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The Daily Grind: What’s your least favorite content in an MMO that you still take part in?

I have a lifelong policy of not being spicy to people who are bad in World of Warcraft PvP because I can hardly blame...
Oh, a thing!

Neverwinter is boosting the drop rates of premium items in dungeons

There is a bit of a problem with the premium items that can be awarded at the end of dungeons in Neverwinter. For example, you...
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Final Fantasy XI’s Autumn Power Up Campaign gives you more stuff in a variety of content

The current new story content for Final Fantasy XI is titled The Voracious Resurgence, but you know who has always been pretty voracious? The...

Astellia Online patches out the summer event, improves rewards, and adds more cosmetic slots

Summer has come to an end... well, over in Astellia Online. The game's newest patch removes the summer event, so you'll need to focus...
Might as well jump.

Phantasy Star Online 2 provides closed beta players with rewards for participation

Technically speaking, Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently still in beta testing, but since it's an open beta test it's close enough to "launch"...
Look flashy.

RIFT solicits player feedback for a daily calendar reward revamp

Does the daily reward calendar in RIFT feel a bit outdated to you? Obvious date-related puns aside, the developers still on the team feel as...

SCUM celebrates a million sales with a golden gun

It turns out a lot of people are eager to play a survival game wherein the players are questionably moral going into the arena....
This is not a doll.

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 a little...
Big help.

The Daily Grind: What cosmetic rewards in online games don’t feel like rewards?

One of the most common rewards from loot crates in Overwatch were sprays. (It might have changed, but I doubt it.) You point your...
There's nothing about deriving joy from your waifu being gay.

Exploring the psychology behind losses, gains, and grouping results in video games

Getting five batches of 100 gold feels better than one batch of 500 gold, and being forced to spend three separate 100 gold fees...

This is how MMO lockboxes manipulate your mind

It is not going to shock you to hear that lockboxes are kind of evil. We here at Massively OP have been beating on...

Overwatch promises to reduce duplicate item rewards in lockboxes

Since the only real form of progress in Overwatch involves skins, there's nothing more frustrating than opening a few dozen lockboxes and seeing every...
Two times!

ArcheAge doubles up everything for Memorial Day

Everything is better doubled. Get a paycheck? It'd be even better if it were two paychecks. Got a car? You could have two cars....

TERA pushes Velik’s Fate live, highlights the challenges of Demokron Factory

Velik's Fate is live in TERA today, with tier 12 gear and the opening of four rebalanced dungeons (and the closing of a whole...
They're big, you see.

Final Fantasy XI offers crabs and rare allies for its latest login campaign

This May marks the 15th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and so it only makes sense to have the month's login campaign offer all...
It's all fun and games until you have a hull breach.

Star Trek Online highlights the rewards for its upcoming War Games gameplay

The next major season patch for Star Trek Online introduces players to a major new system: War Games. The whole point is good-natured competition...
Contains some monsters.

Final Fantasy XI prepares for monthly content changes with its January version update

Earlier this week, we awarded Final Fantasy XI with a special achievement award for being the best game stuck in maintenance mode, because the...
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The Division launches its next major patch on October 25th

October 25th appears to be the day of the month to launch new patches; The Division is joining the fun with patch 1.4. This...
I am so tired.

The Daily Grind: Should MMO mentors have special rewards?

No one respects the mentor tag in Final Fantasy XIV. It's applied via an automated process, and the idea is that you're supposed to...
THe first rule of fight club is that you shouldn't be in a club to fight people, that's mean.

Star Wars: The Old Republic outlines Season 7 PvP rewards

The seventh season of PvP in Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming to a close soon, and the galaxy will never be the...