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Massively Overthinking is a weekly feature in which the Massively Overpowered writers take turns weighing in on a particular MMO-related topic before turning the discussion over to the readership. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

Massively Overthinking: Abysmal MMO launch experiences

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Elite Dangerous' Odyssey launch has been a stark reminder to me that not all launches and launch experiences are the same. To hear some...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

Massively Overthinking: How important is gear in your core MMO?

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This week's Overthinking comes to us courtesy of a rant on the MMORPG subreddit, which... well don't judge it by the title, OK? Author...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMO subs be in 2021?

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MMORPG blogger Wilhelm at The Ancient Gaming Noob has a fantastic piece up this month on the traditional $15 MMO subscription. He dips back...

Massively Overthinking: Should PvP MMOs offer PvE servers?

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Last week, we covered the revelation that Corepunk is considering adding PvE servers to roster, and I have to say I didn't see it...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...

Massively Overthinking: The terrible hot-mess MMOs we have fun in anyway

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Every time we cover Hellgate London - and let's be honest, it's a lot since the game comes back from the dead at least...

Massively Overthinking: How much are you spending on MMOs every month right now?

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A while back, MOP's Justin joked that his wife, who loves econ PvP in MMOs, was funding a year of his play on Classic...

Massively Overthinking: The 2021 MMORPG outlook is good, actually

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Early this week, I saw a mainstream gaming headline in my feeds about how we should all just give up on 2021 since it's...
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Massively Overthinking: Self-imposed ‘rules’ for MMOs

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I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to MMOs. When I start thinking about watching a video while playing an...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs sell exclusive items – in alpha?

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MOP reader Randomness recently wrote to us about a Reddit discussion about games with exclusive item shops before the game comes out. The issue...

Massively Overthinking: What are your MMO character customization dealbreakers?

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Back in February, when BlizzConline was at its height, part of the World of Warcraft community lost its mind over the revelation that Blizzard...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

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MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here’s a radical...

Massively Overthinking: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO chat bubbles the best thing ever or an interface eyesore?

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One of the more unassuming threads to blow up on the MMORPG subreddit lately was one that asked about - wait for it -...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG offers the best tutorial?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently put this neat article by experimental game developer Nicky Case on my radar. Case notes that common wisdom is...

Massively Overthinking: Do you need to be the hero in MMOs?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently tweeted that he'd had a "debate with some devs who asserted that videogames require the player to be the...

Massively Overthinking: Are you susceptible to second-hand MMO hype?

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So there's a thing going around the MOP virtual offices lately: Elite Dangerous hype. Between Chris and Ben especially, the excitement for Odyssey is...

Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's survey to see...

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