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]

Albion Online publishes its first novel, Landfall

Does your MMO have an official novel? Well, Albion Online isn't even out yet and it is breaking literary barriers with its first...
Yes, this is the proper use of the franchise.

Breath of Fire 6 launches this week in Japan

Are you a fan of the old Breath of Fire console RPG series? Did you think that the series would be substantially improved by...

Order and Chaos Online player distributes GM powers, havoc ensues

Imagine this scenario: An MMO player somehow gains access to a "DevBox," a special set of tools that GMs and devs can use to...
Memetic's sloth was less disturbing.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 52: Horror sloth!

Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert 's cash shop, H1Z1, Guild Wars 2, ArcheAge's laundry, Devilian, Grim Dawn, FFXIV, and TSW, with mailbag questions on voiceover localization.
Please learn to brighten these screenshots. And not to brown-wash them.

Revival discusses the size and the history of estates

A huge portion of Revival's funding and development centers around the real estate market, so it's not shock that the game's estates are...
This is into the part of the horror movie franchise where it just got silly.

Hellgate: London is on Android as a first-person shooter

Back in November, Hellgate: London shut down once again. But now it's back. You can't actually shut down this game, it just...

Activision Blizzard completes acquisition of King Digital Entertainment

Corporate acquisitions take a while, but Activision Blizzard has completed its acquisition of King Digital Entertainment, a deal which was first...

Hyperspace Beacon: An open letter to the creators of the SWTOR Cartel Packs

Dear BioWare, First off, it might be unfair that I’m addressing this open letter to the whole staff of BioWare when I really should...

Hostility and bounty systems arrive in Star Citizen

Are you a law-abiding space citizen who's not above partaking in some mob vigilante justice? Or are you a sneaky ne'er-do-well who wants to...

Interview: Neverwinter’s Maze Engine expansion launches March 15

If you thought you were done with Drizzt, think again. Adventures aren't over in Neverwinter’s Underdark; players will continue with the story that...

WildStar takes you on an icy tour through Arcterra

The spirit of exploration is flaming high in WildStar these days, as Carbine is preparing to unleash a new content update that...

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2 is out today

Fans of Final Fantasy XIV, start your engines! And also start your downloads because Final Fantasy XIV's patch 3.2 is live today...

Rumor: SWTOR datamining leads to megaserver speculation

According to the Star Wars: The Old Republic player-run datamining site TOR Community, the current "PvE and PvP servers are being replaced with PvE...
At last, good stuff.

EverQuest II plans big spring update, EU server merges

Development on EverQuest II has been very quiet all through January and most of February, but that's just from our perspective. A new...
DAGRON

Rank 55 Dragons wins the ESL Pro League Season for Guild Wars 2

The first season of Guild Wars 2's professional e-sports league has come to its conclusion. And who won? Well, in the macro sense, no...
whatevs

Black Desert plans special events for the game’s launch

The final beta test for Black Desert recedes into the horizon, but that's all right; there are only a few more days before...

The Daily Grind: What’s the greatest MMO innovation of the last few years?

Last week on the Massively OP Podcast, we tried to answer a question from long-time listener Spagomat, who told us he keeps going...

Life is Feudal adds immersion with seasons patch

How many times have you expressed (or seen expressed) the desire to watch seasons change in an MMO? That's not a feature that most...

Shroud of the Avatar is an ally for player-created quests

It should be rather obvious by now that the Shroud of the Avatar dev team is just as focused on involving the community...

Asker Online is closing down next month

Well, that did not last long. Only months after launching, Asker Online announced that it is shutting down on March 22nd. The action...

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