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]

Fishing angles to bait TERA’s players in the BAF Masters update, now live

"The hottest leisure time activity since binge-watching has finally come to TERA!" No, it's not nitpicking grammar errors on Reddit or arguing in the YouTube comments...
It's a bribe, Charlie Brown.

Defiance 2050 and Defiance brings the Solstice Strike on December 17

Even in the ruined world of Defiance 2050, people are still gathering around to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. What would that be?...

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Festival, new zone, and new multi-mode instance

Yes, Runes of Magic is still around, and in fact, it's still getting updates, including the one that's rolled out this week. The star...
Overpowered.

LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...

EverQuesting: It’s a cash shop Christmas in EverQuest II’s Frostfell

Abandon hope all ye who log in here. That is how I felt at the start of EverQuest II's Frostfell this past Tuesday....

The Stream Team: Jumping into SWTOR’s Jedi Under Siege

New content off the port bow! Jedi Under Siege, the next chapter in the SWTOR story, has released, and Massively OP's Larry and MJ...

Black Desert’s new Archer and tree decorating events are live as Pearl Abyss sets up shop in California

Hope you got your proto Archer rolled in Black Desert because he's live as of today and you can actually log him in...

Pantheon’s full world begins to emerge as pre-alpha winds down

One of the big hopes of the future of the MMO genre is finally putting all of its pieces together. Pantheon announced in...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone...

Massively OP’s 2018 Awards: Best MMO Business Model of 2018

Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2018 awards continue today with our award for the MMO with the Best Business Model, which was awarded jointly to World...
Neigh. Is that the sound elk make? We honestly don't know.

Kickstarted MMORPG Crowfall is preparing to test its first real campaign

Crowfall's on a "fast track" to its first campaign, ArtCraft says. Getcher "it's happening" gifs: "After a few weeks of testing, our...

Worlds Adrift toggles on proximity-based voice chat, engine overheating, and ciphers

You couldn't get enough of mouth-breathing and kids yelling at their mothers in some state far away from you in Fallout 76, and...

Destiny 2 rings in the holidays with the Dawning event

After all the trials and tragedies that have befallen them over the course of Forsaken, Destiny 2's Guardians could use a bit...

The Daily Grind: When’s the last time you got out of your comfort zone in MMOs?

For the longest time I had difficulty taking FFXIV's Lalafel as anything but a bizarre joke. I mean, I love short races, but...

The Stream Team: Chasing presents in EverQuest II’s new Frostfell quest

During her last stream, Massively OP's MJ was so disappointed that there were no new quests for EverQuest II's Frostfell. However, Daybreak finally...

Closers Online’s Luna is live today for shield-bashing fun

Years of shields as a tanking tool in MMOs tend to make us think of shields as being purely defensive, but when you think...

Elder Scrolls Online’s winter holiday festival arrives Thursday

Tamriel is cozying up this winter with the return of The New Life Festival in The Elder Scrolls Online. The fun kicks off...
Stone city.

EverQuest: The Burning Lands has launched

Well, it's time for another EverQuest expansion, go have fun. Yes, perhaps we don't sound very excited here, but that's not because of lack...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.

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