classic mmo

Generally used to describe MMOs from before World of Warcraft’s launch in 2004, though sometimes shortened to describe just the first few MMOs launched prior to 2000.

Old School RuneScape boots employee for in-game cheating, police are involved

Jagex has apparently fired a member of the Old School RuneScape mod team for "gross misuse of moderator privileges." "During our rigorous routine system...

DragonCon 2018: Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs on VR, battle royale, and more

"It’s about time." Those are not my words referring to the current development status of Camelot Unchained. No, those came directly from the...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s starbase defense

With the Age of Discovery pack on its way this fall, players of Star Trek Online are probably curious what the studio has up its...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Heroes moves into the Paragon Studios era

As we move into the fourth of five installments in the history, development, and downfall of City of Heroes, you may be wondering...

Ultima Online’s 101st update is rolling out as player-made castles are ported into the game

Ultima Online's publish 101 has begun rolling out to the first-wave production servers today, meaning the update will trickle out to the rest...
If I had known then what I know now, I... would have felt no different, really, but it might have mitigated stuff.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 186: The perfect storm of MMO news

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.

Ultima Online’s 21st anniversary patch introduces astronomy to Britannia

Ultima Online's 21st birthday is creeping up on us here, which means the game is older than some of our readers and will...
Oh, all right.

RuneScape hits highest sub peak in seven years as Jagex pulls in record financial performance

If you're not paying attention, you might never realize that RuneScape is still kicking ass and taking names. But the money doesn't lie,...

Old School RuneScape’s mobile version launches October 30

Just in time for Halloween, Old School RuneScape will be formally launching for mobile. Jagex announced this morning that OSRS will land on...

EVE Evolved: How would you reboot EVE Online?

EVE Online has been pretty comfortable in its hardcore sci-fi MMO niche for over 15 years now, working its way through dozens of expansions...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMORPG swag of all time?

In a conversation about the recent Starflight 3 Fig campaign - which you won't see covered here since it's not multiplayer, but let...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: MMOs with the most needlessly obtuse stats

One of my favorite reviewers of tabletop RPGs at one point opined that percentile systems were one of the best tabletop mechanics possible, simply...

Working As Intended: Returning to Star Wars Galaxies – in 2018

If you've followed the Massively OP Podcast this summer or read any of my ramblings in Daily Grinds and WRUPs, you probably know that...

Shroud of the Avatar expands dye palettes to more furniture in this week’s update

One of my first MMORPG memories revolves around my standing at Britain bank in Ultima Online, offering to dye people's clothes for gold -...

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World soars past 10 million copies (August 26, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

RuneFest 2018 doubles its length and grows its capacity (to party)

Didn't get tickets to BlizzCon this November? There's an arguably better and more passionate MMO convention waiting for you over in the United Kingdom...

The Game Archaeologist: City of Villains, enhancement diversification, and Going Rogue

It's always easy to look back at the making of City of Heroes and its first year with a memory tinted...
Oh, again.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO gives you the best choices for character growth?

Between the talent panel and the new Heart of Azeroth interface, World of Warcraft's dev team certainly has embraced the concept of streamlined...

RuneScape readies a double XP weekend while Old School RuneScape runs final iOS test

Better limber up your mouse clicking finger, because you're going to need it next week when RuneScape triggers a double XP weekend...

New World preview from Gamescom slips into the wild as Amazon announces alpha signups

The first previews of Amazon Game Studios' New World MMORPG are finally trickling in from Gamescom just as the wraps are coming off...

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