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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]

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Albion Online starts season 18 of guild conflicts on December 17

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Anyone participating in Albion Online's next season of fighting amongst guilds (don't use the word war here, for obvious reasons) is hopefully a big...
Not pictured: Critters.

Fractured Online awakens the guardians of nature with its latest update adding Primal Forms

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For too long - meaning "since the early access stage of Fractured Online began" in this case - Wildfolk have had to deal with...
Not worth cheering over.

Activision-Blizzard releases its year-to-date diversity statistics showing an increase in underrepresented groups

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Activision-Blizzard's general issues with diversity and representation have prompted a number of changes within its corporate structure, and one of those is the company's...

Blade & Soul releases the Dark Awakening update – here are the patch notes

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The past several days have been spent by Blade & Soul talking up its Dark Awakening update, but now the talk is over and...

The Stream Team: Backseat Streaming climbs into Tower of Fantasy

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In an era of armchair warriors, we bring you Backseat Streamers! Here, Massively OP’s Chris and MJ get to take a backseat and watch...

Black Desert ramps up for its 2022 Calpheon Ball with in-game events and promise of its twin class reveal

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Some big reveals and a lot of celebration are on the horizon for Black Desert fans. The 2022 Calpheon Ball from Los Angeles, CA,...

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2022

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When you're investing a whole lot of time and (potentially) money into MMORPGs, you want to make sure that your game isn't going belly-up...
How charmingly old world.

New World addresses the prominent missing pieces of its 2023 roadmap

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While New World's 2023 roadmap outlined plenty of interest coming to the game next year, the majority of fans zeroed in on what was...

Dungeons and Dragons Online kicks off Festivult and Hardcore Season 7

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When you combine two things into a new package, something special may happen. You could end up with peanut butter and chocolate, for example....

Embers Adrift doubles server memory, pushes additional content releases to the new year

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Hot on the heels of its Redshore Ridge update, Embers Adrift released a new patch to address some bug fixes throughout the new MMO....

Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday returns on December 13 as players play Secret Santa

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As winter holiday events turn on their twinkle lights around the MMO genre, Guild Wars 2 has picked December 13th for its big shebang:...

EverQuest’s 29th expansion, Night of Shadows, is officially live for players

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Twenty-nine: That's the total number of expansions that Classic EverQuest has delivered to date, capped off by the newest entry, Night of Shadows, which...

Lord of the Rings Online tweaks Cardolan and Swanfleet, preps tomorrow’s Yuletide Festival

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Today's Lord of the Rings Online update is a small one, with tweaks for German localization, fixes for busted Guardian skills, and multiple corrections...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have gotten too grim and dark?

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While we expect grimdark themes in certain MMOs -- such as Secret World, Mad World, or Star Stable -- even the most light-hearted among...

The Stream Team: Zipping Zhaitan’s lips in Guild Wars 2

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Last week in her Guild Wars 2 personal story adventures, Massively OP's MJ poked the eyes of Zhaitan; tonight, she will permanently shutting his...
They're impressed by you.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off a new Moogle Treasure Trove event on December 12

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Are you waiting for Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming patch 6.3 but feel like you have nothing to do in the interim? Are you dejectedly...
She's a little bored.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 399: Dragonflight takes to the skies

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Dragonflight's launch; New World's 2023 roadmap; the sunset of Elyon and Forsaken World; new content for EverQuest II, Wizard101, Embers Adrift, Guild Wars 2, and Elite Dangerous; plus adventures in LOTRO, MOP's end-of-the-year awards, and a mailbag topic on auto-scaling in MMOs.

Blade & Soul offers a closer look at the quests and rewards of its upcoming Chimera Lab Demonsbane dungeon

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"What awaits in the Chimera Lab?" That's the question that headlines a preview from Blade & Soul as it casts a spotlight on the...

Prosperous Universe adds a factional influence wrinkle to its econ PvP with today’s Prestige update

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Choosing a side - or at least what factions to work with - has suddenly become a more weighty decision in the sci-fi econ...

A year after major layoffs, Book of Travels is ‘back to full capacity’ ahead of price hike

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Remember a year ago when Book of Travels studio Might and Delight let go almost a third of its dev team following the tepid...

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