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.

The MOP Up: Ragnarok Online EU is relaunching

Ragnarok Online is changing hands in Europe, and as part of that, the long-running fantasy MMO is relaunching with a different spin under...

RuneScape’s RuneFest 2019 picks dinosaur theme, promises ‘huge game-changing announcements’

We knew when this year's RuneScape convention is taking place: October 4th to 5th. We knew where, too: the Farnborough International Exhibition...

Some Assembly Required: A Stage Reborn brings live theater to Final Fantasy XIV

There's roleplaying in MMORPGs, and then there is playing a role! We're talking pixelated actors performing live theater within a virtual world. Yes, it's...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...
THAT'S NOW HOW LAWS WORK

A lawsuit against Jagex for muting a player is thrown out in five days

Let's tell a story about one Amro Elansari, a player of RuneScape who was muted for undisclosed reasons (so almost certainly involving his...

RuneScape patches holes in Land Out of Time, promotes summer special sub sale

With RuneScape's Land Out of Time fresh on the live servers as of last week, Jagex is already looking ahead to post-launch...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...
Mouth.

RuneScape studio Jagex contradicts claim that its Chinese owner resold it

OK, so maybe Jagex hasn't been sold again, yet. The backstory: Earlier this year, we covered the news that RuneScape developer Jagex was being put...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 228: Justin, interrupted

Justin and Bree discuss anticipated MMOs, Warframe, FFXIV, WoW Classic, Pagan Online, Fallout 76, RuneScape, Blue Protocol, and Elite Dangerous, with mailbag questions on how MMOs find audiences and how we pick which MMOs to cover.

RuneScape studio Jagex has been sold, again, this time valued at $530M

Back at the beginning of 2019, we covered the news that RuneScape developer Jagex was being put up for sale by the Chinese holding...

RuneScape’s Land Out of Time has launched – check out the trailer

It's a big day for RuneScape: Land Out of Time is dropping for the original-flavor game. Well, the most original-flavor version of...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

Ultima Online announces Forsaken Foes update for this fall

With Forgotten Treasures live on the production servers, Broadsword is already looking ahead to the unkillable Ultima Online's next entry in its...

Old School RuneScape ponders partnerships and puts it to a player poll

Old School RuneScape is, in its own words, "resolutely a subscription-only game," and as it's subscription-only game, one of the biggest things the...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...
Hey kid, I'm a dragon. Stop all the third-party tool usin'. Help dragon.

Dark Age of Camelot addresses questions about buff stacking and synergy

Players have had years to search out the intricacies of design in Dark Age of Camelot, but there's still more to learn, as...
Old and busted.

Old School RuneScape is taking aim at account security

You all have phones, right? Because you can use those to enable two-factor authentication for RuneScape, something that Jagex strongly encourages you to...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...

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