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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.

The Daily Grind: What was the most painful MMO sunset of 2018?

I have a feeling I know what the answer to this question is going to be for a lot of folks - WildStar...

The Stream Team: Investigating more in Path of Exile’s Betrayal

It wasn't long into Path of Exile's new Betrayal league before Massively OP's MJ had Immortal Syndicate members making deals and betraying one another....

Wargaming’s new OARPG Pagan Online launches next year

Grumpy over Diablo Immortal and Diablo III? Path of Exile not your cup of tea? Maybe give Pagan Online a peek for your...

Midweek Mop Up: GTAO, Ubisoft, Path of Exile, Heroes & Generals, Foxhole, Vindictus, Crew 2, War of Rights, and more

It would not be unfair to say that this week has been one of the most news-heavy weeks of the year, to the point...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.
It deserves an award or something.

Path of Exile calls its Betrayal launch its smoothest launch ever

It feels like the vast majority of the expansion launches for Path of Exile are the smoothest launch ever for the game, which makes...

The Stream Team: Beginning Betrayal in Path of Exile

It's here, and Massively OP's MJ is very excited to dive in! The conglomerate of some her favorite Path of Exile expansions are brought...

Path of Exile’s biggest expansion ever, Betrayal, is live this afternoon

Get ready to be betrayed, folks: Path of Exile's Betrayal expansion is livesies today. The official site anticipates the servers coming up...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 199: Delay after delay

Justin and Bree discuss delays and do-overs for Project Nova, Path of Exile, Fractured, and Blades, plus WildStar's sunset, Red Dead Online, and Fallout 76's many messes, with mailbag questions on keeping up with new MMOs and combat-free titles.

Path of Exile’s manifesto update outlines nerfs for slows and stat sticks, rebalancing for uniques

When Betrayal lands for Path of Exile players at the end of the week, it's bringing with it a number of core...

Path of Exile delays PS4 launch from December 2018 to February 2019

Ah heck. If you were hoping to be roaming around Path of Exile on your PS4 by Christmas, best stick a pin in...
Now FIGHT

Path of Exile previews the boss of Betrayal’s new Primordial Blocks map

Ready for a new map in Path of Exile? Because the upcoming Betrayal update features not one new map but four. At least...
Hoooooomebody

Path of Exile outlines its new Atlas Objective mechanics for Betrayal

Daily missions will be gone forever with Path of Exile: Betrayal. Daily missions are for people living in worlds with loyalty, apparently. But...

Even Blizzard was amused by the URL prankster who forwarded Diablo fans to Path of Exile

One of the fun sideshows going on during the whole BlizzCon Diablo Immortal center-ring fiasco was the dude who bought the playdiablo4.com...
Hoooooomebody

Path of Exile elaborates on the changes coming to Hideouts with its next major update

The next big update for Path of Exile will shake things up for hideouts. No longer will you be deprived of your carefully...

The Stream Team: Discussing Path of Exile’s upcoming Betrayal

With Path of Exile's next league coming soon, Massively OP's MJ is sure to ignore her poor fire witch and lose herself in Betrayal,...

Path of Exile’s revamped Hideouts make housing persistent in Betrayal

Hands-down, the most exciting thing to me - and I suspect maybe MJ too - coming out of the Path of Exile Betrayal...

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