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 Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for shy gamers?

A few weeks ago, Massively OP's Eliot Lefebvre wrote about the intersection of social anxiety and MMOs. It was a surprisingly popular article, with gamers...

The Stream Team: Storm’s final steps to 60 in Marvel Heroes

It seems like level 60 is always just out of reach for poor Storm in Marvel Heroes; Massively OP's MJ keeps getting distracted by...

Wild Terra discusses dynamic world maps and PvE safe zones

Wild Terra's server structure is undergoing a transformation. In a new dev blog, the developers explain that the sandbox's servers will each boast a unique,...

Worlds Adrift gives a glimpse of its lush flora

In the third episode of the Worlds Adrift Show, the devs show a tantalizingly brief glance of the game's new grass and flowers. Hope...

Dungeons and Dragons Online preps Gnome race and 10th anniversary dungeon

In 2016, Dungeons and Dragons Online is joining that elite club of MMOs that have been running for an entire decade. Yes, this year...
Well, here's hoping, at least.

Firefall prepares for update 1.6 with more than a day of downtime

Here's the bad news for Firefall fans: the game is going down for maintenance on January 19th at 11:00 a.m. EST, and it's staying...

Improbable wants to build better MMO worlds

If you're looking for signs of what the next generation of MMOs could look like, then you might want to start checking out the...
Somewhere, across the sea, somewhere.

Wisdom of Nym: The next stop on Final Fantasy XIV’s magical expansion tour

The next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will be announced this year. We all know it. I suppose there's a chance it won't happen,...
Try to fly better than this.

Get some useful tips on Blade & Soul before it launches tomorrow

Tomorrow's the big launch day for Blade & Soul for anyone not already enjoying the head start opportunity. Users on Reddit have helpfully compiled...
What do I do?

The Daily Grind: What’s the best pet class in an MMORPG?

I hated pets when I first got started in MMORPGs. Pets in early MMOs had such terrible AI and were such a nuisance to...

MMO Week in Review: Blade & Soul’s headstart

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Blade...

Fans are remaking RuneScape with Neverwinter Nights 2’s toolset

Most RuneScape fans would probably agree that Jagex's game is very fine indeed, but there are always those who look at an MMO and think,...

Star Conflict’s latest patch introduces badass player-made destroyer ships

Building on its December Age of Destroyers patch, Gaijin's space sandbox Star Conflict has this week patched in that very ship class for players to create. "The first...

The MOP Up: Titan Siege debuts (January 17, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Wakfu and Dofus add the Huppermage class

It's not every day that you see the same class come to two different MMOs, but here you go: Ankama has added the new...

MMO Mechanics: MMORPG mechanics predictions for 2016

In the last edition of MMO Mechanics, I looked back on 2015 and the mechanics I managed to squeeze into the column: We looked...
Ah yes, teamwork.

The Daily Grind: What do you do in MMOs to calm down?

At the risk of giving you more information than you all want to hear, lately my anxiety issues have been reaching a fever pitch....

Wear animals while mentoring in Moonlight Blade

What's big in fashion in Moonlight Blade for the new year? It's not animal prints -- it's animals! From accessories to costumes to weapons, the...

Knight Online launches on Steam next week

The day has come for Knight Online. The old-school medieval MMORPG, first released in Korea in 2004, is being reborn on Steam on January...

City of Titans teases its superhero character modeling

Missing Worlds Media's Warcabbit is showing us how the superhero sausage is made in a recent post on the City of Titans forums. The in-development...