pve

PvE stands for player-vs.-environment, where environment is generally taken to mean the world, NPCs, and AI.

The Daily Grind: What MMO challenge took you the most tries to beat?

There's kind of a running joke of sorts that happens in most MMO dungeon PUGs that I've seen, where a group will tolerate exactly...

OrbusVR introduces a hard mode raid and lays out its roadmap for the remainder of the year

The plucky little VR MMO OrbusVR just keeps the hits coming. Hot off the heels of its Ruins of Guild City raid,...

Massively Overthinking: Revisiting sheep and wolves in MMOs

One of the meta discussions we've been having here on MOP this week has centered on PvP sandbox titles like Albion Online, specifically...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...
Light party.

Final Fantasy XIV starts the Eden raid with patch 5.01

If you're eager to take on the biggest challenges the world of the First has to offer, today brings you something new to handle....

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Fight or Kite: Albion Online’s Percival update is for the solo players out there

This week we saw a nice patch released for the world of Albion Online with its Percival update. It’s largely a general quality-of-life...
A bigger and blacker... oh, god, the jokes are really accidental.

Chinese Final Fantasy XIV players are eating huge amounts of food to win… a fat chocobo

So Final Fantasy XIV has added the Black Fat Chocobo to the game in various regions, and each region seems to be getting...

World of Warcraft: Free game time, race to raid first, and hotfixes

Curious about World of Warcraft's latest content update, but you are on the fence about whether to resubscribe or not? You may...

Ubisoft’s Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is resurrected — as a mobile game

Back in 2016, Ubisoft's The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot finished a somewhat lackluster two-year run... and that was that. Or so...

Isometric co-op OARPG-ish fun: Grim Dawn, Pagan Online, and Darksburg

If isometric online games that aren't quite true MMOs are your thing, then this is a good week for you. We've got so many...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: What would a factionless World of Warcraft look like?

You know, part of me honestly figured that the speculation around World of Warcraft abandoning the faction split would have died out months...
This is their least disturbing moment.

Final Fantasy XIV announces maintenance for its first noteworthy Shadowbringers patch

Yes, it's time for the first patch to Final Fantasy XIV since its most recent expansion, and... oh, stop staring in dumbfounded shock...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

Episode one of The Division 2’s Title Update 5 will go live on July 23rd

On this week's The Division 2 State of the Game stream, Content Lead Hamish Bode is joined by Community Developer Chris Gansler and...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: Reasons why I quit your MMORPG

We have all been there with subscription MMORPGs, where we go to unsubscribe and after a mild guilt trip, the cancellation screen asks us...

TennoCon 2019: A longer look at space, ships, and squads in Empyrean, Warframe’s not-an-expansion

You've come a long way, Warframe. The once-looter shooter continues to expand, not just in number of Warframes and equipment but in overall...
And this thing is still irritating.

The new item level season in World of Warcraft starts today

The musical Rent suggests measuring a year in seasons of love, which doesn't seem particularly easy to quantify. World of Warcraft, meanwhile, measures...

Neverwinter’s Uprising module launches August 13 with a new Gith race and lowbie experience

Happy Tuesday, who wants some new Neverwinter content? Fans will be waiting until August 13th for the game's next big thing to drop...

Aion EU previews a new area, siege battles, and the Gold Arena coming in the 7.0 update

The 7.0 update for Aion's EU version is shaping up to be a pretty meaty one by all accounts. A preview from...

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