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.

Ultima Online’s Rising Tide update launches today with improved ship combat, vet rewards, and kitchens

At the beginning of 2019, Broadsword announced big things for Ultima Online: an entire year of content on the high seas, inspired by...
Sand!

Old School RuneScape improves its quest panel while providing plenty of sand storage

Do you need help storing sand in old school RuneScape? Good news, then, as the game's latest patch adds in a new Sandstone...
Everyone likes hunting, everyone likes bounties! Why didn't this work?

RuneScape is yanking the Bounty Hunter system, consolidating shape-changing, and more

Sometimes the best way to improve content in an MMO is to throw it away, remove it from the game, and then pretend it...

The MOP Up: MapleStory goes to the arcade

If you're playing MapleStory, chances are that you're not too prim and proper to enjoy some goofy fun. So pop in a quarter...

Jukebox Heroes: Eldevin’s soundtrack

I can't say that Eldevin has ever risen very high on my MMO radar, but over the past year or so I've noticed...
SO many things.

RuneScape’s lady devs host AMA on getting started in the industry, stream abuse, and rocks

In honor of International Womens' Day, the ladies (and at least one dude) who work at RuneScape studio Jagex have graciously teamed...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for getting your character super drunk?

Fallout 76's dev blog a few weeks ago about its upcoming brewing and distilling skills - which are actually surprisingly detailed - got...
All right, I can sort of see it.

Anarchy Online’s first-ever progression server, Rubi-Ka 2019, is now live

As promised, Funcom has rolled out Anarchy Online's first "fresh-start" progression server today. The studio's calling it Rubi-Ka 2019, and yes, you...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

The MOP Up: Space Engineers jury-rigs a release

Everyone knows that engineers are the unsung heroes of civilization, and space engineers doubly so! So join us in saluting Space Engineers, the...
Skeleton bows.

Old School RuneScape implements a rollback due to a surfeit of Twisted Bows

Players of the oldest school variety of RuneScape will be losing a stretch of time today. The game's most recent update added a...

Funcom previews Anarchy Online’s fresh start server on latest stream

It's called "Rubi-Ka 2019." That's the official designation of Anarchy Online's fresh start server coming our way in the near future. The...

Jagex picks up EVE Online vet Nathan Richardsson, is still working on multiple secret MMOs

If you've been reading Massively OP for a while, you're not going to be surprised whatsoever to once again hear the news that Jagex...

Experience Anarchy Online from the beginning with its upcoming fresh start server

Last December, Funcom made some waves in the Anarchy Online community with a seemingly out-of-nowhere Facebook poll asking fans if there...
snek? heckin snek?

RuneScape launches its third and final Elite Dungeon, the Shadow Reef

All seasoned adventurers in RuneScape are encouraged to dive into the last Elite Dungeon today. This of course means "seasoned" as a synonym...

Ultima Online’s first big update of the year drops in March with new high seas content

Broadsword has been tinkering on Ultima Online's first big content drop of the year, Rising Tide, and after weeks of testing, it's...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...

Hyperspace Beacon: The Star Wars MMOs and communities beyond SWTOR

Time flies: I am now coming up on nine years of covering Star Wars: The Old Republic professionally. Of course, I was...

RuneScape’s latest patch focuses on bug-fixes and quality-of-life improvements

A new RuneScape patch went live this week, but after the last few updates -- which, as you might recall, introduced a new...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

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