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.

Here’s what to expect from Lost Ark’s September update, launching tomorrow

Lost Ark players, you've got 16 hours of downtime to burn before the MMOARPG's next update. What do you do with that time? Maybe...
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NCsoft’s Throne and Liberty, still gunning for 2023, drops a new playtest gameplay video

Back in August, NCsoft told investors that it had delayed its next big game, Throne and Liberty, yet again - this time into 2023....

Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...

The MOP Up: Valheim comes to Microsoft’s store this month

That kooky Norse survival sim Valheim is sending a raiding party to new shores -- in this case, to Microsoft itself. The company announced...

Four Winds: What made Lost Ark so successful where Elyon failed?

I'm sad about it, but I have to eat my words about Elyon and its place in this decade's pantheon of MMOs. I honestly...
Now, the real question is whether this is a Gary Jules reference or a Tears For Fears reference.

Mad World draws names and offers instructions for its upcoming closed beta test

Were you among those who registered your name for the closed beta test of Mad World? If so then this news is for you,...

Path of Exile posts the patch notes for its next update to Archnemesis and the Lake of Kalandra

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. It's been the watchword out of Path of Exile over the past few days, and several of those changes are arriving in a...

Path of Exile mulls over player feedback and outlines another series of gameplay adjustments

Grinding Gear Games is once again in the news for a similar headline: the fixing of Path of Exile and retooling of various systems...

Path of Exile outlines changes coming to Archnemesis foes, minions, and Kalandra league

Path of Exile is once again laying out another series of adjustment plans as Grinding Gear Games continues to turn the dials on several...
A whole lot of flashing lights at each other!

Path of Exile’s Chris Wilson admits to not fully understanding Kalandra’s item drop changes

Path of Exile producer Chris Wilson has released his latest dev blog all about the Lake of Kalandra's extremely unpopular changes to item drops,...

Path of Exile outlines nerfs to Archnemesis defensive modifiers, promises to explain Kalandra balance changes soon

While much of the conversation from the Path of Exile playerbase has been about item drops, another matter has been on the minds of...
What... what do we do now.

Path of Exile promises to improve item drops in an upcoming patch, but players remain skeptical

If you're among those Path of Exile players who were upset by Grinding Gear Games' stealth nerfing of item drops in Lake of Kalandra,...
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Path of Exile’s adjustments to item drops in Lake of Kalandra light a tinderbox of fury among players

The subreddit for Path of Exile is a particularly unhappy place right now, especially in light of a recent dev blog talking about update...

Path of Exile’s Lake of Kalandra expansion and league go live this afternoon

Happy launch day, Path of Exile fans! As usual, Grinding Gear Games has ensured that just as soon as you hear about an expansion,...
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Path of Exile is porting its PC trade site over to console players

It's a different experience playing Path of Exile on console or on your desktop for a variety of reasons. This is not something that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 385: Dungeons & Delays

Justin and Bree discuss NCsoft, Aion 2, Guild Wars 2, Throne & Liberty, Nightingale, Path of Exile 2, and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and RIFT, plus mailbag topics on playable pandas and MMO housekeeping.

Why I Play: Returning to Diablo III in 2022

I don't know if there's a marketing term for this phenomenon, but Diablo Immortal did an excellent job selling Diablo III. Popular streamers all caught...

NCsoft Q2 2022: Throne and Liberty delayed to 2023, Aion 2 in dev, Guild Wars 2 booming

If you were skeptical about NCsoft's Q1 financial report and its confidence about still managing to get Throne and Liberty out the door in...

Wandering Wraeclast: Path of Exile’s Lake of Kalandra expansion launches August 19

Mirror of Kalandra. Path of Exile players know this is a super rare currency item that has been in the game since the beginning....

Path of Exile 2’s beta will debut at ExileCon 2023 next July

Two things that Path of Exile fans have been waiting for with bated breath are Path of Exile 2 and the next ExileCon. And...