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Massively OP Podcast Episode 256: Queens, vikings, and vampires

Justin, Bree, and Sam are on about MMO PvP this week, discussing all things New World, Albion Online, Elder Scrolls Online, ArcheAge, and Magic Legends, plus adventures in MMOs including Guild Wars 2 and Neverwinter.

Choose My Adventure: Villagers & Heroes on mobile feels like a true themepark MMO (for better or worse)

Choose My Mobile Adventure has changed locales from the Black Desert on over to the world of Villagers & Heroes, a game...

Lawful Neutral: Examining the ArcheAge class action lawsuit – and what it means for gamers

Gamers threaten lawsuits a lot. Most of the time they threaten lawsuits over things that aren't really something they can sue over, usually due...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2019?

I am in the weird position lately of finding that my favorite live MMOs are not necessarily made by my favorite studios. I find...
It's a new thing.

Wisdom of Nym: Gunblades across Final Fantasy XIV

I think we can all agree that the explanation given for where the name "gunblade" comes from in Final Fantasy XIV is very...

Not So Massively: Magic: Legends isn’t at all what I expected – it’s better

When we first got word of an MMO in the setting of Magic: The Gathering years ago, a Diablo-style ARPG probably isn't what...

The Daily Grind: Who was the MMORPG gamer of the year in 2019?

One of the awards we considered doing this year but decided not to is one for gamer of the year, specifically MMORPG gamer of...

EVE Evolved: Fight or Flight is a season for change in EVE Online

January marks not just the beginning of a new year for EVE Online but also the start of a new seasonal development strategy...

The MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...
You may leave school, but it never leaves you.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you can’t admit you’re not playing any more?

I'm still playing Final Fantasy XI! No, really, I am. Sure, I haven't logged into the game in... well... months, at least. Maybe...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Rich Lambert on the Dark Heart of Skyrim

At this week's live reveal of the Dark Heart of Skyrim for The Elder Scrolls Online, I had the chance to sit...

The Daily Grind: Do you like standard MMO classes or abnormal ones?

Any time I hear about a new MMO or jump into an existing one, the first thing that I look at is its class...

Leaderboard: Have you ever failed MMO events on purpose – like for roleplaying’s sake?

Earlier this week, MOP's Sam Kash came into the MOP writing room cracking up over a thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve the RvR MMORPG balance problem?

One of the forever problems facing RvR MMORPGs - really any multi-sided PvP MMO, but three-way RvR the most - is the inevitable population...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...

The Survivalist: My top 20 survival game goals for 2020, part the second

With so many survival titles out there, it's no wonder I couldn't contain my full list of new year goals in a single
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

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