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Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Working As Intended: Decorating MMORPG houses in SWG Legends and beyond

I've been mulling over how to do a piece about MMO housing for a while now, spurred on by colleagues and readers who've said...

EA shareholders criticize ‘exorbitant’ executive pay, slam ‘payoffs for layoffs’

Over the course of June, we covered attempts by Activision-Blizzard shareholders to agitate against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy, which critics say effectively overpays...
That was a real laugh!

The Daily Grind: Have you ever tried to get your money back from an MMO Kickstarter?

We're all clear on the fact that at this point Kickstarted MMOs do not have a great track record, right? For every Elite:...

Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

The Daily Grind: Outside of superhero MMOs, which game has the best visual customization?

Not all MMORPGs are created equal, and some offer far better fashion and visual customization options than others. Even so, games with more limited...

Choose My Adventure: Dungeons and Dragons Online already does so much right

Well, well, well. Consider me pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when the voters told me to kick off my

Flameseeker Chronicles: How Guild Wars 2 keeps meta maps relevant

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Guild Wars 2 running through the Drizzlewood Coast meta event (be sure to...

Ubisoft devs speak out on their ‘inability to feel safe or protected within’ the studio

You know who's probably breathing a big sigh of relief right now? Riot Games, whose multi-year scandal and lawsuit over sexual harassment and...
SWG Legends Brad McQuaidmemorial, snapped by Bree

The Daily Grind: Have you ever visited a memorial in an MMO?

I was strolling around the PvP areas on Dathomir on SWG Legends the other day and a stumbled into a building that was...

Massively Uplifting: Speech therapy, a college class in WoW, and the Ian Holm tribute that crashed LOTRO

Inside or outside? Like a cat at the door, June had many of us unsure if we wanted to go out or stay in;...

RuneScape improves its chat filtering, OSRS adds more Poll 71 features and tweaks death mechanics

Surprise, surprise, some players of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape have been presumably trying to circumvent the hard-locked chat terms meant...

Not So Massively: Gatewalkers has huge potential but isn’t there yet

After years of hilariously wrong recommendations, something seems to have clicked with Facebook's algorithms lately to make it finally start showing me relevant ads....
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: The two-month delay of Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

Well, it turns out this week did not bring much in the way of new information about Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.3. Or......

Here’s how corrupted dungeons in Albion Online’s Rise of Avalon update will work

One of the features coming to Albion Online in the Rise of Avalon update is the Corrupted Dungeon, but just how exactly...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Jukebox Heroes: LOTRO’s Mists of Wilderland soundtrack

Just in time for Lord of the Rings Online's Update 27, Standing Stone Games finally posted Update 26's full soundtrack to YouTube...
Uh-oh.

The Daily Grind: Has the Crucible pull-back affected your thoughts on New World?

Here's the thing: I have definitely not been on the hype train for Amazon's New World for a variety for reasons. But with...

The Daily Grind: What’s your go-to MMO for quick gaming sessions?

The other day in the MOP virtual office, Chris and I were talking about how we're kind of glad to see Torchlight 3...

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