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Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....
Echoing.

Final Fantasy XIV puts up its patch site, previews its next tomestones, and welcomes back old players

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch is scheduled for mid-February, but right now it's still shrouded in mystery. Usually the launch of the...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...
Oh, right, more freaking sky pirates.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Moogle Treasure Trove on January 20

It's time for another run of the Moogle Treasure Trove event in Final Fantasy XIV, because the event is a good way of...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...
Not so close.

Global Chat: How fast should combat be in MMOs?

The speed of combat engagements in MMORPGs -- as rare as they may be -- was the topic du jour on a couple of...

One Shots: Worse homes and gardens

Probably the only thing that is holding me back from embracing a career as a lifelong mega-villain is that I can't conform to the...
Contains some monsters.

Final Fantasy XI adjusts Beastmasters and Ambuscade for January

All right, Beastmasters of Vana'diel, it's time to start this year off right with adjustments. Yes, the latest Final Fantasy XI update doesn't just...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...
Blaugh.

A new mobile spinoff of Final Fantasy XV is in development for worldwide release

So this is interesting. While it appears that Square-Enix has largely backed off from pre-launch attempts at making Final Fantasy XV into an...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

One Shots: Unlicensed fantasy motorists

I've been saying it for years, but just because these are fictional virtual worlds doesn't mean that MMOs should be free from regulations and...
Making problems for ourselves!

Fun fact: Google search trends don’t tell you bupkis about MMO popularity

You know what the surest sign of an MMO's popularity is? Whether or not World of Warcraft fans are defensive about its popularity. That...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

MassivelyOP’s Weirdest MMO Stories of 2019: Fat chocobos and daddies

Today we're working through our countdown of Massively OP's weirdest MMORPG stories of 2019! Coming in at #3 on our list is...
It's neverending.

Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI offer new year’s greetings

The new year has arrived once again, and for fans of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI that means letters from the producers...
Oh, COME ON, what did that accomplish?

Vague Patch Notes: How to make your corner of the MMO space more pleasant

It's 2020, people - let's do this. What do I mean by this? Unscrew our MMO living space. That one's a lot more fun...

Final Fantasy XI’s January update includes an Ambuscade fight, Beastmaster adjustments, and Domain Invasion tweaks

Final Fantasy XI has a few things planned for the month of January according to a recent forum post from the...
Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Leaderboard: Are you onboard with the online gaming industry’s new take on sequels?

Overwatch 2 and Path of Exile 2 being announced in such close proximity, plus rumors of an Anthem reboot in the...
Big time.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2019

The down side of doing these columns at the end of the year every year is that there's a certain challenge of writing the...

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