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.

Melvor Idle is a surprise multi-platform hit based on RuneScape

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How do you feel about idle games? Occasionally I'll pick one up on my phone to fiddle with for a while, but my interest...

Players of Life is Feudal MMO share their thoughts and final moments before the game’s sunset

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This past December, we reported on the news that the MMO version of Life is Feudal was closing up shop on January...
moo

RuneScape’s newest patch improves the player-owned farm

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If you have a farm in RuneScape, some animals there are probably your favorites. The latest patch allows you to specifically set some...

RuneScape shares update plans for 2021 in a developer livestream

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We're halfway through the month of January now, which seems as good a time as any for the devs of RuneScape to offer...

Global Chat: Revisiting all of SOE’s game history

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I'm always a sucker for a good timeline, which is why I perked up at seeing Wilhelm at Ancient Gaming Noob trace out...

Old School RuneScape refines Soul Wars and releases Ironman versions of God Wars dungeon generals

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This week in Old School RuneScape is all about Soul Wars and God Wars. More specifically, it's about making the Soul Wars...
We're a team, let's fight like one.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 304: League of MMORPGs

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's new MMO, RuneScape, Neverwinter, Crowfall, and Path of Exile, with adventures in Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft, Torchlight II, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on losing hype and legal complexity in MMOs.

RuneScape has a Celebration of Combat with various combat buffs as part of its Grand Party

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As the Grand Party rolls on in RuneScape, things are getting a little bit combative. Not because anything is going wrong, but because...

The Game Archaeologist: Free Realms

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Its very name was a declaration of rebellion against the status quo. In an era that had yet to shift from a subscription-only model...

RuneScape begins its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Old School RuneScape introduces the Soul Wars PvP minigame

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RuneScape has once more kicked out its weekly newsletter and just like Jagex announced earlier in the week, it's all about

RuneScape is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an entire year’s worth of events

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20 years is an absolute triumph for any MMORPG to hit, and Jagex is planning on marking its 20th anniversary in a big way....

The best Massively OP community leaderboard polls, 2020 edition

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We didn't do quite as many Leaderboard polls this year as in previous years, largely because... well, we've already asked a lot of...
glargh and suchlike

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2020?

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It's been a longstanding problem that end-of-the-year awards for MMORPGs aren't ideal for honoring "classic" MMOs, especially the really old games, really small...

MMO dev and astronaut Richard Garriott smuggled the ashes of Star Trek’s James Doohan to the ISS

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While we all know very well the story of Richard Garriott's $30 million ticket on board a rocket to visit the International Space Station...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven ways EverQuest reshaped MMO history

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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable...

Jukebox Heroes: Christmas MMO music to loot by!

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One of the many reasons that I love Christmas is that it's like everyone gives everyone else permission to just... stop for a day....

Massively OP’s 2020 Awards: Best MMO Music of 2020

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MassivelyOP’s end-of-the-year awards for 2020 continue today with our award for Best MMO Music of 2020, which last year wasn't directly awarded; instead,...

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2020

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With so many delays, it's a wonder that anything released this year at all! And while new patches and expansions trickled rather than flowed...

RuneScape looks back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 as the game is in ‘a significant state of growth’

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According to an address from Mod Warden, the past year in RuneScape has been a very good one indeed in spite of...
Whee or something.

Battle Bards Episode 183: Theme parks

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This episode is your ticket to the greatest amusement park experience known to gamers! With cotton candy and ride tickets in hand, the Battle...

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