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Choose My Adventure: The monster-eating adventures of McFishy the Squid Man in Chimeraland

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I've not had a great deal of time in Chimeraland, but one thing is being made pretty immediately apparent to me: This game really...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are better with fewer people playing?

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In Tyler's longform piece on The Secret World a while back, he said something that leaped out at me: that the game isn't really...

Massively Uplifting: WoW players break barriers, Bungie and ZeniMax raise money to help children

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Summer sweetness is not just for corn and watermelon! No, it's for all the kind and generous gestures of of our fellow gamers and...
It burns, burns, burns.

Wisdom of Nym: Did Final Fantasy XIV’s relic farming zones work?

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One of the things that I am always going to admire about the Final Fantasy XIV team is the fact that it followed up...

Vitae Aeternum: The hits and misses of New World’s summer update

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Last week saw the release of New World's big summer update, including an extensive music system, the Medleyfaire event, and various endgame tweaks. This...

The Daily Grind: Do you play shorties, tallies, or both in MMOs?

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MMOs seldom offer us many choices in body build or weight, but most of them do deliver sliders when it comes to height. And...
Oh no snail.

The Daily Grind: How do you maintain interest during content lulls in an MMO?

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No matter how good your MMO of choice may be about managing its content schedule, there are going to be lulls. It's inevitable. There...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when EverQuest let you play as the monsters

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It's a near-given that in every MMORPG, players assume the roles of heroes who are sent out to vanquish the evil, dark, or at...

The Daily Grind: Which upcoming MMORPG has the best chance of succeeding?

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There are many MMOs of various designs working their way through the development process right now, but as we well know, not all of...

Lost Ark’s August and September roadmap promises a pet ranch, Machinist class, and a new legion raid

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The months of August and September will bring pet stuff, a guy in sentai armor, and a fight against a creepy clown to Lost...

Hands-on with Multiversus: How WB’s new brawler stacks up against Super Smash Bros.

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Like most of the readers of this site, I spend the majority of my gaming time in MMORPGs, or I wouldn't be here. But...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: How Blizzard squandered the potential and desire for WoW Classic

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With the upcoming release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic, I think it's now completely fair to say that World of Warcraft took...
dot horse

The Daily Grind: Are you a gamer or an MMO gamer?

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Bear with the headline question for a sec because I'm going somewhere with this. I realize that by definition, MMO gamers are gamers. But...

Massively Overthinking: Is old-school MMO dungeon-camping ever coming back?

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A while ago on the MOP Podcast, Justin and I randomly wound up on the topic of camping in MMOs - not pitching a...
Anybody wanna do a mage?

Vague Patch Notes: The many flavors of ‘boosting’ in the MMO genre

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The other day MOP's Bree and I were having a discussion about boosting. This is not entirely unusual, but it was unusual insofar as...

Vitae Aeternum: New World interview on Summer Medleyfaire, solo play, housing, and more

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With the launch of New World's Summer Medleyfaire patch and event this morning, we naturally had questions about the new systems and the future...
Nope.

The Daily Grind: Do you play any South Korean MMOs?

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I'm going to start this edition of the Daily Grind by answering my own question with a sighing, "I've tried." Seriously, I've tried several...

Perfect Ten: Useful excuses for ditching an MMO dungeon run

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I'm not saying that MMO dungeons are boring or anything, but when you start one, you've kind of committed to seeing it through --...

The Daily Grind: What do you think of World of Warcraft’s Dracthyr design?

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Behind the scenes here at MassivelyOP, our office staff is divided on the impression of World of Warcraft's newest race, the Dracthyr. Most of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 382: Wrath Classic forecasts a frosty September

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's server merges, Wrath Classic's September launch, LOTROs 33.1, Pantheon's investment, and Chronicles of Elyria's mess, with adventures in RIFT, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus mailbag entries on single-player games, rhythm-based MMO classes, and Firefly.

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