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Nope, you just sucked.

WoW Classic schedules a two-hour make-up stress test next Wednesday

It's the hottest ticket in town, and it's straight from 2004. The World of Warcraft Classic beta test is drawing all sorts of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite ‘vanilla’ MMO memory?

With all the talk and testing swirling about World of Warcraft Classic this past week, the full nostalgia gates have reopened and...
Nope, you just sucked.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 221: Classic Warcraft flavor

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, City of Heroes, Blade and Soul, Star Trek Online, Square Enix, and Dungeon and Dragons Online, with mailbag topics on how WoW Classic fits into the MMO genre and getting back into City of Heroes.

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

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

A side-by-side comparison of World of Warcraft’s graphics in Classic and Battle for Azeroth

Computers get faster and better with time. Graphics that require a decent GPU in 2011 can be displayed at much higher resolution in 2019...
At least I remembered this part.

First impressions: World of Warcraft Classic is exactly what it says on the tin

The simplest analogy I can think of for World of Warcraft: Classic is being served a breakfast of toasted plain white bread with...
This is not hard to do.

WoW Factor: Thoughts on the impending arrival of WoW Classic

So now we have a date at the end of August for World of Warcraft: Classic. That's actually a lot later than I had expected,...

The Daily Grind: Do you think WoW Classic is destined for greatness or utterly doomed?

Since the formal announcement this week that WoW Classic is launching in August, I've seen multiple mainstream games journos opine that, well, you...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...

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...

World of Warcraft Classic is all about old-school spell batching

In the quest to bring back as close to an authentic vanilla era experience as possible, Blizzard is returning a system that players probably...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

Massively Overpowered feature patch notes for April Oneth

Here at Massively Overpowered, we're always doing our best to make use of our staff's particular talents. We make sure to have Justin saying...

The Game Archaeologist: The Chronicles of Spellborn

Hey! Hey you! Yeah, you the I'm-so-bored-with-all-of-these-MMOs gamer! You've been grousing about for years how MMOs never take risks, never innovate, and are merely...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

The Division 2’s early access begins as Ubisoft details the living world endgame

Early access is officially underway for The Division 2 for preorder buyers ahead of the formal launch this weekend. If you're in, you're...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

The Daily Grind: What MMO could really use a true fresh start server?

We talk a lot about progression servers and vanilla servers, branches of MMOs that use different rulesets, either new or old - we even...

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

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

Choose My Adventure: Where Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen meet

I'm going to attempt to connect apples and oranges here. In my final days with Elite Dangerous for CMA, I have actually managed...

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