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Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...
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The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the would-be 16th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies

When a game has an impact like Star Wars Galaxies did, you celebrate its anniversary. Today, SWG would have turned 16. Luckily, Massively OP's...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most satisfying ‘massively’ content?

A while back, I saw a great thread on the MMORPG subreddit about "massive team PvP." The writer was looking specifically for games...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is working on Felucia – a new planet with new houses, player cities, and space zone

The upcoming addition of true Bespin content to Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers like the NGE-based SWG Legends has been a big...

The Daily Grind: Do you care whether MMORPGs have seasons and diurnal cycles?

In a recent One Shots, MOP's Justin asked readers to offer up their screenshots of MMOs with diurnal cycles - that is, games...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server brings back Empire Day and Remembrance Day events

Fourth of July celebrations in MMOs are always a curious event in games with broad global reach, which is possibly why so many skip...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best systems for helping newbies?

A while back I saw a deeply underrated post on the MMORPG subreddit about mentoring systems. I don't mean the kind of systems...

New Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Sunrunner 2 blends pre-NGE and post-NGE content

So here's the thing about Star Wars Galaxies: The people who tell you NGE stunk are right. When it launched in 2005, it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 223: Starbase Adrift

Justin and Bree discuss Worlds Adrift's sunset, ESO Elsweyr's launch, Starbase, FFXIV Shadowbringers, and City of Heroes, with mail on old episodes and WoW Classic blowback.

SpatialOS TwoKinds Online transforms a webcomic into an MMO

Huh, this might be a first for MMORPGs: a webcomic-turned-MMO. What we're talking about today is TwoKinds Online, a small indie RPG created...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

Rogue Server Roundup: Toontown Rewritten, Chronicles of Spellborn, and SWG Legends

Emulators, pshards, rogue servers: Whatever you want to call them, they're buzzing with confidence right now. I mean, we legit got a properly formatted...

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR takes us to Dantooine for the fifth time in a video game

My very first memory of Dantooine was surprisingly its first real appearance in a video game at all. Star Wars Galaxies imagined Dantooine...

Star Wars MMOs pay tribute to the life of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew

Star Wars fans are in mourning tonight as the original actor behind everyone's favorite walking carpet Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, is now one with...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...

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