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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...

Massively Overthinking: Bots in MMOs – but not the bad bots

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a provocative thread about bots - no, not those bots. Essentially, the Redditor asked whether...

Massively Overthinking: The ideal MMO server setup

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Over the last year, we've seen multiple major MMO and expansion launches, and most of them went awry in some way or another. Final...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

Massively Overthinking: What do you expect from MMO Kickstarters?

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I know, I know. People don't trust Kickstarters anymore. Nor should they, especially now. I think our genre knows this now. For every Wagadu...

Massively Overthinking: How long should MMO expansions be?

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Star Wars The Old Republic's Legacy of the Sith struggled for many reasons, but the one I've seen echoed over and over is that...

Massively Overthinking: Does wallet-voting work in modern MMOs?

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MOP reader The Grand Nagus recently pointed us to his thread on the Star Trek Online reddit where players were trying to sort out...
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Massively Overthinking: How do alts fit into MMORPGs in 2022?

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Last weekend, my play group took a second batch of Guild Wars 2 alts to Cantha, and we found ourselves a bit grumbly about...

Massively Overthinking: Initial thoughts on Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons

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We're just a few days into the launch of Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons, one of the highlights of the year and sandwiched...

Massively Overthinking: Is free-to-play as bad as we thought it’d be a decade ago?

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It's 2022 and we're about to talk about free-to-play like it's 2012! Back then, the conversation was all about which MMORPG would fall to free-to-play...
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Massively Overthinking: What else could Blizzard do to fix World of Warcraft?

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Last time in Massively Overthinking, our writers and readers sure did have a lot of good ideas to fix New World that Amazon won't...

Massively Overthinking: Are you an MMO skeptic or true believer?

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A while back, a reader (hi Ken!) posted an infographic into a Star Citizen thread I'd forgotten all about, but it wasn't even the...

Massively Overthinking: Do cross-IP collabs and promos in MMOs bother you?

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Transmedia synergy. Let's just lead with that. We have a long tradition around here of teasing MMOs for jamming in these weird promotions with...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2021 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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Believe it or not, we're finally almost done with our entire lineup of turn-of-the-calendar-year content and recaps and tallies. It's exhausting! But I have...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2022

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For our first official Massively Overthinking of 2022, we're following tradition: We're talking all about our hopes and fears for the genre in the...
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Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

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Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2021

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Every year, we give a nod to the biggest MMO story, but in 365 days, a whole lot more happened than just one narrative....

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022

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OK folks, it's that time of the year again: the time when we cast our eyes ahead and try to pinpoint what's going to...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2021

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One of my favorite traditions every year is to put a spotlight back on some of the wild things MMORPG developers said every year....

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