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.

I'm sure it's a coincidence.

Craig Morrison announces his departure from Blizzard

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It's time for the departure of yet another name you might recognize from Blizzard, but you might recognize him from other projects as well....

Massively Uplifting: Summer goodness from SOLO, EVE, Bungie, Warframe, and Guild Wars

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...

Embers Adrift offers a progress report on world locations, character models, and gameplay systems

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It's been just over a month since we learned that Saga of Lucimia is wholesale rebranding and rejiggering itself into a new title: Embers...

The MOP Up: Warface tops 117 million registered players, Skyforge is up to 13 million

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Warface -- no, not Warframe, it's that other game -- is being held up as one of the crown jewels in My.Games' portfolio. My.Games...

Old School RuneScape became a gold seller’s paradise fueled by Venezuelan hyperinflation

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We can all agree that gold farmers in an MMORPG are a blight and that people shouldn't support such "businesses," but the problem of...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll old familiar classes on MMO progression servers?

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When Aion Classic opened its doors last month, I saw an intriguing thread on the game's subreddit about what class they were going to...

Old School RuneScape talks about combat achievements, RuneScape announces the Nodon Front

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Chasing achievements is a thing that many gamers seem to love, so players of Old School RuneScape who are cut from the same cloth...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...

Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

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Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and...

The MOP Up: World War II Online divides into two battle fronts

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Even as World War II Online (aka Battleground Europe) kicked off its 183rd campaign this past week, the studio is running a spin-off game...

Old School RuneScape makes several Slayer improvements and talks about bug abuse

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This week in Old School RuneScape, Slayers are seeing a lot of love with the introduction of Poll 75 improvements for the skill line....
Ultimate alt-line

The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

RuneScape’s latest update applies a quality-of-life Ninja Strike to various combat matters

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Fights happen in RuneScape. It's just the way of things. As of this week's patch, fighting in the MMORPG is getting some likely helpful...

RuneScape prepares for Elder God War and a summertime event, Old School RuneScape makes smaller updates

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Soon, players of RuneScape will have to face the ominous approach of both a realm-defining war and a summery celebration event. Whichever poison players...
Sort of?

The Game Archaeologist: Why 2008 was one of the wildest years for MMORPGs

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In the relatively short history of MMORPGs so far, there have been a few years that I would say were watershed moments for the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan your MMO play around bonus experience mechanics?

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Rested experience mechanics are actually one of my favorite systems in online games. They've taken many forms over the years, from Ultima Online's power...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...

Ultima Online is streaming more New Legacy reveals this afternoon [Updated with summary]

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Broadsword has been talking up Ultima Online's incoming New Legacy server since the game's 23rd birthday stream last fall. So far, we know that...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: The types of players in every MMO

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We have some fun here in Perfect Ten land dealing with lists. That's kind of the whole point. We've done columns about the races...

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