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The Final Fantasy XI fan gathering is actually happening on February 27

It almost seemed like the rumor of a fan gathering for Final Fantasy XI was too good to be true for fans of...
Why do we do this

Vague Patch Notes: A look behind the magic at Massively Overpowered

Here we are on another Thanksgiving holiday, and as with every year, one of the big things I'm thankful for is that I've now...

PAX West 2019: Examining mental health and community in upcoming MMO Destiny’s Sword

Eager players packed the Washington State Convention Center at this year's PAX West, each greeted with games ranging from high-profile triple-A titles to more...
We're actual size, but it seems much bigger to see.

WoW Factor: Why do people remember classic WoW being so much harder than it actually was?

As much as there's a moment of schadenfreude in the people compiling lists specifying that no, World of Warcraft: Classic being classic is...
That was a good plan, we thought this one through.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...
Shoooooot

Destiny’s Sword rolls out its official site with a mission statement

We took a look at Destiny's Sword at this year's PAX East and found it to be an interesting project in the early...
It's gone.

Into the Super-Verse: The death of the City of Heroes community

Kingdom Come is a 1996 DC Comics miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. The central conceit of the story is that it...

PAX East 2019: Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr makes playing the bad guy feel very good

During this year's PAX East, freelance games journalist Sam Prell - you might remember him from his time at Joystiq and GamesRadar -...

LOTRO announces Rohan housing while DDO is slated to get a 64-bit client

Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online players have plenty to look forward to in their near and far...
Zorch

PAX East 2019: Destiny’s Sword aims to take the ludonarrative into actual gameplay

They were called Failure Force, and they were the team that could never make a roll. My roommate, my wife, and myself were playing a...
Finding a handful of daunts.

PAX East 2019: Dauntless talks launching, version 1.0, and the Epic Store

The fine folks at Phoenix Labs aren't bringing Dauntless to Steam; instead, they're heading to the Epic Store as planned. We can all...
Kapwing!

PAX East 2019: Bless Unleashed really isn’t Bless Online (to its credit)

The folks behind Bless Unleashed are not just porting over Bless Online to the Xbox One. This is a refrain that Bandai Namco and...
Slightly less leashing than expected.

PAX East 2019: Bless Unleashed’s overview trailer actually looks good

Bless Unleashed has been rolling out class videos over the last couple of months, but now, Bandai Namco is dropping a more generalist...
SIR

PAX East 2019: Final Fantasy XIV and The Elder Scrolls Online show off for the convention

PAX East 2019 approaches, and it's got a rather eclectic collection of things on display, but that includes at least a couple of big...

Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon elaborates on its alpha timeline modifications

If you've been watching Visionary Realms' MMORPG Pantheon closely, you might be wondering about its development cadence, especially given its timeline shifts. Back at...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...
This is the griffon.

Massively OP’s Weirdest MMORPG Stories of 2018: We interviewed a what?

Today we're continuing our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2018! Coming in at #3 on our list is that time Eliot interviewed a statue of a griffon while getting in digs on how bad PAX East is.

WOTC announces new esports initiative for Magic: The Gathering Arena

At tonight's Game Awards ceremony, Wizards of the Coast announced that it will be expanding the Magic: The Gathering competitive scene with a...
It only became real very recently.

BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most important example of death spiral development in MMOs?

A couple of weeks ago, Justin reminded me of a Guild Wars 2 panel from many years back where ArenaNet addressed Charr armor clipping. "A...

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