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 shows off its sector map for Season 12

It's been a long time since Star Trek Online first launched. The game has subsequently had four expansions, two skill revamps, a new...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.5 in review, part 2

I mentioned previously that I went through Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch faster than I can recall going through a patch in...

Shroud of the Avatar draws Valentine’s Day inspiration from ye olde decorations

Riding that Release 38 high, the Shroud of the Avatar team is back with its weekly newsletter to talk about what's coming...

LOTRO saddles a free horse for VIP members

To both reward current subscribers and encourage new ones to hop on board, Lord of the Rings Online is gifting VIP accounts with...

RIFT 4.1: Forged in Flame is coming in March

The first major post-Starfall Prophecy content drop for RIFT is coming in just a month. This past weekend, the team announced that...

Elder Scrolls Online plots reveal of ‘next great chapter’ for tomorrow

Over the weekend, the official Elder Scrolls Online Twitter account tweeted a brief video of what appears to be smoldering volcanic vent, prompting players to renew...

MMORPG developers, GDC organizers speak out against US ‘Muslim ban’

You might want to keep politics out of gaming, but politics has a way of forcing itself in the door no matter what. Multiple MMO developers...

The Daily Grind: What’s your biggest pet peeve about MMORPG comment sections?

Say farewell to Livefyre, folks: Later this week, Massively OP will be migrating to a new comment system. It's not entirely of our own...

MMO Week in Review: On the eve of Conan Exiles (January 29, 2017)

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...
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Final Fantasy XIV inspires a new live-action Japanese show

There are lots of stories in Final Fantasy XIV, and one such story is being adapted for a new live-action series in Japan....

The MOP Up: Players petition to ‘revive’ Ultima Online (January 29, 2017)

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...
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DC Universe Online discusses the playstyles supported with the stat revamp

As DC Universe Online overhauls its stats, it's helpful to know how the game actually expects players to play the game. The answer...

Guild Chat: Dealing with anxiety and the pressures of MMORPG guilds

Welcome along to another issue of Guild Chat, the column through which the Massively Overpowered community can come together to help readers in...

Did Elder Scrolls Online just tease Morrowind’s Vvardenfell DLC?

If you've been living under a volcano... perhaps a red one... for the last couple of months, you may have missed all the speculation...

The Game Archaeologist: Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds

I confess that I have a particular fascination for MMOs that came into existence in the 1990s. It's not only the fact that I...

One Shots: A purrrfect sunset

What makes a good sunset even better? When you get to curl up with your favorite pet and share a Hallmark moment together. UpayaCrow kicks...
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The Daily Grind: Which MMO expansion has the blandest setting?

Expansions are not all created equally. World of Warcraft went from the surreal alien landscapes of Outland and the frozen tundra of Northrend...

Camelot Unchained is putting its new animation system through its paces

One of the key foundations for Camelot Unchained was laid this past week, as the team introduced its brand-new animation system. Mark...

Asheron’s Call appears to be suffering DDOS attacks

If you've been trying to get into Asheron's Call this weekend for one last look ahead of its sunset -- and failing --...

The Stream Team: Out on Black Desert’s expanded ocean

What should follow a desert expansion? An ocean! Black Desert Online's Margoria expansion this week opened up vast stretches of the high seas for...

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