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The Daily Grind: If you could live in an MMO world, which one would it be?

As much as we complain about MMORPGs, with their grinds and their boredom, even the most kill-or-be-killed ganker paradises would probably be better to...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to survival games, single-player and beyond

As Massively OP is centered on the "massively" part of gaming, it makes sense that my first guide to survival games was focused...

Multiplayer space sim Starfighter Inc. has 12 days to finish raising $150K

We've been covering Starfighter Inc. for the last few weeks in Make My MMO, but apparently a lot of you folks who...
She's being added, but most of her clothing isn't.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 108: PAX East power-up

Justin and Eliot discuss PAX East, Shards Online aka Legends of Aria, TERA and Trove on console, Final Fantasy XIV, Dauntless, Kritika Online, and Conan Exiles, plus mailbag questions on Eastern MMOs and permadeath.

Preview: Path of Exile reveals The Fall of Oriath

Path of Exile fans, today is the big day: Grinding Gear Games is officially unveiling your next expansion, dubbed The Fall of Oriath. It...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 104: WoW Token resistance

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, WoW tokens, Ashes of Creation, Guild Wars 2, and Revelation Online, plus financials on Blizzard, NCsoft, Nexon, Square, and Funcom, with a mailbag question on playing what you love vs. going with the crowd.

Project Gorgon adds support for player-run challenges

While Project Gorgon is not going to implement a permadeath mode any time soon, the team has put in some tools to allow...

First Impressions: Struggling to survive in Conan Exiles

I am no stranger to covering survival sandboxes for Massively OP. I wrestled with dinosaurs before ARK: Survival Evolved was a thing. I got...

Massively Overthinking: Death and dying in MMORPGs

In March of last year, MOP's Justin wrote a detailed guide to the most common death penalties in MMORPGs. Last September, Gamasutra pulled...
Let's try not being dead today.

Shards Online updates players on permadeath and targeting

It's been a while since we've checked in on Shards Online, so let's talk about death. No, not the game itself, but death...

Enter the Breach in Path of Exiles’ next league, launching December 2

If you've ever wanted to call out "Once more unto the Breach!" as a battle cry, Path of Exile offers you just that...

Working As Intended: Westworld is a sandbox MMORPG on your TV

Westworld has emerged this fall as the geek obsession TV show, a gunslinger's LOST about which people can't stop talking and theorizing and...

EVE Evolved: Alpha Clone economics, bragging rights, and restrictions

Yesterday at EVE Vegas 2016, developer CCP Rise held us spellbound with tales of his recent misadventures in EVE Online recently...

Massively OP’s guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs, part three

Over the last couple of weeks, we shared with you part one and part two of our guide to the best upcoming and current...

The MOP Up: The Division opens its public test server (September 25, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Massively Overthinking: Prestige systems in MMORPGs

Last week, an interesting question dropped into our team inbox. It was from a game developer -- I don't know for which game --...

The Game Archaeologist: Highlander Online

One of the things that I love about Massively Overpowered's readership is how fans often bring games to my attention that I never knew...

EVE Evolved: The single-shard sandbox economy

The debate about what makes a good sandbox game is as old as the term itself, and everyone seems to have a different view...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

I suppose there will always be a special place in my heart for Lord of the Rings Online. Not only is it one...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 76: The fall of Firefall

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Legion, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, SWTOR, Firefall, StarCraft Universe, Age of Wushu 2, and RIFT, with mailbag questions on early MMO adoption and permadeath in MMOs.

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