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The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Final week we discovered what was up with a variety of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have pale away, however others are going fairly robust...

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Path of Exile’s blast-from-the-past Legion League revamps melee and crushes complexity creep on June 7

Oh, some occasions I feel again to when Path of Exile was youthfulLife was a lot easier then…Let me inform ya nowThese have been the great previous days Little...

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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: 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: 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...