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.

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Dark Age of Camelot shuts down radar cheaters

With the three factions of Dark Age of Camelot locked in a perpetual state of war with one another, widespread cheating has a...

The Game Archaeologist: Microsoft’s Mythica

While Microsoft may be the big cheese when it comes to operating systems and worldwide domination, for whatever reason the company has the...

Leaderboard: What’s your favorite Funcom MMO?

Earlier this week, news of Funcom's dwindling financial fortunes kind of depressed me. And judging by our comments, it depressed a number...

RuneScape convention sells out, fans post 324-page history of the game

If you ever thought that RuneScape was a piddly title beneath your notice, then here's a wake-up call for you today. The game's...

Dark Age of Camelot’s Otherworlds Chapter 3 is now available

Dark Age of Camelot released the third chapter of its Otherworlds Campaign today. If you missed the prologue as well as chapters one...

The Mop Up: FEAR is dead edition

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever run an event in an MMO?

Long ago, I used to live for player-run MMO events. In old-school MMORPGs, people judged a guild's quality as much on what it did for...

How to get Ultima Online’s Time of Legends expansion for a song

Ultima Online's Time of Legends expansion is on the way, just in time for the venerable MMO's 18th birthday in September. And...

Dark Age of Camelot’s Otherworlds campaign moves into Chapter 2

The multi-month Otherworlds campaign in Dark Age of Camelot is pressing forward, with Chapter 2 unlocking today. To play Chapter 2, players are...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 23

Justin and Bree discuss Smed's resignation, Project Gorgon, Guild Wars 2's Tempest, Camelot's tribute, SWTOR's Togrutas, and WildStar's stat overhaul, with a buncha mailbag questions on Marvel Heroes.

The Game Archaeologist: Kingdom of Drakkar

Kingdom of Drakkar, also known as Drakkar or even Kingdom of Drakkar II, is a really odd duck among the annals of MMO...

Dark Age of Camelot pays tribute to player’s terminally ill son

Players who've logged into Dark Age of Camelot since yesterday will have met a stylish new NPC in the Mularn, Cotswold, and Mag Mell, as...
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RuneScape offers new cat companions to highlight the World Wildlife Fund

Are big cats important to you while but not quite important enough to make you log out of RuneScape? Then the game's...

RuneFest tickets now on sale for real money or in-game bonds

RuneScape's annual convention, RuneFest, is coming this fall to London. And while October 3rd is a ways away, you can purchase...

Dark Age of Camelot patched to 1.118 today

Dark Age of Camelot got a new patch today. Version 1.118 allows players to form groups quicker thanks to some tweaks to the...

RuneScape’s Liberation of Mazcab raid now available

RuneScape has been around for quite a while now, but one thing the long-running fantasy title has lacked is a proper raiding experience....

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO innovation we long for (or do we?)

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor BigMikeyOcho, who wants to talk innovation: "Sometimes when I play MMOs, I get the feeling that...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 21

Justin and Bree discuss Marvel Heroes, Final Fantasy XIV, RIFT 3.3, WoW's patch cycle, Cabal 2's launch, Skyforge's soft launch, and TERA's update, with mailbag questions on hero picks, names, and character gender options.

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