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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 staff 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

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: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Every 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 a captivating dialog swirling round a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, particularly a quote from recreation dev Patric Mondou...

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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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Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has grow to be a family identify amongst MMO gamers over the previous few months, first rolling into early...

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Massively Overthinking: Is there too much negativity in the MMO genre?

MassivelyOP reader Threespeed posed us an fascinating query for this week’s Overthinking that I assumed was notably applicable given the Trion Worlds state of...