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 has officially launched

Tree of Savior is officially free-to-play and ready to download on Steam as of today's maintenance. "This means that our DLC products...
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The Daily Grind: What do you think about NPC party members in MMORPGs?

I've been thinking a lot about classic Guild Wars lately -- the anniversary always does this to me. And one of my favorite...

The Stream Team: Choosing sides in Marvel Heroes’ Civil War event

There's civil war in the Marvel universe, and that means folks are choosing sides even in Marvel Heroes. So who does MassivelyOP's MJ root...
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Shroud of the Avatar raised another $67K in last week’s telethon

Did you tune in during the last Shroud of the Avatar telethon? If not, you missed singing, dancing, and the live footage of...

Worlds Adrift’s deserts aren’t deserted

Don't fall for the mistake of thinking that all deserts are boring and vacant wastelands. In both reality and in the hands of talented...

Trinium Wars drops new Puton update and price

What SPF sunblock works best in irradiated lands? The early access sci-fi MMO Trinium Wars just opened up a harsh, barren land of...
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Chronicles of Elyria’s got lots of land, and big donors get first pick

Chronicles of Elyria's hit another Kickstarter milestone today: It's pulled in 75% of its $900,000 goal in less than a week. Soulbound...

World of Warcraft fan mods the restoration of Blood Elf zone Quel’Thalas

All hail the modders, doing bizarre things for our fun! Today's modding hero is a World of Warcraft fan named Hayven, whose...

RIFT has a new reward system just for subscribers

If you haven't gotten the message lately, Trion Worlds is pushing very hard to encourage RIFT players to subscribe up with patron...

Empyrean is building ‘MMOs you can beat’

Empyrean Interactive is coining a new acronym this season: PCA, which stands for persistent cooperative adventure, a "radically different" take on the...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV could use some Merit Points

The cross-class system in Final Fantasy XIV is not good. It functions, yes, but the mixing and matching of abilities from other classes...
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Exile Online launches its Kickstarter campaign

It seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago that we first let you know about Exile Online, a planned sandbox...

Nostalrius team surveys community about a World of Warcraft legacy ruleset

As we've been reporting, the team from the shuttered Nostalrius World of Warcraft emulator has been appointed as "ambassadors" of a sort...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite type of grind in an MMORPG?

Grind is not a thing people generally love in MMORPGs, but what's actually considered to be grind varies wildly from player to player. You...

MMO Week in Review: The Star Trek Online expansion schism (May 8, 2016)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in...

Get a look at World of Warcraft’s new Stormwind park

Has the creation of a park in an MMORPG ever caused such excitement? When World of Warcraft: Legion arrives at the end of...

The MOP Up: Setting a VR world record (May 8, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

ArcheAge empowers guilds to build cities

What's an MMO sandbox without the ability for players to construct their own cities? A small, ant-ridden sandbox with a broken plastic shovel and...

Guild Chat: How to reacclimate when coming back to EVE Online

Welcome along to another edition of Guild Chat, the space in which I get together with the MOP commenters to help a reader in...

One Shots: Slipping between shadows

I'm not one of the stealthy types in MMOs, mostly because very few games give me the chance to hang upside-down from rafters and...

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