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Massively Overthinking: What do you think about MMO expansion prepatches?

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Prepatches for expansions have been a major event for World of Warcraft players to contend with for a very long time, but it's far...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
It's not nothing!

Massively Overthinking: Have you ever returned to an old MMO and fallen in love?

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Earlier this month, MOP's Eliot penned a WoW Factor that doesn't quote but certainly does evoke the ol' Heraclitus quote about how you cannot...
mew?

Massively Overthinking: Who’s really paying for MMOs?

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Two years ago, we did a piece on dark patterns in MMO design, and in the comments, a reader named Shadex De'Marr penned a...

Massively Overthinking: The most unusual subscriptions in the MMO space

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, so long ago that I can't remember who or when, a listener asked us about unusual MMO...

Massively Overthinking: The real-world value of MMOs

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a wildly contentious - one might even say transparently provocative - thread declaring that "f...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Massively Overthinking: What endgame content keeps you in an MMORPG long-term?

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A while back on the MassivelyOP Podcast, Justin and I were trying to sort through why New World's endgame hasn't had staying power with...

Massively Overthinking: Is old-school MMO dungeon-camping ever coming back?

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A while ago on the MOP Podcast, Justin and I randomly wound up on the topic of camping in MMOs - not pitching a...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO gamers just frogs in a boiling cookpot?

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Longtime MOP reader Miol recently wrote us a long email inspired by a non-MMO stream he'd been watching during which the streamer went off...
Lo Stark

Massively Overthinking: Are you a cheater in MMOs or other games?

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We recently got a press release about a pair of studies on cheating, and I hesitated to run it as a news article because...

Massively Overthinking: Solved problems in MMOs

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One of the most annoying pet peeves this genre seems to spin up frequently is some companies' tendency to treat solved problems as unsolved...

Massively Overthinking: Is MMO class balance achievable – or even desirable?

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This past week, a chunk of the endgame-focused Guild Wars 2 community was up in arms over the profession balance update and the perception...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

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So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Massively Overthinking: Which classic MMOs hold up the best visually in 2022?

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As one of our resident fans of old MMOs, I always have to clarify that it's the systems and ideas in old games that...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Every MMO inconvenience is someone else’s game’

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A while back, someone in our comments (I can't find it again, so I can't remember who!) dug up a quote from Raph Koster...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

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Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

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