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]

Guild Wars 2 dev explains the real cost of crunch to games and gamers, Rockstar Lincoln clarifies crunch policy

Rockstar's crunch problem and the ongoing industry discussion around games dev labor abuses don't appear to be dying down. Ahead of the weekend, Rockstar...
Just pretend nothing ever changed.

World of Warcraft Classic will log you off after a set amount of time for the demo, even at home

We hope you weren't planning marathon play sessions for World of Warcraft Classic if you pick up the virtual ticket demo. Not because...
Ideas face challenges when born.

Wisdom of Nym: Evaluating Final Fantasy XIV’s job gauges

The biggest problem with job gauges in Final Fantasy XIV was always conceptual because there were two jobs built from the ground up...

Shroud of the Avatar’s R59 newbie experience, Travian Games, and Reddit’s pay-to-chat complaints

Shroud of the Avatar's latest newsletter homes in on the game's 59th release, due out at the end of the month and currently...

Torchlight Frontiers’ relic weapons make for strange and fun build options

Talking about "horizontal progression" is all well and good for Torchlight Frontiers, but how will this MMOARPG actually make good on alternative...

Path of Exile may be coming to PlayStation 4, Taiwanese rating board listing reveals

Grinding Gear Games's free-to-play action-RPG Path of Exile has been available on Xbox One for over a year now, but so far...
Keep seeking.

Star Trek Online lays out its plans for the rest of the year and the start of the next

The year is not quite over, but Star Trek Online is already thinking about the end of this year and the start of...

World of Warcraft is adding a new currency to assuage Azerite Armor acquisition complaints

The ongoing saga of World of Warcraft's approach to handling Azerite Armor in its Battle for Azeroth expansion continues, and this time...

An EVE Online player used his Homeland Security contacts to save EVE Vegas 2018

In what sounds like the plot of a movie, this weekend's EVE Vegas 2018 event in Las Vegas almost fell apart at the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO zone transition of all time?

OK, stop me if you've heard this one: You're going along in a new MMORPG, happily zipping across verdant landscapes, doing quests in a...

MMO Week in Review: What happens in EVE Vegas… actually gets reported on right here

CCP Games had plenty to show at this year's EVE Vegas, hopefully enough to allay concerns over its recent acquisition by Black Desert's...

Ultima Online kicks off Halloween but postpones vet rewards to next spring

Halloween comes to most MMOs, even to the 21-year-old ones. One. Yes, it's pumpkin spice season in Ultima Online. "With Publish 101 Britannia is...

The MOP Up: Mutant Year Zero breaks down the barriers

I think a lot of us unfamiliar with the IP might be giving Funcom's upcoming Mutant Year Zero a wary look and a...

Elder Scrolls Online’s #OurElderScrolls sweepstakes includes a trip to E3 2019

Some of the best stories in MMOs aren't the ones that are written by the developers, but the ones that are created by the...
Thee of Sieves.

Sea of Thieves offers a prop for anyone who writes some piratical graffiti

The sets for every single Sea of Thieves video update are elaborate to the point of almost being unnecessarily so; you get the...
No one weekend should have all that power.

Global Chat: Is it time to get rid of MMO factions?

Factions in MMORPGs are a "love 'em, hate 'em, or largely ignore 'em until the studio remembers it has 'em and decides to shove...

EVE Vegas 2018: Project Nova pre-alpha is playable with alpha signups open now

Two years ago at EVE Fanfest 2016, CCP Games showed off a demo of a new first-person shooter codenamed Project Nova that rose...

One Shots: Waifu dreams

Make no bones about it, MapleStory 2 is as anime as they come. Need proof beyond the huge eyes, overdone expressions, and ultra-saturated...
No, you can't be quite this evil.

The Daily Grind: Do you use Steam for MMOs?

Steam took a hold of my PC lifestyle so gradually I barely knew it was happening. I installed it when a friend bought me...

Make My MMO: Elite Dangerous’ exploration reveal, Star Citizen’s $1650 ship

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Frontier has been showing off what's coming in Elite Dangerous' Beyond - Chapter Four, specifically the...

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