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]

Also, it's crazy random.

The Daily Grind: Are you reluctant to test MMOs you’re excited to play?

Am I excited, with some reservations, about World of Warcraft's next expansion? You bet. Am I happy to be involved with the testing?...

EverQuest fixing aggro issues, adjusting progression server XP flow

Taunting may not be the sexiest feature of an MMO, but for tanks it's as vital an issue as they come. Happily for those...

Revival puts the finishing touches on renovation kits

Soon Revival players will have more toys with which to play in their houses, as renovation kits are almost here. "We spent the...

The Stream Team: Blade & Soul’s buddy system

MassivelyOP's MJ is a firm believer in the buddy system; everything is just plain better with a friend. (And no, it's not just to...

Dragon Nest Europe tech issues takes game offline for days, loses some data

It's been a grim week for Dragon Nest Europe, as technical issues forced the team to take the game offline on February...
That looks pretty much like the existing world, really.

Leaderboard: MMO RvR versus FFA PvP

Last month, we did a little post on MMORPG PvP asking about two-faction PvP and whether it was really suited for all the...

ArcheAge’s costumes will soon come with stats and levels

Fashion or power: Who says you can't have both? Not ArcheAge, that's for sure, because the game is getting ready to introduce costumes...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten strange pre-release facts about World of Warcraft

An endless ocean of words, a tsunami of thoughts, and a riptide of fan devotion has flooded the gaming world about World of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the appeal of survival games?

It hasn't escaped my attention that survival games have become an insanely popular video game market over the past few years. Titles like
Brutal.

Betawatch: Black Desert launches at the start of March (February 5th, 2016)

Are you impatiently waiting to explore the blackest and most brutal of all conceivable deserts? Because Black Desert's launch date is closer than you...

Das Tal introduces new features for weekend test, opens clan signups

Indie sandbox Das Tal is running a "dev-supporter-exlusive" playtest this weekend to test its latest build and its new features. What can...

Skyforge adds swampy Magnican Lakes territory

Critters are always getting into where they don't belong, and it's no different in Skyforge. This time the invaders have settled in the...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Social outcomes and online gamers

Of all the chapters in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of...

Champions Online’s Teleios Ascendant lair patch is live

Last month, Cryptic promised a new update for Champions Online, and this week, it's finally live. The studio calls it the "biggest...

FFXIV’s Sephirot will break you (or vice-versa)

See that lumbering, chain-laden beast? That's the charmingly named Sephirot, who is but the first part of the Warring Triad in Final Fantasy XIV. He's...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

GameSpot lists EverQuest Next as a missing game in 2016

Even GameSpot appears to have lost faith in EverQuest Next. "We're not really sure what's going on with MMORPG EverQuest Next," the site said...
Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s Around the Verse on feedback, griefing, and the Starfarer

This week's Star Citizen Around the Verse video is up! Cloud Imperium's Sandi Gardiner and Ben Lesnick discuss PAX South and...

Crowfall explains its skill system with an extensive FAQ

When Crowfall launches, it plans to have upwards of 1,500 skills available for players to choose and train. Before your eyes cross just...

DC Universe Online unlocks cross-play between all its platforms

Heists, prison breaks, and new friends are the topic du jour of DC Universe Online. Episode 21 is out today for members (and...
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NCsoft plans Lineage Eternal testing this year

Korean website GameFocus reports that NCsoft is planning to continue its "rapid pace" policy by undertaking private tests of Master X...

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