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WoW Factor: Just be honest about what WoW Classic is now

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So here's something funny to consider: No matter what happens, Blizzard has collectively backed itself into a corner with World of Warcraft expansions over...

Blizzard begs WoW Classic players to transfer away from queues as tech can’t resolve capacity chaos

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As we've been noting for the last week, the WoW Classic Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch launch hasn't gone to plan, largely thanks...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is *least* focused on fashion wars?

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I've been thinking about this topic ever since Blizzard tweeted a joke about "cursed mogs" in World of Warcraft. Honestly, while vanilla WoW definitely...

Massively Overthinking: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

Casually Classic: How Burning Crusade revolutionized WoW questing

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While it's been a blast stepping back into an era where I can re-experience World of Warcraft as it once was, playing WoW Classic...

Global Chat: Do you binge-play MMOs?

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With TV streaming services that dump entire seasons of shows on us at once, we have become a society that is used to binging...

YouTuber examines why vanilla World of Warcraft dungeons were so long

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For the old and grizzled World of Warcraft vets, dungeon delves were a longer process than they are nowadays. Why was that, exactly? A...
Dagrons!

WoW Classic activates PvP honor and world bosses

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You better savor these content updates, WoW Classic players, because there are only a finite number of them left. Out of all of the...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

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I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

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Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in MMORPGs....

The Daily Grind: Did you fall for WoW Classic, and what do you think so far?

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They almost got me, but not in the end. Right around 3 p.m. yesterday, just before the servers went live, in spite of my...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

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There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one specific...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of vanilla World of Warcraft’s soundtrack

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With half the MMO community in a frenzy about the coming of World of Warcraft Classic this summer, many a gamer's mind has turned...

Here are 10 key differences between original vanilla WoW and WoW Classic

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It is probably important to realize that no matter how carefully Blizzard developers recreate the early days of World of Warcraft for WoW Classic,...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

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Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains that...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The smart World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

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Let's get something out of the way first and foremost. I am not going to count Warcraft III: Reforged as a smart thing for...
Welcome to Sucksville, population 25,000.

Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

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It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players will...

Massively Overthinking: The state of modern MMORPG raiding

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Massively OP reader Sorrior recently sent in a question about raiding, a topic we haven't discussed in a while. "I have noticed raiding tends to...
This isn't how it had to be.

Perfect Ten: MMO missteps that didn’t have to happen

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Around the time I started working at Massively-that-was, there was an article that I quite liked talking about how four high-profile MMO failures were...

Jukebox Heroes: World of Warcraft’s best music, part 3

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In our third part of this five-part countdown of World of Warcraft's best music (at least, you know, in my opinion), we'll be heading...

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