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 dishes on Song of the Elves dev progress in new blog

It's been some time since Old School RuneScape's Song of the Elves quest was initially revealed at RuneFest 2018, but don't worry --...

Ultima Online has completely overhauled treasure hunting in this week’s Forgotten Treasures update

2019 has been the year to be a fan of pirates and boats and sea-faring escapades in Ultima Online, as Broadsword's been rolling...

Funcom is throwing anniversary bashes for Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends

Funcom is gearing up for anniversary festivities in two of its MMOs. First up: Anarchy Online is turning 18. Feel old yet? "Beginning June...

The Daily Grind: What does Destiny 2 still need before you’ll call it an MMO?

With Destiny 2 back in the news thanks to its free-to-play relaunch, Stadia platforming, and new expansion, online gamers have once again...
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RuneScape is reworking Maw Enhancers to no longer be items

Those of you running out of space to store the enhancers obtained from the Motherlode Maw in RuneScape needn't worry much longer, as the...

The MOP Up: Project Torque revs back up for another race

Car racing MMOs have endured bumpy runs in the genre, including the late Project Torque (also called Level R and HEAT Online). Torque...

Battle Bards Episode 146: More vocals

In another theme sequel, the Battle Bards return to the notion of vocal tracks in MMORPGs. Does singing hold a special place in online...

RuneScape reveals Big Game Hunting, details Completionist Cape and weapon diversity changes

Step over Turok; there are some new dinosaur hunters in town -- or at least there will be when RuneScape's upcoming Land Out...

Jagex is retooling RuneScape Mobile’s UI to be more like the desktop version

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on RuneScape's upcoming 2019 RuneFest and did a little double-take that RuneScape Mobile is...

RuneScape adds blacksmithing QoL improvements, previews weapon diversity beta and Land Out of Time

The latest RuneScape patch is live today, and with it comes a bundle of boons for blacksmiths in the form of a variety...

Check out RuneScape’s upcoming banking revamp in the latest preview video

Last month, the folks at Jagex released a dev blog previewing many of the changes and improvements planned for RuneScape's massive upcoming...

A gloriously odd paintball MMO from the 1990s has returned

Do you ever find yourself looking at modern MMOs in disgust, finding their graphics to be too garish and ostentatious? Do you pine for...

Battle Bards Episode 145: Dark Age of Camelot

It’s Bard vs. Bard vs. Bard in this show, as the trio of MMO video game music lovers take sides in the Dark Age...

The MOP Up: China’s getting Fallout Shelter Online, and that’s not fair

For my money (and time), the best Fallout game of the past five years has been Fallout Shelter, a mobile base builder which has...

The Game Archaeologist: 1998’s Mankind

In the annals of the MMO genre, the massively multiplayer RTS has had perhaps the worst go of any variations on these online games....

SpatialOS TwoKinds Online transforms a webcomic into an MMO

Huh, this might be a first for MMORPGs: a webcomic-turned-MMO. What we're talking about today is TwoKinds Online, a small indie RPG created...

RuneScape’s RuneFest 2019 ticket sales begin this morning

Get your ticket-ordering fingers ready, folks, because RuneFest tickets go on sale today. RuneFest, of course, is the UK con where Jagex and...

Massively Overthinking: Tackling the ‘big four MMOs’ meme

Over the last couple of months, there's been a meme floating around the MMORPG subreddit. Someone will ask that the community recommend a game,...

Ultima Online details treasure hunting updates as Dark Age of Camelot plans new progression server

Treasure hunters, rejoice: The folks at Broadsword have been hard at work retooling and updating Ultima Online's treasure hunting content, and they've...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 222: A good EVEning to be invaded

Brendan joins Justin and Bree for a sponsored segment on EVE Online's upcoming expansion and Fanfest world tour, plus news from FFXIV, Dauntless, Astellia, Black Desert, and DCUO, with mailbag topics on Old School RuneScape and MMO cinematic trailers.

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