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MMO Burnout: We Happy Few is a single-player virtual world

After having it on my radar for many years, I've finally gotten around to playing indie stealth/survival game We Happy Few. It's a...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about offline play in MMORPGs?

I spend a... lot of time in Star Wars Galaxies on the SWG Legends rogue server. I poke fun at myself for...

The Game Archaeologist: McDonalds’ McWorld MMO is a thing that existed

If you thought that it was strange for MTV to create its own virtual world, then you probably are forgetting how desperate companies...

The Game Archaeologist: The history of play-by-email games

For most all of human history, people who wanted to play a game together usually had to be in physical proximity with each other....

The Minecraft community’s insane project to build the Earth in 1:1 scale

The Minecraft community is well-known for attempting huge feats of architecture and construction, but a new project might just take the cake. Late...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Red Stone, Euotopia, Ogre Island, Stendhal, and Astonia

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent games you’ve (probably) never heard of — or have totally forgotten about until now! If...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box festival is finally live (check out the new SAB raptor skin!)

Way back in 2013, Guild Wars 2 dropped an April Fools' Day patch so epic it literally won our team's award for...

Massively Overthinking: What generates trust in MMO crowdfunding for you?

Last week, an anonymous game developer posted on the MMORPG Reddit about the broader MMO playerbase's frustrations with crowdfunding. See, this dev says he's...

Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box reopens next week, plus somebody bought the golden sink

Finally! ArenaNet had previously announced that Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box, inarguably the best April Fools' event in all of MMO...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Massively Overthinking: What one piece of knowledge would you like to impart to new MMO gamers?

A while back, I was reading on a non-MMO subreddit some comments from some younger people that made my head spin: They were informing...
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Massively Overthinking: How essential are hardcore gamers to an MMO’s health?

Last week, there was a positively eyebrow-raising thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit that tied neatly into the overall MMORPG meta discussion...

Life Beyond’s economy gets a boost, plus its studio snags an Epic Mega Grant

MOP's Bree once argued that the economy was the central core of MMOs, the one element that truly bound an online game together and...

The Daily Grind: Do you avoid MMORPG raiding – and why?

As part of the preview of upcoming Guild Wars 2 content for 2020 yesterday, ArenaNet's Andrew Gray made some comments on raiding I...

Massively Overthinking: The undeath of the MMORPG genre

Last week, there was a provocative thread on the MMORPG subreddit that subverted the tired idea that the genre is "dead." It's not,...

The Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Agonia Lands, Decentraland, Fable Valley, Bloodstone Online, Hunter’s Arena Legends

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent games you’ve (probably) never heard of - or have totally forgotten about until now! First up...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when MTV made a virtual world

For the music trendy in the '80s and '90s, MTV was a huge source of fascination and audio discovery. It was the edgy channel...

MMORPG Tycoon 2 lets you make a pretend virtual world all by yourself

If you are reading this here on Massively OP, chances are really good that you have gamed in many virtual worlds over the years....

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

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