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Opinion pieces are by definition neither neutral nor subjective. Massively Overpowered’s writers’ editorials reflect their own opinions, not necessarily the opinions of the site or company.

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...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Our Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be...

The Daily Grind: Which problems is the MMO industry never gonna solve?

Earlier in June, Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob posted a provocative article about the three problems MMORPGs are never going to...

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...
Yes, making big vague gestures now.

The Daily Grind: What’s the biggest thing pushing you away from MMO progression content?

Drama between raid groups. Drama within a raid group. Time commitment. Maybe even mechanical difficulty. There are a lot of things that can push someone...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

Leaderboards get streamlined in the latest Trove PC hotfix

The leaderboards of Trove have undergone something of a diet. A hotfix applied earlier this week to the PC version has seen several...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s schizophrenic view of levels

So it was just last week when I did a whole column asking whether Blizzard does, in fact, have a plan when it...

The Daily Grind: Do you care whether MMORPGs have seasons and diurnal cycles?

In a recent One Shots, MOP's Justin asked readers to offer up their screenshots of MMOs with diurnal cycles - that is, games...

Massively Overthinking: The worst MMO cash shop trickery

Last week, games psychologist Jamie Madigan tweeted an underrated comment about how psychological tricks used in restaurant menu design are also found in...

Warframe of Mind: The story of Space Mom and The Second Dream

When I first started playing Warframe, I definitely wasn't in it for the story. Was there story? Initially, no. There were only crumbs...
Well, we've got an idea.

Into the Super-verse: A quick-and-dirty guide to picking the right City of Heroes archetype – Blueside edition

What's amazing about the unexpected City of Heroes revival (and does that ever feel good to type) isn't just that old players are eager to...
Butter face.

The Daily Grind: Would you play an older MMO with completely new graphics?

Gosh, City of Heroes is still a wonderful game... but boy, it really does show its age when I look at it now. The...
lol

Perfect Ten: The most poorly managed MMO sunsets of all time

MMOs shut down. This is just kind of a reality. It's an unpleasant one, but we also are collectively aware that it happens and...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Shai class and her skills

The announcement of Black Desert's Shai class earlier this month really caught me off guard. Sure, I thought a snow globe sprawled on...

The Daily Grind: What are you going to roll in WoW Classic?

I swear that we are all of us caught in a time loop right now. It's not 2019, it's really just 2004, when

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Choose My Adventure: TERA’s Valkyrie and the free-to-play grind

Close set of voting this time 'round, at least in terms of TERA's business model. For a time, the polls were literally at...

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