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Vague Patch Notes: Trying to salvage MMOs from bad launches

So I'm glad that Crucible got a "pull back to beta" instead of a complete shutdown. I'm surprised but still happy because that's...
It's wrecked.

Final Fantasy XIV announces patch 5.3 will launch on August 11

Final Fantasy XIV fans eagerly awaiting the game's next patch (which means more or less everyone playing the game) will be waiting a...
Shiny!

Final Fantasy XIV revamps its online storefront

The Mog Station interface for buying optional items in Final Fantasy XIV is awful. Like, regardless of how you feel about the presence...
Up.

Wisdom of Nym: What does Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.3 delay mean for the schedule?

Gosh, remember when it seemed like we... like, actually knew what 2020 was going to look like, or at least in the broad strokes?...
Bad plans.

Global Chat: Too many shipwrecks in MMOs

In the vast annals of MMO tropes, there's one that has been in front of you all along and you've probably never noticed: shipwrecking...

Albion Online showcases the Avalonian weapons coming with the Rise of Avalon update

Albion Online's Rise of Avalon update has a number of things for players to look forward to when it lands in August,...

One Shots: MMOs as emotional therapy

Poor Vincent, he just survived Last of Us 2 and probably choked about six hundred puppies in the process. That's bound to mess up...
Bricks.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Dragon Quest crossover event with an onslaught of golems

There was an event in Final Fantasy XIV to cross over with Dragon Quest X back in 2014. Since then, the event has...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...

Bungie talks up Destiny 2 pre-order bonuses for Beyond Light, lays out code of conduct

If there was ever any wonder where Bungie stands with regards to racism and hate within Destiny 2, then there have been a...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Job extension ideas for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion

One of the interesting things about each given expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is that we always get new tricks along the way......

DC Universe Online invokes the Council of Wonder Women for WONDERVERSE, launching in August

Daybreak's DC Universe Online is turning its attention to Wonder Woman for its next episode, dubbed WONDERVERSE. "In WONDERVERSE, the Source Wall has...
Similar, but not the same.

Vague Patch Notes: Have we ever really had an MMO sequel?

In the wake of Justin's recent column on whether or not MMO sequels are a good idea, MOP reader Bobfish had an interesting...

Lord of the Rings Online’s temporary PvP server arrives this week

Are you ready for something a little different in Lord of the Rings Online? Standing Stone Games is but a few days away...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: The highs and lows of Final Fantasy XIV’s role quests

You might be thinking that we're a little early to be doing this sort of thing, and you wouldn't be entirely wrong; normally I...

One Shots: Reading rainbow

Last week we asked readers to share their favorite color in the form of a screenshot. But why pick one color when WildStar...

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