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]

Make My MMO: Temtem’s early access, Dual Universe’s metaverse

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe's Jean-Christoph Baillie chatted up GamesIndustry.biz about the development of the game, suggesting a game that's...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Legends of Aria adds a ‘Grand Bazaar’ to spur economy

The economy of Legends of Aria is about to get a shot in the arm. The team, identifying that isolated player shops weren't...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rating the best active racials in Lord of the Rings Online

Picking a race to play in Lord of the Rings Online isn't as consequence-free as you might encounter in other MMORPGs. For starters,...

EVE Online player makes a 1 million PLEX bid for charity

Last week, we reported on a PLEX for GOOD charity event being run by EVE Online to benefit the Australian brush fires...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO character you’ve ever picked back up?

Recently, I have found myself back in Neverwinter -- and quite enjoying myself! But what was really strange about this return is that...

Following studio layoffs, Frostkeep is sunsetting Rend in one week

Earlier this month, we reported on layoffs of unknown size at Rend developer Frostkeep Studios. Now, the studio has admitted that it'll...

Betawatch: Temtem moves into early access with just a bit of shakiness

Oh, Temtem, things looked fine when you were waiting to go into early access. You even had a cute trailer! And then...

Bless Unleashed shares open PvP changes and casts a spotlight on the PvP-minded Court of Ravens Union

Around mid-December, the devs of Bless Unleashed explained that the game's open PvP was due for some changes and outlined a few...

Korean MMORPG Summoners War: Chronicle launches globally in 2020

We're positive you won't remember this because we sure didn't, but at G-Star way back in 2017, Com2uS trotted a bunch of its...

ArcheAge looks back at 2019’s updates and unveils the second season of the ArchePass

While 2019 was certainly a bouncy one for ArcheAge and especially ArcheAge Unchained, Gamigo Group would rather accentuate the positive by looking...

MMO Business Roundup: Tencent, Ubisoft, Rockstar, energy, Creativerse, and Cold Iron Studios

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Tencent: Just before Funcom and Tencent announced the Chinese gaming giant was angling...
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Albion Online is fixing up Elite Dungeon loot and fame along with Hideout issues

The Queen update for Albion Online is a big one; it's arguably something of a killer. Unfortunately it also killed a few things...

Get your PvP on with Elder Scrolls Online’s Midyear Mayhem event

Just a month ago we were all about peace on earth and presents and goodwill. Well, that's over now. Now you have to scramble...

Saga of Lucimia announces tentative launch date of Q4 2021

Over the course of 2019, Saga of Lucimia went relatively quiet on the publicity front. It closed its pre-order store for stage...

Grimdark MMO Mad World resurfaces with new updates and explanations for alpha delays

You folks remember Mad World, right? The isometric, grimdark Jandisoft MMO that's missed several testing and Steam deadlines now? Back in November,...
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WoW Factor: Oh no, Visions of N’zoth is real bad

Based on a wholly informal poll based on what's going around the community right now, I've compiled most of the agreed-upon positives for the...

WoW Classic’s Alterac Valley is getting camping, premade, and honor changes

Ah, Alterac Valley. You were so much fun in World of Warcraft back in the day! And yet it seemed as if Blizzard...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offered the best PvE experience in 2019?

PvE content is pretty much considered a given in MMORPGs: Even games without virtual combat usually pit the player against something environmental, whether it's...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

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