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Ominous.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2020

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Whew. We're finally getting close to the end of 2020, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that it...

EverQuest’s Claws of Veeshan expansion gets a December launch date (and a $250 edition)

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Pull your excited face out of long-term storage, boys and girls, because EverQuest's latest expansion is coming sooner than you'd think. In fact,...

Battle Bards Episode 181: Around the world

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Stuck at home? Denied a vacation this year? The Battle Bards are here to help! In seven songs, the cross-continental crew travel all around...

Massively Overthinking: No-thank-you bites in MMO gaming

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One of the things I always try to have my kids do is take a no-thank-you bite of new foods. They have to at...
I blew things up!

Apex Legends studio Respawn projects a firm anti-crunch stance

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"We don't do crunch here" is the "ethically sourced whale blubber" label of the games industry -- and it's one label that Apex...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion will launch on Mac with full crossplay

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What's better than getting a new Path of Exile league? If you are a Mac user, it's getting the game on your favored...

Path of Exile’s Heist expansion lets players infiltrate Rogue Harbor on September 18

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Are you tormented by the unrequited desire of executing a daring caper, perhaps pilfering a rare antique or infiltrating a secure vault, all because...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating the never-ending summer of not-E3

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A couple of weeks back, I was reading a piece on RPS that jokingly lamented the way the game reveals of this summer have...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

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When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...

The Daily Grind: How grown-up do you like your MMO graphics?

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I may be settling comfortably into middle age, but I'll freely admit that I'm very partial to bright colors and highly stylized designs for...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

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Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Battle Bards Episode 169: Wild Things

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Do you ever walk on the wild side in MMOs? Do you have a penchant for beastly races that aren’t merely reskinned humans? Then...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...

The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players

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Here's a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000....

Breaking Benjamin will be the next Battle Concert act in AdventureQuest 3D

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It's time to Dance with the Devil and maybe get Psycho on some monsters during AdventureQuest 3D's latest edition of the game's
Yeah, it's never happening.

Phantasy Star Online 2’s North American Xbox One beta begins February 7

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Get out your "it's happening" gifs or maybe just your "thank goodness, some good news today" signs: Sega formally put a date on
Paws for impact.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

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