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.

Dark Age of Camelot adds pumpkin patches, ghostly quests, and more for Halloween

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The Halloween season has arrived to the world of Dark Age of Camelot, bringing with it all sorts of seasonally spooky goodies for players...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the most painful or memorable bug you ever experienced in an MMO?

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Witnessing all the folks upset over losing gear and trades to rollbacks over and over in Diablo II Resurrected made me reflect on some...
Yeah, that makes sense.

Old School RuneScape announces plans to combat gold selling and duel arena scamming

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Real-world trading of gold and duel arena scamming have been constant thorns in the side of Old School RuneScape, so much so that the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 342: From New World to Old Camelot

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Justin and Chris discuss New World, LOTRO, Guild Wats 2, World of Warcraft, and Dark Age of Camelot, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and New World, plus mailbag topics on polling MMO players, out-of-game MMO promos, and 'managed decline' works for MMOs.

The Daily Grind: How do you protect yourself from scammers in MMORPGs?

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As long as there have been MMOs, there have been MMO scams. If you play, then you know. So you're not going to be...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s cranky priest

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As all Elder Scrolls Online fans know, whenever a new chunk of content comes out, they'll be encountering some new figures in the game's...

The Game Archaeologist: Kingdom of Loathing

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It is, in so many ways, the antithesis of a modern MMORPG. It has crude stick figure drawings instead of lush 3-D graphics. It...

Old School RuneScape brings the shared pain as Group Ironman is now online

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Misery loves company, or so the axiom goes, and now fans of Old School RuneScape will get to put that saying to the test...

Global Chat: The good, the bad, and the ugly of New World

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There is no shortage of opinions on the recently launched New World -- and no shortage of drama either. On top of all of...
Partying

Old School RuneScape changes its next League models following player feedback

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The third season of Leagues in Old School RuneScape will offer players a lot of different rewards to earn, but the initial designs that...

Dark Age of Camelot starts its 20th anniversary with bonuses as it answers another round of player questions

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Twenty years of being online is a major milestone for any MMORPG, and you can be rest assured that Dark Age of Camelot will...

RuneScape’s Ninjas apply quality-of-life fixes as the game sells a bundle for World Mental Health Day

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The start of the week for RuneScape is once again full of all sorts of different things for players in the game's latest update....

Tamriel Infinium: Anatomy of Elder Scrolls Online’s quests

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An amazing thing happened on my way to the MMO variety store: I got completely sucked back in to Elder Scrolls Online. It did...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best castle sieges?

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I think that the very last time I engaged in any sort of castle siege in an MMO had to be back in my...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 340: New World cometh

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Justin and Bree discuss New World's launch, Diablo II Resurrected, LOTRO's Gundabad, Warhammer Online's Return of Reckoning, Book of Travels, and Ultima Online, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on New World's infrastructure and LOTRO's closed servers.

RuneScape applies extra Treasure Hunter changes and releases the Croeseus Front

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The weekly update for RuneScape has once more arrived, but this time around there are some pretty sizeable changes going on. At the top...

The MOP Up: Shattersong Online binds a universe of worlds together

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Here's an interesting 2-D MMO project that's being made by some former Starbound devs. It's called Shattersong Online, and it alleges that it can...

The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...

Ultima Online is 24 years old today, celebrating with its 111th update as New Legacy dev continues

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Well well well, look what we have here: Somebody's turning 24. It's Ultima Online, broadly considered the grandfather of the genre and the coiner...

Jagex attributes lag spikes during Old School RuneScape’s Deadman finals to ‘direct network attacks’

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Over the past three weeks, Old School RuneScape has been running its Deadman Reborn PvP competition, which hit its zenith this past Friday with...

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