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.

Skeleton bows.

Old School RuneScape implements a rollback due to a surfeit of Twisted Bows

Players of the oldest school variety of RuneScape will be losing a stretch of time today. The game's most recent update added a...

Funcom previews Anarchy Online’s fresh start server on latest stream

It's called "Rubi-Ka 2019." That's the official designation of Anarchy Online's fresh start server coming our way in the near future. The...

Jagex picks up EVE Online vet Nathan Richardsson, is still working on multiple secret MMOs

If you've been reading Massively OP for a while, you're not going to be surprised whatsoever to once again hear the news that Jagex...

Experience Anarchy Online from the beginning with its upcoming fresh start server

Last December, Funcom made some waves in the Anarchy Online community with a seemingly out-of-nowhere Facebook poll asking fans if there...
snek? heckin snek?

RuneScape launches its third and final Elite Dungeon, the Shadow Reef

All seasoned adventurers in RuneScape are encouraged to dive into the last Elite Dungeon today. This of course means "seasoned" as a synonym...

Ultima Online’s first big update of the year drops in March with new high seas content

Broadsword has been tinkering on Ultima Online's first big content drop of the year, Rising Tide, and after weeks of testing, it's...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...

Hyperspace Beacon: The Star Wars MMOs and communities beyond SWTOR

Time flies: I am now coming up on nine years of covering Star Wars: The Old Republic professionally. Of course, I was...

RuneScape’s latest patch focuses on bug-fixes and quality-of-life improvements

A new RuneScape patch went live this week, but after the last few updates -- which, as you might recall, introduced a new...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

The Game Archaeologist: Terra, SubSpace, and Sovereign

In the MMO industry, science fiction has always taken the role of the overlooked little brother to big sister fantasy's popularity. Sure, there have...

The MOP Up: Warframe brings Fortuna to Nintendo Switch

Are you jamming with Warframe on the Switch? If so, then this past week you had an extra reason to jam hard, as...

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO newbie experience that you powered through anyway?

Earlier this week, Justin mentioned that he was toying around in classic EverQuest, and he said he was playing through the tutorial. That...

Dark Age of Camelot bribes players to stop switching sides

It's time to head back to Camelot! No, not that one -- the original Mythic creation. Listen, if you arrive in the Middle...

The first of Ultima Online’s planned 2019 high seas updates has hit the test server

At the start of the new year, Ultima Online did its level best to disrupt my plans to take a break from subbing...
Where am I? No one gets to know.

Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has become a household name among MMO players over the last few months, first rolling into...

Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet's classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeon Runners

Where do you rest on the spectrum of humor? If you find yourself giggling and snorting at dumb jokes, groan-worthy puns, and satire so...
Good thing this isn't ever predatory or awful in the real world and thus should totally be brought over, huh?

Legends of Aria pulls controversial item from in-game store as dungeon patch and anti-gank spell go live

This week we've been covering the unfolding concern over Legends of Aria's newly instituted in-game store, specifically the release of a power...

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