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]

How RIFT changed radically during its pre-launch development

Fun fact: RIFT wasn't always known as RIFT. Trion Worlds' fantasy MMO went through many name permutations during its development, including titles...

Crowfall explains how to build your pocket-sized kingdom

Over at Crowfall, the subject is once again swinging back to the eternal kingdoms, the game's housing-cum-private world. ArtCraft posted a...

Chaos Theory: Figuring out The Secret World in 2016

Behind you, it's totally dark and the way has closed off. There's simply no going back. Up ahead, everything is in shadows. You creep...

Star Trek Online celebrates its sixth anniversary with a time-travel episode and giveaways

Star Trek Online seems to be one of those MMOs that always does its anniversaries justice. As the game hits its sixth birthday...
Unlock me or just buy me, whichever.

Skyforge offers new item packs for the Berserker and the Slayer

The Berserker is Skyforge's answer to the ageless question of what sort of class could possibly make carrying a sword which is also...

Trove extends downtime by 24 hours [Update: It’s back up now!]

The two-day downtime for Trove that was supposed to end today has gotten extended by a full 24 hours as Trion...

Here’s how Hero’s Song’s gods and races work according to Smed

How do gods work in Hero's Song? What races can you play? John Smedley's just posted a new and lengthy explanation on

Blade & Soul teases upcoming content

As if Blade & Soul players didn't have enough to keep them occupied this week, what with the launch and all, NCsoft...
Set sail, etc.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO tropes we don’t need in 2016 (but clearly aren’t going anywhere)

All right, we've had just about a month of 2016 now, and I'm writing this on my birthday. Odds are good that I'm going...
Suit up.

Crowfall is going to start enforcing its ‘no refund’ Terms of Use policy

The official wording of Crowfall's Terms of Use policy has been that pledge packages will not be refunded. You buy a package, it's...

Retro MMO 8BitMMO was hacked; change your passwords

If you've ever played retro 2-D MMORPG 8BitMMO, the time has come to change your password. We recommend 256-bit. Archive Entertainment's Robby Zinchak told...
To be fair, some of these dudes are probably not good at this.

The Elder Scrolls Online previews Thieves Guild DLC with a new trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online has been teasing its Thieves Guild DLC for a while now, and today we have a closer...

Firefall’s Razor’s Edge update suffers migration-related delays and downtime

Firefall's Razor's Edge update yesterday didn't exactly go to plan, which you know if you've been desperately trying to log in to...
FEEL THE NOISE

You’re going to have to purchase World of Warcraft: Legion twice for early access and a physical collector’s edition

Remember all of the absurdity about World of Warcraft's collector's edition with Warlords of Draenor? That was ridiculous. Basically, if you wanted...
Where the 'hood at.

The Daily Grind: What MMORPG character creator would you like to play offline?

I haven't the slightest interest in Black Desert for various reasons that deserve more than a pithy comment here, but boy, that...

Blade & Soul plans new servers to combat queues

The good news is that Blade & Soul is turning out to be pretty popular here in the west. The bad news is...

Shroud of the Avatar debates whether offline mode should include exclusive items

If you've paid for unique items and extra content for an upcoming game, would you want all of that available in the game's offline...
Cheaty cheaterpants.

Dark Age of Camelot is coming down hard on cheating

If you're going to play Dark Age of Camelot, here's a bit of friendly advice: Don't cheat. We're not talking about relationships (you...
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Age of Conan has a new game director with plans for 2016

Funcom's Romain "Tilty" Amiel, well known to MMORPG gamers as the lead designer on The Secret World, has taken over...
LotRO

Lord of the Rings Online’s latest patch expands Minas Tirith questing

Lord of the Rings Online is releasing a medium-weight patch today tailored to Minas Tirith gameplay. Of note, there are new quests scattered...

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