oarpg

OARPG stands for “online action roleplaying game.”

The MOP Up: Google Stadia looms nigh

Are you ready for Google's attempt at cloud-based video gaming? Mixed feelings or not, Google Stadia is going to start its rollout next...

Massively Overthinking: Are you boycotting Blizzard?

Tyler's piece this week about the Blizzard he loved being dead actually brought tears to my eyes. It hurts to lose a game...
It can't be fixed, our time was going to be devoted to fixing it.

Path of Exile outlines further fixes moving through the halfway mark of Blight league

Here's the bad news for Path of Exile: The developers aren't planning on holding some sort of community event in the Blight league simply...

Choose My Adventure: The Torchlight Frontiers Railmaster suddenly makes perfect sense

You know that moment when you’re playing a new MMORPG class and there’s this kind of epiphany? That feeling like a switch has been...

The Stream Team: The opening of Act VIII in Path of Exile

With the race to finish the story before ExileCon, Massively OP's MJ is cracking open Path of Exile's Act VIII. She has no idea...

Not So Massively: The Blizzard I loved is dead

This week's Not So Massively column was supposed to be a wishlist of things I want from an announcement of Diablo IV....

Path of Exile promises a new metagame and ‘risk vs. reward’ in its upcoming expansion

The next expansion for Path of Exile isn't due to arrive until December, but that hasn't stopped the folks of Grinding Gear Games...

Torchlight Frontiers’ alpha adds enchanting, contracts, and new class skills

Is it weird how Torchlight Frontiers' alpha updates are more exciting than many regular live MMO patches? Maybe it is because we are...

Choose My Adventure: Figuring out the crazy train of Torchlight Frontiers’ Railmaster

So it turns out that the CMA readership would really like to see me run around with a murder train following me. This...

The Stream Team: Dousing Silk’s spider marriage delusions in Path of Exile

While Massively OP's MJ is still enjoying the Blight League, she can't help but feel the (self-imposed) pressure to finish Path of Exile's story...

Path of Exile offers some stats on which enchantments are the most popular in the Blight League

I love pie, which is why I probably can grasp pie charts the easiest out of all of the graphs, and there's lots of...
hooooooboy

Vague Patch Notes: Copies, blatant copies, and plagiarism in MMOs

So... this was honestly not the story that I had expected to have wound up coming out of Eternal Magic. I'd been expecting...
Dim grawn.

Grim Dawn previews new areas, story, and rebalanced items for its next major content update

The next major update for Grim Dawn is apparently so large that the only way for the developers to discuss it is in tones...

Choose My Adventure: Torchlight Frontiers and the mindless catharsis of ARPG gaming

Sometimes, you’ve just got to run around and blow up hordes of enemies with big flashy skills and hoover in the goodies. You have...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs, challenge, and flow

A couple of weeks ago, MMO developer Mark Kern tweeted a controversial claim about how challenge and interactivity is the point of games...

The Daily Grind: What constitutes a ‘classic’ MMO to you?

Earlier this week, a job posting on Blizzard's career site made it clear that the company considers Diablo III one of its "classic"...

The Stream Team: Battle of the Blight in Path of Exile

Bring on more Battle of the Blight! Massively OP's MJ has tasted Path of Exile's Blight league and she likes it -- no, not...

Choose My Adventure: Diary of a Legends of Aria desert wildman

The desert sun rakes its fingers over my bronzed skin like I am the coals of a forge. Indeed, I am the forge: the...

Path of Exile’s devs say its performance issues are down to ‘calculation complexity,’ not the engine

The word "performance" is being kicked around the Path of Exile community kind of a lot lately, but lest you think Grinding Gear...
The future's so blight I feel sick.

Path of Exile makes a number of tuning adjustments to the Blight league with its next patch this week

The Blight league in Path of Exile will spawn fewer monsters when the game's next patch arrives this week. It was just spawning too...

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