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Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Massively Overthinking: How to deal with cheater scum in MMORPGs

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I'm sure it was a random coincidence, but last week two different Star Wars Galaxies emulators posted about steps they were taking against...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

Massively Overthinking: How we deal with burning out of MMOs

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Back in August, MOP's own Justin wrote a piece on his Bio Break blog about moderation in gaming that resonated with me. He...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...

Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

Massively Overthinking: Changing the mindset of the MMO genre

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I recently saw a journalism professor argue that generating a widespread thinking shift in an entire profession can take decades. "You have to keep...

Massively Overthinking: Has the pandemic changed your gaming habits?

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There was a popular Medium piece floating around last week about how some people are finding refuge in gaming during the still-raging COVID-19...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

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MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Massively Overthinking: Can Amazon actually save Crucible?

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Earlier this week, Amazon pulled Crucible back into closed beta for some hefty retooling, a move that surprised basically no one. We'd watched...

Massively Overthinking: Does playing MMORPGs ever stress you out?

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"Anyone ever feel stressed out about playing MMOs?" MOP's Carlo queried our team this week. "This new Black Desert season is stressing me...

Massively Overthinking: When should we cut MMO studios some slack for trainwreck launches?

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A while back, the MOP writers were chatting about some of the trainwreck launches we've seen from MMO studios over the last few years. "I...

Massively Overthinking: Do you keep MMOs installed for the login freebies?

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MOP reader Styopa proposed this fun topic for Massively Overthinking this week, prompted, he said, by Standing Stone Games' recent promotions for

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

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Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO developers stuck in the past?

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Earlier this month - so what feels like at least a few years ago - the MMO community amused itself jousting over comments from...

Massively Overthinking: The more things change in MMOs, the more they stay the same

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A while back, in the wake of our Desert Oasis column on Black Desert's guild system, Carlo and I were discussing guild wars...

Massively Overthinking: Do MMOs need ‘adult’ character customization?

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A Random MMO Fan recently wrote to us with a fun topic, linking to an article about Cyberpunk 2077's ESRB rating, which is...

Massively Overthinking: Canaries in the MMO coal mine

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A few weeks back on the MOP Podcast, reader Danny posed us such a provocative question that we said right then we were...
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Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of...

Massively Overthinking: MMO business models in the face of recession

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MOP reader Sray posed us an interesting question this past week focused on how MMO business models interface with the global economy. "The last major...

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