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]

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Star Trek Online holds a recovery event for the rest of January

The galaxy of Star Trek Online has just finished dealing with a destructive war against a race of almost incalculable age and power....

FFXIV’s Yoshida remarks on the death of voice actress Sian Blake

Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida officially commented on the murder of actress Sian Blake, who voiced Yugiri...

The undead rise in Albion Online’s January update

It must be exhausting being dead in a fantasy world. No sooner do you kick the bucket then you are recruited to fight as...

Istaria gets better hardware, will be upgrading to Unreal

Dragons are known to be secretive about their plans, but one has escaped from the realm of Istaria: The MMO will be getting...

Eternal Crusade preps for Steam early access launch

Eternal Crusade is preparing for Steam early access, says Behaviour Interactive Senior Producer Nathan Richardsson. "We are now preparing to fully move over...
Fail together!

WildStar’s latest patch adds cash shop quest, PvP matchmaking tweaks

WildStar patched in a quick update yesterday, with tweaks to multiple classes, the housing interface, and quests. Reddit can't decide whether it's...
SHATTER'D

Guild Wars 2 introduces players to the new and improved Shatterer

Given enough time, the most exciting moment in any video game will become mundane. If you were one of the earliest Guild Wars...
Well, all right.

Tibia publishes first trailer ever while prepping Steam launch

Free-to-play, top-down, 2-D MMO Tibia is closing in on two decades of operation, and it's just released its very first trailer. The game...

Trove is going offline for two days to upgrade its data storage system

Heads up Trovians: Trion Worlds is preparing to take Trove offline for two days next week to upgrade its data storage...

EverQuesting: A 2016 franchise forecast for EverQuest Next, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Landmark

We've looked back at 2015 for the launched games EverQuest and EverQuest II, the long-lasting beta of Landmark, and the...

Lord of the Rings Online’s server woes continue

Days after Lord of the Rings Online moved to its new datacenter, the game is still being plagued by server issues that...

Blade & Soul plans star-studded launch event

If you haven't already, mark your calendar for next Tuesday, January 19th. That will be the day that the world comes to a halt...
IT'S THE FINAL COUNT DOWN

Elite: Dangerous has sold 1.4 million copies

After a solid year's worth of updates and the first pass of planetary landing mechanics, Elite: Dangerous has hit a grand total of...

2015 was TERA’s biggest year to date, but players aren’t appeased

TERA Senior Producer Matthew "Denommenator" Denomme has the honor of penning TERA's 2016 community address this week. In the post, he tells...
And it burns, burns, burns.

World of Warcraft’s design philosophy for tanks and healers in Legion

Good news, World of Warcraft tanks - you'll be taking more damage in Legion! And that really could be the good news,...
Exploding AoE mine-person.

The Daily Grind: What MMO character type would you be happy to never see again?

It occurred to me the other day that Star Wars: The Old Republic doesn't actually have a pet class. Every class can sort...

The Stream Team: Testing out MechWarrior Online’s Hunchback

MassivelyOP's MJ bought a new 'mech during MechWarrior Online's last sale and she's eager to test it out! Her spurge: the Hunchback HBK-4J. A...

Forsaken World’s Awakening expansion launches next week

PWE's Forsaken World is due for another big update this month. Awakening, dubbed the game's 16th expansion by PWE, launches on January 20th...

Worlds Adrift is hosting a creative writing contest

Worlds Adrift is hosting a creative writing contest whose winner will find his or her work included inside the game itself. To celebrate...
This. They're this.

Ultima Online is looking for fresh staff to run live events

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing content for a production MMO on the fly? Appreciate old games that still maintain staff to create...

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