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]

Here are 10 key differences between original vanilla WoW and WoW Classic

It is probably important to realize that no matter how carefully Blizzard developers recreate the early days of World of Warcraft for WoW...
Details, details.

The Repopulation updates players on LODs and inventory following water damage

Unfortunately enough for the developers currently in charge of The Repopulation, the universe was not happy with keeping the game's player-facing updates humming along...
Sing a song of madness.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – the trials

First and foremost, I freely admit that the title for this one is a bit of a misnomer, since we're covering a lot more...

City of Heroes: Homecoming concurrency, Rebirth and Reddit’s i24 servers, and the future of basebuilding

I had wondered whether the slow-drip release of World of Warcraft Classic this week would dampen enthusiasm for other games' rogue servers and...

Fight or Kite: Features MMOs could borrow from successful esports titles

This week I wanted to try something a little different in our PvP-centric Fite or Kite column and take a look at a...
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Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr early access has begun as players grumble over the cash shop

We're just two weeks out from the official launch of Elsweyr in The Elder Scrolls Online, complete with new zone, new Necro class,...

A side-by-side comparison of World of Warcraft’s graphics in Classic and Battle for Azeroth

Computers get faster and better with time. Graphics that require a decent GPU in 2011 can be displayed at much higher resolution in 2019...

Ship of Heroes is hoping to roll out its character creation beta in July

Ship of Heroes may be the youngest City of Heroes spiritual successor, but it's also the most likely to hit beta first:...

Ex-Cryptic Studios artist decries ‘harmful’ video game lockbox designs based on slot machines

A 3-D character artist who previously worked at Cryptic Studios on Champions Online and Neverwinter has come out swinging against lockbox...

The Daily Grind: Do you think MMO worlds are too bloated and big?

A couple of months ago, I saw an interesting topic on Reddit that deserved more love than it got. User RuccFeddit (<3) posted...

MMO Week in Review: A feast for MMOs in Guild Wars 2, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes

Not at all for the first time, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft announcements clashed rather hard this week, as ArenaNet...

Battle Bards Episode 144: Colors of the rainbow

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: Combined, these forces create the awesome power of Roy G. Biv — otherwise known as the...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ forums are down for a month as the game goes offline until Tuesday

No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless' launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster...

Armored God is a mobile MMORPG that lets you summon angry monsters

If you like the idea of Pokemon but would rather your summoned monsters have a harder edge (or at least more spikes and pointy...

One Shots: Look – but don’t throw

It's pretty common to be frustrated by MMOs showing you things that you can't ever touch or play. Whether it be fantastic races that...
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The Daily Grind: What upcoming MMO do you want to be good, even if it might not be?

I'm excited about Peria Chronicles. This is not a secret. I'm also excited for Caravan Stories. And yet in both cases these games could...

Make My MMO: Star Citizen’s monthly studio report for… April

This week in MMO crowdfunding, we're in the back half of May now, and you know what that means: a rather belated studio report...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Trickster Online’s soundtrack

When going on musical expeditions, I get the most excited when I open up a folder of tracks from lesser-known MMORPGs. I think that's...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Dark Domain, Habbo Hotel, Project Eternal, Stein.world, Zezenia, LaTale W

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've never heard of (or have totally forgotten about!). We've got a...

City of Titans’ primer gets you up to speed on this superhero MMO

With City of Titans picking up development steam, the team figured that this would be an opportune time to put out a...

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