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]

Bless Online previews its upcoming Urdaata War Fortress raid dungeon

The next update coming to Neowiz's free-to-play fantasy title Bless Online will take players into the heart of a new raid dungeon,...

City of Titans demos the current state of its elaborate character creation

Yesterday's City of Titans update was... pretty horrifying. Fortunately, today's update is probably more like what backers had in mind, as
The hour is nearly here.

Final Fantasy XIV reveals its schedule for the final Fan Festival in Tokyo

A destination! A new job! Possibly another job! More about new races that has been significantly complicated recently! New areas! Awesome outfits! Yes,...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s mysterious Hrothgar text has no good explanation

It was just supposed to be a minor patch for Final Fantasy XIV and it's touched off a huge flurry of confusion. Someone in...

Crowfall welds leveling and talent systems onto its framework

There is a lot for Crowfall's team to discuss this month, what with the delay of the first sanctioned campaign and all...

Star Citizen Around the Verse is selling a new ship: The Argo SRV

This week's episode of Star Citizen Around the Verse is a little longer than usual, but don't get too excited: It's only...
All good, sure, why not.

Legends of Aria sends players on a treasure hunt in its Relics of the Ancients event

The hunt will soon be on in Citadel Studios's moddable sandbox MMO Legends of Aria, which has just announced its upcoming Relic...
Show of hands, who saw this coming? Be honest.

Ashes of Creation is preparing a game director’s letter, fans infer that delays are incoming

It appears that all is not well behind the scenes of Ashes of Creation. Intrepid's Steven Sharif has made a few remarks on...

Video game unionization effort starts petition to remove Bobby Kotick from Activision-Blizzard

After calling for Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, video game industry unionization group Game Workers Unite has now put together a...

Villagers & Heroes has been hacked – time to change your passwords

Bad news coming out of the adorable indie crossplatform MMORPG Villagers & Heroes as of last night: The game's been well and truly...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains...

The Stream Team: Looking for love in all the wrong places in Secret World Legends

Just because it is Valentine's Day, you might be thinking that Massively OP's MJ will visit the Love Hotel in Secret World Legends. That...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...
On a unicorn.

MapleStory 2 kicks off Project New Leaf, proposes removal of controversial fairfight mechanic

It's always nice to see game devs listening to feedback from their communities, which is exactly what Nexon is doing with MapleStory...
Oh, fine.

Champions Online introduces the Midnight archetype

If you were hoping that today would be the day that Champions Online surprised everyone with a huge new bundle of actual content, we're...
Keep playing, darn it!

Ubisoft hits its Q3 earnings targets while betting big on The Division 2

Here's the bad news from the latest Ubisoft earnings call: The company's profits are down year-over-year. But that's about it in terms of bad...

Torchlight Frontiers’ third closed alpha begins in March – with no more NDA

Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our "most anticipated" award at the tail end of last year, is still plugging along in...

Deep-diving AdventureQuest 3D’s Artix Entertainment

Are you familiar with Artix Entertainment? You may not be. That's because this studio flies so far under the radar of drama that...

Korean MMO ROSE Online is shutting down permanently after lengthy maintenance mode

After about thirteen years of operation, one Korean MMORPG is calling it quits. Gravity Corp's ROSE Online closed its doors earlier this week...

Tamriel Infinium: The many breeds of Elder Scrolls Online’s cat people, the iconic Khajiit

In the real world, I am not a cat person. Actually, I'm not a pet person. But in video games, I collect minipets, tame...

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