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OARPG stands for “online action roleplaying game.”

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Blizzard scales back Heroes of the Storm development cadence, esports, and dev team

If you wondered how Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm was performing, today's announcement should serve as a pretty good clue it's...

Midweek Mop Up: GTAO, Ubisoft, Path of Exile, Heroes & Generals, Foxhole, Vindictus, Crew 2, War of Rights, and more

It would not be unfair to say that this week has been one of the most news-heavy weeks of the year, to the point...

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 200: Daybreak strikes back

Justin and Bree celebrate 200 episodes with discussion on site memories, plus Daybreak, Wildcard's Atlas, Ashes of Creation, Warframe, LOTRO and DDO, and Path of Exile, with mailbag topics on finding time to game and how studios should manage hype.
It deserves an award or something.

Path of Exile calls its Betrayal launch its smoothest launch ever

It feels like the vast majority of the expansion launches for Path of Exile are the smoothest launch ever for the game, which makes...

Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game

When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro?...

The Stream Team: Beginning Betrayal in Path of Exile

It's here, and Massively OP's MJ is very excited to dive in! The conglomerate of some her favorite Path of Exile expansions are brought...

Path of Exile’s biggest expansion ever, Betrayal, is live this afternoon

Get ready to be betrayed, folks: Path of Exile's Betrayal expansion is livesies today. The official site anticipates the servers coming up...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

Digital Extremes’ retro OARPG Survived By has hit early access

One of the nifty things on the way under Warframe developer Digital Extremes' publishing banner is Survived By, a retro permadeath bullet-hell...

Torchlight Frontiers’ Dusk Mage harnesses both dark and light

Don't call it Twilight anything -- the Dusk Mage has her own non-vampire thing happening. The most recent of Torchlight Frontiers' classes to...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: The healthiest live MMORPGs at the end of 2018

Another year is coming to a close! That means we're doing all of our usual end-of-year recaps, and that also means that we're once...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 199: Delay after delay

Justin and Bree discuss delays and do-overs for Project Nova, Path of Exile, Fractured, and Blades, plus WildStar's sunset, Red Dead Online, and Fallout 76's many messes, with mailbag questions on keeping up with new MMOs and combat-free titles.

Path of Exile’s manifesto update outlines nerfs for slows and stat sticks, rebalancing for uniques

When Betrayal lands for Path of Exile players at the end of the week, it's bringing with it a number of core...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever worry that an MMO you’re watching will be shuttered before it’s done?

It's possible I've been doing this too long and have just seen a whole lot of casually delivered bad news on Twitter from gaming...

Torchlight Frontiers gears up for another alpha test

Following a fun and frisky first closed alpha test, Torchlight Frontiers is ready to dive right back into it. Alpha 2...

Path of Exile delays PS4 launch from December 2018 to February 2019

Ah heck. If you were hoping to be roaming around Path of Exile on your PS4 by Christmas, best stick a pin in...
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
Now FIGHT

Path of Exile previews the boss of Betrayal’s new Primordial Blocks map

Ready for a new map in Path of Exile? Because the upcoming Betrayal update features not one new map but four. At least...

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