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MMORPG stands for “massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.”

FFXIV recaps Fan Fest Paris and FFXI announces a Doll Festival

What do a fan expo for an MMORPG and an in-game event featuring dolls have in common? They're both Final Fantasy-related events! Obviously. How...

Entropia Universe marks its sweet 16 with gameplay refinements

It's been 16 years since Entropia Universe opened its virtual doors, and the devs are celebrating the occasion with a sweeping gameplay update....

Black Desert Online explains the intent of the Adventure Log and Dark Rift

Jae-hee Kim, executive producer for Black Desert Online, has penned a letter to provide some context for the recent additions of Bartali's Adventure...

Valentine’s Day 2019 across the MMO universe

We've been covering the rollout of Valentine's Day events in MMOs and MMORPGs for the last couple of weeks, but today is heart day,...

Spycursion is an indie cyberespionage sandbox MMO hitting Kickstarter this month

So here's a new MMO those of you into espionage and spooks and hackers might like: It's a "continuously evolving" MMORPG sandbox called

Azusa RP Online is the Stardew Valley retro sandbox MMORPG you always wanted

Here's a new MMO rolling out to Steam today: It's a Brazilian MMO called Azusa RP Online. If you're a fan of pixel...

Progress Bar: The bullet hell of Survived By

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Progress Bar! This monthly column will be my personal look at early access MMO, MMO-like, and multiplayer...

The Stream Team: Another fresh start and more codes for Valnir Rok

Last time we were here, MJ was valiantly hacking away at cows and exploring what's new with the Viking survival sandbox Valnir Rok....

BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal is a ‘mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game’

Hey, Diablo III. Happy Switch launch day. Happy Diablo Immortal day! (So much for that animated series rumor?) As announced during...

Sandbox sci-fi MMO Rebel Horizons resurfaces with new videos

It's been a little while since we heard anything from Rebel Horizons, the self-billed "interplanetary sandbox MMORPG" from Entrada Interactive, but it...

Leaderboard: What type of multiplayer do you think Fallout 76 will have?

After what was nearly an interminable teaser stream, Bethsoft finally announced this morning that it's working on Fallout 76, another entry in a beloved...

Sci-fi MMORPG Project C announced with Thief and Half-Life 2 devs at the helm

Let us make an already interesting MMO news day a bit more so, shall we? How about the introduction of a brand-new, full-fledged MMORPG...

The Stream Team: A first look at Foxhole

Massively OP's MJ has played sandboxes set in space, in prehistoric times, in apocalyptic wastelands, and in fantasy worlds. But until now, she hasn't...

Massively multiplayer wargame Foxhole hits early access

MMOs these days shy away from calling themselves massively multiplayer, so it's always strange when a game that we wouldn't assume is an MMO...

Meridian 59 creator says that MMOs are everywhere in disguise

Have you felt despondent at the apparent decline of the production of new, bold MMOs? According to Meridian 59 creator Brian "Psychochild"...
Enjoy the joy of the CARGO HOLD expansion

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer smaller or larger servers?

I have joked, not entirely without seriousness, that part of what I like about being on an underpopulated server in Final Fantasy XI...

The Daily Grind: What’s the greatest MMO innovation of the last few years?

Last week on the Massively OP Podcast, we tried to answer a question from long-time listener Spagomat, who told us he keeps going...

‘Father of MMORPGs’ Richard Bartle is publishing new books on the genre

"Father of MMORPGs" Dr. Richard Bartle, author of the pioneering research that spawned the Bartle test, is publishing two new books about our...
Bree's modded Oblivion game

The Daily Grind: What immersive RPG elements are missing from the modern MMORPG?

This morning's Daily Grind inquisitor is Kickstarter donor Nepentheia, who wonders about the "RPG" in MMORPG: What RPG elements that create a more immersive...

Massively Overthinking: On the popularity of the MMORPG genre

This week's Massively Overthinking comes from Kickstarter donor Syllable, who wonders, "Why do you think MMOs are not as popular as they were few years...

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