MMOARPG stands for “massively multiplayer online action roleplaying game.” It can be contrasted with an OARPG, which makes little attempt at being “massive” in a way that MMORPG players would accept.

Realm of the Mad God Season 8 brings a tavern brawl mini-dungeon, new battle pass, and new crucible

It's time for a new season in the bullet hell dungeon crawling MMORPG Realm of the Mad God, and this season has a little...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 438: EverQuest what’s next?

Justin and Bree discuss the potential for EverQuest 3, the LOTRO remaster's cancelation, EVE Fanfest's EVE Online Havoc and EVE Vanguard reveals, WoW Classic's about-face on LFD, Pantheon's new art style, and Marvel Heroes' code leak, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Glitch Odd Giants.

Choose My Adventure: Wrestling with disappointment, boredom, and comfort in Lost Ark’s jump start server

It was probably asking a lot of myself to cut through Lost Ark as quickly as possible so that I could get to the...

Grinding Gear releases ExileCon dev video on Path of Exile 2’s enemy creation

Path of Exile had plenty to say at this year's ExileCon - readers know that we fully covered the event - but for those...

Marvel Heroes rogue servers are finally possible thanks to newly released emulator files

Many of our readers and writers deeply miss Marvel Heroes, the MMOARPG that managed to capture something special - and was unceremoniously closed thanks...
Thrones and something, I guess?

Vague Patch Notes: I don’t know what the deal is with Throne & Liberty

Let me just state this outright: What in the absolute heck is supposed to be going on with Throne & Liberty at this point?...
Straight shot.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs you’ve already forgotten ever existed

Falling into obscurity and then being completely forgotten is the nightmare of any creative artist. This tragic scenario is compounded when it comes to...

Choose My Adventure: Slayer time with slightly boosted XP in Lost Ark

So I kind of made a mistake in my comeback to Lost Ark. I apparently did have at least one Powerpass to burn up,...

Lost Ark’s jump start servers open up on September 13 – here are the details

Fans and followers of Lost Ark already knew that jump start servers were headed to the MMOARPG in September, but now Amazon Games has...

Choose My Adventure: Trialing and testing in Trixion before returning to Lost Ark

I'm going to preface my return to Choose My Adventure by noting that I've had a very busy few days. It's been a good...

The Daily Grind: Where’s the sweet spot for challenge in your MMO of choice?

A while back, I spotted a graph on the Path of Exile subreddit that I'm pretty sure will resonate with lots of gamers and...

Lost Ark issues a compensation package for its extended EU server merge maintenance

European fans of Lost Ark were effectively locked out from playing the MMOARPG earlier this week, when Amazon Games' big EU server merge ended...

Path of Exile continues to adjust rewards, tweak damage, and fix bugs in Trial of the Ancestors League

When Path of Exile released its new Trial of the Ancestors League, Grinding Gear Games also posted a sort of liveblog that listed updates...

Path of Exile releases Trial of the Ancestors and details post-launch hotfixing efforts

Yesterday was a fresh league's beginning in Path of Exile as Grinding Gear Games released its Trial of the Ancestors update, bringing with it...

Path of Exile promises to bring Crucible items into standard play, but with adjustments

Attention, Path of Exile players! Did you enjoy the Crucible League? Were you wondering what will happen to the items and mechanics from the...

Lost Ark confirms balance adjustments and Aeromancer class are coming with its August patch

When Lost Ark announced its August updates back in June, most of the announcements were focused on easing the endgame onramp for lower-tier players,...
Into the exceedingly well known.

Global Chat: Is Wurm Online fatally imploding?

I doubt that anyone would've predicted that in 2023, Wurm Online of all MMOs would be embroiled in controversy, developer walkouts, and predictions of...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 431: FFXIV Dawntrail and Path of Exile 2

Justin, Eliot, MJ, and Chris discuss Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail at Fanfest and Path of Exile and Path of Exile 2 at ExileCon, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, AdventureQuest 3D, Astroneer, and Craftopia.

Lineage II posts patch notes for the August 1 Death Knight Reborn and Spellcaster Unleashed updates

The beginning of August will not only herald the end to this hell season in our hemisphere of the world; it will also bring...

Trion Worlds’ Scott Hartsman ruminates on the tricky business of MMO sequels

As the former lead of EverQuest II, SOE and Trion Worlds' Scott Hartsman knows a thing or two about working on an MMO sequel....