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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

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

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Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

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

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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

Final week on the MOP Podcast, we learn a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a weblog publish on the The Eorzean Frontier referred to as What...

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Make My MMO: WoW’s esports crowdfunding, Legends of Aria’s spring delay

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Blizzard is making its debut on this column, because it formally introduced that it is going to be partially crowdfunding...

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

As we do each yr, at this time 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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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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Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

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