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]

Mobile MMO Warhammer Odyssey makes a combat balance pass and adds some quality-of-life features

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Hey, remember Warhammer Odyssey? We've touched on this game a few times over the past couple of years, including a look at
No fighting.

Neverwinter shows off its upcoming rewards from the new Sharandar campaign

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Are you ready to venture into a new Sharandar campaign in Neverwinter? The answer may very well be, "no, I can't fight anything any...

World of Tanks rolls out Italian heavy tanks as Wargaming’s infringement lawsuit is dismissed in California

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We've got three World of Tanks and Wargaming stories to truck through this afternoon. The Blitz lawsuit: First, Wargaming had apparently filed a California...

NCsoft Korea’s office literally turns away employees that have worked too many hours

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It's not too terribly often we get the opportunity to report on gaming companies doing the right thing by its employees (even if it...

Black Desert PC adds new chicken chasing quests, opens Western transfers from Kakao

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As sure as the sun will rise and set, the latest update to Black Desert on PC has added a bunch of new...

Stick and Rudder: Nine non-combat activities to enjoy in Elite Dangerous

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I’m horrible at combat in Elite Dangerous. It took me several tries to get past the bot in the combat tutorial. Not the...

RuneScape studio Jagex disputes RICO-tinged lawsuit over its convoluted ownership

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Earlier this week, RuneScape studio Jagex announced it had been sold to a new investment company, The Carlyle Group. But then we...
May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...

Bless Mobile has officially made its global debut on Android and Apple devices

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Bless Mobile, the 800th version of MMORPG Bless, has officially made its global launch today. Yes, 800 is a bit of an exaggeration,...

Indie MMO Wild Terra 2 begins early access with a ‘spirit of adventure’

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The sequel to Wild Terra is finally here for players looking for a dash of fresh winter gaming. Wild Terra 2: New Lands...

The Daily Grind: What MMO fuels your wanderlust?

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As much as I do appreciate solid direction and guidance from my MMOs when I'm looking for useful content, sometimes I like to strike...

The Stream Team: Exploring EverQuest II’s Echo Caverns

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While exploring EQII's Reign of Shadows, Massively OP's MJ entered an area where a voice proclaimed she would only find death there and then...

Pirates of the Burning Sea wants to make new content and break up the pirate faction

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With some of the more critical infrastructure issues addressed, free-to-play Pirates of the Burning Sea is now sailing into the waters of

The Blackwood chapter will headline Elder Scrolls Online’s Gates of Oblivion year, launching in June

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Here we go, folks: Tonight we're finally getting some hard details on what The Elder Scrolls Online is up to in 2021, courtesy...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Changyou’s World of Shadowbane opens its Steam page, lists a February release window

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Back in December, we caught wind of the 2003 MMORPG Shadowbane preparing for a return on Steam after publisher Changyou snapped up...
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Phantasy Star Online 2 outlines more details on what items transfer over to New Genesis

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By now we all appreciate that a variety of character goodies can be transferred between Phantasy Star Online 2 and its reboot-cum-sequel

Choose My Adventure: My post-level 30 life in ArcheAge

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Well, this final week of my time in ArcheAge was indeed challenging, but not perhaps in the ways that were expected. Almost overwhelmingly it...

EVE Online player’s ashes take last voyage into space as CCP Games adopts ‘gaming genius’ label

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Members of the EVE Online community were saddened back in 2019 as they lost one of their own: Bruce R. "Spike" MacPhee...
No kupain, no Kugane.

Final Fantasy XIV updates Blue Mage and Bozja in patch 5.45 on February 2

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Hey, rebuilding Ishgard is all well and good, but you know what's even better? Killing stuff in Final Fantasy XIV. And the next patch for...

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