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]

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...

Elyon hints that previous air combat mechanics from Ascent Infinite Realm may still be used

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Before the MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm decided to pivot away entirely from its former airships and steampunk vibe and move to a different style...
Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...

Temtem highlights new content coming April 13, still has no new launch window

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It's been quite a busy year for Temtem, especially when fans take into account all of the updates made to the Pokemon-esque MMO during...

One Shots: The voyage home

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When you've spent a whole lot of calories burning, pillaging, and looting villages, it's a welcome sight to see the rest and shelter of...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

Dual Universe is asking players to ‘wreak havoc on planets’ soils’ in its latest PTS build

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If you're among the backers of Dual Universe who are somehow not unnerved by the silent ouster of Novaquark's president and continuing lack of...

Chronicles of Elyria, now back up to five devs, examines its development achievements and shortcomings

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As work on Kingdoms of Elyria (and by extension Chronicles of Elyria, according to claims made by Soulbound Studio CEO Jeromy Walsh) continues to...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Who in the heck is running Dual Universe’s Novaquark?

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Who is running Novaquark? Well, we know one person who is not, as the Dual Universe developer has finally admitted JC Baillie is not in charge....

The Stream Team: Stepping into AQ3D’s Sandsea desert

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AQ3D just opened up the vast Sandsea desert outside of Bastion, and Massively OP's MJ can't want to go explore it -- be it...

Wizard101’s spring update arrives to the test realm with new social features, balancing, and events

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Players of Wizard101 are now able to kick the tires of the game's spring update, which will be adding a number of new features...

AdventureQuest 3D continues the Sandsea Saga with a new area, new quests, and sand sharks

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Did you really think that a desert realm in AdventureQuest 3D would be without its own version of a land shark? That's just one...

ArcheAge tasks players with healing baby animals as the Pawesome Festival returns

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ArcheAge has once more brought back its annual celebration of all things tiny animal friend. The 2021 Pawesome Festival is here, granting players the...

TitanReach previews character models, chat, and its WoW-esque UI

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The TitanReach developer team has been pumping out blog posts all week, with two fresh one just since our last article. The first is...

Skyforge turns six years old this week as the Aelion Day celebrations begin

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My.games' Skyforge is having a big birthday this week: It's officially six years old, which means it's time once again for Aelion Day. Players...

Elementia is an upcoming classless MMORPG planning a F2P alpha

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Polygonal-style MMORPG Elementia popped up on our radar out of nowhere last month, and while it's clearly very early days for the game's development,...

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