EVE Evolved: Getting new players to stick with EVE Online

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EVE Evolved: Getting new players to stick with EVE Online

EVE Online has the odd distinction of being one of the most impenetrable MMOs on the market today and yet also one of the stickiest. Few new players make it past their first week or month in EVE, but more of those who do scale that infamous learning cliff tend to stay for several years and become part of the...

The MOP Up: Diablo levels up in Heroes of the Storm (May 13, 2018)

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The MOP Up: Diablo levels up in Heroes of the Storm (May 13, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line! Maybe...

The Flower of Knighthood plucks a medieval hardcore MMO

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The Flower of Knighthood plucks a medieval hardcore MMO

When you hear the word “hardcore MMO,” immediately your mind must go to floral arrangements, no? Well it will now, thanks to the debut of The Flower of Knighthood on the MMORPG scene. Aiming to be the most accurate medieval MMO on the market, The Flower of Knighthood (FK for short) offers fans “a deeply engaging and exciting taste of...

A glitch in Shadow’s Kiss freaked out its own developers

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A glitch in Shadow’s Kiss freaked out its own developers

When you’re building a game about bloodsucking undead sex monsters, you probably need to sport a hearty demeanor. But even the makers of Shadow’s Kiss ended up creeping themselves out when some ragdoll physics went awry while placing corpses. Also, “placed corpses” should be an automatic hire on anyone’s résumé. “We had some challenges with the corpses in the scene,”...

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset’s 12-player trial includes choices and divisions

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Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset’s 12-player trial includes choices and divisions

Just because Summerset looks like a vacation paradise doesn’t mean that it’s free from worries and troubles. For starters, the city of Cloudrest is under siege and its flying knight protectors are missing. That’s when players will jump into Elder Scrolls Online’s newest 12-person trial to see if they can free the town from a sinister force trying to control...

One Shots: First MMO loves

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One Shots: First MMO loves

What was your first? Not necessarily the first MMORPG you ever played, but the first that made you fall in love with that game and the genre at large? Probably for me, that would have to be City of Heroes, a title which just clicked on all levels and ushered me into a new age of gaming. I’ll let Katriana...

The Daily Grind: When have you felt loneliest in an MMO?

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The Daily Grind: When have you felt loneliest in an MMO?

One of the things that no one discusses about MMOs is the way that they can be lonely. The presence of so many people in online games is important, it’s by definition one of the features that makes MMOs unique. And yet there are also moments and times when the games thus manage to feel unimaginably lonely. Seeing areas in...

Make My MMO: Greed Monger’s Jason Appleton is launching a cryptocurrency TV show as donors still await refunds (May 12, 2018)

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Make My MMO: Greed Monger’s Jason Appleton is launching a cryptocurrency TV show as donors still await refunds (May 12, 2018)

Here’s a bizarre one for you: Greed Monger’s Jason Appleton is now being billed as a “crypto YouTuber” ahead of the launch of his 13-episode television series funded entirely by bitcoin – it’s called the Crypto Crow Show. Greed Monger is probably the most famous MMORPG Kickstarter failure to date, having raised over $100,000 back in 2012 to build what the...

The Stream Team: Going ape in Conan Exiles

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The Stream Team: Going ape in Conan Exiles

Massively OP’s MJ is going ape! Actually, she is going to the apes. An ape city has been discovered in the swamps of Conan Exiles, and MJ is eager to explore it. Maybe she will even survive it. Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. to join in this adventure. What: Conan Exiles Who: MJ Guthrie When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on...