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.

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RuneScape patches in changes to player-owned farms

Changes to player-owned farms are in the air today for RuneScape; the game's patch this week implements changes announced recently. Experience gained...

Ultima Online’s publish 106, Forsaken Foes, is live on the eve of its 22nd birthday

Would you believe we're just a week away from the seminal game of the MMO genre's 22nd birthday? We are indeed, and Ultima...

Choose My Adventure: Accidentally naked adventures in Legends of Aria

It would probably stand to reason that my rise in confidence in Legends of Aria would take a hit this week. But mercifully,...
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

The MOP Up: Plants vs. Zombies goes multiplayer

Do you remember that quirky personality-filled Plants vs. Zombies lane defense game from way back when? Popcap has been expanding that series franchise ever...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s ban a word from the MMORPG lexicon

A while back, an MMO player I follow on Twitter who also happens to be super into sports retweeted something fun into my feed:...
We're going to be here for a very long while, princess.

Vague Patch Notes: Timesinks, sunk time, and MMOs

Here's a fun question I asked myself a lot back in the day: Why, exactly, did leveling take so long in Final Fantasy XI? The obvious...
Diverse!

RuneScape has cancelled the Weapon Diversity project, but not its goals

There was a noble goal at the heart of RuneScape's Weapon Diversity project: making every individual weapon type feel like a distinct choice beyond...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

Funcom is still working on co-op shooter and multiplayer Dune game, according to Q2 2019 financials

Buried under all the WoW Classic news at the end of August was Funcom's second quarter financial report. Let's rectify our oversight with a...

RuneScape makes UI changes to mobile, patches in fixes to PC, and discusses how the devs create content

Whenever RuneScape does stuff, it seems to do it in what can only be described as a hadouken of updates. And just like...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

First impressions of WoW Classic – from a total World of Warcraft newbie

The gaming world is abuzz with excitement over World of Warcraft Classic. Players around the world are gushing with nostalgia over this trip...

RuneScape studio Jagex reveals the 2019 RuneFest event’s full schedule

With October a month away, excitement is rising for this year's RuneFest. Taking place on October 4th and 5th in England, the RuneScape...

The Daily Grind: Which class would you just love to port from one MMO to another?

Earlier this summer, Standing Stone Game announced a brand-new and unique class for Dungeons and Dragons Online: the Alchemist. No, it's not just...

Dark Age of Camelot drops Q&A, Ultima Online rolls more of Forsaken Foes to the test server

Call this news piece the Broadsword Corner. Actually, don't, because that's not terribly interesting. That said, both of Broadsword MMORPGs -- Dark Age...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ Strike Force is all up in your face

Giant monster hunting isn't just a sacred duty of those sworn to protect that one blacksmith and his family, it's also a competition between...

Legends of Aria is merging server clusters as Legends of Ultima’s player shard progresses

Earth and Sky will soon become one. Specifically, the Verdant Earth and Azure Sky server clusters of Legends of Aria, which reportedly is...

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