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Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

The Game Archaeologist: Minions of Mirth

While large teams with big budgets and studios backing them are expected to push out smash hit MMORPGs, to me it's always vastly more...

Playcraft is new indie multiplayer game-building game now on Kickstarter

So here's a fun new multiplayer toy that just landed on Kickstarter: It's called Playcraft, and it's being billed by Bebop...

Lawful Neutral: Is it safe to play on City of Heroes’ inevitable rogue servers?

You CAN play on the City of Heroes rogue servers you're about to see springing up. But should you? Our law columnist looks into the legalities of the City of Heroes emulation situation.

The Survivalist: Why I love survival games but refuse to touch Atlas

I love survival sandboxes. They give me that virtual world experience I'm missing from most MMOs. And I can build! So, why won't I...

One Shots: Band practice went long today

Fred and Wilma's parents always wondered what happened to them. One day they stayed after school for a little extra band practice... and they...

The Daily Grind: What makes you dismiss an MMO without ever trying it?

I would say that I'm generally -- generally -- a fairly open person when it comes to trying out MMORPGs and other games. I...
No, not cows, we can play cows. Cows are common, even.

Perfect Ten: Suggestions to make World of Warcraft Classic feel more authentic

One of the things that I tell people going back to Final Fantasy XI now is that the game is, well, a different...

Adventure Academy is an ‘educational massively multiplayer online game’ launching May 1

Adventure Academy is going to mystify the typical gamer: There are no dragons to fight and no lockboxes to fight over. But if...

Novaquark’s JC Baillie talks about Dual Universe’s vision of the metaverse

Those who play online titles that act like a separate world like Second Life or VRChat are likely familiar with the concept of a...

SpatialOS interview suggests tech can handle 20K MMO players in a ‘relatively low-fidelity but seamless world’

Even SpatialOS seems grim about the outlook for western MMOs. MMO players will recall that Improbable's SpatialOS is a "distributed computing platform for building...

Not So Massively: Welcoming a new era of online games and gaming

Hello, Massively Overpowered readers! Not So Massively is back, with a new captain at the helm. My name's Tyler. If you're active in the...

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

SpatialOS company Improbable reveals new AAA online multiplayer title helmed by SWTOR vet

Back in January, after the dust of the SpatialOS vs. Unity spat had settled, Improbable and Crytek made an intriguing announcement: They were...

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the all-in-one MMO

One of the forever-arguments MMORPG players seem to enjoy having is the one about niche MMOs. There are quite a lot of gamers out...
The most positive statement about anything Daybreak-related I am likely to make all year.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 209: ArenaNet layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, and PlanetSide Arena delays

Justin and Bree discuss the Guild Wars 2 layoffs, Blizzard layoffs, PlanetSide Arena's delay, WoW's allied races, and LOTRO's expansion, with adventures in DDO, SWGL, and Trove, and mailbag letters on ethical studios, ancient MMOs, and Project Titan.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Richard Bartle reveals the secrets and history of MUDs

If you know even a little bit about the history of the MMORPG genre, you'll be aware that these games didn't start with

The best Massively OP community Daily Grinds of 2018

Assuming the archives are correct, the first Daily Grind ever was penned by Krystalle Voecks on November 3rd, 2007, a day after Old...

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