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]

The Daily Grind: Will Turbine announce something big for Asheron’s Call next week?

Asheron's Call is sunsetting next week -- that much we know. But beyond that, we don't know a whole lot about the...

Massively Overthinking: Death and dying in MMORPGs

In March of last year, MOP's Justin wrote a detailed guide to the most common death penalties in MMORPGs. Last September, Gamasutra pulled...

The Stream Team: An Asheron’s Call adventure in paradise

Should Massively OP's MJ be scared? Andrew has an adventure planned, an adventurous adventure! He said they are heading to a tropical island paradise,...
Oh, right, more freaking sky pirates.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival livestream tickets go live

Can you not afford to head all the way to Frankfurt in Germany to finish off the Final Fantasy XIV fan festivals? Are...

Heroes and Villains explains its goals for seamless zoning

Heroes and Villains was one chunk of the original trifecta of superhero MMORPGs that sprang from the grave of City of Heroes,...

Marvel Heroes unveils new variant costumes, adjusts hero stats and abilities

The fallout from the massive and controversial Marvel Heroes Update 2.0 continues on, as players are struggling to adjust to the new game...

EverQuesting: Scoring our EverQuest franchise 2016 predictions

January 14th, 2016. On that date, I said we'd get to look back in a year and see just how many of my

We’re gonna have gorgeous hair in City of Titans

A few weeks ago, the Massively OP writers were hanging in the news room on a tear about mohawks. We're not against mohawks. Mohawks...

Mark Kern offers Em-8ER credit to Firefall players and founders

If you're a former Firefall player -- or a current one, since technically it's still alive -- and you are looking forward...

Ashes of Creation might end up paying you to play it

One of the interesting aspects of Ashes of Creation's business model is how the game will let you subsidize your subscription by earning...

LOTRO preps the bleak Wastes for Update 20

In an interview with MMORPG.com, Standing Stone opened up some more about the pre-expansion update that's coming to Lord of the...
Oh, I'll ride that.

Star Trek Online’s Season 12 Reckoning is live today ahead of 7th anniversary hoopla

Season 12: Reckoning is live in Star Trek Online today, just a few days ahead of the iconic MMO's seventh birthday. "To commemorate...

The Stream Team: Looking at Landmark’s builds

It's down to Landmark's last month, and Massively OP's MJ wants to personally take in as many of the great player-made creations as she...

Shroud of the Avatar unloads one of its largest releases to date

Thanks to the confluence of holiday time off and the culmination of several projects, Shroud of the Avatar's Release 38 is turning...
hoooorse

Choose My Adventure: Nice things about Lord of the Rings Online

The thing about the level of Lord of the Rings Online that I'm playing at is that they are not exactly replete with...

SuperData: Pokemon Go sinks during record-setting December sales season

The analysts at SuperData have released to the public part of a report on December 2016's gaming industry today, calling December a...
..but because it is hard

One Elder Scrolls Online player builds a house… out of housing decorations

If developers give players resources, they will find things to do with them. Case in point: A player in The Elder Scrolls Online...

Black Desert’s GMs ran some epic live Margoria events yesterday

Missing studio-led MMORPG events in your games, especially as Asheron's Call goes dark next week? Kakao apparently did too, as the launch...
This is not that lightsaber, but I care so little I'm not hunting down a picture.

Star Wars: The Old Republic explains the Bolster changes in Patch 5.1

Players who logged in to Star Wars: The Old Republic after patch 5.1 and jumped right into PvP probably noticed right away that...

ArcheAge invites your guild on an adventure this week

This week's ArcheAge patch has kicked off a string of events to keep you occupied well into February. To start with, the fantasy MMO has...

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