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Casually Classic: Six reasons hardcore servers make WoW Classic worthwhile

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The first time that I heard about the unofficial "Hardcore Classic" scene for WoW Classic, I didn't get it. The idea of voluntary permadeath...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go delivered a merely average Go Fest, bugs and all

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This year's Pokemon Go Global Go Fest 2023 has officially ended, and it was... OK. It could've been a lot worse. Last year's Go...

Massively on the Go: Our planning guide for Pokemon Go Global Go Fest 2023

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While the timing and quantity of events change each year, Pokemon Go is holding its globalĀ Go Fest 2023 August 26th and 27th this round....
Seriously, though, whatever.

Take a look behind the scenes of WoW Classic’s hardcore realm development

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Those of you who are flashing back to another game that loved including the word "hardcore" in as much material as possible can breathe...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: Every expansion era of World of Warcraft ranked

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For a long time, I have been considering this particular column just because, well, it's an obvious one. If you have a column whose...
Everything's on fire.

World of Warcraft Classic gets Hardcore realms on August 24

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Once again, Blizzard has released its "This Week in World of Warcraft" announcement where its biggest news item does not actually release this week....
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: Hardcore progression, speedrunning, and closed environments

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So in one of the least surprising surprises ever, we're getting official support for hardcore realms in WoW Classic. That's not a bad thing,...
I vant you to keel tunnel moose.

Vague Patch Notes: Why do people remember an MMO past that didn’t exist?

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Let's just start with the premise out of the gate. World of Warcraft launched to sales of 240,000 units on its first day. The...
Doom approaches.

Casually Classic: Six problems Blizzard has to solve for WoW Classic’s official hardcore mode

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Hey, look at that: Blizzard's going and making Hardcore Classic an official thing. As well it should, considering how this community-driven ruleset's been the...
LADY YOU'RE SCARING US

Casually Classic: Eight legacy MMOs to satisfy that old school craving

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It was just five years ago in 2018 that MassivelyOP formally recognized an interesting and heartening trend in the MMO space: the rise of...

WoW Classic’s permadeath community may be prompting Blizzard to create a new ruleset

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While the thrill and buzz around WoW Classic has fallen off sharply in the past half-year, there's a segment that's actually on the rise...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: Does World of Warcraft need more classes?

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So how many classes are there in World of Warcraft? There are wrong answers, but there's more than one right answer. If your answer was...
What.

Vague Patch Notes: Diversions are what makes the MMO

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I am going to put forth a theory today in the Vague Patch Notes column. It is potentially an odd theory, and as sometimes...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

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When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Was the faction split ever good for World of Warcraft?

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Before I had played World of Warcraft and back in the time when I allowed myself to speculate more freely on what games would...
SUUUUUUUUURGE

WoW Factor: Updating our World of Warcraft expansion data set with the Dragonflight release date

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Aw yeah, who likes math? I like math. I really like math, and you all know it, and you have to consistently sit there...
Yeah, this is a thing.

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...

Massively Overthinking: The weirdest ways we’ve leveled in MMOs

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One of my favor flavors of fluff post we do occasionally is report on folks who have accomplished fame by leveling "wrong" in MMOs,...
Cool. This is cool. This is all really cool.

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...
Rewind!

WoW Factor: When your MMO design is hooked on a feeling

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To start this off, I want you to summon up a feeling. I want you think back to the first time you can remember...

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