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]

Leaderboard: Which gaming genre do you play most often besides MMORPGs?

My earliest PC games were space sims, 4X games, and then, naturally, RPGs -- especially sandbox RPGs. MMORPGs seemed like a natural evolution for...

Guild Chat: Minors and MMOs: Family-friendly guilds

Welcome along to another advice-filled edition of Guild Chat for a double-bill of advice for better facilitating junior players in guilds. I received...

World of Warcraft’s Stormheim stars you in a Norse epic

If you are fascinated with World of Warcraft's winged Vrykrul, then your first stop in the Legion leveling process should definitely be...

One Shots: Ruins in the jungle

Could Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' greatest achievement be in its architecture? Even though I haven't played it, I certainly have...
Well-told, but not well-planned.

The Daily Grind: Do you have to reach the top of an MMO to really understand the game?

We all play MMOs in different ways, and I personally tend to play to reach the top. It's no shock if I tell you...

Divergence Online introduces Operator profession, land and air vehicles

Divergence Online posted a big update yesterday bringing land and air vehicles to testers along with a brand-new biome called Anduine, an...

Final Fantasy XI outlines its September update plans

More adventures, monsters, and rewards are on the way to the busiest MMO in retirement, Final Fantasy XI. Yesterday Square-Enix posted...

The four ways you’ll become more powerful in RIFT: Starfall Prophecy

When RIFT: Starfall Prophecy goes live this fall, character growth won't merely be limited to another five levels and associated stat increases....

The Game Archaeologist: The silent world of Tibia

If I were to tell you that there's a Western MMO out there that's as old as Ultima Online and yet still has...
Oh dear.

WRUP: Lorem ipsum edition

Welcome back to What Are You Playing, the game where we tell you what we're playing this weekend and you tell us insert...

The Daily Grind: What makes you excited to log into your MMO?

I love it when my interest in an MMO hits those occasional spikes where I'm logging in not just because it's what I do...
It's the gift that keeps on taking.

Betawatch: Star Citizen gets persistent (August 26, 2016)

Depending on your definitions, Star Citizen is already pretty persistent. For example, it's already persistently crowdfunding, persistently putting out new ships for the...
Well, this was a little on the nose, wasn't it?

TERA is offering players pigs who do in fact fly

You know all of those crazy things you said you'd do when pigs fly? Well, that's a thing that's happening. TERA has
what wait what

Destiny charity stream raises over $500,000

Kudos to Destiny fans: They may be passionate about their game, but they are also big on helping others. A week-long charity stream...

Check out this in-depth Lost Ark preview

There's no doubt that Lost Ark has it going on in the visual department, but is there real substance behind the flashy style...

Microsoft pulls the plug on Halo Online in Russia

Sorry, Russia: Master Chief is turning his back on you after all. Announced a year and a half ago, Halo Online had some fans...

Worlds Adrift player chronicles alpha life

With the next Worlds Adrift alpha event coming up (be sure to sign up by Monday!), players may be wondering what they...

Why Eternal Crusade is launching on Steam first

Last week, Behaviour Interactive and Namco Bandai announced a release date for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade -- September 23 -- but it...

Bless starts selling Russian founder packs

While we still wait here in the west for Bless Online to make the leap to Europe and North America, we do know...

Guild Wars 2 devs reminisce about launch night four years ago

ArenaNet has released a new video celebrating Guild Wars 2's fourth anniversary and thanking players for their participation. In it, devs and...

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