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.

Jandisoft’s Mad World is sunsetting on July 4 after only 15 months online

I'm sorry to report this evening that buried under all the Summer Game Fest reveals was the quiet news that Jandisoft's unique MMOARPG Mad...

Path of Exile 2 shares a gameplay overview of the Witch class in latest video

When is a necromancer not a necromancer? When it's a Witch, obviously. If you're the sort of ARPG player who takes the suggestion of...

Lost Ark promises details for western summer content soon, teases a June 19 update that’s full of dragons

Lost Ark fans are once more being reminded that the Korean MMOARPG released in Korea first, meaning that there's some time to wait between...

SGF 2024: Path of Exile 2 is fun and satisfying, but it’s still no cakewalk

MJ is MOP's resident Path of Exile person, and I'm sure she'll get the core-fans some red meat once she gets her hands on...

Path of Exile projects a late July release for its next expansion on PC and console

Sure, Path of Exile players are likely continuing to dig through the Necropolis league, but very soon they will have to look ahead to...

Drakantos shows off Thomas the Bard Cat, a deadly new delve, and new pets and monsters

When is a Bard class not just a Bard class? When that Bard is a singing, ambulatory cat. Say hello to Thomas, the latest...

Corepunk abruptly ends its second alpha test over disconnects, bugs, and general ‘discomfort’

As we've been covering for the past couple of days, the second alpha test for the OARPG Corepunk hasn't exactly been going well: The...

The Stream Team: Taking a peek at the closed alpha of Corepunk

It's been quite a long time coming -- and a few stumbling starts besides -- but Corepunk is now in its second closed alpha...

Path of Exile 2 announces couch co-op plus simultaneous PC/console launches and updates

At last night's PlayStation reveal hoopla, Grinding Gear Games had two announcements for Path of Exile 2 ready and waiting. First, yes, the game...

Corepunk opens its doors for its second alpha test today

It's time for 10,000 lucky invitees to hop into the latest alpha test build of Corepunk today, as the second alpha for the MMOARPG...

Corepunk previews deep dish progression systems for its weapons and heroes

With Corepunk looking to enter early access sometime later this summer, the devs at Artificial Core are keen to share previews of what players...

Path of Exile’s Steam account is temporarily compromised, sends out scam invites to POE 2 early access

If you saw a message on the official Path of Exile Steam page inviting you to click a link for Path of Exile 2...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that earned a notorious reputation

Nobody wants a bad reputation. I mean, you can't make everyone everywhere approve of you, but you also don't have to go out of...

IMCGames’ Tree of Savior introduces the Desperado class, Papaya’s Tree of Savior adds the Godeye class

It's a tale of two editions of Tree of Savior, as both the Steam version from IMCGames and the standalone global edition from Papaya...

Global Chat: What should we be thinking about Guild Wars 3?

The surprising (and not surprising) news that ArenaNet has the go-ahead from NCsoft to develop Guild Wars 3 sent ripples of interest, confusion, and...

Here’s how GGG is sprucing up Path of Exile’s Necropolis post-launch

Ideally, Path of Exile are having a gothic grave-digging good time with the current Necropolis league, but that doesn't mean everything is perfectly balanced....

Path of Exile has cracked open the doors to its Necropolis expansion

Considering how dark and brooding Path of Exile is, you have to imagine that the developers had to come up with a shade blacker...

NetEase and Marvel Games are building a new team shooter called Marvel Rivals, with closed alpha in May

The lack of Marvel in the MMO space has always seemed kind of weird, especially given the vacuum left by the beloved Marvel Heroes,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most macabre thing you’ve done or seen in an MMORPG?

MJ's coverage of the new gravedigging mechanics in Path of Exile (bury corpses of whole families together for a stat boost!) got me thinking...