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]

Massively OP’s 2019 Awards: Most Improved MMORPG

Massively Overpowered’s end-of-the-year 2019 awards continue today with our award for Most Improved MMORPG, which was awarded to RuneScape last year. All live...
This guy.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about console porting and addressing older parts of the title

If you've ever thought that Final Fantasy XIV's earlier main scenario and quests don't really reflect the game's overall quality, you should know...
ho ho ho indeed

Champions Online yanks event currencies and seasonal rewards to be replaced with more time-limited availability

We all know that Champions Online had been in de facto maintenance mode for a long while, although this year has seen a...

Black Desert Mobile has officially launched now around the globe

Pearl Abyss has officially done it: It's launched Black Desert on four total platforms now, three of them this year, now that

The Daily Grind: What place in MMOs you wish you could explore – but can’t?

I don't know how high I'd rate on an MMO explorer scale, but I have been known to go off-track and wander around in...

Dual Universe shows off some visual updates arriving in alpha 3

There's plenty to look forward to in the alpha 3 build of Dual Universe, but perhaps one of the more immediately striking...

The Stream Team: A fun frolick in EverQuest II’s Frostfell festival

There are no new quests in this year's Frostfell, but Massively OP's MJ still enjoys frolicking in one of EverQuest II's greatest holiday festivals....
You say invasion, I say migration.

Final Fantasy XI unveils its revamped Domain Invasions

The Domain Invasion system has gotten a major overhaul for Final Fantasy XI, and it should allow more players to take part in...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 250: Blue Mage Christmas

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge Unchained, Temtem, Crowfall, Dual Universe, Elder Scrolls Online, plus the site awards, with mailbag topics on MMO controls and meaningful choices.
How innovative.

Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, and plugin nerfs are live in WoW Classic

It may be too late for the WoW Classic folks who've already abandoned ship - or at least their PvP servers -...
Ring-a-ding.

Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday arrives on December 17

Deck the halls with tiny golems, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. Yes, Wintersday is arriving in Guild Wars 2 once again on December 17th, bringing all...

EVE Online’s ‘free market’ patch – and new gambling system – are live

Today's EVE Online update is a juicy one for players who dip into the economic corner of the game, and let's be honest,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however,...

Corepunk is a new top-down Dutch game with all the MMORPG trappings

Who wanted a new MMORPG for Christmas? Well, Corepunk isn't getting here in time for this Christmas, but it's now been officially announced...

Massively OP’s 2019 Awards: MMO Story of the Year

Massively Overpowered’s end-of-the-year 2019 awards continue today with our award for Biggest MMO Story of the Year, which was awarded to the Daybreak/Columbus...
I like the way you move.

Final Fantasy XIV patches in more levels and more challenges for Blue Mage

It's a blue day for Final Fantasy XIV, since Blue Mage is getting 10 more levels and a mess of new spells with...

Path of Exile’s Conquerors of the Atlas update sparks a $53,750 boss kill challenge

A new content update for an MMO is exciting enough, but when you pair it up with $53,750 worth of prizes, it blows off...

World of Warcraft’s gobbos and doggies are getting heritage armor

Are you excited about next year's Visions of N'Zoth content release for World of Warcraft? You might be more so if you play...

The Daily Grind: How much do you mind loading screens in MMOs?

Maybe I'm showing my old-school nature here, but loading screens don't bother me all that much. I cut my MMO teeth on games like...
A dragon's dog, Ma.

Dragon’s Dogma Online has officially closed down

It has indeed happened; Dragon's Dogma Online, the even more obscure MMO spinoff based on the already obscure RPG from Capcom, has...

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