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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 343: Mysterious and spoopy

Justin and Bree discuss Halloween MMOs, Path of Exile, Star Trek Online, Book of Travels' early access, DDO's freebies, LOTRO's latest patch, and the FFXIV Endwalker media tour, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, New World, and Book of Travels, plus a mailbag question on orbital video game enjoyment.

Lost Ark dates its closed beta for November 4 featuring new content and new level caps

We've still got a long way to go before Lost Ark decides to become a released thing here on our shores, but perhaps the...

Minecraft Dungeons announces seasonal content, a battle pass, and a tower climb in Seasonal Adventures update

It's maybe not the biggest update that the multiplayer ARPG Minecraft Dungeons is going to ever see, but it is an update all the...

Path of Exile’s Scourge revamps skill tree, adds passive masteries and guild hideouts

While Path of Exile's new Scourge league is fitting for Halloween, the expansion also brings some goodies and changes that will last beyond the...

Path of Exile’s spooky Scourge league offers tricks and treats starting October 22

Path of Exile's new leagues and updates come like clockwork every three months, just like seasons of the year. But it isn't often that...

Here’s how Path of Exile is tweaking the Atlas of Worlds in Scourge and beyond

Path of Exile's Scourge expansion isn't just balancing flasks, defense, and DOTs; it's also planning a preliminary rollout of tweaks ahead of next year's...

Path of Exile explains how Scourge is balancing auras, curses, and elemental DOTs

Path of Exile’s 3.16 Scourge expansion inches closer, and we're expecting the big reveal on October 14th. But in the meantime, Grinding Gear has...

Path of Exile’s Scourge update includes a major balance pass on defense and recovery

Yesterday, we noted that Grinding Gear Games is set on delivering a trio of dev blogs leading into the reveal and release of Path...

Here’s how Path of Exile is fixing and balancing flasks in October’s Scourge expansion

Grinding Gear Games has been teasing Path of Exile's 3.16 Scourge expansion with announcements of announcements; we already know the big reveal is set...

The MOP Up: Ashes of Creation won’t date Alpha 2 testing – at least, not yet

Ashes of Creation has yet another chunky batch of question-absent answers to the community that it posted on the forums. Intrepid said that it...

Path of Exile will detail its Scourge expansion during an October 14 livestream

It's time to feel the Scourge in Path of Exile. Or it will be later this month as the ARPG's next expansion is coming...

Choose My Adventure: DC Universe Online just ended up making me love City of Heroes more

Third verse same as the first. If nothing else, DC Universe Online is consistent in how its leveling game works, though there were a...

Amazon is publishing Glowmade’s new ‘creative online co-op experience’

What else does Amazon Games have cooking besides New World, Lost Ark, and that unnamed game from Smed? Apparently, it's also publishing a game...

Path of Exile asks for community votes on what the game will sell you next

Market research is a tricky thing. It can be hard to figure out what exactly will get people to spend money on a product...

Path of Exile’s patch fixes flask bugs and damage reduction issues later this week

Let's be realistic, patch notes for bug fixing patches just aren't all that exciting. It's no mark against the developers working on Path of Exile,...

One Shots: Nostalgia overload

Elder Scrolls Online certainly isn't shy about cashing in on the entire series' popularity, despite being a prequel. There are plenty of places in...

Lost Ark has been delayed to ‘early 2022’ with closed beta in November

Lost Ark has been oddly quiet over the last few weeks, in spite of posting founder packs and running a massive closed alpha back...

Path of Exile addresses game balance, ailments, endgame changes, and more

Path of Exile producer Chris Wilson has been making the rounds on community podcasts, answering such a wide swath of questions that Grinding Gear...

The MOP Up: Genshin Impact puts on a global concert

There's no doubt among fans that Genshin Impact has an amazing soundtrack, so there should be a whole lot of people happy to hear...
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Path of Exile players rejoice over new item filter update patch

Path of Exile has had a bit of a controversial summer thanks to the much-needed powercreep-smooshing Expedition expansion and subsequent drop in player numbers....