Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

It’s April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep track of all the goings-on today? With this article, of course!

We’ll be endeavoring to collect and link to all of the fun and wacky April Fools’ Day pranks that are going on in MMOs and on studios’ websites. If you know of one that’s not on the list, send us a tip or leave a comment below, as we’ll be updating this post all day.

World of Warcraft teases a T.I.N.D.R. box so that you can help your companions find a companion of their own. There are also a heap of funny patch notes to peruse.

Guild Wars 2 has turned everyone into an old timey people-airplane, which is making the fights all that much more fun.

League of Legends’ URFitational has hit disaster — who would have known that NURF would fail so badly?

Star Citizen has partnered with LEGO to produce adorable toy versions of these hardcore spaceships. The game’s also added several reproductions of famous spaceships.

Final Fantasy XIV’s top-secret project is an RTS mini-game with companions for the Gold Saucer!

War Thunder is adding a new armored vehicle to its WWII setting: battle mechs (video)! Also, potato launchers.

There’s an unauthorized video posted to RuneScape’s YouTube channel. Absolutely, positively, DO NOT WATCH IT.

The Secret World has been hit by dance fever (which is not so much of a joke as it is amusing).

The Flying Spaghetti Monster has joined SMITE’s pantheon of deities.

Dofus’ developer is working on a real-world theme park, because why not?

EverQuest II players can take part in the Highest of Silly Days, which is totally a real thing.

Dragon Nest let a lot of alpacas loose, and now the game is giving an alpaca mount to all players who log in by April 5th.

Dark Age of Camelot revealed its newest expansion, Atlantis Rising. Now with flight and a bug-free guarantee!

Check out these Hearthstone patch notes for hilarity, including ninja cards and the fact that “card packs can now be opened by blowing gently on the screen.”

Allods Online is throwing a Day of Fun by passing out quirky items.

HEX’s CEO reveals the secret that he’s been playing against gamers as Princess Cory.

Puzzle Pirates is facing a wave of space invaders!

A typo in a Path of Exile update has led to a cat-astrophe of insane proportions.

Ascent: The Space Game showed off the newest model of its… cultured spaceship.

Hearthstone is now selling B’Motes expression packs, which might be a joke but you just know would make a fortune if they actually did it.

Infinite Crisis goes “behind the voice” for Krypto the Dog. It’s perhaps the best thing you’ll watch all day.

Path of Exile’s Reddit was swapped with Diablo III’s.

Wizard101 and Pirate101 want to sell you Wonky the Donkey, the animal that uses YOU as a mount! Also, you can take a tour of the KingsIsle office and become very disturbed.

Star Wars: The Old Republic has several new… questionable mounts available for the game.

Speaking of mounts, how about swimsuits and surfboards in Firefall or giant ducks in EverQuest II?

Heroes of the Storm introduces big head mode. Tell us the truth: You would totally play this mode, wouldn’t you?

Warframe is warning players of the coming of the Stocker. Yeah, I don’t get it either.

Landmark is going totally retro with its graphics. Does it make the game better?

Shroud of the Avatar’s community is on strike because of sitting down. Or not sitting. Or something.

MapleStory adds a Grill Master class to the game. C’mon guys. You’re not even trying here.

Star Trek Online is restarting the game on the Red Shirt server with the original launch build.

Does this Crowfall character look like a certain assassin to you?

Star Stable is cranking out brightly colored horses and instituting energy-saving measures.

Camelot Unchained officially institutes a pay-to-win feature.

TERA has its own wacky patch notes, including mention of a yoga instructor class.

RIFT presents Squirrelicorn.

MMO bloggers and fan sites have gotten into the spirit of the day as well: Chronicles of Tyria introduced a new Thrall-themed banner, Psychochild starts his own MMO Kickstarter, and LOTRO Players reported on the closing of Lalia’s Market.

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Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Huh? You missed the entire Fish theme Star Citizen has on their website, the old school from Wing Commander ships on sale in the store , all the crazy fish pictures and they fill all our hangars with Flying FISH ! Way to drop the Ball there…go to Youtube type Fish Citizen FYI.https://youtu.be/a5JiA1wVnQE

BigAngryPlays
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BigAngryPlays

Marvel Heroes put in an item that was a mimic of “Gem of the Kursed” called “Gem of the Wurst,” with +1 to a few stats (instead of in the hundreds) and an item picture of a bratwurst.

Since Taskmaster was the “April Fools” hero from last year, all of Tasky’s stuff was half-price in the store, too.

ModeratePeril
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ModeratePeril

And each was as funny as a terrorist outrage.

mrnastybutler
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mrnastybutler

No Wild Star huh?

Bango
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Bango

PawnInTheGame Looks like someone has stuck the turret from a KV2 on some mechanical legs!

Kayweg
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Kayweg

No TESO on that list, been playing all night yesterday and haven’t seen anything.
Anyone ?

Nanulak
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Nanulak

Very fun day.  I am still surprised by how many still fall for these shenanigans on this day.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

Vexia you should, its a good game heheh

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

Mark Jacobs IM SO HYPED OMG

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

welp.

The Urfitational may have been the single greatest comedic production of the year.

MikedotFoster
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MikedotFoster

ark211049 It’s part of Star Citizen’s prankery: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ships

karmamule
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karmamule

flatline4400 Craywulf Oh, and protip: Do /dance while having airplane arms.  Worth another laugh or three!  X-D

Feydakin
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Feydakin

Thanks for compiling this list guys… I was wondering what shenanigans everyone was up to today. ;)

Alex J
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Alex J

Thanks for the list, guys. Nice to see the developers who care about their games actively participating in this custom. Not surprising that some dying games like LOTRO or Archeage have no active developer participation in it ;-)

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I wrote this on my facebook… I thought it was hilarious so I’d like to share with you guys.

So today Nintendo made a few announcements. They are discontinuing the Wii and the Wii u to come out with the New Wii U.

The games announced are Mario Maker where you develop the Mario games
for them. They only have a few options right now: Kart, Golf, Tennis,
World, Galaxy, Paint, and Paper. They said they will be recycling these
til the first generation that played Mario dies out. Oh and it will use
only Amiibos to operate (instead of the gamepad). You can only save one
save per amiibo so you will need a new one for each game and save.

Oh and also The Legend of Windwaker of Time: Mask of Seasons which you
will need to use the New 3ds XL to move your character around while
using the Amiibo to attack. Where you play as Link to travel through
time to save another link from cutting his hand on the master sword.
Also Zelda is in another castle.

They have also announced that
they will be making Metroid The Other Other M. Where you will play Samus
in a bikini and make her cry in desperation for father figures
attention (Amiibo required). It will be made by Team Ninja so they have a
new boob jiggle physics engine (the only thing they have been working
on). If you have two players you can play co-op where each player uses
an Amiibo to control a breast.

Also they have announced Pokemon
Yellow Snow. It will actually play on the New Wii U using amiibos but
will just be an emulator. Using only New 3ds display and resolution.

In the time it took me to write this up they have came out with a New Wii U XL. Power cord sold separately. 8gb storage.

I know this seems real but this is actually an April Fools Joke. Also,
Nintendo, if you decide to use these ideas can you at least mention me

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Xephyr cursedseishi 
Yet player characters emoting airplane flying ingame has nothing to do with that incident whatsoever. If it was my forum, the only thing that would be flying are peeps’ posting privileges for trolling out that comparison out. Pretty disgusting, IMO.

Syppi
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Syppi

Loyheta Fixed, thanks!

thickenergy
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thickenergy

Ingress has turned into a giant game of Pac Man. Portals as ghosts, XM as power pellets, and you are the Pacster.

Celestia
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Celestia

Dark Age of Camelot’s is really really good.  Nice to see them poking their own ribs with a bit of fun.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Estranged Mark Jacobs Thanks! It was a pretty good piece. Lots of different contributors. Fun was had by all.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

guinness1701 Mark Jacobs Thanks, as always. It was definitely worth the time based on what we have heard in return.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

Perfect Hero Archeage:  “We removed labor.”  Then watch all the players rage or cry.

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

Archeage got nothing. Absolutely nothing. Almost as bad as valentines day when all we got was a white table.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

And yes the Big Head mode is real in HotS.  It’s so great.

Also Smite’s got a special April Fools Match of the Day with cooldown reductions over nine thousand.

karmamule
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karmamule

Iordani Rozyn And with the S6 and S6 Edge release still so fresh I bet it was extra special chaotic.  Fun!!

karmamule
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karmamule

flatline4400 Craywulf Totally agree, especially when you leave combat and make a sort of djjdt djjjjdt ddtjjjjjjt engine stalling sound.

karmamule
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karmamule

confectionally Evidently they need RP servers, non-RP servers, and Humor-Free Servers.  

I logged in and laughed myself silly.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

ManastuUtakata Mark Jacobs Not bad, not bad. :)

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Sorenthaz Mark Jacobs TYVM!

Mansemat
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Mansemat

PawnInTheGame Reminds  me of Ring of Red for the PS2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UuvwB4NvHk

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Mark Jacobs 
Nice troll there, bub. <3

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Drakani 
…weird things is there seem to be more content added in their *proposed* April Fool’s patch than the 6.1 one. o.O

Loyheta
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Loyheta

The “DO NOT WATCH IT” text links back to here

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Mark Jacobs  I haven’t read it fuly yet but I already laughed hard at the Credit Card Shop bit.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Even though this is a nice touch. Everyone is yelling “SAB (super adventure box) or riot!!!” We’ve all been waiting for them to bring this game back (and hopefully keep it permanently)

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Heroes of the Storm’s chibi mode is too good.  Sonya looks ridiculous while spinning around with her ridiculously huge head.  Arthas and Dialo went from terrifying to adorable. Raynor looks freaking hilarious.  So freaking great from Blizzard.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

They also flooded the hangars in Star Citizen with fish.. so now we have fish swimming around our hangar. Also the word ship has been turned to fish (everywhere on the site including text in forums)

Needmoreloot
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Needmoreloot

The P2W April Fool of TSW made me double take… must want that $$$ bad!

Oh and I’m perma banned for P2W (damn it)

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Craywulf The best part is the self-generated airplane sound you make while running around lol…

Iordani
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Iordani

Rozyn not game related but /r/apple and /r/android reddits were swapped also, which was really damn confusing.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Siphaed Shoulda seen the riots in EQ in 2007 when all the player models were changed to stick figures.  Hours later they had to roll it back.

Some people just dont like fun.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

PawnInTheGame Dont feel bad about killing them.  They’re already dead!

PawnInTheGame
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PawnInTheGame

How about mechs in WWII? … courtesy of War Thunder :)

guinness1701
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guinness1701

Mark Jacobs Platypi Love,    you guys are the best.    Thanks for taking the time to make us laugh!!!!

Also readers of the MOP,     CU is fun and only getting better!!!

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Well, with everybody being so funny, I doubt anybody will pay attention to some of our news today. But, just in case anybody cares:  http://eepurl.com/biIp41

ark211049
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ark211049

does the planet express ship have anything to do with any of the gags?
cant see it mentioned in any of them, maybe just not seeing it

Syppi
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Syppi

Kherova It’s fun, I enjoy reading them all.

Syppi
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Syppi

toomanywowclones You’re welcome!

cursedseishi
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cursedseishi

@Xephyr
Wow, really…? I could see why, after all, if you are a French player. That does definitely suck.
If they had tossed in the Super Adventure Box, it might of been a little better though…! Seriously, I miss it…

toomanywowclones
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toomanywowclones

Gotta love MassivelyOP for organizing all the cornball stuff for us. Just save me a wasted day digging through the web, thanks :)

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