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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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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 will probably be reside this afternoon for us to play. The episode makes for the...

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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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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...