Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...

Kickstarted superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes’ power augments borrow all the right bits from City of Heroes

How about news on two crowdfunded superhero MMORPGs in one day? We'll take it: Not only did City of Titans drop a new build...

Kickstarted superhero MMORPG City of Titans releases new test build with massively expanded map

Big news for superhero MMORPG fans today, as the crowdfunded City of Heroes spiritual successor City of Titans has released a new development update...
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DC Universe Online adds new difficulties, a new tutorial, and new character creation in GU 139

Despite what other MMOs may have led you to believe, the Gentleman Ghost in DC Universe Online is not at all averse to violence...

EG7 Q3 2023: Daybreak’s MMO revenues dip ahead of Q4 expansion deluge

Daybreak parent company Enad Global 7 has released its Q3 2023 financial report this week, and it's good for the company, if weaker for...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Classic video games that would make terrible MMORPGs

There was a time when MMORPGs were all based on existing storied single-player RPG franchises, and that time was when Ultima Online launched and...

The Daily Grind: What’s clogging up your main MMO character’s bank right now?

Lord of the Rings Online seems deliberately designed to make even people who enjoy organizing inventories (me) a wee bit crazy about it. I...

Ship of Heroes revamps targeting brackets and tab-targeting ahead of next test

Heroic Games is continuing to forge ahead with its development of Ship of Heroes following the game's most recent demo test at SteamFest. Its...

The MOP Up: DCUO talks about its creative process

DC Universe Online Narrative Designer Lynnea Glasser recently sat down for an interview about the creative process behind the MMORPG and its new Justice...

Massively Overthinking: The ‘elements’ of MMOs

MOP reader Nibbana recently posed us a fun question: "As I play my Scrapper in Guild Wars 2, I thought to myself, man, I...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMORPGs as Saturday morning cartoons

My insane MMO and MMORPG thought experiments do indeed continue: Previously I considered what muffins MMO NPCs are, then I considered what flavor of...

Ship of Heroes refurbs its camera, addresses feedback, and floats another demo event

Following up on what it characterizes as a "highly successful beta demo" during Steam Next Fest, Heroic Games has a new dev blog and...

Champions Online’s Halloween event, Blood Moon Rises, returns

In a game that's wall-to-wall costumes and dropped loot, every day is pretty much Halloween. But do you know what's more Halloweeny than that?...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 441: A Blizzard trick or treat

Justin and Bree discuss MMO Halloween events, Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard acquisition, WoW Classic's LFD, Embers Adrift, and Ship of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, New World, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on the potential for WoW on console and Gamepass.

EverQuest, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, and more fundraise for this year’s Extra Life push

It's the season for the annual push by gamers and game studios to support Extra Life, the charity that raises money for Children's Miracle...

Ship of Heroes’ digital storefront leaks the MMORPG’s box price and subscription fee

Update 10/17/23: Ship of Heroes' Casey McGeever has clarified that the publicly accessible pricing page - which has since been removed from the game's...

Vague Patch Notes: Why procedural generation doesn’t solve the content problems of MMOs

Just yesterday, MOP's Justin ran down the various features that the long-canceled EverQuest Next promised before its demise - including the promise of all...

The Stream Team: Diving into the latest Ship of Heroes demo build

Our readers already know that Ship of Heroes has a demo version out as part of Steam Next Fest, so that means it's obviously...

Ship of Heroes provides a full playthrough video of its demo’s very first mission

The Steam Next Fest demo for superheroic MMORPG Ship of Heroes may be online, but perhaps you'd rather see what's happening in the game...