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.
Guild Wars 2 has turned everyone into an old timey people-airplane, which is making the fights all that much more fun.
Final Fantasy XIV’s top-secret project is an RTS mini-game with companions for the Gold Saucer!
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.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has several new… questionable mounts available for the game.
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.[Thanks to everyone who sent these in!]