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Massively OP Podcast Episode 356: A long time from now in a galaxy far, far away

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Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, Star Citizen, Black Desert, Elyon, and Neverwinter, with adventures in LOTRO, Crowfall, and Elder Scrolls Online, plus voicemail topics on alienating MMO design choices and new MMO crafting professions.

Global Chat: Does Doctor Who have a place in EVE Online?

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As we crack open another edition of Global Chat, The Ancient Gaming Noob tackled the utter weirdness that is a cross-media promotion between EVE...

Lord of the Rings Online defends – and now pauses – controversial pay-to-win currency changes

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(We've updated the end of this article with SSG's afternoon announcement that it will be pausing this plan. The original article follows.) An abrupt announcement...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

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One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

Lord of the Rings Online plans ‘significant’ changes to Ember, Mote, and Figment currencies

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While Lord of the Rings Online is putting out a small adjustment patch today, it has much bigger things in store for the game's...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO dungeon grouping tools be standard features?

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I've noticed that when the topic of LFG tools and dungeon finders for MMORPGs arises, people have... opinions. Strong, fervent, hearty opinions with chunky...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 355: All your ships are belong to us

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Justin, Colin, and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Lost Ark, ArcheAge, Elyon, EVE Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, and GW2, plus mailbag topics on choice in MMOs and resurrecting Landmark.

LOTRO Legendarium: Does LOTRO need a new dungeon finder tool?

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Welcome to a new year of the LOTRO Legendarium! With Fate of Gundabad at our backs and an unknown future ahead, it's quite the...
Bees, bees, they're everywhere.

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2022?

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It's time for another annual tradition: examining Daybreak's prospects. We started back in 2015, when Sony cast off SOE and it was reshaped as...

Lord of the Rings Online previews its new Dwarf premium housing

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Dwarven housing has never been the most popular among Lord of the Rings Online's four original neighborhoods. But this trend may be about to...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Shadowfax and Treebeard servers progress forward

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"Say friend and enter!" It's a big expansion day for two of Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers. Speedy server Shadowfax is jumping into...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 354: Catch-up roundtable and state of the site

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Justin, Bree, Tyler, and MJ discuss the 2021 MOP awards, Cryptic and PWE, Magic the Gathering Online, Fractured, Legends of Aria, Crowfall, and Book of Travels, with adventures in New World, Astroneer, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Albion Online, Star Wars Galaxies, SWTOR, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, finishing it off with a state of the site recap.

Global Chat: How do you deal with FOMO in MMOs?

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FOMO -- or the fear of missing out -- is quite prevalent in the MMO gaming community. It's hard to resist that siren's song...

The Stream Team: Yule join us for Lord of the Rings Online’s Frostbluff festivities, yes?

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It's holiday time again in LOTRO, and Massively OP's MJ is set to start the annual collecting of coins in Frostbluff. She can never...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2021

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It’s been quite a year of Choose My Adventure columns, hasn’t it? We did a pretty good random skip around of different games, in...

Jukebox Heroes: Your favorite MMO holiday music

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Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a festive Life Day to you all! As you hopefully enjoy some down time with family, friends, and video...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best player community as of 2021?

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I'm a partisan on this one: I have never been in an MMORPG with a better community than Lord of the Rings Online's. A couple...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2021

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Every year, we give a nod to the biggest MMO story, but in 365 days, a whole lot more happened than just one narrative....
Now we're gundagood.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2021

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Some years are just bulkier than others when it comes to updates for existing MMOs. That's the nature of the beast. Some years just...
Sad elk in snow.

LOTRO weathers login issues, explains why your hero does the dishes now and then

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Just in case you've been banging your head against the Lord of the Rings Online launcher in the past 24 hours and wondering if...

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