a similar sentiment. Usually that boils down to, "I love...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster muses on the appeal of MMO experiences

A little weary of killing and nothing else in MMORPGs? You're not alone because Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online creator Raph...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks class balance, adds buyable stools and resource contracts

Guild Wars 2's promised mini-balance-patch has arrived on schedule, and it... sure is a pile of class tweaks. Even Reddit doesn't...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us, part one

Season 4 of Guild Wars 2 Living World has been a solid addition to the episodic narrative that drives the game's content development in...
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Guild Wars 2’s community debates the (unintentionally?) high cost of new living world armor

Hey economy fiends. Got a fun one for you over in Guild Wars 2 this week. You'll recall that last week's living world...
LADY YOU'RE SCARING US

Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s A Star to Guide Us

We've had just enough time to digest that epic trailer, and now A Star to Guide Us is live. This is the fourth episode...

Guild Wars 2 narrative: ‘It’s like working on a television show’

Just ahead of the launch of Guild Wars 2's next living story episode, GIbiz has a fun interview with multiple members of...

Get ready to be flushed down Guild Wars 2’s mystic toilet raid in S4E4

Whether you love the new info format or hate it, ArenaNet is committed to a series of videos dishing out the details of...

Guild Wars 2 previews the minipet that makes its next legendary weapon so unique

If you just skimmed through Guild Wars 2's living world season 4 episode 4 announcement video yesterday, fixated on the new zone...

Guild Wars 2’s next living world episode, A Star To Guide Us, launches September 18 – here’s the trailer

It's a bit weird for this to be coming out on a not-Tuesday, but who cares, we'll take it: ArenaNet just dropped the...

Guild Wars 2’s Mike Z on storytelling, philosophy, and season five

Guild Wars 2 turned six years old late last month, and to mark the occasion, Red Bull (yes, that one) sat down...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Unpacking Guild Wars 2’s PR nightmare

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have noticed that two Guild Wars 2 developers were cut loose last week after a heated...

Guild Wars 2 pushes out underwater balance patch while players cross over 119,431 years /played

Just a heads up that Guild Wars 2 is putting out a small patch today to balance a few issues in the...

Guild Wars 2 living world AMA on beetles, Joko, PvP, fractals, raids, and just what the heck happened last week

Team ArenaNet descended on Reddit last night to chat about all things - what else - Guild Wars 2. But if...
It bugs me.

Guild Wars 2 continues efforts to fix its living world episode issues

When you deliberately add roller beetles to your game, you have to know that bugs are going to be an issue. Guild Wars 2's...

Hyperspace Beacon: Memorable moments in Star Wars Galaxies, the original Star Wars MMORPG

Yesterday, the game that solidified my place in the MMO space would have turned 15 years old, and MJ, Bree, and I took...

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