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.

It's been a long time.

Runescape offers big summer update plans at a discount

Interested in having fun in RuneScape over the summer? The amount of stuff being added to the game over the next few months...

The Daily Grind: If it were 2003 again, which MMO would you play?

Fun hypothetical: Let's say that all of us -- including Massively Overpowered -- were thrown back in time 12 years to 2003. There's no...

Villagers and Heroes gets a do-over with Reborn

Class-based sandbox Villagers and Heroes is looking to update its image in the coming weeks as the title reinvents itself as Villagers and...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a World of Warcraft progression server?

Classic servers and progression servers are on my mind lately. EverQuest just got yet another progression server; it had launch issues, but it's...
UO Age of Shadows

Ultima Online seeks players for expansion focus group

Ultima Online producer Bonnie Armstrong has put out a call for player focus testers. Broadsword is searching for somewhere in the...
RuneScape

Jagex addresses continued old school RuneScape DDoS attacks

Jagex has published a website update focused on some of the "more pressing issues" being faced by the Old School RuneScape community....

Dark Age of Camelot throws Memorial Day bonus weekend

Dark Age of Camelot fans might want to adjust their plans for the upcoming holiday weekend in the US, as Broadsword is...

Funcom financials trend downward, new CEO appointed

While it could have been worse, Funcom's Q1 2015 financials could have been a heck of a lot better, too. In yesterday's...

The Game Archaeologist: Multiplayer BattleTech

It was the 31st century, where feuding factions decided to settle their differences by throwing multi-ton war robots at each other. It was also...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first...

Anarchy Online has full IP reset, new zones in the works

Anarchy Online may be fresh off its mighty 18.7.0 patch, but the team is not slowing down to congratulate itself. A...

The Game Archaeologist: AOL’s Neverwinter Nights

Here's a question for you: How much do you really, really have to love a game to pay $6 to $8 an hour to...

Shards Online prepares for pre-alpha test on May 9th

Shards Online is preparing to give players a brief taste of its future potential, as Citadel Studios is planning on a pre-alpha...

The Daily Grind: When should MMO devs just stop tweaking?

Yesterday's reveal of Lord of the Rings Online's legendary item imbuing system struck me as a promising show of faith from the devs but...

Dark Age of Camelot welcomes traveling merchants, prepares next patch

If the latest Dark Age of Camelot newsletter is any indication, the team and community are crazy involved with this classic RvR...

Shroud of the Avatar to introduce player-owned towns with Release 17

Shroud of the Avatar's Release 17 is preparing to hit the ground running when it comes out on Thursday, April 30th. In...

Take in a full hour of Anarchy Online’s new beginner experience

Wondering how Anarchy Online's revamped newbie experience has panned out? Second to actually playing the game yourself (which, y'know, is always an option),...

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