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]

Ashes of Creation sends its Apocalypse battle royale to early access next week

Now calling it a "prequel" to the MMORPG itself, Intrepid Studios announced today that Ashes of Creation's Apocalypse battle royale title will hit...

The Stream Team: Catching Corellia and Korriban datacons in SWTOR

There you viewers go, suggesting the next stop on the SWTOR datacron hunt again. Massively OP's MJ is even more skeptical now, but Larry...

Pantheon addresses questions for every class in the upcoming MMO

Visionary Realms is back this month with another look at Pantheon's development in its September newsletter. There's a new segment this round...

Perfect Ten: Why Fallen Earth was a flawed gem of an MMO

Even though I half-expected it for a while now, the news of Fallen Earth's demise earlier this month made my heart sink....

Robot sandbox MMO Starbase has dropped a ton of new videos on ships, stations, and the universe

It's been a hot minute since we checked in with Starbase, but that was clearly a mistake because Finnish dev Frozenbyte has been...
And if so, who answers?

Blizzard clarifies the policy on World of Warcraft exploits following the dungeon exploit in Classic

We know that Blizzard intends to punish players who exploited a bug to cause endless dungeon respawns in World of Warcraft: Classic. But as...

PlanetSide Arena drops weapons blog ahead of tomorrow’s early access phase one launch

Still on the fence about the newly revivified development of PlanetSide Arena? The massive-scale battle royale game moves from private preview to early...
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Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 just lost another great dev in Bill Freist

Not a week ago, we reported on the loss of two developers from Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet, a lead game designer...

Blade & Soul’s Storm of Arrows update is now live – here’s the trailer!

The patch notes for today's update to Blade & Soul are online, and it's forecasting a rain storm. The kind you can't really...

The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

Korean mobile MMORPG TERA Classic adds the Elin Lancer

The Korean-only mobile MMORPG TERA Classic has decided to give the game's tiniest race one of its biggest weapons. Or maybe they misheard...
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RuneScape patches in changes to player-owned farms

Changes to player-owned farms are in the air today for RuneScape; the game's patch this week implements changes announced recently. Experience gained...
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World of Warcraft posts its patch notes for 8.2.5, somehow not titled the Rise of Bees

New models for Worgen and Goblins! New Party Sync features! The end of the War Campaign! And lest we forget, bees! Yes, World of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.

Harvard Business Review uses EVE Online corps for a study on country of origin and company structure

When the Harvard Business Review wanted to run a study on how people's place of origin affects how they structure a company, it homed...

Antares Open World is an outrageously ambitious new MMO sandbox being built with SpatialOS

Let's take a quick break for what's fast becoming MMO Anniversary Week around here for a peek at a brand-new MMO still on the...

First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga prelude, Bound by Blood, now live

It was just two short weeks ago that ArenaNet invited its fans to Seattle for the announcement of the continuation of

Ultima Online’s publish 106, Forsaken Foes, is live on the eve of its 22nd birthday

Would you believe we're just a week away from the seminal game of the MMO genre's 22nd birthday? We are indeed, and Ultima...

Choose My Adventure: Accidentally naked adventures in Legends of Aria

It would probably stand to reason that my rise in confidence in Legends of Aria would take a hit this week. But mercifully,...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s final anniversary story casts a gaze toward its antagonist

Well, last week Final Fantasy XIV's anniversary fiction was just full to the brim of spoilers for those who have not yet finished...

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