MMO Year in Review: The Shadowlands delay (October 2020)


In October, Blizzard did something few people expected: It delayed World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands expansion, offered refunds, and rolled out the pre-patch and new starter experience in the meantime, to the cheers of players. But by the end of the month – and just in time for a middling investor report during which Blizzard was … Read more

Niche Gamer’s Worst Video Games of 2020


The year of 2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster for a lot of people. For some, there was a craze to buy up toilet paper and gallons of sanitizer. A lot of people lost their jobs, and there were a lot of games to play with all the extra downtime while everyone was in lockdown. … Read more

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO resolutions for 2021


Really, there’s only one valid resolution for 2021: make it suck less than 2020. That aside, it’s customary to ask the Massively OP writers to offer up their gaming and MMO-specific resolutions for the new year. Don’t do the whole resolution thing? Goals are good too. (Just save the wishes for next week!) Let’s hammer … Read more

MassivelyOP’s 2020 Golden Yachties: Schlag meme of the year


MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards conclude today today as we honor MOP reader Schlag, our local meme-maker and resident comment trickster, who somehow manages to say with his custom memes what the rest of us are thinking. We’ve been cheering him on with this award for the best meme of the year for years now, and … Read more

The Repopulation further talks up inventory and storage refinements, announces plans for mini-wipes


Yup, it’s another update post from The Repopulation all about inventory. Inventories are now being handled by the same backend system, removing duplicates and using a single code for the container types rather than the various codes that previously existed. The game’s engineer has also worked to improve GUI containers, which promises to bring faster … Read more