mmoarpg

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.

Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch

Today, Wargaming's ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us...

Path of Exile plans a melee system rework for June’s 3.7.0 expansion

One of the biggest endeavors in Path of Exile's recent Synthesis expansion was making massive rebalancing adjustments to the game's spells, and Grinding...

Path of Exile squishes some bugs, adds new cosmetics, and shows off player hideouts

It's a bundle of updates out of Path of Exile as the Synthesis League continues to roll on, so let's hop right in...

Lost Ark job postings hint at mobile version and upgraded engine

Want to get your hands on Lost Ark? So do we, but all we can do for the time being is sit on...

The Stream Team: A Path of Exile mega Memory Nexus map run

Massively OP's MJ has filled her Path of Exile Nexus Map queue with fragments, which means she needs to make many map runs to...

Wandering Wraeclast: A class guide to getting started in Path of Exile

Just because Path of Exile is more than five years old doesn't mean the influx of new players has dwindled. In fact, for...

The Stream Team: WoW! A stream

WoW! is it really happening? Is Massively OP's MJ really going to stream The Game That Shall Not Be Mentioned? Do you doubt us?...

Torchlight Frontiers’ time-limited contracts are its version of seasons

The crew over at Echtra Games isn't hellbent on reinventing the MMOARPG format, but instead it is concentrating on taking what works in similar...

Adjustments to Synthesis are arriving in Path of Exile patch 3.6.3

Earlier this week, Bree referred to recent life in Path of Exile as "patch city." That holds true once again today as...

Path of Exile officially launches on the PlayStation 4 today, having doubled playerbase since 2017

It's a huge day for Path of Exile, as the popular MMOARPG finally launches on PlayStation 4 today; it's already live for Europe,...

Apple reveals Apple Arcade, yet another subscription service for games

File this one under things you probably didn't ask for: At its conference today, Apple announced Apple Arcade, a multi-platform sub service "that...
Balance that mine.

Path of Exile is already mapping out big buffs and changes for Synthesis League

Path of Exile is patch city right about now. This week, Grinding Gear Games rolled out 3.6.2, with dozens of bug fixes,...
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Path of Exile teams up with Kakao to publish in Korea

Opening service in a new region is always an exciting sign of success for a game, so it's good news to hear that Path...

The Stream Team: Making memories in Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Memory All alone in the Nexus I want to get to that last shard And collect all my loot What's better than making memories? In Path of Exile's...

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

For everyone who fancies a trip to New Zealand, Path of Exile’s ExileCon tix are now on sale

Be honest, a visit to New Zealand to see all the Lord of the Rings filming locations is still on your bucket list. You...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...

Path of Exile finally ties down a PS4 release date of March 26

It feels like something that's been a long time coming -- even a delayed thing -- but there finally is an actual calendar...
I still love you, robot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 211: Carrying the Torchlight

Justin and Bree deep-dive Torchlight Frontiers and discuss Path of Exile's Synthesis, the great LOTRO and DDO outage of 2019, the impending end of Kritika Online and the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, Guild Wars 2's warclaw, Alganon, and a mailbag topic about housing in MMOs.

Wandering Wraeclast: First impressions of Path of Exile’s Synthesis

Something's different about Wraeclast. The air, the ground... it's changed. What could it be? If I could just put my finger on it before...

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