bioware

Major MMO studio owned by EA, famous for its RPG franchises and particularly to MMO players for Star Wars: The Old Republic

One Shots: Avoid these vacation destinations

When you're planning your summer MMO vacation, there will be a lot of places bidding for your time and gold. But not every resort...

The Daily Grind: What older MMO feature deserves some dev love?

Lately I've been enjoying myself a big ol' dose of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I don't do boosts in that game, so...

The Stream Team: The Shroud of SWTOR

Massively OP's Larry thinks MJ could do with some more chaos in her life, so he's introducing her to The Shroud in SWTOR (who...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers your favorite type of resource gathering?

You know, we talk about crafting a lot here on Massively OP, but gathering doesn't get nearly as much love, and yet pretty much...

The Daily Grind: Who is the greatest female NPC in an MMO?

From Jaina to Wonder Woman, Vette to Galadriel, MMORPGs sport an inspiring roster of strong and fascinating women. Sometimes they headline the game, as...

Anthem discusses the design goals for getting loot and gearing up in the rebooted version of the shooter

BioWare Austin studio director Christian Dailey promised in his last preview of the Anthem reboot that a new dev blog would be...

Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

It's been a long, strange, and wonderful journey to explore MMORPG music with you here in Jukebox Heroes. And while I am anticipating...

One Shots: The ultimate tree house

When I asked for pictures of plant houses in online games, I wasn't quite expecting that notion to sprout and grow into this tremendous...

The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

Whenever the topic -- the argument -- of Star Wars MMOs arises, the debate is usually between the merits of the sandboxy Star...

Star Wars: The Old Republic begins ranked PvP season 13

Out with the old season and in with the new! Star Wars: The Old Republic kicked off Ranked PvP Season 13 this...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...
This, uh. This was a thing.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 281: A Steamy summer

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR and Wurm Online launching on Steam, FFXIV's 5.3 patch, Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis, the Fable MMO rumor, Valiance Online, and Elder Scrolls Online on Stadia, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and WoW, plus a mailbag topic on FFXIV's unskippable dungeons.

Fight or Kite: Return of the PvP in Star Wars The Old Republic

With the launch of SWTOR on Steam this week (and totally, completely, not a beautiful coincidence), I finally reclaimed my account and...

Concept art pieces for the Anthem reboot show off new locations and classically-styled pirates

All we've heard about the upcoming reboot to multiplayer robo-suit shooter Anthem is that it's going to take some time to get...

Star Wars The Old Republic got a shot in the arm thanks to its Steam launch

It would seem that the decision to launch on Steam was a good one for Star Wars The Old Republic as the...

Hello there! Star Wars The Old Republic just officially launched on Steam

Remember back when EA refused to put much of anything on Steam, lest it compete with its own Origin platform? Those days have fast...
Sure. That sounds right.

Not So Massively: Online ARPGs are the pizza of gaming

I spend a lot of time thinking about online ARPGs these days. It's always been a genre I've enjoyed, and since taking over the...
Front lines.

Global Chat: What gets us grumpy in MMOs

Whoever said "always look on the bright side of life" obviously never talked to gamers, because we are a notorious bunch for looking at...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: Classic alt challenges for MMOs

When you start up your first character in a new MMO, it's all fresh and novel. But if you're the sort of tedious weirdo...
M'qote

Vague Patch Notes: Don’t alter MMO systems for people who never liked them to begin with

Here's a concept that just would not leave my mind thanks to World of Warcraft, but it's not a bad thing. But in...

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