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.

Path of Exile makes some Sanctum adjustments and introduces the Voidborn Reliquary Key

The Sanctum league in Path of Exile saw some adjustments in a patch last week that targeted things like the Death Toll major affliction...

Path of Exile looks back at last year’s updates with a very literal list

Retrospectives can often be a fun exercise in reflection, reminiscence, and achievement. In the case of Path of Exile, its look back at 2022...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The best value MMOs going into 2023

Every year when I do this post, I muse about what "value" actually means for MMOs because it's actually a tricky proposition and that...

The MOP Up: Spellcraft reflects upon growth and development in 2022

The Spellcraft team, made up of former ArenaNet and En Masse devs, paused their work on the upcoming real-time tactics game to reflect on...

Throne and Liberty teases ‘director’s preview’ coming next week

One of the biggest MMORPG projects on the horizon is still one of the most mysterious. We've been eager to see what NCsoft does...

The MOP Up: Chimeraland heads to the Epic Game Store

The unholy, unnatural, unbelievable Chimeraland has its sights set on a new conquest: the Epic Game Store. The studio announced that it's releasing on...

Global Chat: Shopping for a Star Wars Galaxies rogue server

Interested in going back to Star Wars Galaxies -- or trying it out for the first time -- but you find yourself paralyzed with...

The Stream Team: Speeding through Path of Exile’s new Sanctum league

With the launch of Path of Exile's new Sanctum league with The Forbidden Sanctum, Massively OP's MJ is interested in testing out the special...

Path of Exile’s Forbidden Sanctum expansion launches today – PC downloading has begun

It's go-time for Path of Exile: The Forbidden Sanctum launches on PC today at 2 p.m. EST, which means servers went down just a...

Lost Ark’s December update preps the Summoner class and a winter wardrobe

Deck the halls? Nay, wreck the halls, says Lost Ark! Amazon's MMOARPG is preparing one final content update for the year with another class,...

Path of Exiles’ rogue-like The Forbidden Sanctum launches December 9 for PC, December 14 on console

It's finally December! And you know what that means. No, we're not talking about that mega winter holiday filled with elves; we're talking about...
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Path of Exile details the changes coming to Eldritch Altars in Forbidden Sanctum

Those of you who had relied upon Eldritch Altars for maps in Path of Exile will have to deal with the fact that when...

Path of Exile’s next content drop is The Forbidden Sanctum

While Grinding Gear Games is keeping most of the details about Path of Exile's big December content update secret (for now), the studio did...

Path of Exile outlines announcement plans for its next expansion and shares clips from the Mayhem event

While the month of November is mostly about events, the devs of Path of Exile are preparing to unleash the torrent of news about...

NCsoft Q3 2022: Lineage W drives QoQ revenues, Guild Wars 2 had a great year

NCsoft's Q3 2022 financials are another tale of ups and downs. While the South Korean MMO company's revenues have declined for the last few...

First impressions of Marvel Snap, an addictive mobile card game by Hearthstone’s former director

Feeling the effects of the "superhero movie fatigue syndrome" that's going around these days, I wasn't overly eager to check out Marvel Snap when...

Summoners War Chronicles, the free-to-play Summoners War MMO, has officially arrived to mobile and PC

Back in 2017 we got word that an MMO based on the 2014 mobile game Summoners War was on the horizon. That game ended...

Lost Ark’s Reaper class will finally launch in the west on November 16

While Korean players have already been Reaping it up since September 2020, players in the west have had to wait until this month's update...

Path of Exile answers player questions about the upcoming Ruthless mode

Despite the name, Path of Exile's upcoming Ruthless mode will in fact allow you to have a character named Ruth, or Ruth-Anne, or Ruthie....

Path of Exile elaborates on the punishing handicaps that December’s Ruthless mode applies

Last week Grinding Gear Games had expounded on, among other things, a new name and initial details for Path of Exile's new hard mode...