MMORPG

MMORPGs are massively multiplayer online roleplaying games, our core focus here on Massively OP. MMORPGs are traditionally differentiated from mere multiplayer games by their persistent worlds, massive playerbases and/or servers, customizable character development, and always-online status. [Follow the MMORPG category’s RSS feed]

MMO Week in Review: SWTOR’s latest monetization tweaks

Star Wars The Old Republic dropped a patch this week, a quality-of-life update that makes the free-to-play experience a bit less paintful in...

Citywars Savage is a Minecraft-like sandbox MMORPG with programmable NPCs

We here at MOP like to cast a pretty wide net in our little corner of the videogame universe, which means we also see...

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

Otherland delays hardware move, preps performance patch

Big changes are ahead for the multiverse of Otherland, as the team is preparing to move the MMO over to new hardware and...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of FFXIV Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

I don't see a lot of chatter about it, but from talking with some of my Final Fantasy XIV-playing friends, Stormblood was at...

RuneScape’s RuneFest 2019 picks dinosaur theme, promises ‘huge game-changing announcements’

We knew when this year's RuneScape convention is taking place: October 4th to 5th. We knew where, too: the Farnborough International Exhibition...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...
And ANOTHER goddamn thing!

The Daily Grind: How fast do you finish weekly tasks in MMOs?

Ah, the weekly reset! It's a thing in a lot of games. It's a thing in Final Fantasy XIV, in World of...

Make My MMO: Kickstarter’s RAW deal, Star Citizen’s alpha 3.6 is live

This week in MMO crowdfunding was not a good week for MMO crowdfunding, thanks to RAW, whose Kickstarter campaign was actually canceled by...

Path of Titans is a new survival sandbox on Indiegogo, slated for early access this year

At this point, when a new online game crops up with no PR outreach asking for money, I think a lot of us hesitate,...

PSA: Level up your Black Desert Shai by July 24 for serious in-game rewards

As I write this, I'm scrambling to get my Black Desert Shai leveled up to 58. Why? Well if you get your Shai...

The Stream Team: Listen to a little of Lord of the Rings Online’s annual Weatherstock

Last week offered a taste of the famed annual Weatherstock concert in LOTRO, and now you can experience the main show! Massively OP's...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

When Blizzard Entertainment was created in 1991, three men were at the center of this new venture: Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce....

The Daily Grind: What MMO challenge took you the most tries to beat?

There's kind of a running joke of sorts that happens in most MMO dungeon PUGs that I've seen, where a group will tolerate exactly...
Dang it.

Betawatch: Caravan Stories hits the brakes on open beta

We're sorry to anyone who was eagerly anticipating the launch of Caravan Stories before the end of the month because it looks like...

TERA’s Antiquities update next week comes with a solo scavenger hunt

The next episode of TERA's Skywatch rollout is launching next week on July 23rd, and it's called Antiquities, so you can probably...

OrbusVR introduces a hard mode raid and lays out its roadmap for the remainder of the year

The plucky little VR MMO OrbusVR just keeps the hits coming. Hot off the heels of its Ruins of Guild City raid,...
Love is a battlefield, as is this.

Astellia Online details the mechanics for its Avalon battlefield

One of the big centerpieces of Astellia Online's next beta test is the Avalon battlefield, and it's a bit part of how...

Aion news: Mobile gets XP gifting, EU previews the Painter for 7.0, NA celebrates summer

Welcome to a big chunky bundle of Aion news! The mobile and PC versions of the game all look to be extremely busy...

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