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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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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: 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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Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing

One superb trailer and a day of hype later, Guild Wars 2’s All or Nothing can be reside this afternoon for us to play. The episode makes for the fifth...

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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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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...