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]

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Secret World Legends shows off the dangers of Dark Agartha

Have you ever been ambling through Agartha in Secret World Legends and thought that the place seems oddly foreboding and sinister? The good...

The Daily Grind: Are special MMO servers worth a subscription?

With all of the special legacy and progression servers being started up across the MMORPG genre, I've noticed that there's an interesting factor that...

Star Citizen’s alpha patch 3.3.5 introduces game’s ‘first planetary location,’ Hurston

Star Citizen's latest alpha patch is now available on the public test server for Concierge and Subscriber players as well as the Evocati...

The Stream Team: Launching into EverQuest II’s Chaos Descending

How low can you go? Massively OP's MJ is hoping she can descend all the way to the chaos! EverQuest II's 15th expansion, Chaos...
so lonely

Destiny 2 encourages players to invite friends for exclusive loot

Is it just me, or does "refer your friend to the game and get stuff" sort of undercut the idea that the most fun...
Heck

Closers invites players to go to hell with its newest update

It's been a whirlwind tour for Closers, but with its newest update, the developers want you to go to hell. Contamination Hell,...

Otherland deep-dives its brand-new Fire Isle expansion

Yesterday, Drago Entertainment announced that Otherland's - or rather, Otherland Next's, as the Tad Williams MMO appears to have gotten a rebrand -...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 196: Shire consequences

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Funcom's and NCsoft's next big things, Gamigo's plans for Trion's games, and updates for Warframe, DCUO, and Neverwinter, plus discussion on favorite playstyles, legacy server ideas, and the future of Blizzard MMOs.

TERA’s Fiery Featherweights patch is live with Elin Brawlers, Bahaar’s Sanctum, and the EP system

En Masse has gone live today with Fiery Featherweights, TERA's latest PC content update. Most notably, it boasts the playable Elin Brawler, a...

Path of Exile’s December Betrayal expansion brings back Bestiary, Incursion, and Delve with better housing to boot

Every time Grinding Gear games puts out a new update or expansion for Path of Exile - and they come like clockwork - it...
Team effort!

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates five years of community ahead of its newest fan festival

It's only a few days until the newest Final Fantasy XIV fan festival kicks off in Las Vegas, so you would imagine that...

Guild Wars 2’s latest update revamps runes and sigils

The folks at ArenaNet have released the latest game update for Guild Wars 2, and it brings an overhaul to the game's...

Torchlight Frontiers’ free-to-play model rejects pay-to-win and gambling schemes

Given that Torchlight Frontiers is being published under Perfect World Entertainment, you're probably not going to be shocked to hear that the MMO...
Two times!

ArcheAge’s Relics of Hiram update is finally launching, three weeks late, under Gamigo’s banner

It's bittersweet now, we suppose, but the 5.0 Relics of Hiram update is officially going live for ArcheAge players in the west today,...
How does this need to be said.

Jukebox Heroes: Worlds Adrift’s soundtrack

While the actual game of Worlds Adrift probably won't be grapple-hooking me any time soon, there is something about its style that I...

Torchlight Frontiers is recruiting for its weekend alpha stress test

Check your inboxes and spamboxes, MMO fans, because it looks like Torchlight Frontiers alpha invites are headed your way. Perfect World says...

EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion is live with new content for PvE and PvP alike

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion is officially live this morning, with "a little bit of something for everyone" as MOP's own Brendan...
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Fallout 76’s staggered global rollout has begun and preloading is live

It's Fallout 76's global rollout today, or rather tomorrow for us but our today for their tomorrow - confused yet? - with preloading going...
Good thing this isn't ever predatory or awful in the real world and thus should totally be brought over, huh?

Legends of Aria will let you own land and rent it out for other people’s houses

The big selling point for Legends of Aria's housing is that the system does not actually require you to build a house...

Analysts say Diablo Immortal will bring financial success despite fan outrage

Arguably the biggest thing to come out of BlizzCon 2018 was the sheer amount of unadulterated rage solicited by the announcement of...

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