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]

Global Chat: Going back to EverQuest Online Adventures

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While so many EverQuest fans are eagerly awaiting word of the next entry in the legendary franchise, at least one player is going back...

Aion EU offers a sneak peek at new instances and features of update 8.0, Aion NA dates next content launches

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As per usual, the EU version of Aion is getting a forward look at the game's 8.0 update ahead of the NA version of...

One Shots: Personal space

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Part of being a starship captain in Star Trek Online is making shrewd decisions that outwit enemies. Part is being a momma or papa...
Fly free, too.

The Daily Grind: How do you like to take on new content in your MMOs of choice?

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For some people, the entire goal of a new patch day in Final Fantasy XIV is dying until you figure out the mechanics in new...

Lord of the Rings Online gets you up to speed on Fate of Gundabad’s story

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It wasn't that long ago that some columnist here at Massively OP was bemoaning the fact that Standing Stone Games had yet to actually...

Ship of Heroes shares a postmortem for its summer beta and future development plans

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The summer beta test for Ship of Heroes has officially wrapped up, and it's time for the devs at Heroic Games to take stock...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...
oh the pain

Guild Wars 2’s WvW world restructuring beta ends early over to match-up issues

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It's been a long lead-up to a restructuring of Guild Wars 2's world-vs.-world system, but now it finally arrived. And then left just as...

The Daily Grind: Is a time travel MMO an impossible idea?

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I'll admit it, I get unreasonably excited over interesting-looking little MMORPG projects from time to time. My latest fascination is with the newly announced...
In the DRAGON, the mighty DRAGON

Betawatch: Guild Wars 2 continues its End of Dragons beta events

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It's been many long moons since Guild Wars 2 was really in beta, and if you were here when that happened... well, you're me....
Whap whap.

Skyforge brings back its Pantheon War event on alternating weekends

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Wars between deities are generally considered to be a big deal, but the abundance of deities in Skyforge means that it's kind of just a...
Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

The Matrix Online’s last developer speaks about the game’s story and running the title

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With a new Matrix film on the way, people have clearly had a lot of fun pointing out the story developments from The Matrix Online...

Neverwinter shares details for its battle pass campaign Echoes of Prophecy starting in October

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Craving a campaign to take on in Neverwinter? Then you were probably champing at the bit when the game first talked about the Echoes...
dude

Final Fantasy XIV finishes its anniversary stories with a look behind the scenes in Ishgard

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The tour of Final Fantasy XIV's world back through fiction finally comes to a close with today's final entry in the game's anniversary story...

EVE Online arrives to the Epic Games Store, lauds 24M players, and celebrates with a new event

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EVE Online continues to try to roll out the red carpet for new arrivals once again thanks to the game's official arrival to the...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on why avatars traipsing across the metaverse are a major tech challenge

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Virtual worlds... how the eff do they work? Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has an idea or two, and he's dishing them out in a...

Ultima Online is 24 years old today, celebrating with its 111th update as New Legacy dev continues

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Well well well, look what we have here: Somebody's turning 24. It's Ultima Online, broadly considered the grandfather of the genre and the coiner...

Here’s how to join the beta test for BetaDwarf’s ‘friendshipping’ MMO Project F4E

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Earlier this year, we covered a new game then dubbed Project Haven, a "cooperative PvE MOBA where you play as tight-knit groups of heroes...

TitanReach’s angel investor says he funded it because the team is ‘passionate, hard working, and lucky’

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The latest weird chapter in the saga of TitanReach's development has been the game getting fully funded with no strings attached by a single...

World of Warcraft nerfs several Legion raids for solo play

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Let's take a moment to close our eyes and think back to several years ago when Legion was the current landscape of World of...

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