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MOBAs are multiplayer online battle arenas, PvP-centric, non-persistent online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. We formerly categorized MOBAs as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our Multiplayer category for other multiplayer online games that aren’t fully massive. [Follow the MOBA tag’s RSS feed]

Riot announces team shooter, card game, fighting game, co-op game, and mobile League of Legends

If you felt a small earthquake last night, don't worry -- it was just the response of Riot Games' community at all of...
We're the good guys this week, right? No? Well, we're going anyway.

Rumor: Riot is working on an anime and digital card game based on League of Legends

Are you ready to explore the rich lore of Runeterra? Because you - wait, what do you mean "what the heck is a Runeterra?"...

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel is getting a dash of Lime

KurtzPel is getting its newest hero, Lime, very soon, and to lead up to her release the game is winging a CP...
Baaaaad writing.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish the devs would just. stop. touching?

A few weeks back, MOP's Not So Massively columnist Tyler Edwards penned a piece on the problems plaguing Heroes of the Storm, and...

The MOP Up: Warframe’s community designs stunning fashion

One really neat aspect of the ultra-popular Warframe is that Digital Extremes invites artistic community members to design cosmetics for the game. The...

Eternal Magic has been accused of ripping off Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, and SMITE

It's no secret that Eternal Magic, the now-in-beta PvP MMO from Chinese developer Duoyi, got off to a bad start with the community...
Sure, great, thanks.

Early access pirate MMO Atlas is launching on Xbox One next week – with PC crossplay

Atlas has been one of the odder MMOs we've covered this last year. In spite of a bungled launch, it managed to avoid...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2 PvP – where good intentions and stubbornness meet

Earlier this month, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Mike Zadorojny had an interview with PCGamesN in which he discussed a number of items...

SuperData August 2019: WoW Classic drives a massive subscription surge

Alright, all you armchair business analysts, it's time to look over SuperData's sales research report for August 2019. Get your best arguments ready...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a...

League of Legends promises improvements to events and game modes in a quick Q&A

It's not exactly an AMA or a Q&A of substantial length, considering Riot cherry-picked questions that tied to an overall topic, but League...

Rogue Server Report: Battle of the Immortals is back, The Sims Online’s emu gets an update

We've got a couple of updates on the emulator/rogue server front. Specifically, the return of Battle of the Immortals, which was sunsetted by...
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PvP MMORPG Eternal Magic’s closed beta starts today

Originally, the closed beta for Eternal Magic was supposed to start on July 17th. That didn't happen; instead, the game announced a delay...

Not So Massively: Pagan Online’s launch addresses its biggest beta problems

A few months back, I offered my impressions of Pagan Online's early access build. I found it to be a fun online...
Get in, losers, we're going exploring.

Perfect Ten: The fantasy MMO zone atlas

There are, let's face it, a limited number of different ways to design real-adjacent zones in any fantasy game. At the end of the...

Meta: Join us for Massively OP’s first Mo Mania stream-athon on Friday, August 23!

Mo Mania? You might be wondering just what exactly that odd entry on the OPTV stream calendar for tomorrow is. That's what we're...

Persephone, Goddess of the Underworld, is added to the SMITE pantheon

It's been quite some time since we've seen a new addition to the SMITE roster -- since April, to be specific --...

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