moba

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]

The MOP Up: Profane pitches its ‘true sandbox’ design to you

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Citing buzzwords like "true sandbox" and "player freedom," upcoming MMO Profane hopes that it can grab your attention long enough to read this Reddit...

Corepunk shows off 15 minutes of PvE gameplay

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When I saw that Corepunk's Artificial Core had put up a 15-minute video of the game's PvE experience, my immediate reaction was, "About dang...

Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...
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DOTA 2 The International refunds live-audience tix because the pandemic didn’t go away

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For those who somehow haven't noticed, the COVID-19 pandemic didn't go away. We're still very much in the middle of it here in the...

SMITE brings Cliodnha Queen of the Banshees on October 19, dates digital Hi-Rez Showcase for January 6

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What better way to celebrate the month of October than bringing a seasonally appropriate addition to the roster of SMITE? This coming Tuesday, October...

A new Pokemon Unite bug – or exploit – is letting losers gain rank at will (Updated!)

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Enjoying all those new Pokemon Unite "bring a friend to ranked" quests? Well, you may want to be careful. There are now multiple reports across...

New World, Day 2: Where Amazon’s new MMO stands on queues, concurrency, servers, and transfers

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It's been almost 24 hours since the final region of New World went live, and those have been an interesting 24 hours, as anyone...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite mobile is a good port but better update

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So Pokemon Unite is now mobile and cross-platform. Who'd have thought a traditionally Nintendo-only IP would do this? The update and dev team letter we mentioned is...

League of Legends’ animated series gets a November 6 release date on Netflix and a new trailer

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At the beginning of May, League of Legends unveiled a teaser trailer for an animated series known as Arcane, which provided just a few...

Massively on the Go: Tips for making a comeback in Pokemon Unite

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Another outlet recently published an article on how Pokemon Unite players don't like to give up and then proceeded to say they should surrender more with...

Here’s how to join the beta test for BetaDwarf’s ‘friendshipping’ MMO Project F4E

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Earlier this year, we covered a new game then dubbed Project Haven, a "cooperative PvE MOBA where you play as tight-knit groups of heroes...

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

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Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...

Riot hires Witcher 3’s lead quest designer for its MMO, imposes stiffer AFK penalties in League of Legends

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This news post is basically a grab bag of tidbits from Riot Games' projects. That's the lede. That's all the lede you're getting. I'm...

Massively on the Go: How to actually have fun in Pokemon Unite as a new player

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite has landed as of today, and those of you who do not have a Nintendo Switch but wish to...

Pokemon Unite mobile update adds squads, addresses pay-to-win items

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite is almost upon us, and TiMi Studio Group is giving us more than just crossplay: The new Galactic Ghost...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

MMO Business Roundup: Clockwork Labs’ sandbox startup, NPIXEL, LOTRO’s community, and more

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Clockwork Labs: Brand-new indie game studio Clockwork Labs has raised...

League of Legends announces a virtual concert for the band Pentakill and previews its newest hero Vex

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Care for a bit of heavy metal with your MOBA? Then you probably enjoy Pentakill, the virtual heavy metal band from the League of...

One Shots: Fantasy updrafting

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The way I see it, MMORPGs encourage us past our timidity and fear to be bold. So fight that dragon! Get a selfie with...

SMITE has launched the new hunter Charybdis and kicks off its latest Odyssey major event

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We knew that she was coming, and now players of SMITE can become the whirlpool as the hunter character Charybdis officially arrived to the...

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