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World of Warcraft weathers roleplay and silencing controversies

All is not well following World of Warcraft's recent pre-expansion patch earlier this week. Two controversies are rocking the game resulting from...

Desert Nomad: Immersion, atmosphere, and roleplaying in Black Desert

Hello friends, and welcome back to Desert Nomad, your more or less biweekly source of ramblings that are almost guaranteed to be at...

EverQuesting: The absurd number of things to do in EverQuest II, part II

Have you finished up everything there was to do in EverQuest II from last week's list? Neither have I. That first half...

Hyperspace Beacon: Truly immersing yourself in Star Wars: The Old Republic

I have long been a proponent of roleplaying in MMOs. I’ve often been the roleplayer’s spokesperson on different podcasts and new media broadcasts. I’ve...

Hyperspace Beacon: The importance of pacing in a SWTOR roleplay event

Last time I talked about roleplaying in spite of game mechanics, I didn’t really get a whole lot of comments. I don’t know...

Guild Chat: Fitting a character to a new roleplaying guild

Welcome along to another issue of Guild Chat, my cozy wee corner of Massively OP in which we get together to help readers...

Hyperspace Beacon: A roleplayer’s SWTOR wishlist

The dawn of a new year is a great time for many people to hit a tiny reset button on life. I’m doing that personally....

Hyperspace Beacon: The confused state of the galaxy in Star Wars: The Old Republic

I don’t write a lot about the Star Wars: The Old Republic roleplay community because I don’t usually like it to be known...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s take the classic Bartle test

Here's something you probably didn't know: Online worlds researcher Dr. Richard Bartle didn't actually write the Bartle test. His original research explored, analyzed, and defined...

Sword and Bored: Pub roleplay

Mo's companion Amilya stops into the local pub to get a quick drink. Can't a woman just get a drink already?!

Chaos Theory: A whole summer of The Secret World’s player-run events

What's up in The Secret World? I'm glad you asked! If you're one of those folks who are not-quite-so-patiently awaiting the launch of...

MMO Burnout: Why I want an Assassin’s Creed MMO

I play a fair amount of single-player stuff when I'm not playing MMOs, and at the risk of outing myself as one of...

The Daily Grind: Do you like playing as an evil character?

In most MMOs, your moral compass and career objectives are fixed for you: You're a hero-for-hire who's only out to save the world, rescue...

Working As Intended: Sex, love, and MMOs

In the ongoing, neverending sandbox-vs.-themepark MMO debate, the folks on the side of sandboxes want one thing: more. Actually they want a lot more. They want...

Ask Mo: The trouble with roleplaying in MMORPGs

Long ago on Massively-that-was, a reader named Avaera sent in a long list of fabulous questions worth addressing. I'm tackling another in today's edition...

Hyperspace Beacon: What you need to know about SWTOR’s Outfit Designer

Update 3.2 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is, in a lot of ways, my update. From the beginning of the game, I wanted to...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for actual roleplaying?

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a cantina rat. I would spend the first part of my daily gametime...

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