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.

Working As Intended: Decorating MMORPG houses in SWG Legends and beyond

I've been mulling over how to do a piece about MMO housing for a while now, spurred on by colleagues and readers who've said...

RuneScape resorts to Desperate Measures with its July 27 content drop

New content is always on the way to RuneScape, and this round, it's called Desperate Measures. As revealed yesterday, the new chapter will...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

RuneScape improves its chat filtering, OSRS adds more Poll 71 features and tweaks death mechanics

Surprise, surprise, some players of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape have been presumably trying to circumvent the hard-locked chat terms meant...
Llook out, Llary! It's the llandlllord!

The Daily Grind: Do you have a favorite MMO PvP moment?

There was a fun thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit a while back that really made me miss solid MMORPG PvP. A...

Procedural-gen MMO ReWorld Online teases coming PvP testing

We haven't touched on MMORPG ReWorld since last year, but a note on Reddit from the dev about the MMO's testing plans...

Ultima Online teases publish 109’s global events system, Dark Age of Camelot begins Midsummer war event

Publish 109 is just a week away from Ultima Online's test center, Broadsword's latest newsletter for the seminal MMORPG says. "Global, persistent events...

RuneScape shares its latest Ninja Team strike efforts and a few Fourth of July event details

The Ninjas of RuneScape have once again been busy addressing player issues. This week's update bulletin starts with the seventh Ninja Strike,...

The Daily Grind: Would we all be better off without MMO wikis and guides?

A few weeks ago, there was a supremely contentious thread on the MMORPG subreddit, one so contentious that the original poster deleted...

The MOP Up: QuakeCon and Tankfest 2020 come to your home

If you are the sort who would much rather enjoy conventions from the comfort of your home, then 2020 is shaping up to be...

The Game Archaeologist: When World of Warcraft opened Ahn’Qiraj’s gates

This past month, Blizzard has been testing what might well be the milestone moment for World of Warcraft Classic: The Ahn'Qiraj gates...

RuneScape details changes to the chat profanity filter as Jagex marks a fifth year of revenue growth

Platitudes about supporting Black lives are fine, but action is far more vital, and RuneScape is hoping to make its game friendlier for...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

RuneScape adds a shadowy Yak Track, celebrates Pride, and offers a word on suspicious account recovery emails

Jagex just can't seem to stop fussing over Archaeology in RuneScape. This week's patch notes once again have a number of adjustments...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...

The Game Archaeologist: The virtual worlds of the 1990s

With the increased speeds of modems and the move into 3-D space in the 1990s, some game designers thought it was a logical conclusion...

MMO Business Roundup: Richard Garriott, Square-Enix’s charity, Stadia, and Team Fortress’ racist bots

Welcome back to another quick roundup of video games business and industry news relevant for the MMO genre. Richard Garriott: Apparently, the former icon of...

Who really owns RuneScape? A new Chinese lawsuit in the UK is poised to find out

Ah, remember 2019? Such a terrible year, made good only in hindsight. Throughout that year, we wrote about how RuneScape developer Jagex was...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Anarchy Online celebrates 19 years with a revamped raid zone and sub promos

Wanna feel super old? Anarchy Online is celebrating its 19th year online. If you were around back then, you remember AO holding the...

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