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]

Open PvP MMORPG A3 gets a new battle royale lease on life as mobile MMO A3: Still Alive

Are you familiar with the PC MMORPG A3? Neither am I, but apparently it's something of a PK nightmare with open PvP the...

MU Online announces a server merge and an event to celebrate the occasion

Most of the time a server merge is cause for concern, but for MU Online, it's cause for a party! Two of the...
Viva buhos!

A mobile version of Granado Espada is in development from Hanbitsoft

We understand if you have forgotten about Granado Espada at this point. Sure, Hanbitsoft has been developing it consistently for years now, but it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 246: When ’80s rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.

Guild Wars 2 has lost yet another developer, this time to Bungie

Even if you disregard the poor community reception of some of ArenaNet's recent initiatives, it's been a rough couple of months for Guild...

The Stream Team: Happy Harvest Festival in RIFT

Massively OP's MJ has stretched the Halloween events out as far as she could. Today's hop into RIFT's Harvest Festival marks the end of...
We remember, to our detriment.

World of Warcraft: Classic has all servers down to one layer now

If you're still salty over the addition of layering to World of Warcraft: Classic, you have picked an odd hill to die upon. But...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The best of Guild Wars 2’s Living World soundtrack

One of my earliest impressions of the Guild Wars franchise, before I even owned it, but had only played it at a friend’s house,...
Rebuilders.

Final Fantasy XIV patches in Ishgard Restoration and the newest Ultimate content with 5.11

So often cities are destroyed in MMOs and never seem to be actually fixed in any way. But that's not the case in Final...

Dark Age of Camelot is officially going free-to-play today with Endless Conquest

We've been talking about it for a few years now, but it's officially happening today: Endless Conquest marks Dark Age of Camelot's...

Check out the trailer for next week’s Guild Wars 2 episode, Whisper in the Dark

Next week is poised to be a big one for Guild Wars 2, as the first full episode of the current Icebrood Saga...

Funcom Q3 2019: Amid revenue drop and Tencent stock buy-up, Funcom is working on multiple new games

It was going to be hard for Funcom to top its 2018 financials, given that it rolled out Conan Exiles last year but...

The Daily Grind: Do MMO market undercutters grind your gears?

MOP's Carlo proposed this question for a Daily Grind run: Do MMO market undercutters annoy you? "I undercut the market so I can move...
Pet action.

Final Fantasy XI’s latest version update adds new monthly objectives and sort of updates Beastmaster

The newest patch for Final Fantasy XI has included adjustments for Beastmaster... in theory. You can hear about it in video format or just...

Fan author of The Secret World releases a fourth book in her unofficial series

Do you remember The Secret World fanfic author Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee? She's an author who was given the go-ahead by Funcom...
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

RuneScape is rethinking its monetization after UK report on one player’s alleged $62K spend

RuneScape is a pretty old game, but it has a new way of doing business as a free-to-play MMORPG with various microtransaction models...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.1 in review, part 2

There are some things that I am just not qualified to comment on extensively when it comes to Final Fantasy XIV. Generally speaking, this...

The Stream Team: Attending AdventureQuest 3D’s Alice in Chains battle concert

If you thought Artix Entertainment would stop at one battle concert in AQ3D, you must not know AE very well! The second event...

Black Desert Mobile launches globally on December 11, hands out Black Desert for free for pre-registering

Black Desert Mobile, aka the tiny version of Black Desert, has officially gotten its full global release date. What's more, those who...

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

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