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Perfect Ten: The 10 MMO memories we all have

I have been playing MMOs with varying degrees of intensity for the past 12 years. That is really weird to me. It also means that...

Free-to-play WildStar ‘Reloaded’ arrives September 29th

No, that isn't a typo in the title: WildStar fully converts to free-to-play on September 29th. Carbine and its crew are calling this significant...

Pathfinder Online lays off almost entire staff

Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens has announced to Pathfinder Online supporters that the majority of the Goblinworks team working on the game has been...

Ask Mo: The state of Massively Overpowered

Ask Mo is back, and today Mo and I are answering a few meta questions about Massively OP itself. Our first question is from...
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WildStar enters the second phase of free-to-play testing with real money, explains Runecrafting changes

The first stage of testing for WildStar's free-to-play conversion has been a success on the whole. Sure, there have been aspects that veterans...

The Daily Grind: What are your fall MMO gaming plans?

Hope you had a good summer, 'cause it's pretty much over. Yes ma'am, we're staring right into the pumpkin spice corridor known as "fall,"...

Jukebox Heroes: My top six favorite MMO soundtracks of all time

In ranking MMO soundtracks, there are a lot of ways to do it. You can pull out individual tracks or praise a game for...

History of EVE Online book rolls first copies off the printing press

EVE Online's player history is a massive, ever-shifting entity, and one man is making good on his dream and promise to put it into...

Camelot Unchained’s newsletter recaps August, looks to DragonCon

Camelot Unchained fans, I hope you have a caffeinated beverage and a lot of free time, because the 13th edition of the game's...

World of Warcraft welcomes players back to the skies

It's been a good while since World of Warcraft players have been able to fly in high-level zones, but as of today the...

Here’s what Carbine is doing to WildStar’s loot this fall

"Lots of things are changing -- lots of things," WildStar Senior Game Designer Evan "Verizal" Graziano says in a new loot deep-dive...

Russian site leaks 40 seconds of the Warcraft movie trailer

World of Warcraft fans continue to eagerly await the release of the Warcraft movie trailer in a couple of months. If they --...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO testing experience you’ve ever had?

I know I'm not alone in feeling beta-fatigue. I hear the same things I feel from you folks in our comments and from our...

Camelot Unchained’s weekend alpha sounds pretty successful

Did you check out any of Camelot Unchained's alpha test over the weekend? If not, you missed a solid round of testing, according...

WoW’s 6.2.2 patch launches tomorrow

If you're still playing World of Warcraft, you may or may not be aware that the game's 6.2.2 patch debuts on September 1st....
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Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s melee DPS

I main melee DPS on my main character in Final Fantasy XIV, but it was never really by design. Originally I was quite...
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WoW Factor: Wild guessing about Demon Hunters

So what's the deal with World of Warcraft's Demon Hunter? We just don't know yet. But the space to speculate is pretty awesome. I...

The MOP Up: Another stab at Game of Thrones

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Eco as an academic tool: Educating with PvE survival and permadeath

Like the idea of survival games, but not PvP? Wish your class involved video games? Maybe you want to doom humanity to choking itself...

Guild Chat: Finding MMO fun without your guildmates

Good news, everyone: I'm back with an unexpected edition of Guild Chat for you! Observant Massively Overpowered readers might have noticed that I...

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