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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Ultima Online’s publish 117 sends players scavenging for pirate hats on the high seas

The release of Ultima Online's publish 117 to the live servers isn't far off now, as the third set of patch notes hit the...

Massively Overthinking: How long should it take MMO players to get to ‘endgame’?

With Throne & Liberty's latest global underway, I want to point back to something Amazon said about the test for our Massively Overthinking discussion...

Old School RuneScape unleashes undead pirates on the Wilderness, tweaks Varlamore Colosseum

The Wilderness zone in Old School RuneScape is already a dangerous place on account of it being a PvP location, but thanks to this...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that earned a notorious reputation

Nobody wants a bad reputation. I mean, you can't make everyone everywhere approve of you, but you also don't have to go out of...

The Daily Grind: What percent of your MMO gaming should be combat?

MMO combat is fun. It is. I love trying out combat skills, grouping with friends to take down bosses, and hearing the sound of...

Brighter Shores lead dev highlights ‘room’ transitions and sensing small collectibles

MMORPG fans are kind of left waiting and wondering how Brighter Shores will shake out, particularly as its lead developer Andrew Gower continues to...

Massively Overthinking: Would you pay for a Guild Wars 1 revival?

WoodenPotatoes had a fun video this past weekend about Classic Guild Wars 1, and I fully admit I clicked on it just to hear...

RuneScape outlines updates through June, Old School RuneScape makes more Varlamore adjustments

Curious what's next for Gielinor? Then let the developers of RuneScape stare into the near horizon and share what they see for the MMORPG's...

April Fools’ Day 2024 events and gags from around the MMORPG world

Welcome to weird MMORPG game mode day! I mean, April Fools' Day - not that we're sorry a lot of the "pranks" have become...

The MOP Up: Fractured Veil allows for PvE-only servers

Post-apocalyptic survival game Fractured Veil previewed some upcoming features such as farms, new spawn locations, and -- get ready for this -- PvE-only servers....

RuneScape-inspired Brighter Shores plans AFK character advancement

Ever since hearing how one of Jagex's co-founders is bringing a cozy RuneScape-like MMO to us later this year, we've been keenly interested to...

The Daily Grind: When has a wholesome MMO feature wound up backfiring?

A few weeks ago, the Ultima Online team released a newsletter, and its very first entry caught my eye. "I want to address a pressing...

Springtime updates and events bloom in Fae Farm, Dark Age of Camelot, and Sky Children of the Light

I'm told that the spring season is on its way, though looking out my window as I type this, the snow and 11° F...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most macabre thing you’ve done or seen in an MMORPG?

MJ's coverage of the new gravedigging mechanics in Path of Exile (bury corpses of whole families together for a stat boost!) got me thinking...

The MOP Up: Co-op RPG Stolen Realm launches with ‘frictionless’ multiplayer

Turn-based RPG Stolen Realm launched on Steam, Xbox, and Switch: "Play Stolen Realm solo, or in co-op with up to six heroes, as you...

MMO Business Roundup: Jagex dinged by UK government, Roblox AI tools, and Epic v Apple plods on

Do you hear that? It's the rhythmic tinkling bells of Business Cat's collar as she merrily skips forth with another round of industry stories...

Old School RuneScape opens a new region with new quests in Varlamore Part One

It's time to explore Varlamore, which has opened its door to Gielinor. This new golden shore is available forevermore for Old School RuneScape players...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 462: Awaiting Brighter Shores

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest's 25th birthday, Brighter Shores' announcement, Star Citizen's 1.0 tease, SWTOR's date night patch, Elder Scrolls Online's DLC, and LOTRO's Update 39, with adventures in ESO and LOTRO, plus two mailbag topics relating to the crafting show.

Dark Age of Camelot tweaks resist debuffs, class abilities, and class spec lines in latest patch

Despite its age, Dark Age of Camelot is still getting tweaked and tuned by Broadsword. Such is the case with its most recent patch,...

RuneScape launches new Easter event with a spring-themed Blooming Burrow hub

RuneScape has declared that "spring is in the air and chocolate is everywhere" as the MMORPG has started an all-new Easter event that includes...