oarpg

OARPG stands for “online action roleplaying game.”

Choose My Adventure: Back to the basic joys of dungeon running in Trove

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This is way more like it. The bare bones, basic, simple delight of Trove continues to be running around the open world, heading to whatever...

Path of Exile’s next patch makes a number of changes to Expedition vendors

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Either sometime today or later this week, Path of Exile will be getting its next patch, but as of yesterday players are able to...

Lost Ark previews the Martial Artist and its four advanced classes

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Amazon is pushing onward with reveals and deep-dives for Lost Ark's classes: This round is all about the Martial Artist. "Martial Artists are quick-footed fighters...

Blizzard apparently ousted three more key devs, including Diablo IV’s game director

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Kotaku is reporting that Blizzard has parted way with several more high-profile developers this week: Luis Barriga was game director on Diablo IV, while...

The MOP Up: Wild Terra 2 invites you to have a good time on, uhhh… Plague Island

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With a name like "Plague Island," you know you're in for a great time! This zone will be the first seasonal continent that Wild...

Diablo community manager recounts low pay, a sexually threatening culture, and mistreatment at Blizzard

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Back in March 2020, we reported on the departure of Diablo III community manager Brandy "Nevalistis" Camel, who noted in her statement that she...

The Game Archaeologist: Defining the eras of MMORPG history

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With MMO history stretching back to the early 1980s (and even before), this genre has accumulated a whole lot of history over the years....

Lost Ark KR provides a more in-depth look at the Sorceress class in new video

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While we got a brief look at the Sorceress class that's coming to the Korean version of Lost Ark earlier this year, developer Smilegate...

Q2 2021: Activision revenues are up, Blizzard MAUs are down amid sexism scandal

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Back in May, we got quite a bit of unexpected attention here at MassivelyOP as the headline for our coverage of Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2021...

Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack is stepping down ahead of today’s investor call

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J. Allen Brack is out at Blizzard today ahead of the investor call this afternoon, replaced by a pair of co-leaders. Activision-Blizzard President and...

Former ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain calls for game dev unionization

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Jeff Strain, a former employee of Blizzard, former co-founder of ArenaNet, and current founder of Undead Labs, is joining the cavalcade of voices condemning...

Path of Exile tweaks balance and Expedition drop rates ahead of Royale weekend

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Path of Exile's hardest core fanbase has been roiling for a few weeks now, unhappy with the proposition of, launch of, and state of...

Massively Overthinking: Has Blizzard’s sexism lawsuit changed your gaming plans?

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Following last week's disturbing revelation that Blizzard has been covering up more than a decade of abuse and that the state of California is...

Lost Ark previews the Assassin and its Shadowhunter and Deathblade elite versions

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So you want to be a stabby rogue in Lost Ark? You're gonna have to roll an Assassin. That's the class under the spotlight...

Lost Ark reveals all of its ‘normalized’ founder packs and perks

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Amazon and Smilegate have released a detailed blog post this afternoon focused on the upcoming Lost Ark's founder packs. And cats. The cats are...

Path of Exile addresses Expedition’s launch, adjustments, and low player numbers

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Normally a new release brings a bit of a spike of returning or new players to an MMO, but in the case of Path...

Lost Ark introduces new founder’s pack with normalized pricing to combat black market sellers

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It would appear that key resellers are making a mess of Lost Ark's economy before the game even gets out of technical alpha, if...

A new ‘Treasure Bugan’ event spices up LOTRO’s dungeon runs

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Lord of the Rings Online is filled to the brim with instances, but weirdly enough, not as many players use the instance finder as...

Lost Ark KR offers a preview video of the Abrelshud raid ahead of its July 28 launch

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We're appreciative that Lost Ark is headed to our side of the globe, and we're not going to look the gift horse of the...

Path of Exile details release timing and download sizes for the Expedition update

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It won't be long now before the Expedition League and its myriad changes - which were thoroughly defended by GGG's Chris Wilson - are...

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