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.

The Game Archaeologist: The short ride of Auto Assault

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When you think of post-apocalyptic video games, what comes to mind? Most likely it's a crawl through a bombed-out or zombiefied landscape as you...

Leaderboard: Are you tempted by Ultima Online’s New Legacy server?

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So here's a fun fact for you: While vanilla, legacy, and progression servers have been all the rage for the last five years or...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape announce Steam launch as Jagex delays mobile

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As many other games have proven, it never really seems to be too late to arrive to Steam, so consider that when learning...

RuneScape adds new Lunar spells, launches a fresh Yak Track, and announces Golden Gnome finalists

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This week in RuneScape brings yet another cornucopia of... stuff. It's another update post and it's once again all over the map,...

The MOP Up: Razer accidentally exposes 100,000 consumer accounts

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Razer, a popular provider of gaming hardware, joined the notorious list of companies that accidentally exposed their consumer's personal information to the world. While...
Skeleton bows.

Old School RuneScape introduces more Poll 72 changes and tries to open the discussion on Revenant Caves

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It's another week of updates for Old School RuneScape and another gaggle of included adjustments based on Poll 72's results. That all might...

Crowfall just picked up former SWG comms director Diane ‘Tiggs’ Migliaccio as its new community manager

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There's a fresh face over at Crowfall, though it's one long-time MMORPG veterans will remember: Crowfall has picked up a new community manager,...
Another postcard, with... yaks.

RuneScape’s latest patch offers an exciting trailer of bug fixes

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A video! A trailer! Thrill to the excitement of RuneScape... fixing bugs! Yes, the latest update for the game is mostly about bug...

RuneScape introduces the Effigy Incubator and Penguin Hide and Seek in its latest update

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One is about surveilling penguins, one is about creating your own effigy. Both are part of RuneScape's latest update. Choose your poison....

Global Chat: Which MMO has the least annoying inventory system?

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Inventory is something we have to deal with in, oh, pretty much every MMO that we play. Some games are far more generous with...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...

RuneScape assumes responsibility for the oddment ‘exploit,’ discusses Penguin Hide and Seek rework

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Yesterday saw the devs of RuneScape offer up another weekly livestream about a rework to Penguin Hide and Seek, but before it...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Stonethorn DLC arrives on consoles

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Good news for the patient and long-suffering Elder Scrolls Online console players: The game's latest DLC and patch have finally arrived following the...

The Game Archaeologist: Mirrorworld

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In this column, we have previously journeyed to lands where you saw not with your eyes, but with your imagination. I speak, of course,...

Battle Bards Episode 176: Orchestral RuneScape

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In 2018, RuneScape put out an official orchestral album to highlight some of the best of its remastered and re-recorded soundtrack. From delicate tunes...

Old School RuneScape reworks the Costume Room in the latest update

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Cosmetics are an important part of any MMORPG experience, and for players of Old School RuneScape, that experience is getting a bit more...

Jagex backpedals slightly on a RuneScape ban wave related to Treasure Hunter keys and oddments

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Last Monday, RuneScape developer Jagex issued an announcement regarding actions taken against player accounts who were found to be cashing out items...
Dig it.

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape preview fall plans, discuss endgame content

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It's a double dose of Jagex developer heads talking about game stuff! Two whole hours of conversational content! And craziest of all, it's absolutely...

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