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]

Make My MMO: Chronicles of Elyria becomes the highest-profile MMORPG Kickstarter to crash and burn

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Soulbound Studios, the team behind MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria, announced that the game was on indefinite hold and...

Ashes of Creation shows off an hour’s worth of gameplay from alpha one

Earlier this week, Intrepid Studios had promised to deliver some gameplay from the alpha one build of Ashes of Creation, and deliver...

Blizzard sends out a Burning Crusade Classic survey, says farewell to Diablo III’s community manager

It's time to throw a whole armful of kindling onto the smoldering fire that is rumors of a WoW Classic Burning Crusade server....

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Hytbold experiment

The landscape of any long-running MMORPG is bound to be littered with various developer experiments that were tried and later abandoned. Lord of...

Survival MMO Last Oasis’ early access has been plagued by connection issues

"Problematic" is the term of the day when it comes to woodpunk survival MMO Last Oasis. The title went into early access...
Notably after!

The Daily Grind: When you return to an MMO, do you start over or continue?

Recently I loaded back up Guild Wars 2 after a multi-year absence. While I still have a strong roster of decked-out level 80...
That arena is sure shadowy.

Betawatch: Shadow Arena announces its final beta in April

Is there any arena more shadow-filled than Shadow Arena? It might need to change its name if there were, but you can evaluate...

The Stream Team: A first look at space sandbox Avorion

There's a new game that launched you say? And it is a sandbox in space? Right on! Sounds like now is a great time...

EVE Online details its Champions of Lowsec event and posts another monthly econ report

If the changes to lowsec in EVE Online aren't already enough to get you to fly to that section of space and...

DarkStory is a 2-D MMORPG that hearkens back to 16-bit era RPGs

I admit that my RPG gaming sensibilities are greatly informed by the SNES age of JRPGs. Games like Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Mana...

Check out Rogue Company, Hi-Rez’s upcoming cross-platform team shooter

Rogue Company: It's definitely not Rogue Squadron on a Bad Company binge. It's Hi-Rez Studios' next big thing under the First Watch Games...

Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box is coming mid-April, not next week, and there’s no new World

I've joked a few times this week about how badly my kids want to play Super Adventure Box in Guild Wars 2, and...

World of Warships’ exercises and recipes, World of Tanks’ overhaul, and War Thunder’s movie set

Welp, here's something I've never seen before: An online game is offering up workouts and recipes that players can do from home while under...

Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny left for Amazon Games Studios – in November

Two weeks ago, we reported that Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had quietly departed ArenaNet last fall. Originally leaked by...

Wurm Online opens its Steam page and makes missions easier to complete in its latest patch

The time is nigh for Wurm Online to arrive to Steam, and no more is that apparent than the opening of its...

The Stream Team: Say yes to Yokai story in AQ3D

In honor of her eighth streamaversary today, Massively OP's MJ is going to spend the afternoon in the game that makes her the happiest,...
Probably without the album that slaps, too.

DC Universe Online brings out a Birds of Prey episode on April 16

If you haven't already seen the movie Birds of Prey, you can actually get that on streaming right now. That's cool. It also means...

Dungeons and Dragons Online brings back its anniversary event and starts the Mimic Hunt

If all the free content on offer in Dungeons and Dragons Online isn't enough for you, then maybe a couple of events...

Villagers and Heroes has announced its next expansion, called Eclipse

Villagers & Heroes is a staff favorite here on MOP - it took our indie of the year award in 2019, after...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Legion

Ah, good. This one is more fun than last week. As much as the latter half of World of Warcraft expansions heads into...

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