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]

Gamigo is sunsetting Atlas Reactor this summer

It's not the Atlas in the news lately, but it's the one that MMO players knew first: Atlas Reactor is sunsetting...
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EVE Online’s CCP Games suggests the real-life politician it banned for insider trading might not be guilty after all

Earlier this month, we covered an emerging scandal in EVE Online: CCP Games had announced that it had removed a member of the...

Black Desert: The new mobile market, Spring Fever event, TOS tweaks, and that damn rock

Lots of stuff going on in Black Desert this week! First up: Kakao is preparing to launch a mobile- and web-accessible version of...
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Tamriel Infinium: Are Elder Scrolls Online’s events too much of a good thing?

The Elder Scrolls Online players are suffering an embarrassment of riches at the moment. The 25th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls franchise coincides...

ArenaNet says Guild Wars 2 is ‘still going strong’ and here to stay

ArenaNet's been pretty quiet, outside of Guild Wars 2 promotion, for the last two months since it was rocked by the...
It's gone.

Into the Super-Verse: The death of the City of Heroes community

Kingdom Come is a 1996 DC Comics miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. The central conceit of the story is that it...
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Star Trek Online kicks off a new event with a free Tier 6 ship coupon as a reward

It's hard to find a single player in Star Trek Online who would say no to a free Tier 6 ship with no strings...
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World of Warcraft updates companion app with guild and community chat and calendars

If you guys do, in fact, have phones, you are exactly the target audience for the latest update arriving for the companion app for 
Yes, this is a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO minipet?

Minipets: Either you love 'em and collect 'em like crazy, or you don't care for 'em and resent that I've been shortening "them" for...
This will probably be fine.

AdventureQuest 3D shares some notes on the design of New Battleon

So... well, we don't technically know what's going to be happening that will make New Battleon a thing in AdventureQuest 3D. It's probably...
When will the loot drop

Lineage II shows off plenty of buffs and promotions for its 15-year anniversary

Going for a decade is a nice milestone for any MMO, but Lineage II passed that milestone a while ago. About five years ago,...

World of Warcraft begins testing Patch 8.2: Rise of Azshara

Ready, set, test! A week after Blizzard unveiled the full offerings for World of Warcraft's next major content update, the studio rolled...
Them's fighting words.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 216: Star Wars frenzy

Justin and Bree discuss big SWTOR expansion news, plus news from WoW, Blizzard, Guild Wars 2, Skyforge, TERA, Albion, Blade & Soul, and DDO, with a mailbag question on MMO expansion difficulty.

LOTRO hosts a Yule festival encore before its anniversary

An interesting -- and somewhat strange -- thing that Lord of the Rings Online routinely does is bring back seasonal festivals for short-term...

Villagers & Heroes announces A Tale of Earth and Sea expansion and new Shaman class

Indie MMO sandbox Villagers & Heroes did not have the best winter, what with the game being hacked and all back in...

Snag a MU Online, MU Legend, C9, Flyff, or Rappelz gift bundle in Webzen’s 10th anniversary giveaway

Webzen is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week with a big round of bonus events across its whole catalogue of MMOs, including...
Boom.

CCP Games thinks EVE Online is about to make it big in China and Korea

We've previously covered CCP Games' Hilmar Petersson's comments on not giving up after all EVE Online's unsuccessful spinoffs, including most recently
I SHOWED YOU DECORATION PLEASE RESPOND

Shroud of the Avatar opens up a player decoration contest with a player-owned town as the top prize

Who likes playing interior decorator in Shroud of the Avatar? A new contest for the game's community is asking you to do just that,...

Gamigo is offering 100,000 loyalty to RIFT players who join this afternoon’s PTS test

Pssst. Hey you. Want some free stuff? There's a catch: It's in RIFT. Maybe I should've led with that, yeah. Anyway, Gamigo is asking...

Hop behind the wheel of Prince Noctis’s Regalia in Final Fantasy XIV’s latest crossover event

The latest Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event, A Nocturne for Heroes, is revving up to go live tomorrow. Final Fantasy XV's heroic and...

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