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Why I Play April Fools’ Day

So it's time for our April Fools' Day joke, which means that usually it's my time to shine. Seriously, a lot of these have...

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes welcomed me into MMOs

As we approach the first anniversary of City of Heroes' revival on the rogue server circuit, I wanted to take this opportunity to...

Why I Play: Is Star Trek Online worth playing in 2020?

Star Trek Online is a hard game to get into. When I first tried it early in my MMO career, I hated it...
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Tamriel Infinium: My favorite things in The Elder Scrolls Online

If you’ve been following the Tamriel Infinium column at least since my own arrival at Massively OP, you may have noticed my propensity...
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Why I Play: How NCsoft’s Fafurion update saved Lineage 2 in 2019

I don't know what it is about Asian MMOs, but I'm inexplicably drawn to them. Maybe it has something to do with my background;...

Why I Play: AdventureQuest 3D’s Korn concerts and crazy puns

My first real exposure to AdventureQuest 3D was years ago now when I was asked if I would host a special giveaway...

Why I Play: Trove’s Geode changed me from a visitor to a player

Trove's Geode expansion has been a game-changer - and I mean it in more ways than one. The latest update/expansion to the colorful...

Why I keep returning to Lord of the Rings Online

I got sucked into Lord of the Rings Online last weekend and I'm not sure why. There's no new Hobbit movie forthcoming (thank funk). I...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV

We used to do a column called Why I Play on Massively-that-was, and while I didn't originally plan on rezzing it here today, I did...

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