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Choose My Adventure: The combat is the sauce in Wizard101

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It’s only been a little bit of time, but I am already mightily impressed with Wizard101. The game has a pretty rich and involved following,...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Choose My Adventure: In search of RvR in WAR Return of Reckoning; first steps in Darkfall Rise of Agon

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The Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning has effectively transformed into me doing two games at once for Choose My Adventure. Let me explain. First, I...

Choose My Adventure: Battleground PvP in Warhammer Return of Reckoning is unexpectedly fun

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I was not anticipating this. I came to this week’s assignment with not an inconsiderable level of dread. My previous experiences in PvPing were coloring...

Choose My Adventure: An intriguing but PvP-free first foray into Warhammer Return of Reckoning

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I promised that this month's CMA column would feature my attempts at getting into some PvP MMO action. Sadly for you (but mercifully for...

Choose My Adventure: My post-level 30 life in ArcheAge

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Well, this final week of my time in ArcheAge was indeed challenging, but not perhaps in the ways that were expected. Almost overwhelmingly it was...

Choose My Adventure: My ArcheAge mage is an absolute monster

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This was a close poll, but I am pretty happy with the choice to bring Witchcraft into my Auramancy and Malediction mage in ArcheAge...

Leaderboard: What’s more important in an MMO – character visuals or world visuals?

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When I first got to Massively-that-was, well over 10 years ago now, one of my tasks became front-page editing, meaning I had to keep...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2021?

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Yep, it's that time of year again: We've been doing this recap for the last several years, although this one is going to be...

Choose My Adventure: Oops, I completely forgot to do the main quest in ArcheAge

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Yes. Yes, that happened. I absolutely am an idiot. This week in CMA saw me rambling onward in ArcheAge with a fresh set of skills...

Leaderboard: What was the most overrated MMO of 2020?

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Longtime readers will know we've been granting an official end-of-the-year award for the most underrated MMO for several years now. But it comes along...

Leaderboard: What was the best new MMO or online game of 2020?

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It's been a long time since a brand-new MMORPG really deserved a GOTY award - in fact, my my reckoning, it was was 2016,...

Choose My Adventure: The extremely guided tour through the opening segments of ArcheAge

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Look, I appreciate how a sandbox game should start people off by guiding them in to what's possible, but much like Black Desert, ArcheAge...

The best Massively OP community leaderboard polls, 2020 edition

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We didn't do quite as many Leaderboard polls this year as in previous years, largely because... well, we've already asked a lot of the...
glargh and suchlike

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2020?

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It's been a longstanding problem that end-of-the-year awards for MMORPGs aren't ideal for honoring "classic" MMOs, especially the really old games, really small games,...

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...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2020

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It'd be spectacularly easy -- routine, even -- to look back at the year gone with derision, bitterness, and all sorts of acrid snark,...

Choose My Adventure: Simply skipping through quests small and large in Fallout 76

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I'm not sure that this week has fully inured me to Fallout 76, but I will say that things were starting to come together...

Choose My Adventure: Fallout 76 and my fight against the all too familiar feeling of not caring

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I wish I could say that I'm arriving to Fallout 76 without any sort of pre-formed opinions. I haven't ever touched this game since...

Choose My Adventure: Surprise storytelling in No Man’s Sky’s base building progression

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It was often remarked going in to this week’s Choose My Adventure task that base building in No Man’s Sky is something of a...

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