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Dead friends.

Casually Classic: The WoW Classic vanilla era is over, and I won’t miss it

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With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Burning Crusade this past week, the door has been (mostly) closed on what is now being called...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s racial and class mounts

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Now that the pre-patch has arrived for WoW Classic's Burning Crusade, leveling characters are enjoying being able to snag a mount at level 30...

WoW Classic backs down on cloning prices, connects soon-to-be-desolated servers

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You see, it wasn't just us complaining about the obscenely high price point of WoW Classic's upcoming cloning service. The $35 option received so...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Recapping the entire Guild Wars 2 The Icebrood Saga

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When looking back on Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga, I think the most noticeable feature was its many ups and downs. If I’m...

Global Chat: Giddy over SWTOR’s Dark Descent

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For MMO blogs that only cover a single game, an announcement of an upcoming content release is like a mini-Christmas all to itself. This...

Casually Classic: How World of Warcraft made bad graphics look good

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When I returned to World of Warcraft Classic in 2019, I steeled myself to be vastly underwhelmed by the visuals. I'm not a graphics...

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...

Diablo II Resurrected will allow old save file transfers, will likely be Blizzard’s last remaster

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I have to wonder who would be hanging on to an old Diablo II save file but then I check myself as I look...
Dead friends.

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...
Parses were still a thing, even then.

World of Warcraft’s valor patch comes next week while WoW Classic flirts with #somechanges

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A systems and balancing patch is hitting World of Warcraft's live servers next week as Blizzard fine-tunes Shadowlands before it brings Patch 9.1 out...
It's classically something.

Casually Classic: What’s the point of playing WoW Classic in 2021?

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Welcome to Casually Classic, a new column here on Massively OP dedicated to examining World of Warcraft Classic from the vantage point of a...

Choose My Adventure: My time as a volunteer for the Responders in Fallout 76

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As per your instructions, I was voluntold to volunteer for the Responders for my return trip to Fallout 76, and boy was it something...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 302: Your MMO mail, our MMO opinions

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Justin and Bree tackle an all-mailbag show, with topics including gaming music and writing mainstream awards, MMO exploration, crafting and EVE Online, vanilla Guild Wars 2, the "one MMO" gamer, MMOs that make you want to play other MMOs, WoW transmog, Raph Koster's brain, and Shadowbane.

Jukebox Heroes: Diving into Shadowlands’ soundtrack

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Any year that we get a new World of Warcraft expansion soundtrack is always a great reason to rejoice. Blizzard never skimps on its...

New World of Warcraft trailers drop for WoW Classic’s Naxxramas and Shadowlands

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Today is a momentous day for WoW Classic, as Blizzard is triggering the ultimate patch for the vanilla-era edition of the game. That's right,...
zzooooombie

World of Warcraft’s pre-patch Scourge event is being used to kill freshly made characters

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Well, this seems rather familiar to World of Warcraft players, doesn't it? The two week-long pre-patch event leading into Shadowlands, which sees players turning...

One Shots: Rising sun, setting slaughter

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"After a short break from Final Fantasy XIV, I’m back with my /gpose addiction," reader Josh said. Josh, you're breaking our hearts here. We thought...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga: Truce

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So here we are, we’re finally entering the home stretch of the Icebrood Saga. Today sees the release of the first chapter of Champions,...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft leveling experiences ranked, part two

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And we're back! Last time, we went through the four lower expansions in terms of ranking World of Warcraft's leveling experiences. This time, we're...

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