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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online proves the worth of a small story arc

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It was the other day in Elder Scrolls Online's Northern Elsweyr that I stumbled upon a disgraced rogue that used to run a pit...
There were problems.

Perfect Ten: 10 problems that really hurt The Secret World

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For whatever reason, The Secret World is one of those games that people keep going back over mentally, an MMO that still collectively has...

The Soapbox: Casuals and soloers need challenging MMO content too

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In a recent press Q&A around the announcement of Elder Scrolls Online's Gold Road chapter, Zenimax creative director Rich Lambert appeared to dismiss the...

Massively Overthinking: Open world difficulty and puzzles in MMOs

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During last week's press event ahead of the Gold Road announcement, Elder Scrolls Online's Rich Lambert said something I thought would turn out to...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Vitae Aeternum: The ups and downs of New World’s revamped story

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In the early days, I made the argument that New World's narrative, while minimal, deserved more credit than it was getting. Since then, however,...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2023

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This traditional roundup of the best Daily Grinds of the year is actually one of my favorites because it demonstrates just how long we've...
Un secret.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO gameplay by enhancement

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A while back, I was talking in the comments of an article about how bad The Secret World's combat was. It was the game's...

One Shots: Lightning strikes twice

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When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs as Saturday morning cartoons

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My insane MMO and MMORPG thought experiments do indeed continue: Previously I considered what muffins MMO NPCs are, then I considered what flavor of...

One Shots: A night of masks and intrigues

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The Princess Bride rightly taught me to be suspicious of anyone wearing a mask, which is why I keep my candy in a locked...
Bye, I guess.

Vague Patch Notes: Pivots don’t work with MMOs

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So we can pretty much confirmed now that Pantheon's goose is thoroughly cooked. Yes, I know, the folks at Visionary Realms are claiming that...

One Shots: A most adorable destroyer of the cosmos

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As we enter the delicious aroma of fall and the spine-shivering thrills of Halloween, is there any MMO that deserves to be revisited this...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite Funcom MMORPG?

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My nostalgia and I had a Moment the other day when I saw that Funcom was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Even though I freely...

Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout is official, Kotick to stay through end of 2023

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After nearly two years of drama, UK regulators have finally approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, and Microsoft announced the buyout is official this morning. The...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best horror content?

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A Friday the 13th doesn't come around in October very often, but it sure is a fun day to talk horror in MMOs. No,...

Funcom celebrates its 30th anniversary as it looks back at Anarchy Online, Conan, and Secret World

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It's a landmark year for Funcom, as the Norwegian video game developer celebrates its 30th anniversary. The studio got started making games for the Genesis...

Interview: New World’s Scot Lane on the MMO’s past, future, and upcoming dungeon finder

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New World launched two years ago today. While it may have stumbled out of the gate, I believe it has since evolved into one...

Massively Overthinking: The dumbest deaths in MMORPGs

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This past week has been amusing for everyone in the MMO community and beyond who loves to watch people die stupid deaths in video...

Global Chat: Getting sucked into Palia

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Cozy life sim Palia is making more converts, even after a rough start. One player who's glowing brightly about the title is The Friendly...

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