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Storyboard: What makes an MMORPG a good home for roleplaying?

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Guess who's back. I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of grief over the course of 2018 for the fact that its server merges...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

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Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on the single-player aspects...

Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

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It has certainly been a rough summer for Kickstarter MMORPGs. On the heel of a pair of failed projects from last week comes the...
Oh, you wanted to use these things. Huh.

Today in why we can’t have nice things: How a No Man’s Sky griefer exploits design flaws to screw with communities

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A No Man's Sky griefer purporting to roleplay an evil emperor, monologuing and all, decided to up his griefer game by taking it out of game and...

TERA Claw & Order exclusive: A suspect admits to attempted kidnapping and extortion, but not murder

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Attention all sleuths and gumshoes! A mystery tipster shoved this dossier under our door last night. It appears to be a transcript of a...
It's the final showdown.

World of Warcraft hosts a massive roleplaying event to celebrate the defeat of the Legion

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If you think about World of Warcraft's Moon Guard server, you probably make some jokes about ERP in Goldshire and move on with your...

The Daily Grind: How important is roleplaying to MMORPGs?

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It's not exactly a secret that one of my first loves in any MMORPG is roleplaying. The whole reason I have multiple alts in...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO to roleplay in as of 2018?

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Half an eternity ago, my merry band of MMO PvPers and raiders ran headlong into a gang of roleplayers, and it changed my guild...
Talk?

Elite: Dangerous player is reaching out to speak with the game’s inscrutable aliens

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Remember that Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where the crew spent the entire episode tracking down and struggling to communicate with a destructive...
Oh dear.

World of Warcraft saves an in-game tournament by disabling phasing

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Players on Moon Guard have long hosted a week-long tournament event for all World of Warcraft roleplayers called the Tournament of Ages. It's filled...
This. They're this.

Leaderboard: Where do you draw the line between griefing and roleplaying?

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On the Morrowind subreddit a few days ago, a player was recounting a particular roleplay-slash-griefing episode on a hardcore-roleplay Ultima Online emulator. The player...

Hyperspace Beacon: Outside-the-box Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay

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For some reason, this time of year always seems to be a down time in the activity of large-scale MMORPG development. Although Star Wars:...

World of Warcraft weathers roleplay and silencing controversies

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All is not well following World of Warcraft's recent pre-expansion patch earlier this week. Two controversies are rocking the game resulting from the update...

Desert Nomad: Immersion, atmosphere, and roleplaying in Black Desert

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Hello friends, and welcome back to Desert Nomad, your more or less biweekly source of ramblings that are almost guaranteed to be at least...

Hyperspace Beacon: Truly immersing yourself in Star Wars: The Old Republic

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I have long been a proponent of roleplaying in MMOs. I’ve often been the roleplayer’s spokesperson on different podcasts and new media broadcasts. I’ve...

Hyperspace Beacon: The importance of pacing in a SWTOR roleplay event

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Last time I talked about roleplaying in spite of game mechanics, I didn’t really get a whole lot of comments. I don’t know whether...

Guild Chat: Fitting a character to a new roleplaying guild

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Welcome along to another issue of Guild Chat, my cozy wee corner of Massively OP in which we get together to help readers in...

Black Desert gets a Tamer, darker nights, and lanterns with oil

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Daum posted a project manager diary on the Black Desert forum yesterday announcing that the Tamer class will not only be playable at launch but be available in...

Hyperspace Beacon: The confused state of the galaxy in Star Wars: The Old Republic

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I don’t write a lot about the Star Wars: The Old Republic roleplay community because I don’t usually like it to be known who...
At its core, this is just a couples' shot.

The Daily Grind: What keeps you from roleplaying?

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I really, really enjoy roleplaying. It's one of the biggest ways that I enjoy a game. I like coming up with elaborate character backstories...

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