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One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

When Blizzard Entertainment was created in 1991, three men were at the center of this new venture: Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce....

The Daily Grind: What MMO challenge took you the most tries to beat?

There's kind of a running joke of sorts that happens in most MMO dungeon PUGs that I've seen, where a group will tolerate exactly...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever forgotten about an MMO character you played?

MOP's Tyler dropped an amusing remark in our work chat a while back about forgetting stuff in MMOs - in his case, an MMO...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

World of Warcraft’s Classic global stress test delayed as Operation: Mechagon gets a difficulty nerf

If you were looking forward to jumping into the World of Warcraft Classic stress test next week, then I'm afraid I've got some...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offering is filling your summer hours?

We're only now in the middle of July, but so far it feels as though summer 2019 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of great...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMORPG you played out of pure nostalgia?

Yesterday, Rock Paper Shotgun penned a piece on video game nostalgia. Editor Brian Caldwell interviewed a pile of game devs about why specifically...

World of Warcraft: Free game time, race to raid first, and hotfixes

Curious about World of Warcraft's latest content update, but you are on the fence about whether to resubscribe or not? You may...

Lawful Neutral: Dance studios, canvas bags, and ‘false advertising’ in the MMO industry

As I was writing our Lawful Neutral expose of Nerd Kingdom a few weeks ago, I was pretty bothered by the conduct of...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: What would a factionless World of Warcraft look like?

You know, part of me honestly figured that the speculation around World of Warcraft abandoning the faction split would have died out months...
A pet you can no longer have.

World of Warcraft: Classic outlines the Hunter issues that are being worked on for the game’s launch

Ah, the endless dance of issues and things which are not actually issues in World of Warcraft: Classic. Let's recap quickly. The fact...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

Take a tour of a chunk of World of Warcraft remade in Unreal Engine 4

There are a lot of landscapes in World of Warcraft that players can't readily forget. The cliffs, valleys, and scrubland of Durotar. The...
Bored, huh?

Vague Patch Notes: Why live MMOs struggle to onboard new players

There are, at the time I write this, two basic approaches for getting new players up to speed in existing MMOs. Both of them...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: Reasons why I quit your MMORPG

We have all been there with subscription MMORPGs, where we go to unsubscribe and after a mild guilt trip, the cancellation screen asks us...

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