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Vague Patch Notes: What makes MMO leveling feel good?

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A shine of light, a sound effect, a screen graphic. Sometimes you get more fanfare than elsewhere. In Final Fantasy XIV, the game's victory...
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The Daily Grind: Are there any PC MMOs you wish had a mobile app?

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I kind of like the Admiralty system in Star Trek Online and I think I'd like it more with some mobile love. This might...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

The Daily Grind: Do you watch MMO strategy videos?

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I never cease to be amazed how there always seems to be a video guide out there for anything to do with an MMO,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.

Choose My Adventure: My ArcheAge mage is an absolute monster

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This was a close poll, but I am pretty happy with the choice to bring Witchcraft into my Auramancy and Malediction mage in

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Power

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2021 promises to be an exciting year for Guild Wars 2 fans, with an expansion looming on the horizon. Before we head to...

The Daily Grind: Do you judge MMOs by what’s in their screenshots?

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A week or two ago, the MOP staffers were chatting about a new MMO we were covering - Fioresia Online - and its...

Not So Massively: Haven is a noble but failed experiment in couples’ gaming

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This is purely anecdotal, but it has been my experience that most people who play games with other people tend to spend most of...
Up, up, up.

Wisdom of Nym: Ishgard restoration round three in Final Fantasy XIV

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Before anyone feels the need to point it out, yes, I am aware that this is technically round four of restoration in Final...

The Daily Grind: Has anyone ever accidentally ruined an MMO for you?

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A few weeks ago, I was happily joyscrolling about home improvement ideas for my new house when I bumped into a comment that keeps...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Dream of Magic Online’s soundtrack

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One of the smaller resolutions that I'm striving to accomplish in 2021 is to attempt to pump out a new Jukebox Heroes column...

RuneScape shares update plans for 2021 in a developer livestream

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We're halfway through the month of January now, which seems as good a time as any for the devs of RuneScape to offer...
stfu noob

The Daily Grind: How do you handle general chat in your MMO of choice?

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In some games like World of Warcraft, you have the dedicated general chat channel. In other games, you just have people shouting so that...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

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Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the...

The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO class crusader?

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The other night I was running a PUG in World of Warcraft (I'm a masochist, what can I say?), and I ended up...
Give me hope that help is coming when I need it most.

Vague Patch Notes: In defense of easy fun, in MMOs and elsewhere

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I don't play video games to be challenged. I play them to have fun. This isn't to say that these are inherently separate propositions. People...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best communication in 2020?

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As I'm sitting down to write this annual Daily Grind, I find myself wishing I could flip it around and talk about the MMO...

Massively Overthinking: What MMO were you hoping to hear much more about this past year?

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So 2020 wasn't exactly the year a lot of us probably thought it was going to be in early January. Every bit of our...

Leaderboard: What’s more important in an MMO – character visuals or world visuals?

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When I first got to Massively-that-was, well over 10 years ago now, one of my tasks became front-page editing, meaning I had to keep...

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