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Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Day by day Grind not way back, MOP reader Armsbend stated one thing I assumed simply cried out for dialogue. After noting that he had a guild member who...

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Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

Earlier this month, there was an interesting dialog swirling round a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, particularly a quote from recreation dev Patric...

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Massively Overthinking: Contending with the MMO genre’s ‘wowfugee’ crisis

Last week on the MOP Podcast, we read a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a blog post on the The Eorzean Frontier called What do you mean...

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Seek memories in Path of Exile’s newly announced Synthesis league beginning March 8

Betrayal. Incursion. Prophecy. Breach. Talisman. Nemesis. Ambush. As an alternative of phrases of the day, Path of Exile has phrases of the league. And with so...

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Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do each yr, at present we’re going to peek again on the horrifying outcomes of final yr’s MOP employees predictions for the style and the video games...

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Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Assessing the new expo venue, game experimentation, and esports

Did you catch our newest Stew Talks? It’s like Ted Talks, however about gaming and Hello-Rez. Once I sat down with Stew Chisam, President of the studio, on the...

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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This additional this week completely comes from me doing the mental equal of pouring a mix of lemon juice and salt instantly into an open wound. You see, after...

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First impressions of Fallout 76: The confusion that binds all gamers together

When one thing appears acquainted and appears acquainted but is barely and considerably totally different, it could actually break your stride and trigger you...

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Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Realm Royale is coming to both consoles, plans more fantasy features

Again in August, Realm Royale was struggling. The free alpha recreation soared then fell, with gamers and stream protection each dipping approach down. Some...

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Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon fascinated with why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me; that’s...