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PvE stands for player-vs.-environment, where environment is generally taken to mean the world, NPCs, and AI.

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...

Wurm Online tests a combat overhaul on PTS and discusses content update plans

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It's an inevitability in Wurm Online that players are going to have to fight things, and the process of fighting is the focus of...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Island Sanctuary and the descent of peace

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If you look at it from an obvious thematic standpoint, the whole Island Sanctuary idea makes no sense for this particular expansion for Final...

One Shots: Hug a jellyfish today, why not?

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Now personally, I don't do a whole lot of scuba diving or anything, mostly because I have a healthy fear of everything that lurks...

Dungeons and Dragons Online serenades you into its latest raid

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It's been a fun week for Dungeons and Dragons Online players! Not only did they get a producer letter with details about upcoming content,...

Ashes of Creation discusses testing snags and world boss creation, showcases new alpha one gameplay

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Ashes of Creation recently held yet another development update stream with some more looks at what the folks at Intrepid Studios has been up...

Perfect 10: Ten features I want to see in Splatoon 3

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The announcement of Splatoon 3 has actually shown me that I know more Splat fans than I thought I did. Like, people who are still playing despite the lack of...

The Daily Grind: Do you want NPC companions in your MMOs?

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Let's talk about buddies! Specifically, NPC buddies. It's no secret at all that I am a huge fan of NPC companions in MMOs. As...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Season 2 is Legendary

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Not only do Pokemon Go players still have a Rocket Event and Bird Trio raids coming up on February 28th, but the next seasonal...

Why I Play: Finally completing Final Fantasy XIV’s relic grind

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When I started my relic grind in Final Fantasy XIV, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. But after finishing the first few...

Dungeons and Dragons Online is releasing its own ‘mini-expansion,’ Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, this summer

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The anniversary festivities aren't the only thing en route to Dungeons and Dragons Online: Standing Stone Games' Rob Ciccolini just dropped a letter from...

Dungeons and Dragons Online hands out free gifts for its 15th anniversary

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On February 28, 2006, Dungeons and Dragons Online emerged on the MMORPG scene with gusto. The Dungeons and Dragons title was a different type...

Massively On The Go: Pokemon Go’s Kanto Tour failed to Meet Go Fest 2020’s high standards

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So Pokemon Go Kanto Tour has passed, and we're currently in the middle of the "week-long wrap-up event." I'm using quotes because, frankly, the Kanto...

Riot Games starts hiring ‘a raid team’ of devs for its Runeterra MMORPG

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Riot Games put out an open call for "a lot of people" to join "a pretty big raid team" of developers working on the...

Project Haven is a developing PvE co-op MOBA that seeks to create ‘friendshipping’ gameplay

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Making friends in MMOs is one of the best parts of our genre, but sometimes those connections can feel tenuous at best. The devs...

The Stream Team: Facing Valheim’s first prey

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Trees may be the biggest threat in Valheim right now, but soon Massively OP's MJ will face the first prey the gods sent her...

BlizzConline 2021: Overwatch 2 shows off New York City, visceral combat, and PvE content

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"Patience" was the word of the day for the BlizzConline Overwatch 2 behind-the-scenes panel tonight at Blizzard's show, but that's to be expected for...

LOTRO producer Q&A: Legendary item revamp, closed world transfers, difficulty sliders, and more

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Executive Producer Rob Ciccolini joined the Friday Lord of the Rings Online livestream this week to do a seat-of-his-pants Q&A with fans who showed...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG offers the best tutorial?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently put this neat article by experimental game developer Nicky Case on my radar. Case notes that common wisdom is...

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