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]

The Stream Team: Silly shenanigans in Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

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Life can get too serious, so Massively OP's MJ is getting a dose of silliness in Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box! Bopping around...

RuneScape begins ‘awesome April’ with a week-long boost to gathering skills, welcomes in the final wave of locked accounts

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It's time for April to be awesome by RuneScape's reckoning as the MMORPG's latest update has kicked off Skilling Week for players. Between now...

MMO Business Roundup: Roblox prank, Hi-Rez, Wargaming, Epic’s funding round, CCP’s metaverse

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! A Roblox player from a goofy political meme group apparently pulled quite a stunt...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 317: Stay awhile and listen

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Justin and Bree discuss MMO Kickstarters, Path of Exile 2, Global Agenda 2, Dual Universe, and Wizard101, with adventures in WoW Classic, Fallout 76, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on Steam and FOMO, Diablo 3, and No Man's Sky.

Elyon’s western closed beta will run May 6 through 10 – without the cash shop

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When Krafton and Krafton opened up Elyon's new English website and started tooting the beta horn, you had to know this announcement wasn't far...

Elder Scrolls Online details Blackwood’s multi-armed bosses, the ruinachs

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As hype for Elder Scrolls Online's Blackwood chapter continues to mount, ZeniMax is pushing out more dev blogs exploring the lore behind the content....

Neverwinter’s Sharandar Soul Keeper episode makes undead elves creep again today

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As promised, part two of Neverwinter's three-chunk Sharandar expansion is fully live for PC players. The follow-up to March's Iron Tooth release, today's Soul...

Derek Smart on the dormant Alganon: ‘It will be back. I promise.’

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If you think you've endured long server maintenance and downtime on a game, you have nothing on Alganon's playerbase. These loyal adventurers saw their...

Bless Unleashed sets final PC beta for May 12, will test UI and cash shop

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Bless Unleashed is in the home stretch of its PC testing, as it's now preparing for its final beta. "The purpose of this test...

Grab a MU Online or C9 gift bundle in Webzen’s 12th anniversary giveaway

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Webzen is turning 12, and for the occasion, it's rolling out an amusement park theme for both of its live western MMOs: MU Online and...
Zeno's prepatch.

World of Warcraft introduces hotfixes to further increase Anima rewards in Shadowlands

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Despite attempts by World of Warcraft to increase the amount of Anima rewards in Shadowlands, there's still been feedback from players that obtaining Anima...

Choose My Adventure: Warrior time and a more classical Cleric in RIFT

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This week, I traded my shepherd’s cane for a big honkin’ sword in RIFT and found that… well, there’s not too much different here,...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s capital cities (through Burning Crusade)

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Even more so than they are in retail World of Warcraft, WoW Classic's capital cities are the central bustling hub of commerce and staging...

Swords of Legends Online showcases the Reaper and Berserker classes

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Last week we were pointed in the direction of Swords of Legends Online, a Chinese action MMORPG that made the surprise announcement of its...
Fingerblasting, I guess.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn, is out today

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The date has finally arrived for Final Fantasy XIV to get a new patch. Patch 5.5 is now live on the game's servers, bringing...

Classic Guild Wars players are in a delightful frenzy trying to unearth an easter egg from 2013

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Combine a developer's hint about secret content and a much beloved MMORPG, and you've got the makings for a major treasure hunt - and...

Project_N is a new throwback MMO designed by an EverQuest lead game designer

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We certainly have no shortages of MMO projects in which fans and developers alike are seeking to return to Ye Olden Dayz of game...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...

The Realm Online shares details on its PvP-centric seasonal server opening April 16

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Who says that an old game can't try new things? That's the case for The Realm Online, which we noted previously for having plans...
Feelings felt

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for its next live letter on May 15

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If Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers got you to feel a feeling, you have Natsuko Ishikawa to thank for that. And she's working on the...

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