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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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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: 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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Perfect Ten: Ten steps for understanding MMO systems

As I write this, I’m in the midst of placing collectively my first impressions for Anthem. This takes some doing and would in all probability be simpler if I...

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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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The Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

In the long run, one of many largest shames of the entire 38 Studios fiasco is that the MMORPG it was creating and the individuals who have been making it have...

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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...

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WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It’s straightforward to only consider this yr’s BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on show for Diablo, however let’s be actual right here – there have been...