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The MOP Up: Easter springs upon us (March 27, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Guild Wars 2 suspends legendary weapon development in favor of Living World content

ArenaNet President and Game Director Mike O'Brien told forumgoers this evening that Guild Wars 2 is planning to "indefinitely suspend" work...
And Justin weeps, silently, in the corner. No one feels bad about it.

Dave Mark: EverQuest Next’s AI ‘was not vaporware’

AI developer Dave Mark has weighed in mightily on the EverQuest Next cancellation. Mark worked on the game's expansive AI system...

Guild Wars 2 living story news, Salvation Pass video

If you missed the recent Guild Wars 2 AMA on Reddit, then you'll be happy to see that there's a handy...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 54: Something fishy is afoot

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert, Path of Exile, Guild Wars 2, No Man's Sky, World of Fishing, and AdventureQuest 3D, with a mailbag question on broken dev promises.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Slothasor and the Guild Wars 2 AMA breakdown

It's been a bit of a whirlwind week for ArenaNet, especially with a jam-packed Reddit AMA that contained the announcement...
Go boom.

Guild Wars 2 is not going back to biweekly updates: ‘When we’re shipping every two weeks, we just have to ship’

There's no way that the Guild Wars 2 AMA on Reddit could possibly top the big bombshell about Colin Johanson's departure that...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Examining Guild Wars 2’s winter 2016 update plans

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Colin Johanson dropped a massive amount of information about the direction development will take in the first quarter...

Guild Wars 2 winter 2016 update, gliding confirmed for Central Tyria

As part of Game Director Colin Johanson's Q1 state of play update, ArenaNet has confirmed that gliding is coming to the
I'm not back on any BS, I never left it.

Perfect Ten: Why big MMO expansions are a good thing

I'm not really on board with the trend of saying that big expansions are back. They never left. Sure, we have one coming out...

The MOP Up: All news must go!

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...

PAX Prime 2015: Guild Wars 2 is never getting a PUG raid finder

Guild Wars 2 set its fanbase on edge this last week on Twitter and at PAX prime. We learned that raids are coming...

The MOP Up: Fishing Planet will rule all

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Gamescom 2015: Guild Wars 2’s new mastery system details revealed

On the opening day of Gamescom 2015, I crept away from the buzzing hum and dazzling lights of the show floor to sit down with...

Guild Wars 2 adds SMS verification, living world season one recap

ArenaNet wants to make sure your Guild Wars 2 account is secure, and apparently just reminding gamers to stop using "PASSWORD123" for...

Raph Koster: Crowfall ‘can feel more like a living world’

ArtCraft's Raph Koster is the star witness of an in-depth interview in which he discusses the development of Crowfall using...

One Shots: Reflections of me

One fun in-game photography trick is to use reflections, mirrors, and glass to offer a different -- and sometimes more artistic -- vision of...

Working As Intended: Sex, love, and MMOs

In the ongoing, neverending sandbox-vs.-themepark MMO debate, the folks on the side of sandboxes want one thing: more. Actually they want a lot more. They want...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Expanding into Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

When Guild Wars 2's expansion was announced, most of the questions on our lips were permutations of "What's the new level cap?" and...

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