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]

Pantheon’s Cleric is the ultimate team player

There comes a point in any MMO's early development when the players find themselves at the end of their patience for yet another zone...

Blade & Soul releases Rising Waters, reaches 2M players in the west

Are you finished with all of the content that Blade & Soul has to offer, now that you've had a few weeks to...

Neverwinter trade bar store bait-and-switch causes community stir

Neverwinter's Xbox One community has had to live with the fact that its version of the game would always be lagging behind the...
Sometimes we're all on the same side... sort of.

The Daily Grind: Is early access to content a good thing in MMOs?

Because I was subscribed at the right time, I had access to Star Wars: The Old Republic's next major story chapter two days...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to City of Steam

No doubt by now you have heard that the indie steampunk City of Steam has been shuttered. And while its demise won't...

Battle Bards podcast listens to housing music

When an MMO player gets cozy in his or her in-game home, the sound is as essential to the ambiance as the decor. Not...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 50: Happy birthday MOP!

On this week's Massively OP Podcast, Justin and Bree discuss MOP's first birthday, DUST 514, H1Z1, DCUO, Hearthstone, Anarchy Online, Diablo III, and TSW, with a mailbag question on the return of MMO subs.

Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC patch notes

ZeniMax Online Studios has released incremental patch notes for the version of Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC currently on the...
Too soon? No.

Nerd Kingdom is ‘strongly considering’ making TUG free in some form

As TUG engages in the process of transferring over to a new engine, Nerd Kingdom continues to discuss what it's thinking in...

Pumpkin Online downgrades from MMO status, aims for beta by winter

Let's do a catch-up post on the development of the non-combat dating sim Pumpkin Online, shall we? Back in October 2015, the team...

Hellbug event makes strange bedfellows of Trove and Defiance

One thing that's quite apparent by now is that Trion Worlds adores its crossover promotions. It's happening again, as Defiance's hellbugs are...
Needs a little lie-down.

Neverwinter’s Underdark lands on consoles, Maze Engine is prepped for PC

It's getting very dark for Neverwinter players on the Xbox One. One might even argue that it's getting underdark. Why one might argue...

Amazon reveals new game engine and multiplayer game service

Engines have been big news for MMO players in recent months as indie sandbox The Repopulation's struggles with Hero Engine drove it offline...
Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s 10 for the Devs on the shooters that influence its combat

Star Citizen Animation Director Steve Bender and Technical Director Sean Tracy helm the game's latest Ten for the Developers video, in which...

RIFT talks about its new souls, one might be the Maelstrom

The RIFT community is certainly abuzz about all of the big changes and plans for the game in 2016, not the least of...
Remember, you were the ones who couldn't wait for this game.

Take a look at the endgame setup in Bless Online’s current beta

The level cap is going to be where you spend the lion's share of your time in any online game just by the nature...
Nope, not illustrating this. Have a spaceship.

EVE Online patches in a new camera and skill point trading

The developers behind EVE Online work very hard to make sure that the game is pretty to look at. That's important. But you...
No levels, but still levels just like always.

Trove’s new character power ranking system rolls out today

What level is your favorite character class in Trove? There are rather more answers to that question than you might think. Sure, there's...
Black Desert

Reserve your Black Desert character names today ahead of beta 2

Black Desert's name reservation period opens this afternoon at 1 p.m. EST as promised. Pre-order players can swing over to the
TIme to pay the pipers indeed.

SWTOR continues the expansion story with today’s Anarchy in Paradise release

It's time to get angry, break things, and start some fires in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Patch 4.1 Anarchy in Paradise arrives...

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