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]

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Final Fantasy XI’s latest patch adds a new avatar and a new monster to Domain Invasions

The good news about the latest update for Final Fantasy XI is that no one is upset about Summoners gaining access to a...

Blade & Soul Korea announces ‘Frontier World’ alternate servers and continues its Force Master spec tease

Don't get me wrong, Blade & Soul players here in the west are getting some nice stuff with the next update, but...

Bless Unleashed details its Valor Perks character-buffing cash shop item

Pay-to-win? Pay-for-power? Pay to "unleash your character’s full potential as they traverse the dangerously beautiful lands of Lumios" as Bless Unleashed describes it?...

Champions Online releases its new in-game Serial Story and a Trade Paperback questionite lockbox

Ready for some more Serial Story action in Champions Online? That's good, because the second narrative story mission is out now just...
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World of Warcraft unveils changes to the Mythic Dungeon Invitational and Arena World Championship

The race to a world first kill of the last World of Warcraft Mythic raid of this expansion is over, so it's time to...

Legends of Aria showcases Point Release 9’s ranked arena matches and militia keeps

Sure, you can head to the wilds of Legends of Aria and find plenty of PvP there (as well as maybe lose...

The Stream Team: Valentine’s Day means helping heckbugs find love in Trove

What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Massively OP's MJ will be helping some heckbugs find true love in Trove! The so-ugly-they-are-cute critters are...

Elder Scrolls Online explains the need to re-download the game client and offers a free torchbug for doing so

Yes, when Update 25 of The Elder Scrolls Online hits, you're going to have to re-download the entire client all over again....
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WoW Factor: How could World of Warcraft restore confidence ahead of Shadowlands?

The last opportunity that Blizzard had to really restore player confidence was Warcraft III: Reforged. And... Yes, that's very good, please stop laughing. I know....

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...
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Final Fantasy XIV posts the preliminary patch notes for Echoes of a Fallen Star

The waiting may be the hardest part, but Final Fantasy XIV always takes the edge off of waiting for patch day with its full...

Neverwinter’s 2020 roadmap includes Zariel fight and big surprises

It doesn't take a crystal ball and a Mind Flayer to suss out the future of Neverwinter, just a few chatty Cryptic developers. The...

New World resumes closed alpha testing with NDA, teases new dev vlog

We're expecting another big day for Amazon's New World today. First, the MMO has gone back into private player testing after many months dormant....

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for duoing in 2020?

Appropriate topic for Valentine's Day, right? I mean, sure, you could go get reservations and pay through the nose for expensive dinner along with...

The Stream Team: Crawling through Neverwinter’s Cragmire Crypts

With everyone in the group over level 25, tonight's the night Massively OP's MJ gets to crawl into the Cragmire Cypts of Neverwinter's Blackdagger...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG do you wish got a glow-up?

No matter how much we love mechanics, even our most cerebral writers and readers still admit to being graphics snobs. It's human: We...

Black Desert patches in Witch and Wizard succession skills, plus a wacky bee event

Apiphobes should stay the heck away from Black Desert right about now, as the PC version of the game is under siege by...

Valentine’s Day 2020 across the MMO universe

Per tradition, we've been covering the launch of Valentine's Day events in MMOs and MMORPGs over the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow is...
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Astellia Online patches in a quest merge and a difficulty adjustment that wasn’t meant to be in-game yet

Sometimes you just get stuff you weren't expecting. An extra McNugget in your McOrder from McDonald's. An extra few LEGO-brand construction bricks in your...

Crowfall’s February Q&A tackles tentpole features, survival tray, and racial passives

ArtCraft's J. Todd Coleman and Thomas Blair are back for another monthly Crowfall Q&A, covering all the questions and big news as the...

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