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Massively Overthinking: What’s the smallest MMO you’re willing to play?

A comment on Reddit about the current size and viability of Kritika Online got me thinking about MMO playerbases in general lately. We...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...
Ladies, please.

Choose My Adventure: Get out of here, DC Universe Online

So this is an unusual situation for me: I've never actually played a game for Choose My Adventure that I've disliked this much. Those...

The Game Archaeologist: Where are all of the open-source MMOs?

Recently we had an interesting question come in from reader and Patron Rasmus Praestholm, who asked me to do a little investigating: "What (if...

Massively Overthinking: MMO ragequitting

Ragequitting. Most of us have probably done it once or twice from groups or single-player games or even MMO sessions in our time. My...

Ryzom transitions to a freemium business model

As of May 31st, Ryzom (formerly Saga of Ryzom) has transitioned into a slightly different business model that will take a little...

Whatever happened to Alganon, Ryzom, and Forsaken Legends?

Ever find yourself wondering, "Whatever happened to so-and-so? We never hear about that MMO in the news any more! Is it still running? Does...

Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

Have you ever noticed that while there's an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that walk on the weird side

In third grade, my teacher sent home a report card with the note that "Justin is wonderfully strange." Ever since then, I never found the...

Ryzom finally lands on Steam this week

Ryzom is really truly on the way to Steam -- this week, in fact. May 6th is the big day. The 2004 sci-fantasy...

The Game Archaeologist: Saga of Ryzom

Every so often I get requests to cover such-and-such game in this column. These are often incredibly obscure titles, even to me, and when...
It's a fooler.

Perfect Ten: Ten really great races from MMOs

Here I go, here I go, here I go again. Girls, what's my weakness? Non-human races. But oh, so many MMOs let me down...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: MMO terms that have overstayed their welcome

My original plan for this week - during the few moments that I was capable of coherent speech rather than just babbling about the...

Ryzom gets a greenlight on Steam

There's something to be said for having all your games snuggled together on one platform, and now Ryzom may be on its way...

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