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]

Massively OP’s MMORPG Valentine’s Day 2016 roundup

If you're one of those gamers who needs goofy real-world holidays in your MMOs, then this weekend is for you, as sappy pink hearts,...

DC Universe Online Episode 22 introduces new Superman-themed content

Episode 22 is on the way for Daybreak's superhero MMO DC Universe Online. Creative Director SJ "NerdOfPrey" Mueller explains that the episode will...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: Being positive vs. being honest in games criticism

Today's column is about the time I tackled my father and stormed out of the house. It is also about World of Warcraft....

Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded to sunset less than two months after its launch

Call it Gunslinger Stratos Unloaded. Square Enix's colorful action title Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded officially launched in Japan six days ago, and yet it's...

Interview: The Repopulation’s lead dev on its new engine and survival spin-off Fragmented

Following Above & Beyond Technologies' January announcement that it was solving The Repopulation's HeroEngine crisis by getting the heck away from HeroEngine,...

Neverwinter refuses to add items back into trade bar store, offers apologies and compensation

A couple of days ago Massively OP reported that Perfect World Entertainment purposefully removed several items from Neverwinter's Xbox One trade...
Well, whose fault is that?

Star Wars: The Old Republic is launching the next story chapter on March 10th

With the tenth chapter of Knights of the Fallen Empire available to players of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the question on...
Fashion is passion.

Final Fantasy XIV offers up a trailer for patch 3.2

Players of Final Fantasy XIV have 11 more days until patch 3.2 comes smashing onto the live game. That means more Alexander, two...

Massively Overthinking: The best government for an MMO guild

This week's question comes to us from Das Tal developer Alexander Zacherl, who says his team is in the process of implementing a...

Skyforge patch starts V-Day event, adds souped-up screenshot feature

Tired of seeing red hearts and pink frosting everywhere you go this month? Then you better avoid Skyforge with a passion, as the...

Crowfall talks about the connection between currency and skill

A new five-part video community Q&A with Crowfall's developers tackles an interesting range of questions, such as the recent combat revamp and what...

WoW sees ‘growth’ in Q4 2015; Legion still on track for summer

Activision-Blizzard has posted its Q4 2015 financial report, touting record digital revenues up 20% year over year, thanks in part to game...

Neverwinter trots out a parade of famous faces for its next update

One of the big advantages of Forgotten Realms setting is that it comes pre-packaged with well-known fictional characters that have achieved some sort of...

Elite Dangerous revamps its mission system

If you're coming from a normal MMO, you might want to be careful what mission you take in Elite Dangerous. Missions that are...

Perfect Ten: MMO problems we don’t really have these days

The weird thing about our perception of time is that we don't always realize just how much things are changing around us unless we...

Sword and Bored special edition birthday comic: ‘Anniversary gifts’

Mo helps us celebrate the site's birthday by opening an anniversary gift inside his MMO.

EVE Online player buys nearly $7,000 worth of skill injectors

EVE Online's passive skill training system lets players slowly accumulate skill points over time, and until recently there was no way to actively skip...

How Shroud of the Avatar is making a fortune on the housing market

For a game that isn't even released so far, Shroud of the Avatar is making serious bank on player housing. From entry-level plots...
Hashtag-will-fight-you.

Crowfall explains its testing status and testing invitation patterns

Good news, fans of Crowfall! The team has done some initial testing with the new client controller and combat performance does appear...

Interview: John Smedley on Hero’s Song crowdfunding and the future

Following the abrupt cancellation of the Kickstarter for Pixelmage Games' sandboxy OARPG Hero's Song, we chatted with studio CEO and MMORPG veteran...

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