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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: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...
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Massively Overthinking: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2022?

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Last year, we did a piece on what we expected our top three MMOs of 2022 to be. We'll do that again next week,...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2022 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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As we wrap up our end-of-the-year and turn-of-the-calendar content until next December, there's one more recurring Massively Overthinking I like to do - and...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2023

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As 2022 drew to a close, we spent our Massively Overthinking roundtables discussing our predictions for 2023 as well as our goals. Now, we're...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2023 MMO resolutions

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I know that not everyone does "resolutions," and that even most folks who make them don't actually stick with them. And when it comes...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2022

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It's tradition for us to pick out one big story or narrative arc that defined the year and slap it with an award label,...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2023

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Nobody can see the future, but it sure is fun guessing, and that's exactly what we're going to do for (to?) the MMO genre...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2022

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You might not know this about me, but I literally spend all year jotting down in my little notepad file all the quirky stuff...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMO music of 2022

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Years ago, MOP's Justin listened to hundreds - no, probably more like thousands - of MMO music tracks to narrow this topic down to...

Massively Overthinking: The best cooking in MMORPGs

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You probably thought tonight's Massively Overthinking would have a gratitude theme, what with the holiday and all. Nope, not this time, although it's sort...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

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When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...

Massively Overthinking: The New World comeback

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New World is having a bit of a comeback moment - or is it? Since the launch of Brimstone Sands and the fresh start servers...

Massively Overthinking: Would you do hard MMO content without rewards?

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Are you here for the challenge or here for the shinies? That's the core question the MOP team and audience is tackling this week...

Massively Overthinking: Do you have a love/hate relationship with specific MMO content?

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This week's Massively Overthinking is inspired by one of Justin's Daily Grinds, ironically. It was the one about the best online card game you've...

Massively Overthinking: Do gaming ‘tourists’ ruin MMOs?

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Yes, I know that's a provocative title. Yes, we're gonna talk about it with some nuance. It's a topic inspired by a Reddit thread...
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Massively Overthinking: Do you take vacation time to play MMOs?

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Back when Amazon was busy merging several dozen Lost Ark servers, I saw a comment thread where people were grousing about being locked out...

Massively Overthinking: What do you think about MMO expansion prepatches?

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Prepatches for expansions have been a major event for World of Warcraft players to contend with for a very long time, but it's far...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
It's not nothing!

Massively Overthinking: Have you ever returned to an old MMO and fallen in love?

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Earlier this month, MOP's Eliot penned a WoW Factor that doesn't quote but certainly does evoke the ol' Heraclitus quote about how you cannot...
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Massively Overthinking: Who’s really paying for MMOs?

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Two years ago, we did a piece on dark patterns in MMO design, and in the comments, a reader named Shadex De'Marr penned a...

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