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]

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred introduces a franchise first class with the versatile Spiritborn

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If you thought that Diablo IV would be content to coast on the traditions of the past for its class design, think again, for...

Ultima Online previews New Legacy’s themepark stylings in its new gameplay video

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I need to warn you before you click on this trailer: If you played original Ultima Online back in the day, the opening notes...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about floating combat text in MMOs?

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When Trove launched its Rising Tide update back in June, Gamigo's PR included a ton of screenshots, including several of a character with massive...
It's a thing.

Massively Overthinking: When I’m president of video games…

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This week's Massively Overthinking is inspired directly by a positively delightful tweet that could totally happen. "When I'm President Of Video Games, all games will...

Elder Scrolls Online has tweaked the Whitestrake’s Mayhem PvP event for its return next week

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Hey, PvPers! Elder Scrolls Online is rerunning the Whitestrake's Mayhem PvP event just for you starting July 25th - and it's got a bit...

Aetherian Chronicles is a side-scrolling MMORPG that lets players team up with others or LLM-powered bots

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The majority of large language model (LLM) AI tool proponents suggest that the tech can be utilized to fill out a virtual game world...

Path of Exile’s Settlers of Kalguur tackles real-time mechanics with city building

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The Grinding Gear rooster has crowed, signifying the dawn of a new expansion and league. And what might they be? Welcome to Path of...

Fractured has overhauled its PvP to reduce griefing ahead of next week’s formal launch

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We're just a week away from Fractured Online's official launch out of early access, which means Dynamight Studios has officially rolled out its last...

Corepunk’s preorder package includes only playtesting, early access, and the first season post-launch

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Corepunk studio Artificial Core has release a new dev blog this afternoon homing in on "clarifications" about the game's purchase terms. Notably the team...
Yay? Okay?

Throne & Liberty starts its open beta today – here’s the new trailer

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Today is the day when players can start in on Throne & Liberty as actual players because the game's open beta begins today on...

Star Citizen shows off updates and adjustments to alpha 4.0’s jump points

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Right now players are locked inside of the single system of Stanton in Star Citizen, but when alpha 4.0 goes online, they will then...

Vague Patch Notes: How widespread free-to-play impacted MMORPGs

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In 2009, Dungeons & Dragons Online went free-to-play, which was a pretty big deal at the time. It was especially important to me, since...

Guild Wars 2 deep-dives Janthir Wilds’ enhanced warclaw mount aka journeykin

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August is shaping up to be an interesting month here in MMO land, and a large part of that is the impending release of...

Raph Koster aims to make Stars Reach complex but not overcomplicated – and focused on retention

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You didn't think Playable Worlds' Raph Koster was going to stop at just two pillars of design for his new sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach,...

SSG’s Rob Ciccolini laments aging hardware and long downtimes as DDO delays Update 68.1

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As both Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online players noticed yesterday as both MMOs were unavailable for 15 hours, SSG's...

Former Blizzard and Funcom dev Craig Morrison is working on a cozy true crime MMORPG backed by NetEase

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Cast your mind back to summer 2021, and you might recall that was when World of Warcraft's Craig Morrison - best known to MMORPG...
I did a thing!

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs have you played with little hope for future content?

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One of the neat things about City of Heroes Homecoming is that it is not a game bereft of updates or approaching content. No,...

Black Desert brings Jordine Saga and major class balancing to console, adds guild history UI to mobile

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While many Black Desert players might be engaged in the large scale War of the Roses PvP instance on PC, this week has also...
unicorns

RIFT brings Unicornalia around once more

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What RIFT may lack right now in terms of regular content update cadence, it hopefully makes up in unicorns. That's the hope of the...

Old School RuneScape readies Deadman Armageddon and tweaks its newly returned quest

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While Old School RuneScape certainly has things to note in this week's patch, what's a bigger deal to Jagex (and likely to a specific...

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