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Vague Patch Notes: Trickle-down metagames in MMORPGs

A while back, there was an interesting set of data coming out of a discussion about Overwatch. The discussion was about the concept...
Sorry, guy.

Vague Patch Notes: WildStar deserves its shutdown, even though we loved it

Last week, when we heard that WildStar was being shut down, I penned a truthful, heartfelt eulogy for the game as it...

Battle Bards Episode 128: Seaside port

Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode...
OVER TIME

Perfect Ten: My favorite MMORPG names

Stuff in MMOs has names. That's... like, a defining feature. We all know that. These games have titles, and they have expansions, and they...
The cycle.

Final Fantasy XI’s September patch lets you make your most powerful weapons even stronger

You've mastered your job in Final Fantasy XI. You have your most powerful weapons in hand. You are decked out in powerful gear....
Not quite.

Wisdom of Nym: Why subjobs wouldn’t work with Final Fantasy XIV

I would say that I don't mention my affection for Final Fantasy XI often enough, but the fact is that I mention it...
Way down we go

Final Fantasy XI plans for weapon improvements with its next patch

Want to further augment some of the best weapons in Final Fantasy XI? The September version update is bringing along new improvements...
Casual.

Vague Patch Notes: Casual no longer means anything in MMOs

Every time I see someone write something about casual players - including me because heavens know I've done it too - I feel a...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?

In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign - which you won't see covered here since it's not multiplayer, but let...
Oh, hooray.

Final Fantasy XI will double up big rewards for its September events

If there are some objectives in Final Fantasy XI you still need to get done solo, you might want to wait just...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the most needlessly obtuse stats

One of my favorite reviewers of tabletop RPGs at one point opined that percentile systems were one of the best tabletop mechanics possible, simply...
Collide.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV hits the big five-year mark

Game anniversaries are a little weird. The anniversary we're celebrating now for Final Fantasy XIV is from its relaunch, not its original launch....
Oh no tentacles.

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for another return of the Rising

Every year, the residents of Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV gather up to think back to the end of the world as part...
Big time.

Wisdom of Nym: Hunting the monster in Final Fantasy XIV

Patch 4.36 sure seems as if it's has been dragged out. Realistically, that's not what has happened at all; the time between patches has remained...
Uh.

Final Fantasy XI adds in new battle types for all tiers of play

There are two new battlefield types for players to challenge in Final Fantasy XI this month, starting with a challenge against the...

The MOP Up: PlanetSide 2 throws a summer rager (August 5, 2018)

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...
For you it's all in a day.

Final Fantasy XI plans new content for its August update

Do you want to fight Iroha in Final Fantasy XI? Of course not, she's a perfect darling and wonderful. But fighting her is...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Endless dungeons in MMOs

Most MMO dungeons are normal songs. You start out and you have a pretty clear picture of the beginning, middle, and end; they don't...
BEAST

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s beast tribes ranked, the top ranks

The fun thing about ranking the beast tribes of Final Fantasy XIV is that before I started in on this, I actually had...
Oh, hooray.

Final Fantasy XI adds new tiers of gear with an all-mount login campaign

The latest patch for Final Fantasy XI has gear you might not be able to wear yet. That might sound surprising, what...

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