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Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO superfans, zealots, and insidious tribalism

We just lately acquired two items of mail from longtime MOP readers and commenters that labored collectively completely to type a unified matter. Alex emailed...

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Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Final month I noticed a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He primarily argues that we have now too many MMOs – that a...

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Lawful Neutral: Why Josh Hawley’s lockbox regulation Senate bill is dead-on-arrival

There’s a particular place in my coronary heart for lootboxes and exploitative monetization, and that place is someplace under the revulsion I really feel for...

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Exclusive dev diary: Destiny’s Sword explores mental health as MMO gameplay

Again at PAX East this yr, our personal Eliot Lefebvre checked out a bizarre new MMORPG referred to as Future’s Sword. It’s a tactical MMO, with a concentrate...

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Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: All of us have them. In truth we’ve got so many who it’s a straight up meme. This week’s Massively Overthinking is one I’ve needed to...

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Massively Overthinking: Do you play MMO characters you like – or characters that are objectively good?

Earlier this week, some Massively OP writers have been hanging out in group chat speaking about favourite Metropolis of Heroes powersets from again within the...

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Massively Overthinking: If an MMO item is buyable with gold, does that excuse its presence in the cash shop?

This week’s Overthinking matter comes from longtime MOP reader and commenter Sally Bowls. It’s about monetization, however it’s a nuanced argument we don’t see...

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Hyperspace Beacon: I wasn’t going to talk about Anthem, but I think I should

Like everybody else working in or across the gaming business, I learn Kotaku’s Jason Schreier’s exposé on BioWare’s improvement of Anthem. And like lots of...

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Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

Considered one of MOP’s vibrant new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he lately delivered to my consideration his items on the...

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Introducing AxE: Alliance vs Empire, Nexon’s next mobile MMO coming west

It was that the thought of enjoying an MMO on a telephone was a reasonably farfetched concept. Not a lot anymore: Cellular video games have definitely come a...