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Massively Overthinking: The times MMO developers admitted they were… wrong

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Earlier in March, Jagex did the unthinkable for an MMORPG company: It admitted it was wrong about something. If you're used to the Blizzards...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go elite raids fail while Scarlet/Violet tera raids fly

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As we recently noted while updating our March Pokemon Go event round-up, Niantic has somehow made the already hated Elite Raids even worse. The...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go kicks off Rising Heroes by lurking in shadows

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Pokemon Go players know better than anyone that Niantic's really not great at communicating. Not only did the new season, Rising Heroes, launch in...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s Hoenn Tours had the lowest value of all tours to date

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While I thought Pokemon Go's Las Vegas Hoenn Tour was bad, the Global one was somehow worse. Now, to be clear, there is a difference...

Massively on the Go: Preparing for Pokemon Go’s Global Hoenn Tour

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Pokemon GO's Hoenn Tour is swiftly approaching, and as usual for the POGO regional tours, we have a nice little checklist for you global players out there....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Vegas Hoenn Tour was Absol-utely bad

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Prior to Pokemon GO’s recent in-person Las Vegas Hoenn Tour, a few people in my community joked about what could go wrong. Obviously lag...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the ideal content cadence for an MMORPG in 2023?

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Earlier this week, Guild Wars 2 revealed a major shake-up of its content delivery cadence. Studio ArenaNet suggested that the traditional living world cadence...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic seems to care more about data collection than public safety

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I was hoping to be more positive as Pokemon GO’s Las Vegas Hoenn Tour is fast approaching, but ever consistent in disappointment, Niantic has...

Massively Overthinking: That moment when you realize an MMO is truly something special

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MOP commenter Bruno tweeted something the other that that I thought would make a fun topic. Here's what he said, printed with permission: "Wanna know...

Massively on the Go: Preparing for Pokemon Go’s Las Vegas Hoenn Tour

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Pokemon GO's Hoenn Tour is swiftly approaching, but the event is a little different than usual. While GO Fest often has had Niantic sponsored events, the first...

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 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,...

Pokemon Go datamining group slashes engagement and output over Niantic’s poor management

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Pokemon GO players could use a win right about now, but Niantic's antics have made it harder and harder for the community to support...

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 on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Big Run is fun, but it’s no Splatfest replacement

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Big Run has run its course in Splatoon 3, and while it was enjoyable, it was no Splatfest. In fact, it felt more like a long,...

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...

Players caught Niantic’s Campfire app broadcasting private data in spite of security settings

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This won't surprise many readers, but Campfire, the social media messenger app built by Niantic for its games, is not working as promised and...

Massively on the Go: Tips on beating Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s 5-star+ raids

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is quite playable as a solo experience aside from some visual bugs. However, online play is buggy, to the point that...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go’s Niantic sabotaged player trust with the Ultra Beast raid event

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Not only did Pokemon Go players once again vote with their feet against Niantic for Sunday's Ultra Beast raid event (and possibly the Saturday...

Pokemon GO’s Hoenn Tour ups events to two days, adds hosted event in Vegas

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It's still not a December event announcement, but Pokemon Go has announced some Pokemon Go Tour: Hoenn event details, and they are actually not bad. The...

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