open pvp

Open Perpetuum tests Patch 29’s adjustments to mechs, items, and sudden onsets of fog

Open Perpetuum continues to motor forward with updates, though the upcoming Patch 29 is not quite as much of a barnburner as some of...

Perfect Ten: What FFA PvP has to offer the MMO space

Before any of you look at the title, the author, and then at your screen again in disbelief, let me disabuse you of any...

Albion Online East server suffers a series of technical mishaps upending invasion mechanics

Last week, Albion Online's newly released Albion East server started causing problems for Albion West, with instability and crashes affecting players of the sandbox...

Mortal Online 2 brings the thunder, fire, ice, and rock with its new Elementalist magic school

It's hard to deny the classic allure of the elements-weaving magic caster in a fantasy setting, and this evergreen trope is now available in...
Not pictured: Critters.

Fractured Online explains its alignment system for players to segment PvE and PvP play

If you're only just now hearing that Fractured Online will feature a system of player alignment to determine which players are allowed to attack...

Wakfu introduces Demonic Pacts for open PvP in update 1.72

Would you take a big bonus to your experience and loot in exchange for the risk of losing all of it? That's the fundamental...

Open PvP MMORPG A3 gets a new battle royale lease on life as mobile MMO A3: Still Alive

Are you familiar with the PC MMORPG A3? Neither am I, but apparently it's something of a PK nightmare with open PvP the second...
Remember, he's bigger and stronger than you, but you're smaller and weaker!

Vague Patch Notes: Why the social penalty for open PvP in MMOs never works

One of the most important things to have when you're thinking about games and their design is reference material. It's one of the things...
Punch punch punch and nothing changes.

There are no more PvP servers in World of Warcraft

It finally happened. After years of people claiming that it was happening whenever any change was made to PvP servers that the complainer didn't...

Deep-diving Gloria Victis’ swordplay and siege warfare

We’re in the midst of a sort of sandbox renaissance, with numerous sandbox titles under development and more seeming to scuttle out of the...
Ramp everything.

PAX East 2017: Jumping and climbing through Chronicles of Elyria’s pre-alpha

I admit to my weakness: Despite years and years of games using it again and again, I still enjoy the simple gameplay benefits of...

Exclusive: Indie sandbox El Somni Quas on free-for-all PvP, races, classes, housing, and more

Back in December, we published an exclusive dev diary about El Somni Quas, an indie sandbox from a Czech studio that actually cut its teeth...
I definitely didn't do it.

Tree of Life turns PvP into a factionalized affair

If you're not a fan of open PvP, you'll probably be quite happy that Tree of Life has waved farewell to open PvP as...
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

The Daily Grind: Is there anything that could get you to enjoy free-for-all looting PvP?

Some of you out there already like free-for-all PvP in which all of your stuff can be taken by whosoever chooses to kill you...

Divergence Online adds consensual PvP server stretch goal

Yesterday, we published a detailed interview with Ethan Casner, one of the devs behind Star Wars Galaxies-inspired Divergence Online. The response was more or...

Divergence Online’s Ethan Casner on SWG 2.0, open PvP, and edgelords

Star Wars Galaxies-inspired indie sandbox Divergence Online busted out its third alpha and third crowdfunding campaign last week, prompting many of Massively OP's readers...

Worlds Adrift gets a full gameplay trailer

Last Friday, Bossa Studios teased a trailer for its new Worlds Adrift trailer. Today, we got a look at the real deal, which turns...

Albion Online’s missions are like quests, but not exactly

Top-down PvP sandbox Albion Online has released a new video highlighting the game's missions and factions. Lead designer Robin Henkys and technical director David...
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World of Warcraft’s Ashran expands to a new area in patch 6.2

If you've been taking part in the battles over Ashran in World of Warcraft, it's understandable that you could be a little tired of...
Boat status = on one.

ArcheAge outlines the battles in the Sea of Graves

So what sort of nautical nonsense can you get up to in the most recent ArcheAge update? How about beating back a leviathan of...