Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! World of Warcraft dropped War of Thorns this week, kicking off the commercials and prelude events for its Battle For Azeroth launch later this summer, and it hasn’t been without criticism, as players have pointed out significant plot flaws, community problems, and leveling slowdowns. Meanwhile, No Man’s Sky launched NEXT to wide acclaim and refunded GOG players, Guild Wars 2 launched a throwback festival, Star Trek Online plotted a Discovery tie-in, Fractured successfully funded on Kickstarter, Camelot Unchained got a new beta date, and we took an extensive look at upcoming survival MMO Rend in three epic hands-on pieces. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES WoW Factor: Dissecting the dumb plan in World of … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: WoW’s War of Thorns (July 29, 2018)
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Everyone’s going insane over the new additions in the Blizzard Store. I’m going to talk about them too, but with a little spin on things. My topic may be slightly different from the usual complaints, but it’s also a bit more personal. People who game with me know that I’m a collector. I like to play my games the way they’re meant to be played, but I’m also attracted to the little frivolities in my MMOs like holiday events and vanity pets. In fact, I think I may enjoy collecting special in-game items more then I like getting epic loot! As silly as it sounds, that’s what really gnawed at me when I left World of Warcraft — I didn’t miss the instances, the boss fights, or the purple gear…but I did miss my mini-pet collection. I always thought I’d go back to collecting them when I return to WoW once Cataclysm hits, but I don’t think I will anymore. I’ve lost the drive, because the Blizzard pet store has killed it … [Read more...] about The Call Of The WoW Pets
The Blizzard Entertainment we once knew and loved has vanished into the mists of time. Blizzard was once a shining city on a hill that stood out as a beacon of gamer-centric righteousness in the sleazy wasteland of the video game sausage factory. Blizzard’s extraordinary game development philosophy defied conventional wisdom. Blizzard did things their way. They didn’t care what anyone thought and their fans loved them for it. Today, the maverick Irvine-based gaming studio once known for its unwavering commitment to quality has been transformed by ambitious leadership that wants to turn Blizzard into the next Disney. But, there is a price to pay. To gain membership into this exclusive club you must be willing to sell your soul and conform to the obligatory leftist worldview that is held by most California-based entertainment and tech companies. For the last few years, the new Blizzard — Blizzard 2.0 — has proceeded to implement their part of the Faustian bargain. … [Read more...] about Blizzard Jumps on the Social Justice and Identity Politics Bandwagon
So all the way back in May of 2017, I made a video titled “The Best Free To Play Anime MMORPGs To Play RIGHT NOW In 2017!”. It has since gone on to gain almost 800,000 views, thousands of comments, and thousands of likes. Over the course of the year my likes and dislikes in terms of MMORPGs have changed quite drastically. I recall listing games like Maplestory, Eden Eternal and Twin Saga as Anime MMORPGs I thoroughly enjoyed, when in reality I believe those games no longer hold any semblance of relevancy. Stix did do a video on upcoming Anime MMORPGs just last month titled “4 Upcoming Anime MMORPGs You Absolutely NEED To Play In 2018 And Beyond!” if you’re interested in a few Anime titles to look forward to as well. Now, regarding what I believe should be listed.. Alright, so starting off at number 10 is Bless Online. Graphically speaking, Bless Online looks great. It does. There’s no denying that. It has giant beautiful open world landscapes, … [Read more...] about The Best Free To Play Anime MMORPGs To Play RIGHT NOW In 2018!
So all the way back in November of 2016 I posted a video titled “Top 10 Best Free to Play MMORPG Games of 2016-2017“.over 350,000 views and almost a thousand comments. Some people were disappointed with a few of the games listed, others were surprised some of those games were still alive. With all of this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to go over what I believe are the current Best Free to Play MMORPG Games of 2018. Please be aware though that just because I believe these are the best does not in any way mean they are – you may actually hate multiple of the games in question, even. With all of the important stuff now out of the way, let’s jump into the video, yeah? How could I not start this off with one of the quirkiest games on the market?WildStar‘s population issues – it should be titled “Dying Star“, ha.. ha ha. Yeah. We’ve all heard the jokes, the people crying “The game is dead” and the like. … [Read more...] about The Very Best Free to Play MMORPG Games of 2018