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Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

MMO Week in Review: Amazon joins new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, Daybreak is up to something

Any other week, the news that Amazon Games Studios has joined up with Leyou on a previously announced Lord of the Rings MMORPG...

Expansion into the Witch Head Nebula is the next community goal for Elite: Dangerous players

Commanders who are extremely active in all things Elite: Dangerous have likely been looking forward to the space sandbox's next community goal. Yesterday...

Grab a TERA Fists of Velika consumables pack key for console courtesy of En Masse and MOP

Last week, TERA's console versions got a punchy new toon, literally, when human male Brawlers went live as part of the Fists...

Grab a Bless Unleashed CBT4 key and test the game on Xbox One this weekend

Neowiz is plotting yet another big test for Bless Unleashed, the Bless Online spiritual successor destined for Xbox One only later this year....

Grab a Trove batmobile in our summer mount giveaway courtesy of Gamigo

OK, so it's not an official batmobile. But it kind of looks like the new batmobile, crossed with Luke's landspeeder, and we're here for...
The tide breaks.

MMO Week in Review: Help, our staff got eaten by Shadowbringers

It would've been hard for an MMO to compete with Final Fantasy XIV this week, a game whose brand-new Shadowbringers expansion our...

Perfect Tenception: Our ten perfectest Perfect Tens (since last year) – 2019 edition

For the last two years on the Fourth of July, I've posted up my Perfect Ten list of my favorite Perfect Tens...

MMO Week in Review: Shadowbringers and Rise of Azshara’s duel to the pain

World of Warcraft has never been one to just let a Final Fantasy XIV expansion just roll by and take all its bored players,...

MMO Week in Review: Quite ethical and quite fun surprise mechanics

I remember when I used to worry about studios misusing words like sandbox, free-to-play, persistent world, and MMORPG. I even worried that the term...

Grab a Crossout anniversary gift bundle code from Gaijin and Massively OP!

Post-apoc MMO action game Crossout is in the midst of its anniversary month, complete with a new patch dropping five new Mass...

Grab a key for next week’s Astellia Online closed beta 1 courtesy of Barunson and MOP

As we noted yesterday, Astellia Online is preparing to launch its first closed beta here in the west next week, beginning on...

MMO Week in Review: E3 actually didn’t suck for MMOs this year

E3 2019 dominated the headlines this week, even for MMO players, which isn't always a given. We got news on Elder Scrolls...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten...

Guild Wars 2’s Key of Ahdashim raid is now live in the game’s latest update

Guild Wars 2 has just pushed out the next big thing for raiders: The Key of Ahdashim raid is now live. "The...

MMO Week in Review: Big expansions for Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert, and Path of Exile

The week or two before E3 is usually dodgy: Sometimes, studios hold all their news for the show. Other times, they're in a rush...

Grab a Conqueror’s Blade Well-Made Mortar key from My.com and MOP

My.com's MMO Conqueror's Blade officially soft launched into open beta this week. It's being billed as a "medieval free-to-play tactical MMO" with...
Beta fish.

Interview: Astellia’s westernization covers everything from monetization and VO to dodging and grouping

It seems as if every time we write about incoming MMORPG Astellia, confusion over its guiding principles dominates the ensuing discussion. One of...

Guild Wars 2 is launching the Key of Ahdashim raid on June 11 – here’s the trailer

Guild Wars 2 is kicking off the summer in a big way, especially for raiders: It's launching The Key of Ahdashim next...

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