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 on the Go: First Impressions of Harry Potter Wizards Unite

I know I've given Niantic hell when it comes on iterating on its Ingress formula, especially in terms of Pokemon Go, but Harry Potter: Wizards...

MMO sim RAW lets you live out your fantasy of being a convenience store clerk, seeks Kickstarter funding

Have you ever wished that you could spend your days slinging cigarettes over a counter? Or market used cars to gullible customers? Or grow...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be...

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews changes to the Inquisitor, Sorcerer, and Assassin coming with Onslaught

The PTS for Star Wars: The Old Republic is just full of Onslaught goodies for those who are interested in taking a...
Ah, good, backstory.

World of Warcraft offers up a new comic on the subject of Mechagon

Mechagon is a heretofore unexplored part of Gnomish lore in World of Warcraft, having not been mentioned before its inclusion in the game...

The Daily Grind: Which problems is the MMO industry never gonna solve?

Earlier in June, Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob posted a provocative article about the three problems MMORPGs are never going to...

MMO Week in Review: Quite ethical and quite fun surprise mechanics

I remember when I used to worry about studios misusing words like sandbox, free-to-play, persistent world, and MMORPG. I even worried that the term...

Shadowbane’s player-run rogue server wipes to start a new season

Feeling more than a little antsy as you continue to wait for your PvP dreams to come true in Crowfall? You could chew...

The MOP Up: Aion Legions of War brings the fight to cheaters

Aion: Legions of War is still trying to make the best of its first few months, but it's going to take some serious...

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...

One Shots: The gloaming hour

Are you a morning person or do you come alive in the evening? Depending on the day/night cycle of an MMORPG, you may in...
Yes, making big vague gestures now.

The Daily Grind: What’s the biggest thing pushing you away from MMO progression content?

Drama between raid groups. Drama within a raid group. Time commitment. Maybe even mechanical difficulty. There are a lot of things that can push someone...

Make My MMO: Pantheon’s Brad McQuaid is ‘feeling great’ about the game’s progress

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Pantheon's Brad McQuaid posted a lengthy dev blog all about its use of Unity and how the...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named
It's sort of like progress.

Blizzard on World of Warcraft class pruning: ‘We’ve gone too far’

With everything swirling about WoW Classic's stress test this past week and next week's Rise of Azshara content update in regular

EVE North: Tune in to EVE North today on the EVE Online Twitch channel

The EVE Online world tour is on the road again following three successful events in Amsterdam, St Petersburg, and Sydney...

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

Betawatch: Astellia’s beta is next week and available for pre-loading

It's almost closed beta time for Astellia, with the testing starting on Tuesday. Fortunately, players who have access to the beta through...

Leaderboards get streamlined in the latest Trove PC hotfix

The leaderboards of Trove have undergone something of a diet. A hotfix applied earlier this week to the PC version has seen several...

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