A while back, we did a Daily Grind about whether size mattered in MMO PvP. We talked about how multiple MMOs are talking up their ability to eventually get thousands of people on a traditional MMO battlefield, in a meaningful, visible, ungated way. But that’s not at all the only kind of PvP MMO players enjoy. Several MMOs boast small-scale battlegrounds or even tiny arenas where you can test your mettle against just a few people. And a lot of the fun I’ve had in PvP over the years has been in small groups on big battlefields – think scouting parties and strike teams, both in PvP sandboxes and in RvR, where the big picture is genuinely big but the individual input is small. What would you argue is the best MMO for small-scale PvP? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for small-scale PvP?
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Massively Overpowered’s end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for Best MMO Update or Expansion of 2018, which was awarded to Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire last year. Every update and expansion to an MMORPG was eligible, as long as it launched in this calendar year. Don’t forget to cast your own vote in the just-for-fun reader poll at the very end! The Massively OP staff pick for the Best MMO Update or Expansion of 2018 is… Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Brendan Drain (@nyphur): EVE Online: Into the Abyss & Onslaught. The Into the Abyss expansion for EVE Online was definitely the MMO update I got most excited about this year. It added the first ever enforced solo PvE content to EVE with Abyssal Deadspace, a new type of effectively instanced PvE dungeon that players can launch into from anywhere in the game. Each dungeon consists of three pockets of Abyssal Deadspace populated by a randomised … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Update or Expansion of 2018
Massively Overpowered’s end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Best Business Model, which was awarded jointly to World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV last year. This relatively new award is intended to recognize a live MMORPG of any age that has demonstrated an exemplary business model specifically in 2018, regardless of its past performance. Don’t forget to cast your own vote in the just-for-fun reader poll at the very end! The Massively OP staff pick for the Best MMO Business Model of 2018 is… Guild Wars 2 Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go. While Nintendo itself feels like it might be going over to the dark side, Pokemon Go’s raid tickets feel fair, and I’m saying this as someone who’s been a “raid a day” person and a “I raided once this week because I could do it while eating lunch” player. For those who don’t play, think of it like putting some … [Read more...] about Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Business Model of 2018
Looking over the past two decades or so, MMORPGs have grown by leaps and bounds with regular releases, events, and (of course) expansion packs. Hundreds of expansions have now flooded the scene, with some of the longest-running titles seeing upwards of two dozen or more. That got me thinking: Which expansion was the best? Not overall, I mean, but the best for each game that it serviced? Every MMO player harbors strong feelings about which was the best expansion for the titles they enjoy, and I have read many articles in which expansions were ranked, reviewed, and debated. For this week’s Perfect Ten, we’ll be trying to put a finger on the best expansion for 10 specific MMOs. I’ve taken the additional step of polling the Massively OP staff to give me input on MMOs that they have played extensively over the years. So what’s the best? Let’s find out! 1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King While the best WoW expansion isn’t unanimous among the … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The best expansions for specific MMOs
Life Is Feudal: MMO launched earlier this year in January and has had little patches added here and there. For the first time since its launch, however, Bitbox, the developers behind Life is Feudal: MMO are releasing a large content update featuring: The unification of game worlds (Allowing players to travel between them, once per week for regular players, and once every second day for premium subscribers to the game. Players will be able to trade and communicate with one another regardless of what area they reside in.) Clergy Guild rankings Slavery (Players will be capable of placing up to four slaves per outpost, speeding up productivity and earnings, making the manual gathering of resources significantly less tiring), “There are a couple of ways one can get slaves in Life is Feudal. You can acquire them by controlling the slave outpost in a Red World, buying from other players, or enslaving knocked out players! This feature works only in Red worlds. Now you can make the best … [Read more...] about Life Is Feudal: MMO Bringing PvP Arena, Slavery And More In First Major Update