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Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...
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Star Wars Galaxies’ original emulator teases Jump to Lightspeed space content

One of the reasons I favor the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator is that it's a late enough build of the game that...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy could be Aion’s rebirth

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of Aion, the facts of...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy is Aion’s NGE gut punch

Woah! WOA is back! It's only fitting: Wings Over Atreia debuted when Aion launched as a new game, and now it is...

Star Wars Galaxies emulator Empire in Flames is launching its post-Endor PvP system

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my return to Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server, an NGE emulator...

The Daily Grind: What major blunders in MMORPG history should future devs study?

A week or so ago, Justin penned another entry in his long-running City of Heroes historical pieces, and down in the comments, a...

Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018

If you've followed the Massively OP Podcast this summer or read any of my ramblings in Daily Grinds and WRUPs, you probably know that...

Check out the new trailer for Star Wars Galaxies’ Legends emulator

I've been trucking along in one of the dozens of Star Wars Galaxies emulators, Legends, for the better part of the summer thanks...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Villains, enhancement diversification, and Going Rogue

It's always easy to look back at the making of City of Heroes and its first year with a memory tinted...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG boasts the best space gameplay?

Over the past week or so, I've been tinkering with Star Wars Galaxies Legends, an NGE emulator for SWG that's actually pretty polished...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG skill system that avoids the ‘illusion of choice’?

Over the weekend, my husband and I were chatting about playing on a Star Wars Galaxies emulator again, probably the Legends one...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever walked away from an MMO over a studio’s treatment of its playerbase?

Star Wars Galaxies' NGE is one of the MMORPG genre's favorite bugbears: We pull it out as a warning, a label of doom,...
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The Daily Grind: Would you appreciate the option to swap your MMO class?

I'm no stranger to the allure of alts in MMO, but there are some games where the content is so massive that I don't...

GDC 2018: Hands-on with Trion’s ‘reimagined’ Defiance 2050

Before my GDC interview with Producer Matt “Destromathe” Pettit last week, I was really frustrated with the news about Defiance 2050. I wasn't a huge...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...

Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing really a ‘failed’ MMORPG experiment?

Massively OP's Justin Olivetti has a provocative article on his personal gaming blog, Bio Break, this week on MMORPG housing. "I once again wonder...

Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars The Old Republic’s Uncle Owen problem

When Star Wars: The Old Republic first released, an old Star Wars Galaxies argument popped up, and the crux of that argument...

RIFT changes Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket; get it free this weekend

RIFT's latest expansion is getting a name change from Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket. No, it's not some veiled...

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