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]

EVEsterdam 2019: EVE Online explorer visits every star system without being killed

When people say that EVE Online is a game that lets you make your own path, they aren't kidding. While CCP Games builds...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish you had come to years ago?

It is really one of the more bittersweet of emotions that a gamer can feel: coming late to the party on something fantastic. On...
Throw wide the gates.

FFXIV Fan Festival Tokyo 2019: Liveblog of the opening keynote

Here we are at long last. If you're anything like me, you've been looking forward to this event since Final Fantasy XIV first...
Let's do the time warp again.

Betawatch: Guardians of Ember enters open beta again for the first time

Hey, neat, Guardians of Ember is in open beta! Wait, didn't that already happen? Well, yes, but that was before Insel Games managed to...

Elite: Dangerous prepares to move to new forums and announces a planetary expedition

The community of Elite: Dangerous is going to be pretty busy in the next few days. On the one hand, there are plans...

DC Universe Online launches Shazam movie tie-in lockboxes

Get your transmedia synergy tag out folks because DC Universe Online is literally built on it, and this week, it's launched a

En Masse announces TERA Reloaded on console and spring Twitch Prime promo

Wow, so here comes TERA on a Friday with a big announcement: En Masse has announced TERA Reloaded for console, further catching...

Epic Games reveals an English logo for Blade & Soul: Revolution

If you were passing curious about Blade & Soul: Revolution, one of the two mobile games spinning off of the original PC MMORPG,...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box event returns next week

It's finally happening! Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box mode will return next week on March 28th through April 18th, bringing 8bit...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth’s alternative story experiment

As part of a WoW Factor column experiment relating to our March 2019 article, we've taken a stab at an alternative version of WoW's plotline.
Balance that mine.

Path of Exile is already mapping out big buffs and changes for Synthesis League

Path of Exile is patch city right about now. This week, Grinding Gear Games rolled out 3.6.2, with dozens of bug fixes,...

Project SU is an Epic Games-backed mobile sandbox MMO coming in 2019

File this one under weird new games: Project SU. In the press release from GDC today, the game is never directly called an MMORPG,...

Into the Super-verse: Five reasons to be excited for City of Titans

When NCsoft closed City of Heroes' doors in 2012, it was anything but a normal MMO closure due to a lack of interest...

World of Warcraft considers level squish, confirms RP realms for WoW Classic

Following last week's Patch 8.1.5 and prior to today's free play weekend, World of Warcraft's game director emerged for another semi-informational question...

Star Citizen releases new Drake Interplanetary Corsair for sale along with ship name reservations

The folks at Star Citizen are back with another Around the Verse video, and this week, LA Studio Director Eric Kieron Davis and...

Guild Wars 2 details next week’s adjustments to unidentified gear loot drops

Some major changes are coming to the way Guild Wars 2's loot drops function for level-80 characters, which the devs hope "will provide...

The Daily Grind: Which ‘MMO-lite’ utilizes the best parts of the MMO genre?

One of the interesting twists and turns of the MMORPG market over the past decade is the rise of what we're starting to call...

The Stream Team: Flower picking and other Lord of the Rings Online Spring Festival fun

What is more spring-like than enjoying newly bloomed flowers? In LOTRO, it's picking them -- picking them all! The Spring Festival is back, and...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...

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