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 Daily Grind: What made you leave the last MMO you quit?

The last few years, I think I've had a healthier relationship with MMOs, chiefly because I've pressured myself less into playing things I knew...

RuneScape: Banks are bettered, RuneFest approaches, and Old School gets better support

There's a lot buzzing and swirling about in RuneScape's neck of the woods, so let's catch up with this long-running title. In fact,...

Funcom is now working on seven new games with 15 total projects, according to Q1 2019 financials

In our Overthinking roundtable last week, MOP's Andy McAdams posted as one of his "unpopular MMORPG opinions" the assertion that "Funcom is one...
Old and busted.

RuneScape announces its summer update, The Land Out of Time

Summer is swiftly approaching, and the folks at Jagex have just announced RuneScape's summer update. Titled The Land Out of Time, the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 220: Everybody gets a dragon!

Justin and Bree discuss City of Heroes, lockboxes, Fallout 76, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, RIFT, ZeniMax, and New World, with a mailbag question about epic MMO character creators.

RuneScape proposes some adjustments to the Completionist Cape

I don't pretend to have my fingers on the pulse of the wider RuneScape community, but it would appear that there's been some...

Legends of Aria’s meaty cooking revamp adds ingredient-based buffs and gardening harvests

True story: I love video game skills like cooking and gardening in MMOs, chiefly because I do not love them in real life -...
Mouth.

RuneScape’s Desperate Times quest kicks off a new series of epic quests

No rest for the wicked or the divine, depending on how you roleplay your RuneScape character, assuming you do at all: This week,...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online delves into the mysteries of Yard 39

Star Trek Online is all about the Discovery these days, and in a new lore blog, the team gives some backstory to...
Time is on my side, after a fashion.

Global Chat: Is it worth it to subscribe to MMOs?

MMO blog Altar of Gaming has a fascinating series going on in which Rimuru is evaluating whether or not it's worth picking up a...

Massively Uplifting: Destigmatizing mental health in games, celebrating loved ones in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Elite

Spring started splendidly this year. While all may not come up roses in the world at large, plenty of good deeds and uplifting stories...

Classic Guild Wars just got another update for its 14th anniversary

Happy birthday, Guild Wars! Yep, the classic MMO-but-don't-call-it-an-MMO that captivated hearts when it launched back in 2005 is officially celebrating its 14th anniversary...

RuneScape: 2018 financials, clan quality-of-life changes delayed, and Lootscape

Jagex has big news today: The RuneScape company says 2018 was its best year ever, thanks to a more than 9% increase in...

Choose My Adventure: The simple joys of RuneScape and duo gameplay

I've often wondered to myself why there seem to be so many in-development MMORPGs that stubbornly and desperately cling to the idea of the...
We know what we know.

Massively Overthinking: Is there a ‘do or die’ moment for MMOs now?

This week MOP's Eliot and I were chatting about the wild summer the MMO industry is about to have, what with a whole bunch...

Choose My Adventure: Finding the perfect group activity in RuneScape

Early on in this month's Choose My Adventure, a reader in the comments mentioned that RuneScape is the perfect game to have...
Bingpot.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO in 2019 offers the best content for healers?

A few weeks ago, there was a neat post on the MMORPG subreddit about healing. Author Rapthorne Lightweaver points out that "the industry...

Ultima Online’s upcoming Forgotten Treasures is a dramatic treasure hunting overhaul

Broadsword's been on a tear in 2019 with Ultima Online updates. Back in January, it announced that it'd be rolling out high...

The MOP Up: Population Zero throws a fashion show

You know how people advise you to "dress in layers" during inclement weather? And you think, "If I'm wearing pants, I'm doing well here,...

Global Chat: Can you play WoW Classic casually?

Over at Priest with a Cause, MMO blogger Shintar came up with a great question for those looking to play World of Warcraft's...

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