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.

Old School RuneScape continues to adjust its reworked Wilderness in latest patch

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Apparently Old School RuneScape players are greatly enjoying last week's Wilderness boss rework, but Jagex is not one to rest on its laurels in...

Old School RuneScape player cashes in eight years of grind rewards to max out a despised skill

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Have you ever sat in awe of an MMORPG player's enviable levels of pettiness and commitment? Then you might be among those Old School...

Choose My Adventure: Classic Guild Wars just makes me want to play Guild Wars 2

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Well I suppose this was a foregone conclusion if people had been following along with this month's series of Choose My Adventure articles, but...

The MOP Up: Meet Starfall, a new indie Minecraft MMO

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So many amazing projects have been birthed from Minecraft over the past decade-plus, including fully formed games. One of the newer of these is...

Old School RuneScape releases its Wilderness boss rework and moves forward with skill polling

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The Wilderness of Old School RuneScape is going to be very different for those looking to challenge its bosses as this week saw the...

Ultima Online’s New Legacy should finally hit alpha by summer

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The delay of Ultima Online's New Legacy last fall was unfortunately not a huge surprise, though it was a disappointment as it didn't make...
Yeah, that makes sense.

Old School RuneScape player reportedly makes off with nearly $120K in cash thanks to an exploit

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Exploits are a problem. Gold farming is a problem. Combine those two and you've got a giga-problem, and you've also got a story out...

Jagex details plans to beta test RuneScape’s updated account system starting January 26

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Apparently the account system that powers Jagex's MMORPGs is at the end of its road, so the devs of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape...

Lord of the Rings Online’s 2023 roadmap teases Corsairs of Umbar expansion theme

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Earlier this week, we remarked on the MOP Podcast how it was to see Daybreak's EverQuest and EverQuest II roadmaps - and wouldn't it...

Old School RuneScape makes targeted tweaks to its latest quest, adds more speedrunning worlds content

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Now that the Secrets of the North quest has arrived to Old School RuneScape, the time has come for further content adjustments! Both the...

RuneScape Mobile gets a social lobby while 39 different worlds go down for localized maintenance

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Having a place to just be a social butterfly in MMORPGs is a pretty important part of making a world feel alive, and for...
Cool.

Old School RuneScape corrects issues with the Phantom Muspah boss encounter

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Once players finish the Secrets of the North quest in Old School RuneScape, they can take on the new Phantom Muspah boss. That's kind...

Old School RuneScape invites players to discover the Secrets of the North today

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The Mahjarrat storyline of Old School RuneScape continues today as the Secrets of the North update is live with a new master level quest...
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Vague Patch Notes: Embracing limited-time content modes in MMOs

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Today's column was inspired by a discussion in work chat about limited-time game modes - specifically, the idea of something like that in World...

Old School RuneScape previews January’s updates and shares poll results for 2023 features

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This week isn't seeing the usual update to Old School RuneScape as the devs at Jagex are presumably still on a bit of a...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

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You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that was actually true, then my job to round...

The Adventurer’s Domain Online is an upcoming early access MMORPG seeking to pair ‘classic vibes’ with action combat

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What happens when you someone makes a game that tries to blend "classic MMO vibes with more modern third-person action combat systems"? It might...

The Game Archaeologist: PlaneShift, the poster child of open-source MMOs

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As the character creation screen fades out, a dark vista fades into being. The fledgling adventurer looks around at dim shapes and sinister movements...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...

The MOP Up: Spellcraft reflects upon growth and development in 2022

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The Spellcraft team, made up of former ArenaNet and En Masse devs, paused their work on the upcoming real-time tactics game to reflect on...

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