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]

One Shots: That time when the Matrix discovered that it was in another Matrix

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As we all know by now, the Matrix is everywhere, and we've consigned ourselves to a lifetime of being a battery for robots. Which...
Tnak

The Daily Grind: Do your MMO characters have a sense of style?

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Let me make sure that my meaning is perfectly clear here: I am not in any way calling upon you to defend your sartorial...

The Stream Team: Multiversing in AdventureQuest 3D

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The latest Friday the 13th event in AQ3D involves traveling to a dark alternate dimension contained within a large purple crystal in the House...

Amazon hotfixes Lost Ark’s Destined for Destruction, offers downtime compensation

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If you've been enjoying Lost Ark's newest update, good for you! If your experience has been sullied by the fact that you can't type...

Diablo Immortal plans to roll out to the rest of Asia Pacific in late June

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You may have missed it in the announcement that Diablo Immortal will launch on June 2nd, but this release won't be a global rollout....

New World advances the story, banks big on PvP arena combat

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What a difference a year makes. While New World was the talk of the town back in 2021, nowadays it's having to fight hard...

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPGs provide vibration and haptic feedback to make combat more visceral?

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When it comes to making combat in video games feel real and visceral, there are only so many tricks in a developer's bag. The...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe’s new subscription time token

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Subscription time tokens! Those always work out well, right? They always fill people with positive fuzzy thoughts and make people happy? That's a thing,...
Snap.

Final Fantasy XI developers plan a Reddit AMA for next week

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The Final Fantasy XI team is still not the best at talking to the game's North American fanbase, but it's getting better. (Getting better...

Age of Conan turns 14 as celebrations quietly begin today

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Blink and you'll have missed it: Funcom's Age of Conan is celebrating its 14th birthday. In fact, it seems as if Funcom itself almost...
I'll take 'Poor Choice Of Words' for 800, Alex.

Open Tibia pixel art MMO Ravendawn posts its new official trailer

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So Ravendawn has posted its new official trailer, and it's excited to claim right in its Twitter announcement that it's bringing back what makes...
Tinkering.

EverQuest II invites players to test the newest incarnation of Tinkerfest

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How do you feel about tinkering? If your answer is "ambivalent to negative," you may want to just move on; EverQuest II is trying...

Dual Universe touts alien core units as the essential prize you didn’t know you needed

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Dual Universe's recent Athena update was touted as the space sandbox MMO's biggest content drop yet, and considering its size, it's entirely possible that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

Stick and Rudder: Some thoughts on Chris Roberts’ annual Star Citizen address

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As many of our readers are familiar by now, Chris Roberts has put out his annual Letter from the Chairman for the Star Citizen...

Fractured Online opens its beta up to all comers over Memorial Day weekend

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If you've been keeping an eye on Fractured as it marches through beta but didn't actually want to, you know, pay for the game...

World of Warcraft seeks a Narrative Director, recaps recent Dragonflight interviews

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So, do you think you know all there is to know about World of Warcraft lore and storytelling? WoWhead noticed that World of Warcraft is...

Dungeons and Dragons Online delays Isle of Dread to June 22, talks Tabaxi

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If your fantasy team-up ever involved the unlikely pairing of cats and dinosaurs, then you're in luck, because Dungeons and Dragons Online is about...

Simutronics’ Galahad 3093 just launched into an ‘extended’ open beta

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Back in 2021, Simutronics - yes, of GemStone IV and DragonRealms fame - took the wraps off a new mech-themed Arthurian-hero shooter called Galahad...

The Daily Grind: How long are you willing to wait for an MMO’s release?

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A couple of months ago, The Ancient Gaming Noob ran a piece about Valheim - specifically, about how freakin' long we've all been waiting...

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