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.

Battle Bards Episode 156: Feeling blue

Is blue a color? An emotion? A song? An overused alien skin tone? One thing is for certain: Blue shows up an awful lot...

Old School RuneScape kicks off hard mode league, Jagex resurrects Premier Club subs

Whether you're into RuneScape or Old School RuneScape, there's plenty for your eyeballs so soak up this week. Let's do Old School first,...

Leaderboard: Are you giving Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version a try?

Classic MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot released its Endless Conquest mode this week, a free-to-play option for one of the few pure...

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of

Dark Age of Camelot is officially going free-to-play today with Endless Conquest

We've been talking about it for a few years now, but it's officially happening today: Endless Conquest marks Dark Age of Camelot's...
treasure hunting is one step from lockboxes

RuneScape is rethinking its monetization after UK report on one player’s alleged $62K spend

RuneScape is a pretty old game, but it has a new way of doing business as a free-to-play MMORPG with various microtransaction models...

RuneScape on mobile and movement updates, end of Java support

The future of RuneScape's technology is the primary topic of the latest developer blog, which provided affirmation of the nearing end of...

RuneScape talks about new Farming and Herblore levels arriving in November

RuneScape has a lot of things due to arrive this month. If you somehow managed to miss out on our coverage of...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World makes monster sales

We've known for a while now that Monster Hunter World was a beast of a game, both in popularity and sales. But it's good...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

RuneScape Mobile is now in early access on Android for all subscribers

Oh, you thought that mobile phone games were free from the early access flu? You sweet summer child, Jagex would like a word.
Your house is my house, your gear is my gear.

Ultima Online celebrates Halloween, tests Jolly Roger patch, and ends event program

The 22-year-old Ultima Online is busy celebrating more than just its birthday: It's also celebrating Halloween and the Jolly Roger patch, which...

Legends of Aria is going semi-free-to-play with sweeping New Dawn update

If you've been feeling a bit confused by all of Legends of Aria's recent changes, my friends, you are not alone. Back in...

EA is bringing an unspecified number of games back to Steam along with the EA Access plan

While it's not the death of Origin, this bit of news certainly sounds like the dull, wet thud of an axe ramming into its...
Breaking rocks in the hot sun.

RuneScape outlines plans to make stone spirits and ore more valuable

There's not a problem with stone spirits in RuneScape, or at least not the problem that's obvious. Yes, they're basically unwanted and offer very...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will reward social gameplay, not just hack-n-slash

Since announcing he is building a new MMORPG with the apparently respectably funded new Playcraft studio, Raph Koster has been doing a long...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

RuneScape’s new Executive Producer talks monetization as Halloween arrives to Old School

It's a transition week for RuneScape as Jagex has appointed a new Executive Producer for the game: Ryan "Mod Warden" Ward. It's a...
I'm purely decorative!

Dark Age of Camelot brings out its Halloween challenges through November 7

Why should Halloween be a time when it's easy to prevail against dark forces? That doesn't seem on-brand, does it? Dark Age of...

RuneScape 2019: RuneScape’s focus on community shines in Golden Globes and cosplay

What is RuneFest? We have reported on the announcements, but that's the convention actually like? As I had only attended RuneScape's 15th...

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