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Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

It has certainly been a rough summer for Kickstarter MMORPGs. On the heel of a pair of failed projects from last week comes...
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

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...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to...

The Daily Grind: How important is roleplaying to MMORPGs?

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...

Hyperspace Beacon: The case for mature-themed guilds in the SWTOR community

I am a huge advocate for guilds that can remain friendly to the under 18 crowd. One of my favorite Star Wars: The...

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

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

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

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...
This. They're this.

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

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....

In appreciation for post-apoc Dereth: The life and times of Asheron’s Call 2

On the left in the screenshot above is a windmill in the town of Cragstone in Asheron's Call. On the right is, well,...

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

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

World of Warcraft preps new site, fixes the cross-realm RP mess

The World of Warcraft site has gone through a number of changes and overhauls over the years, so don't act too surprised to...

World of Warcraft weathers roleplay and silencing controversies

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

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

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

EverQuesting: The absurd number of things to do in EverQuest II, part II

Have you finished up everything there was to do in EverQuest II from last week's list? Neither have I. That first half...

Guild Chat: Fitting a character to a new roleplaying guild

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

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

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...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s take the classic Bartle test

Here's something you probably didn't know: Online worlds researcher Dr. Richard Bartle didn't actually write the Bartle test. His original research explored, analyzed, and defined...
At its core, this is just a couples' shot.

The Daily Grind: What keeps you from roleplaying?

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...

LOTRO players host RP and music event this Saturday

If you don't have plans this Saturday, consider swinging over to Lord of the Rings Online, where a group of players will be...

Chaos Theory: A whole summer of The Secret World’s player-run events

What's up in The Secret World? I'm glad you asked! If you're one of those folks who are not-quite-so-patiently awaiting the launch of...

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