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Not-So-Massively games are online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include games from subgenres like battle royale, OARPG, MMOFPS, MMORTS, MOBA, lootershooter, mobile, and other pseudo-MMOs that provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. The Not So Massively column is now written by Tyler Edwards. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Not So Massively: Blizzard cancelled a(nother) game, and I couldn’t be happier

Recently news broke that Blizzard had cancelled an unannounced game that had been in development for several years. This was followed closely...
We never claimed to be saints.

Not So Massively: Cataclysm looks cool, but it’s not what Anthem needs right now

I am an unapologetic Anthem apologist. I think it's a great game, and I'm more than a little frustrated by the constant...

Not So Massively: First impressions of Conan Unconquered

I don't have any particular attachment to Conan the Barbarian as a franchise. I'm barely even familiar with it, in fact. But I do...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II co-op is one of online gaming’s greatest hidden gems

Between the disappointment of the current World of Warcraft expansion, the abandonment of Diablo III, and other... unpleasantness, I find my...

Not So Massively: Eden Rising provides a low-stress riff on survival games

Somehow I hadn't heard of Eden Rising until it launched out of early access as a free-to-play title, so to me at least...

Not So Massively: Mourning the wasted potential of Trion’s Defiance

One of my biggest gaming pet peeves is people declaring games "dead" before their time. If you can play it, it's not dead. This...

Not So Massively: Yearning for an MMO future free of loot

Throughout all of the Drama over Anthem's loot issues, I've just been rolling my eyes. Not because I think Bioware screwed up --...

Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch

Today, Wargaming's ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us...

Not So Massively: Five things I love about Anthem

It is by now clear that Anthem had a fairly tortured road to launch. I don't wish to condone the clearly appalling...

Not So Massively: The Division 2 has more stuff than personality

The Division was a game with a number of flaws, but one thing it did very well was present an incredibly detailed, realistic,...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

Not So Massively: SMITE’s 6.1 update, RUST minicopters, World War Z’s launch date, and Battlerite’s F2P trailer

The Not So Massively games are piling up, so let's knock 'em out real quick here with the return of our old NSM...
I liked it.

The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPGs would make good MMORPGs?

When Jagex first announced its Transformers game, it was an MMORPG. Then it got its MMORPG elements stripped and became a MOBA, and...

Perfect Ten: 20 multiplayer games to watch in 2018

A couple of weeks ago I covered 20(ish) MMORPGs that we are looking forward to seeing develop, test, and launch in 2018. But...

MMO Burnout: Approaching DC Universe’s Injustice 2 as an MMORPG fan

NetherRealms' Injustice 2 is not an MMORPG. It doesn't have a persistent world or a massive number of players actively engaging with each other...

Not So Massively: Top 10 most surprising NSM stories of 2015

Back in 2011, our former corporate overlords at Massively-of-old noticed that games like League of Legends were getting pretty damn popular and asked us to...

Not So Massively: Winter game update edition (December 21, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Counter-Strike nerfs all the guns (December 14, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for the ‘Not So Massively’ gamer

The holidays are approaching, and that means there's not much time left to get presents for your friends and lumps of coal for your...

Not So Massively: An amazing revamp for LoL’s Poppy (November 30, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

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