Look overpowered (and support Massively OP) in our first Mo t-shirt

You've been checking out our gift guides for the last few weeks, and now we have a special one just for our fans: Massively OP's gift guide for the Massively OP fan. And there's just one thing on it!

The official I Am Massively Overpowered t-shirt featuring Mo the knight!

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We get requests on a weekly basis to sell swag, especially t-shirts and the like, and we've been exploring our options to do just that. Eventually, we'll have a larger-scale swag shop with lots and lots of options (I've seen the prototype!), but we wanted to offer something simple and "limited edition" for Christmas too!

Massively OP takes a rather generous cut of the profit from vendor Teespring on each shirt, so if you've wanted to donate to the site outside of Patreon or show your appreciation for our coverage this year, this is a great way to do it and get something in return. Plus, Mo is just cool.

Thanks for your support -- stay OP!

PS: If you're buying Christmas stuff through Amazon this month, consider clicking through to Amazon from Massively OP. It helps our affiliate earnings and costs you nothing but a click. Everybody wins! :D

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Kayweg
Kayweg

CAPS, CAPS !

Sorry, i meant i want caps ! :D

GabeNewellFetish
GabeNewellFetish

Make boxers that say "MASSIVELY OVERPOWERED" and we got a deal.

Celestia
Celestia

I love the design!  Ordered and looking forward to proudly wearing it!

Zulika_Mi_Nam
Zulika_Mi_Nam

About this time last night I saw those shirts on the side and went....whaaaa.....click, click, click purchased! Then went back to see 1 more needed to be purchased before printing was guaranteed, but we were good before I went to bed.

I was thinking "Why didn't Bree say nothing about this?.....Is is a trap?"

I thought about a green one, but everyone would think is was a Univ of Miami shirt - I think Jef made sure that one made it in.

Jef, if you see this I am sorry to tell you that Miami's Best Pizza on South Dixie Hwy is no more - it was not as the name implied and gentrification kicked in.  Titanic and The Big Cheese are still hanging in there though.

Ghostmourn
Ghostmourn

A perfect Christmas present for our nerdy (read: totally awesome.) MMO loving friends & family.

I feel blessed that my wife actually got me into MMO's and regularly hassles me for not setting enough time aside to raid or to just explore our beloved fantasy realms, thus she is totally getting one of these bad boys.

Grimmtooth
Grimmtooth

Swag Purchased. 

I went with green. 

What did you pick?

Denngar
Denngar

@Grimmtooth Going with Green. The old site used a lot of green, so it feels right. The dark grey looks good too though.

paragonlostinspace
paragonlostinspace

Awesome, though the time they ship is sort of bad for us since we'll be most likely traveling. Guess I need to remind the wife that we need to put a hold on package deliveries. :)

agemyth
agemyth

I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to what kind of things I can tolerate my shirts displaying to the world. None of the shirts I have purchased in the past few years have any image or logo on the outside of them that I can think of. It doesn't really seem to even be a matter of whether I like what is on the shirt. I just don't want to wear it unless I went to a lot of game industry type conventions I suppose.

Mayyybe if it were just an image of Mo doing some Charlie Brown-like pose/emote. I'm sure all the commenters and staff have "what if" ideas for this stuff though. Logo+Mascot is the right place to start. I'll just try to get back on the Patreon wagon this month since I think things should be stable enough.

agemyth
agemyth

Idea: Maybe since Patreon just released their Android and iOS apps you could squeeze a link to that on the sidebar with the Patreon link? Although, their mobile site in my experience is serviceable so might be no big deal and maybe not really MOP's thing to pimp the app. Probably depends on what MOP's mobile viewership numbers look like.

Bleh! I'm glad I don't run a website or... anything at all.

Eliot_Lefebvre
Eliot_Lefebvre moderator

@agemyth I actually completely feel you vis-a-vis logos; most of the shirts I wear are more abstract. Then again, I mostly wear hoodies and button-down shirts and I own, like, three t-shirts. I don't think there are any universally helpful answers.

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@Eliot_Lefebvre @agemyth I do too truthfully. We wanted the first one to be sort of the "generic," all-appealing logo. Then we can do the more artsy Mo-related stuff for future runs. :D

BalsBigBrother
BalsBigBrother

Payday at the weekend, so I get to do all my Christmas shopping then too and I am sure there will be some funds left* to give myself the gift of a swanky t-shirt too.

*(everyone else is getting a £5 amazon gift voucher ... what oh ok I can go as much as  £10 but that is my final offer :p hehe )

Eliot_Lefebvre
Eliot_Lefebvre moderator

@BalsBigBrother I really miss the days when I could do all of my non-me holiday shopping with a quick trip to Amazon for efficiency, if nothing else!

Madda
Madda

Will it come prepackaged with advertisements, or will Madda have to buy those separately?

*EDIT: $21. Waiting til it goes down. Was gunna suggest a hoodie, but Madda can only guess how much that will cost*

ThatLanteshGuy
ThatLanteshGuy

Would totally buy and wear that, but not for that price. My limit for a single T-shirt is $15. If you sell any MO swag for cheaper in the future, I'll definitely grab some.

Serrenity
Serrenity

@agemyth @ThatLanteshGuy It's also important to keep in mind some of the factors that impact the cost of the shirt. 

  • How many shirts were in the minimum order?  - you buy more shirts, you get each shirt for less total cost
  • Quality of the shirt - there's approximately a $5/shirt difference just from the base quality to premium 
  • Amount of print on the shirt itself -- more print = higher cost
  • How many colors - people often forget this one - many colors = lots of cost.  If you notice most corporate logos have at most 3 colors for exactly this reason.  The MOP logo has 5 colors in it, which translates to an increased cost 

Now the t-shirt might still be outside the realm of reasonable expenditure for you, but for a small batch run, on a good quality shirt with many different colors and a complex design, the price is very fair.    

Serrenity
Serrenity

@cures And its still like that today.  Get anything professionally printed, all the things I just listed impact the cost.  If you go to FexEd and get something print, yeah it's different. But you get what you pay for. 

cures
cures

@Serrenity @cures well, maybe the differences between europe and the US are big then, as i'm a designer and i promise you that no client is reducing colors in his logo because of costs here :P

also we got tons of online print services  that print a "quality" (nothing >30€ is produced remotely fair) t-shirt for <15€, no matter the actual sujet.

ThatLanteshGuy
ThatLanteshGuy

@agemyth @ThatLanteshGuy Yeah I've heard the same from other places trying to get their own branded clothing out so I definitely understand. However, even though I understand all of that, I still won't pay more than $15 for a T-shirt. I simply don't feel that any T-shirt is worth more than that. If they ever come out with some cheaper MO swag then I'll totally pick some up.

Denngar
Denngar

@ThatLanteshGuy @agemyth I'm generally the same except for a certain site (REALLY expensive, but I've gotten comments from cute girls in the past, some of which didn't know I was wearing a gamer shirt ;P ). However, this also helps the site, which is why I'm fine with it. I see it more like a donation with a bonus than just buying a shirt.

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@cures @Serrenity We actually reduced colors in this very logo with this vendor because of costs. Otherwise it'd have the full gradient. :P

agemyth
agemyth

@ThatLanteshGuy From what I have heard when other organizations have also looked into this sort of thing, it is really difficult to find a manufacturer that delivers the high quality but at a relatively "low" quantity that the niche within a niche within a niche* of a group of people would like to own while keeping the price below $20 usd.


* ^ MMO fans > people who browse Massively > people who would spend money on Massively

agemyth
agemyth

@ThatLanteshGuy @agemyth Of course. I meant to say that manufacturing hardships still don't trump personal limits such as yours. We all contribute in our own ways.

Xijit
Xijit

Nice, but I have a request: can you make a version that drops the "I Am" & Mo (so it is just Massively Overpowered) and then moves everything around to the back of the shirt?

Wait, I just realized what I am really asking for:

Can you make a "Massively Overpowered" jersey?

Xijit
Xijit

Yes, but at least it saved you the trouble of having to buy a gift for your husband on the way home ...

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@jsmooth1 @breetoplay @Xijit Larry's done several mockups that we think will go over well, but they're more for hardcore fans down the road.

I tried really hard to get Gray (our sales manager) to let us do Entertainer Mo in honor of Star Wars, but I also don't feel like getting sued by Disney this week. :D

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@Xijit Definitely planning on more versions -- styles and artwork -- in the future. :D

I don't love the look of men's tees on me, so getting some female-shape versions is high on my list (prototype has them). I know I have told stories on the podcast about going to studio events very, very pregnant and going up to the swag table and being handed a men's t-shirt and just laughing. :P

Xephyr
Xephyr

€11.49 international shipping :(

Liandreth
Liandreth

@Damonvile Gah, yeah, things are tight here. Canadian dollar being so low too. Will have to wait for next go round to get something. :)

Damonvile
Damonvile

Yeah that was a bit shocking. It makes the shirt almost $50 for me.....ouch. :(

I know its nothing to do with MO it just stings thinking about it.

paragonlostinspace
paragonlostinspace

@breetoplay @Liandreth @Damonvile @Xephyr  

Yep, always been that way. I spent almost ten years in europe and shipping from the states became something I just learned to ignore price wise. Otherwise I found myself really irked all the time. lol  

 Don't even get me started on how much per second/minute a phone call would cost during the 80s and 90's in europe. I used to stand there in a phone booth with stacks of German coins dropping them in nonstop as I talked on the phone. <Mutter>

jsmooth1
jsmooth1

Ugh... color choices... can't decide =P

DeadlyAccurate
DeadlyAccurate

@Corvus Monedula @jsmooth1 I ordered the green one. It looks nice, plus I have a tendency to buy every shirt in either black or gray if I don't make a conscious effort to pick out other colors.

paragonlostinspace
paragonlostinspace

@Corvus Monedula @jsmooth1 Ditto, I'm getting a green one. Green's more of a color one of my daughter's likes but I loved how that shirt looked. :)  


Edit: Oh and like DeadlyAccurate, I have a bad habit of getting greys or black myself. So I've been trying lately to "not" get such colors. lol.

Celestial
Celestial

Nice!  I hope a hoodie is next.

Armsbend
Armsbend

I like the color choices.  Baby blue for me.

cures
cures

i love everything about massivelyOP but 2 things: 

the logo (and therefore sadly the t-shirt)

and the link policy (getting linked everywhere but to the actual game, site i am looking for, in an article).

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@Corvus Monedula @cures Yeah, when the source is the main site, that works too. And brand-new games we usually link to the official site in place of a tag (since logically there was no tag yet). Games that we have an affiliate link for will also have a big orange box link to the official site.

agemyth
agemyth

@cures This used to drive me nuts to the point where I think I whined about it on the old site a couple times. After five years or so you get used to going to the bottom of the article or checking what the URL is before clicking (just mousing over). :)

agemyth
agemyth

@breetoplay While we are on the subject, I'm curious where this practice came from. Was it something the AOL blogs all did and I just didn't notice or is it a crazy Bree-ism? Maybe I've just somehow not noticed this on other sites because I'm spending too much of my time here instead >.<

cures
cures

@agemyth @cures no worries, i am a massively veteran too, and i have no problem to find the websites of games on the net - its just something i never understood here. that and the ... 'logo' :P

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@cures Hey Cures, we link to our tag for two reasons: At the top of the tag is a little info box that contains details about the game; it'll have a link to the official site or the steam page at the very least, and more core MMORPGs will have a lot more info than that. And secondly because it sends people to our other content about that game! :)

For an example, here's what RIFT's looks like:

http://massivelyop.com/tag/rift/

If you ever spot a game I've missed (here's my big list - http://massivelyop.com/games/ ) please drop me a note through tips and I'll fix it up.

Eliot_Lefebvre
Eliot_Lefebvre moderator

@agemyth @breetoplay The history is a brief one - it started as an AOL policy, but we stuck with it here both due to uniformity and due to the fact that it allows us to make a neat little landing page for each game. Said landing page is a fair bit more useful for games that don't have any English web presence or the like, and for games that do there's a link on that same landing page.


Also, we are pretty sure you can google the game's name if it's really otherwise unpossible to find the site here. ^^