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]

World of Warcraft wipes Shadowlands beta, adds a memorial to popular YouTuber

Even as you slumber, the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands beta continues to toil away in its preparation for the great day of...

Fractured is handing out alpha keys via in-testing games distribution platform G.Round

I've learned something new when putting this story together: There's apparently a Steam for in-testing and in-development games with a focus on gathering player...

Infantry Online rogue server asks for Daybreak’s help

Usually rogue servers and game emulators like to stay on the down low as to not draw any unwanted attention from the legal owners...
Everything hurts.

Blizzard staffers confirm ‘honor point system,’ further exposing the company’s wage disparities

This week we've been following Bloomberg's reports on Blizzard employees' attempts to secure pay and equitable pay for the gaming industry. Early...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers your favorite type of resource gathering?

You know, we talk about crafting a lot here on Massively OP, but gathering doesn't get nearly as much love, and yet pretty much...

The Stream Team: Into the Mists of Dungeons & Dragons Online’s Ravenloft

With the free access to DDO's Ravenloft quests going away at the end of August, Massively OP's MJ is aiming to get some of...
But no badger.

‘Our mentors are leaving in droves’: Blizzard staff are organizing to demand better compensation

Yesterday, we covered Bloomberg's report on how Blizzard employees were circulating a spreadsheet of their wages and raises in an effort to determine...

Ashes of Creation’s newsletter gets pumped for Alpha One

Are you ready for Alpha One? That's the question that Ashes of Creation's community as the game barrels toward this momentous test event this...

TERA NA’s next PC update will bring a 64-bit client and a new 20-person raid

Whenever an MMO touts its client getting an upgrade in bits, I'm brought screaming backwards in time to my console war years when the...

Desert Oasis: Our guide to playing Black Desert’s season servers

The introduction of Black Desert's season servers this summer was my chocolate-in-peanut-butter moment of the year. I didn't know the combination would be...

GDC Summer 2020: How Niantic adapted Pokemon Go gameplay in the time of COVID-19

GDC Summer 2020 is running all this week, and I'm, well, at home. But much like Pokemon Go, the convention adapted, and while...

Guild Wars 2’s Festival of the Four Winds returns August 11

It's been only a week since Guild Wars 2 dropped its latest content episode, but already the ArenaNet team is moving to...
Oh great.

Perfect Ten: Ten things to do when you just want to chill out in an MMO

Let's face it: Sometimes, playing MMORPGs -- as with any video game -- has the potential to stress us out. We might feel...

Black Desert Mobile adds a new tower defense mode, PC lets players graduate season servers early

Black Desert and Black Desert Mobile both have some things going on in the news today, as is very often the case...

No, Lord of the Rings Online Classic isn’t going to happen, Standing Stone says

When any MMORPG has gone on long enough, a movement among fans to return to the earlier days of the game tends to emerge....

Phantasy Star Online 2 episode 4 brings new quests and events, a PvP arena, and arrival on Steam

Today is a pretty big day for Phantasy Star Online 2 as the game is releasing its big episode 4 update, bringing...

War breaks out in WoW Classic as Horde players retaliate for Alliance Ahn’Qiraj Scarab Lord griefing

It would seem that the factional drama over getting the Scarab Lord title in WoW Classic was simply the flashpoint for a...

The Daily Grind: Who is the greatest female NPC in an MMO?

From Jaina to Wonder Woman, Vette to Galadriel, MMORPGs sport an inspiring roster of strong and fascinating women. Sometimes they headline the game, as...

The Stream Team: Completing concert collection and powering a ranger in AQ3D

The end of the Breaking Benjamin battle concert in AQ3D is eminent, and the conclusions of that 54+ step quest is in sight for...

Trove has a celestial summer with the launch of the Lunar Plunge event

It's about time to reach for the stars -- quite literally -- in Trove as the game kicks off the Lunar Plunge event...

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