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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Final Fantasy XIV explores the team behind the story of Heavensward

Final Fantasy XIV continues offering players a look behind the scenes of the game's development with a second video today. The first one...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Slothasor and the Guild Wars 2 AMA breakdown

It's been a bit of a whirlwind week for ArenaNet, especially with a jam-packed Reddit AMA that contained the announcement...
WHAT THE NOW

The SEC has charged Rhode Island corps over alleged 38 Studios fraud

It's been several years since 38 Studios collapsed in a pile of debt without an MMO to show for all of it, but...
Gotta go... well, mostly just away.

EVE Online delays its March update

Today was going to be the day that EVE Online dropped another monthly patch to its live server. It's not happening, though,...

Black Desert is increasing its server capacity

If you're having a hard time logging into or playing Black Desert Online, then take heart: The team is working on increasing server...
This is my surprised face.

The Division’s launch night is plagued with server (and doorway) issues

Did you expect The Division to have issues on launch night with its servers? No? Well then why not? Also, you would be...
EverQuest

The Daily Grind: Where are all the MMORPG themeparks?

A reader named Rogbarz emailed us toward the end of last year, lamenting the fact that we have a lot of upcoming indie games...

The Stream Team: A first look into Trinium Wars’ Early Access

Another game has joined the ranks of Steam's Early Access: Trinium Wars. If you wanted to get a peek inside this post-apocolyptic game but...
The Kobrave and the &c.

Shroud of the Avatar shows off kobold style

As players venture deeper into the underground of Shroud of the Avatar, they're going to run into kobolds. That's just the reality of...

Indie sandbox Sacrament heads to Kickstarter next week

Indie jack-of-all-trades sandbox Sacrament is planning a Kickstarter for March 16th, according to its recent podcast. Ferocity Unbound Core Studios developers Steeldeal, Layenem,...

EverQuest II’s PvP progression server is merging with PvE

So much for PvP progression play: If you are on EverQuest II's Deathtoll server, be prepared for a change of address. The PvP...
To be fair, some of these dudes are probably not good at this.

Join the Thieves Guild today in The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest DLC

The Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC is live today on the production servers. Those with active ESO Plus memberships will be...
Let's just say that no one involved in the making of this picture was a particularly nice person.

The Culling launches into early access even earlier than promised

Did you see the announcement that The Culling would be launching into early access on March 8th and weep bitter tears because...
This was only the start.

Wisdom of Nym: Odds and ends from Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2

I spent all of the last column talking about Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch, but boy, there's still more to talk about....
More than you know.

The Division is datamined out with a bit more Brooklyn than expected

The Division is almost here full-time, all the way live, and so forth. Don't want to wait until tomorrow, though? You can just...
Go boom.

Guild Wars 2 is not going back to biweekly updates: ‘When we’re shipping every two weeks, we just have to ship’

There's no way that the Guild Wars 2 AMA on Reddit could possibly top the big bombshell about Colin Johanson's departure that...
DCUO

The Daily Grind: What do F2P players offer a F2P MMORPG?

Almost a year ago, we debated the generally accepted wisdom that free-to-play players provide some sort of value to a game. Either they're...

MMO Week in Review: Black Desert is finally here (March 6, 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...

EVE Evolved: Analysing EVE’s new Economic Reports

EVE Online's massive and largely player-run economy has been a frequent topic of discussion on MMO blogs and gaming news sites over the years. The...

Jukebox Heroes: ARK: Survival Evolved’s soundtrack

If you've been hiding in a cave on Mars with your fingers in your ears and your social media feeds on the fritz, you...

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