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.

Tencent wants to buy out the rest of Funcom as board recommends focusing on DUNE

My inbox this morning had half a dozen tips and press releases on this Funcom story, so you know we're doing it first thing:...

RuneScape previews upcoming War’s Retreat PvM hub, hires former WildStar dev Mike Donatelli

Care to beat up some bosses for shinies? That sounds like the usual gameplay loop for nearly every MMORPG ever, but the new War's...

Battle Bards Episode 160: MMO cover songs vol. 2

For the first time since Episode 50, the Battle Bards crew returns to the theme of cover songs of MMO tracks. Several extremely musicians...

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve the RvR MMORPG balance problem?

One of the forever problems facing RvR MMORPGs - really any multi-sided PvP MMO, but three-way RvR the most - is the inevitable population...

Over a million people subbed to RuneScape in 2019, with ‘many millions’ more playing F2P

Ah RuneScape - the MMO everyone seems to be playing, but nobody you know. It's made our "underrated" lists repeatedly over the years...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when MTV made a virtual world

For the music trendy in the '80s and '90s, MTV was a huge source of fascination and audio discovery. It was the edgy channel...

RuneScape shares player-made activity pets, addresses a Treasure Hunter exploit, and celebrates 19 years

Oh man, I was almost scared that there wouldn't be a metric ton of things coming out of RuneScape this week, but my...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2020?

Let's talk about money. Everyone knows that you can go over to Star Citizen right now and drop thousands of dollars on stuff in...

RuneScape provides some in-character teases of the Warforge Archaeology site

If you're among those invested in the lore of RuneScape, then a post on the game's website from a couple of weeks...

Mirage Online Classic brings back an original top-down MMORPG from 2001

This one's for our genre vets or those who like a bit of gaming history in their diet. If you remember old Visual Basics...

Leaderboard: What’s the best classic MMORPG still running at the end of 2019?

We've noted before that while our awards are pretty good at identifying the big modern MMORPGs and the indie gems, it's much harder...

Global Chat: The best action RPGs ever

Have you found yourself with some extra time this holiday season and not enough things to click, loot, and wear? Sounds like you need...

Jukebox Heroes: A Charlie Brown MMO Christmas

I don't know if you realized this, but every year Bree asks me to whip up a column of MMO holiday tunes for Christmas....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 252: Holiday MMO mailbag show

Justin and Bree empty the mailbag out on the floor and answer all your burning MMO questions ahead of the holidays!

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2019

When I was handed the reins of Choose My Adventure by the incomparably awesome Eliot, I had bare little idea what sort of...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year --...

Global Chat: Is WoW Classic a mixed blessing?

Now that World of Warcraft Classic has been out for a few months and established itself, what's the verdict? Telwyn over at...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...

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