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]

Tree of Savior will reopen for new players after dealing with bots and exploits

If you're waiting for Tree of Savior to return from limbo, your only question, we suspect, is when? IMCGames removed the game from...

Aion returns to the Tower of Eternity in July

Some of the most momentous occasions in MMORPGs aren't when players are invited to explore strange, new zones, but when the community comes back...

SkySaga brings in realm dungeons and beefs up guilds

Last month's SkySaga Alpha 8 patch is getting a helping hand this week with a small but important update that adds new options for...

Crowfall’s devs talk about zergs, movement, and promotions

You've got Crowfall questions? Well, ArtCraft's devs have Crowfall answers! Oh, sure, maybe not to every last little query that pops into...

The Stream Team: Landmark launches!

It's out with the old and in with the new as Landmark launches. Burn beta, burn! Thanks to the Trailblazer head start, MassivelyOP's...

Here’s how Guild Wars 2 blends creature and environment art to build a raid boss

ArenaNet has a fresh Guild Wars 2 video out today as part of its raid design series, this one focused on the...

WoW dev vows ‘richer patch content lineup for Legion’

More news is emerging from the Blizzard summit in Irvine this week. Kotaku's World of Warcraft interview touches on a number...

Star Citizen’s alpha 2.4 is live on the PTU for all backers with first iteration of persistence

Heads up, Star Citizens: alpha 2.4 is finally on Star Citizen's public test test server for all backers, not just the elite few....
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with distinct visual styles

Given the choice, I am always going to pick a game with stylized graphics over realistic ones. This is for many reasons; it's partly...
Candy, my friends! That's what you'll be getting! Delicious candy!

Black Desert Online posts a siege manual ahead of the June 15th siege launch

The current lack of siege warfare in Black Desert Online is good news for people who don't like having random jerks besieging their...
Just whenever you get around to us, it's cool.

World of Warcraft: Legion is getting an animated Illidan short

Considering that Illidan Stormrage is the origin of all of the Demon Hunters double-jumping around in World of Warcraft: Legion you wouldn't...
Both hands!

Guild Wars 2’s Bobby Stein says raids won’t gate main story progress

ArenaNet's Narrative Lead Bobby Stein has hit the Guild Wars 2 forums to address some of the concerns raised this week...

Age of Conan’s revamped item shop draws ire from players

Cash shops are pretty much a standard feature in most MMORPGs these days, whether you like them or not. It's always a tricky balancing...
Flops MacKenzie

The Daily Grind: Will you go to see the Warcraft movie?

Technically, the U.S. launch of the Warcraft movie is today, but in larger cities there were special showings all week, to say nothing of the...

The Stream Team: Preparing for The Secret World’s Museum of the Occult

With The Secret World's Museum of the Occult opening next week, MassivelyOP's MJ wants to prepare for it as much as possible. She can't...
Elder Scrolls

Massively Overthinking: 2016’s MMORPG zeitgeist

A few weeks ago, Massively OP's Eliot Lefebvre wondered aloud about which MMO has had the best year so far. For this week's
Why would the head of a matriarchal society wear skintight leather? That doesn't even pretend to make any sense.

Skyforge players face off against Akonita’s invasion

Players of Skyforge are no strangers to fighting off invasions. There's an invasion of the planet of Aelion every ten minutes or so,...
Case in point...

Final Fantasy XIV reveals its E3 plans

Are you already tired of Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch? If so, well, what the heck do you want? You got a...

AdventureQuest 3D tests its first multi-room dungeon

Cross-platform MMO AdventureQuest 3D recently reached a major milestone in its development with the addition of its first multi-room dungeon, Barrow Downs. Following feedback,...
Temporary crusade, at least.

WAR40K: Eternal Crusade releases the Eldar for early access players

Bandai Namco, which is publishing Behaviour Interactive's Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade MMO, has released new assets today for the Eldar faction, live this...

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