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]

Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of being a tankmage in MMOs?

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One of the very first gaming terms I ever learned in an online game was bestowed upon me as a teenager in Ultima...

The Stream Team: Planting the Icehammer flag in Neverwinter

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After defeating the Rime Hound, Massively OP's MJ still needs to ascend Neverwinter's Icespire Peak again to retrieve the Icehammer flag from fallen Rurik...
House?

Neverwinter is retiring Bonding Runestones and making changes to companions

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How well does item level match to actual player power in Neverwinter? Not well enough, at least according to the way developers see it,...

Pokemon Go announces better distance trading event after all, and it’s live today

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In our article on the reveal of Pokemon Go's upcoming Go Beyond update and its promised level cap increase, we noted how...

Wizard101 opens the world of Karamelle and a new story arc in its latest update

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I'm going to be honest, the new world that's been added to Wizard101 sounds absolutely delightful. The newest update has introduced the region...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

EVE Online is getting some changes to torpedoes with its next update

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When you fire a torpedo in EVE Online you would like it to have a notable impact. You are firing at a ship with...

Elite Dangerous’ free Epic Games Store promo is plagued by access issues

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Frontier had a big promotion for Elite Dangerous planned today: It was meant to be fully free on the Epic Games Store,...

Aion NA adds the Timeless Terrace, opens a new dungeon, and introduces Glyphs in the Unshackled Fate update

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The NA version of Aion has gotten itself some fresh content in the form of the Unshackled Fate update. The centerpiece of...

Last Oasis is launching on Xbox Series consoles early in 2021, PC wipe slated for Sunday

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Woodpunk survival MMO Last Oasis has had a bumpy ride since its B2P early access rollout last spring, losing the vast majority...

World of Warcraft posts survival guide and profession primer ahead of Shadowlands

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We're less than a week away from World of Warcraft's Shadowlands launch, which means Blizzard is running out of days to preview stuff...

New World’s latest alpha patch buffs threat and makes high-end combat more challenging

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If you caught the big news yesterday, then you already know that Amazon is dropping a big new patch for alpha testers of...

Pantheon toasts Brad McQuaid, plans next pre-alpha test, and updates the ‘evaluation’ build

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has delivered its November producer's letter today, and it begins on a sad note as Producer Ben...
Older times.

Vague Patch Notes: Players aren’t the only people who should prepare for their MMO to die

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There are certain realities that developers need to reckon with that start with acknowledging a certain degree of reality, and one of those bits...
Who taught you math?!

Activision-Blizzard lays off more support staff, this time in the Asia-Pacific region

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(This piece has been updated with Blizzard's confirmation and an updated headcount of those affected.) UK publication MCV/Develop is reporting today that the global redundancies...

First impressions of Netmarble’s A3 Still Alive: Is it relevant in 2020?

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What's going with MMO names these days? First there was V4, and now we have A3. The full title is A3: Still...

Age of Conan surprises fans with a snowy defense scenario

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Ho, Age of Conan! Nice to see that you are still pillaging, burning, and looting your way across the MMO landscape -- and...

Final Fantasy XIV opens its special site for patch 5.4, Futures Rewritten

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The next major Final Fantasy XIV patch arrives in early December, but you can start teasing out some information about it now via
Bored now.

World of Warcraft dev posts exit manifesto: ‘I was unhappy with the state of the game’

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While people are hired, fired, and leave Blizzard all the time, it's certainly not very often that we get a lengthy manifesto on the...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve gone without playing an MMO?

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It's been a rough fall for me personally as my family is preparing for a move. I've spent so much time building and packing...

MMO Business Roundup: Twitch affiliate mess, NFL esports, Skull & Bones boss ousted

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and games industry news relevant to our interests. First, Twitch is making waves - the bad...

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