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 Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

The Stream Team: A clucking fabulous April Fowls day in Neverwinter

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A celebration of chickens? Oh heck YAH! Massively OP's MJ is ready to fly into that kind of feathery goodness. Neverwinter's April Fowls Day...

Massively Overthinking: Self-imposed ‘rules’ for MMOs

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I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to MMOs. When I start thinking about watching a video while playing an...
Cats

Blade and Soul launches its third Summoner specialization with its next patch on April 14

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Sometimes, you want a new specialization for a class in Blade & Soul that's grounded in something like a deep reflection on martial arts and...

World of Warcraft preps a new ‘one-off’ dungeon tournament

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While World of Warcraft's competitive PvP scene is the backbone of its esports program, the MMO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational has grown in popularity and...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....
Burning dancers.

Final Fantasy XIV updates its patch site for Death Unto Dawn one more time with exploration and deliveries

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Do you enjoy Explorer Mode in Final Fantasy XIV but wish that you could use it in a few more dungeons? You'll be able to...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...
We still care.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the days before MMO datamining

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For those of you who don't know, this column was named after Final Fantasy XI. Specifically, it was named after the practice that particular game...

No, Twitch’s move to investigate off-platform toxicity is not ‘novel’ for the industry

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Twitch is changing its hateful conduct and harassment policy once again, this time to allow moderators to take into account problematic activity that occurs...

Elder Scrolls Online previews its Blackwood zone, goes on sale

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Elder Scrolls Online is billing it as "a world caught between two worlds," but players are going to call it "new stuff for us...
Management.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

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You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making...
Zoomies.

Final Fantasy XIV details the quality-of-life improvements coming with Death Unto Dawn

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The upcoming patch 5.5 for Final Fantasy XIV isn't just bringing new content, although it's definitely delivering that. It's also bringing new quality-of-life improvements to...

The Stream Team: Bouncing around Trove’s Bunfest

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Where can you get rolling Easter egg mounts? In Trove! And this year's Bunfest has not only that but a cute little bunny ally,...

Old School RuneScape makes its own Collection Log improvements and adds more Poll 74 changes

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One of the things we reported on yesterday was related to some Collection Log changes to RuneScape. Not to be outdone, Old School RuneScape...

The Repopulation talks up item and crafting updates, adds new signs and buildings, and fixes mission bugs

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The April update post for in-development sci-fi sandbox MMORPG The Repopulation is out, and it has a variety of things to discuss, leading off...

Flyff and Rappelz, under new management, are running spring cryptocurrency events

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When Gala Lab sent us PR about Rappelz and Flyff earlier today, I did a doubletake. In my brain, both games are still happily...
Here comes a rugby match.

Gloria Victis has shifted all early access players to upgraded client-side engine

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For a few months now, Gloria Victis has been splitting its attention. Some players have been using the upgraded engine client while others have been...

Black Desert adds constellations on mobile, events on PC, and a new Amazon Prime Gaming promo

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It's the middle of the week, which means it's time once again for some new content updates for the PC version Black Desert and...

Blade and Soul continues revving up its huge engine upgrade

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You'll want to mark your calendar for the third quarter this year -- yeah, just block off the whole quarter -- because that's the...

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