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Why did you let me down so bad.

World of Warcraft outlines the Death Knight changes coming in Legion

The next World of Warcraft expansion is adding the game's second hero class to the lineup, but that doesn't mean the first one...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 38: BlizzCon strikes back

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon -- WoW, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and the rest -- as well as NCsoft's Q3 and Funcom's reprieve, plus a mailbag question on cosmetic mounts.
It was only a slight thing, always.

Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a Final Fantasy XI farewell through the end of the year

Not everyone who is playing Final Fantasy XIV right now was originally playing Final Fantasy XI. For players who never explored Vana'diel,...
For you it's all in a day.

Final Fantasy XI’s producer bids farewell to the community

After 13 years of development, Final Fantasy XI finally received its final major story update today with the November Version Update. Producer
Holy arts.

World of Warcraft outlines changes to Paladins and Warlocks

Paladins and Warlocks, together at last! They're like the original odd couple - she's a stalwart defender of the Light, and her roommate is...

The Daily Grind: Did BlizzCon make you want to resub to WoW?

It's a running joke among MMO players that BlizzCon is bad for our wallets, not because we overindulge in murloc plushies but because...

Not So Massively: BlizzCon 2015 (November 9, 2015)

Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

World of Warcraft Mages won’t change radically in Legion

Blizzard has released a new dev blog previewing the changes in store for Mages in World of Warcraft's upcoming Legion expansion. Mages...
It's so clear now that you are all that I have.

The final story update of Final Fantasy XI releases tomorrow

Tomorrow, Final Fantasy XI is launching its final story-based update. While there will be the occasional bugfix and balance change, the game is...

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.1 notes

There are a lot of things that I really like about Final Fantasy XIV, a fact that should come as a surprise to...
A pet you can no longer have.

World of Warcraft begins its examination of class design with Hunters and Priests

One of the facts repeated throughout BlizzCon was that classes and class fantasies will be getting overhauled in World of Warcraft's next...

The MOP Up: KingsIsle’s new game (November 8th, 2015)

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...

The Daily Grind: Did BlizzCon deliver on your expectations?

It's not exactly a stretch to say that Blizzard Entertainment casts a long shadow over the field of online gaming. World of...
Don't care, bored.

BlizzCon 2015: World of Warcraft Q&A liveblog

It's the tail end of BlizzCon, and World of Warcraft players have Legion questions. Players probably had questions at the start...
Demon Hunters HATE this holiday

BlizzCon 2015: World of Warcraft Legion systems panel liveblog

How is transmogrifying items going to change with World of Warcraft's Legion expansion? What are the restrictions on transmogrifying artifacts? How do the artifacts...

The Game Archaeologist: The PLATO MMOs

In tracing the history and pre-history of MMORPGs in this column, we've spent a lot of time outside of the 2000s and into the...

WildStar to reunite F2P servers next week

You might recall that in the whole crush of WildStar's free-to-play transition, Carbine decided to turn on additional servers with the...

BlizzCon 2015: Overwatch shows off three new heroes and Origin Edition bonuses

It's been about a year since we first heard of Overwatch at last year's BlizzCon. Since then, the beta has kicked off,...

Hearthstone’s League of Explorers adventure looks adorable

During the BlizzCon opening ceremonies earlier today, Blizzard revealed a brand-new Hearthstone adventure, and its spunky trailer just about stole the...
Because that laugh never got tiresome.

BlizzCon 2015: Heroes of the Storm gaining Arena mode, Towers of Doom, and a two-player hero

How would you like to team up with another player to play a hero in Heroes of the Storm? That's the central idea...