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Massively Overthinking: MMO server merge horror stories

Whether you call them server transitions, evolutions, consolidations, megaservers, or connected realms, server merges are a thing that affects most MMORPGs at some point...

Massively Overthinking: Underrepresented MMO music genres

Massively OP Kickstarter donor Magnet Brain wants a revolution... in video game music! "Enough with the orchestral fantasy score... what genre of music would you like...

Massively Overthinking: NCsoft’s western autumn

This week's Massively Overthinking is brought to you by a guildie of mine named Onyx, who donated to our Kickstarter campaign in this...

Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG

Massively OP Kickstarter donor xenaphex wants to hear about our dream MMOs. What really makes you tick? What would you build with a million-bajillion...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s city festivals

It's that time of the month again -- a glorious time that I look forward to and makes me cackle with glee just a...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs more social from the inside out

This week's Massively Overthinking topic from an anonymous Kickstarter donor asks us to set aside our criticisms of the social environment of MMOs...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs that need VR

Man, our Kickstarter backers are fixated on virtual reality. It's almost as if you guys are really tech-savvy and into gaming immersion or something! Today's Massively Overthinking...

Massively Overthinking: How seriously do you take MMO lore?

Kickstarter donor Alien Legion has proposed an intriguing question about lore in MMORPGs. "Back in my World of Warcraft days, I mentioned to a friend that I...

Massively Overthinking: The first VR MMO

In this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter backer Yinta wants to talk about virtual reality. "When will we see the first VR MMO?" So let's...

Massively Overthinking: Whither went the classic PvE MMORPG?

Today's Massively Overthinking question was sent via e-pigeon from Kickstarter donor Apollymi. No e-pigeons were hurt in the writing of this article. "Have you...

Massively Overthinking: Dealing with toxicity in MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking comes to us from Kickstarter donor Dahui, who asks, "What do you think MMO developers can do to try to...

Massively Overthinking: On the popularity of the MMORPG genre

This week's Massively Overthinking comes from Kickstarter donor Syllable, who wonders, "Why do you think MMOs are not as popular as they were few years...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO innovation we long for (or do we?)

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor BigMikeyOcho, who wants to talk innovation: "Sometimes when I play MMOs, I get the feeling that...

Massively Overthinking: On the doom of server-wide MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes from KS donor Morreion, who asks, Do you think that MMO server-wide communities will ever make a comeback? I...

Massively Overthinking: Random encounters in MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor TheChiHawk, and it's coming from an unusually not-so-massive corner of gamesdom for...

Massively Overthinking: The value of MMO voice chat

This week's Massively Overthinking question was shot over to us from Kickstarter donor Celestial, and it's all about voice chat in MMOs. Do you use...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO annoyances that provoke ragequits

I'm going to do something I don't do a lot in Massively Overthinking -- or anywhere, really. I'm going to ask you to whine. MOP...

Massively Overthinking: The language barriers of MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor XanadoX, who wants us to talk about "playing MMOs in another language: Korean, Japanese, or...
Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

Massively Overthinking: When IPs are wasted on mediocre MMOs

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor Aldranis, whose query neatly dovetails with the IP-related question we answered...

Massively Overthinking: Nasty labels for players in MMOs

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes to us from an anonymous Kickstarter donor, who wanted to talk about excessive namecalling jargon as it pertains to...

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