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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...
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...
Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...

Neverwinter’s Avernus, Star Trek Online’s House Divided launch as Cryptic offers 20th anny rewards

It's a big day for Cryptic Studios as the company is celebrating two decades in the industry, releasing Avernus for Neverwinter, and dropping...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO are you most nostalgic for?

I'll admit it, I'm an absolute fool for nostalgia. Things that I loved in the past can still bring a warm glow to my...

The Daily Grind: When was the last time you played a ‘dead’ MMO

Earlier this week, I trolled myself by picking up the charity Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. I say I trolled myself...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: An entirely accurate and unassailable history of pet classes in MMORPGs

Pet classes! They're a very important part of MMORPGs, the opportunity to not just go into combat alone but to march in alongside a...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

Working as Intended: The big list of City of Heroes rogue servers, 2020 edition

It's been a weird and wonderful year for City of Heroes fans. In April of 2019, the expose of a secret City...

The MOP Up: War Thunder helps the US Army train in quarantine

How is the US Army training during this era of COVID-19? By playing video games, of course! War Thunder said in a press release, "We...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Working as Intended: Sparking joy in MMOs

On this week's podcast, I mentioned that I'd just finished off Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something that superficially...

Massively Uplifting: Communities and companies bolster COVID-19 relief and mental health support

April showers of good deeds bring May flowers of comfort and hope. And after the last couple of months, we sure could use a...

The Daily Grind: Do you play the MMO fashion wars?

I care about how I look. Obviously not in a real life, because I've chosen to be a short, lumpy gnome of questionable heritage,...

The Soapbox: The sunsetted MMORPGs I miss the most

I'm pining for the fjords. Not in the way that would assume I'm becoming some jaded and angry MMO fan; I'm never going to stop...

Massively Overthinking: Canaries in the MMO coal mine

A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, reader Danny posed us such a provocative question that we said right then we were...

City of Heroes’ rogue servers mark their first anniversary as the game itself turns 16

It's now been over a year since the City of Heroes community discovered the existence of a secret emulator, a discovery that led...

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