Sword and Bored special edition birthday comic: 'Anniversary gifts'

Happy Anniversary, Massively OP! It's been a busy year for us, and a great year to launch a website centering around MMOs. Through reader support, we were able to kick things off with a bang. And one of the items that we promised in our Kickstarter campaign was a year of the comic strip based around the MOP mascot, Mo.

We thought it would be fun to bring the strip back for the anniversary of the site. The strip has always been a tongue-in-cheek take at MMO tropes, so where better to comment about some of the silly anniversary gifts you get in MMORPGs.

Welcome Mo back in this week's special edition comic...

SnB38-anniversary

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amoranth
amoranth

Happi anni MOP crew! I bet you those panties are OP as heck-- especially if Mo wore them; insta-kills all day long just from the sight of him. What a leet gift indeed. 

Akami
Akami

Happy Anniversary!  Can't believe it's been a year already.  I've missed MO!!

Winterskorn
Winterskorn

So glad to still be able to open up the first tab of chrome and have Massively there.  Pretty much read this throughout the day! Congrats to everyone! Also kudos on the Mo avatar in the featured :D

BigMikeyOcho
BigMikeyOcho

Underwear rogues. Underwear rogues never change.

TomTurtle
TomTurtle

It's okay Mo, embrace the pink. 


Happy Anniversary MOP! I still obsessively check this website every day, multiple times a day and listen to the podcast every week. :-)

Darthbawl
Darthbawl

Mo manties, Mo manties, Mo manties! (think mo money mo money mo money LOL)

hugmonster
hugmonster

Happy Anniversary and here's to many more!

And hey, if things go bad, at least you'll know that it was you who ran it into the ground and not some nameless corporate wanker.

(please don't run it into the ground, I love you all and read you every day)

Kanbe
Kanbe

Clearly dancer Mo is dying to make a comeback.

Happy birthday!

paragonlostinspace
paragonlostinspace

Heh, the comic always amused me, good to see it back even if it's just this once.


breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@paragonlostinspace I don't think it'll be a weekly thing again for now, but it's a good tool to bring out for special occasions and moments when you really NEED Mo's expression to say what we're all thinking imo. :D

imayb1
imayb1

Happy Birthday, MOP! It's good to see Mo again. :)

JonBuck
JonBuck

Happy Birthday, MOP!

SomniumWintersun
SomniumWintersun

Thanks MOP for helping me get through the slow days at work! :) 

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

What the heck is Mo so confused about? Those are CLEARLY new Dancer leggings.

CthulhuDawg
CthulhuDawg

Yes more Mo! Love the comic, love you guys and thanks for all your hard work keeping us informed.

schlag sweetleaf
schlag sweetleaf

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear  MO
Happy Birthday to You.


From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too.


Well Done all!

Wratts
Wratts

@schlag sweetleaf That's really sweet Schlag.  You have a scraper grabbing our avatars, or been doing that by hand?  Either way, looks like you've been planning this one!

Wratts
Wratts

@schlag sweetleaf @Wratts haha, thanks man.  Been travelling on business through January so on less often, not surprised I wasn't easy to find.  Thanks for including :)

ManastuUtakata
ManastuUtakata

@schlag sweetleaf 

Ooo...I'm in there several times. And I could easily look at that all day! O.o

Thanks for sharing that with us! That was an amazing piece of work! /bows

schlag sweetleaf
schlag sweetleaf

@breetoplay @schlag sweetleaf @Wratts not too terribly long, and I am sorry for not getting you in the hi-res.I was trying to hide yours specifically and something didn't work.


Did you find yourself  in the low-res? you only appear once there.

Jay_Bird
Jay_Bird

@schlag sweetleaf This is really great, Schlag! Well done! =) And many happy returns for the MOP staff of course!

JonBuck
JonBuck

@schlag sweetleaf Hmmm. I don't see me anywhere in there, but I think my avatar doesn't quite fit the color scheme.

ManastuUtakata
ManastuUtakata

@JonBuck @schlag sweetleaf 

schlag had a 105 avatars he tried to use individually from the ones he was aware of or remembered from what he said above. I suspect a few got missed. :(

Kanbe
Kanbe

Just want to say epic job on this

Kanbe
Kanbe

Thats because Bree sees EVERYTHING that goes on at MOP

schlag sweetleaf
schlag sweetleaf

@ManastuUtakata @JonBuck @schlag sweetleaf after about 2.5 hours of clicking avatars ,saving them , making sure I didn't duplicate 'em ,etc. I called it a day;)


Thank God the internet told me how to mass select the images for the mosaic site i used or I would have thrown in the towel...;p

ManastuUtakata
ManastuUtakata

@schlag sweetleaf @ManastuUtakata 

I see that! <3

Edit/PS: With the further risk of bombing my pink ego here...it's amazing how you used my image for the white and grayscale values. It's very effective when pulled back in combination with the other avatars. o.O

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

Please, what have you got to apologize for? The scope of what you did to begin with is beyond, and it goes to show how awesome this site's commentariat can be. Honored to be counted amongst it, regardless of my icon not being in this image.

camelotcrusade
camelotcrusade

@schlag sweetleaf Awesome!  I think our community is super neat and I'd be friending left and right if I could.  Instead all I got is this tiny like button.  Well here's one for you, sir.

jaxomdad
jaxomdad

I dig it man. Cool beans.

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

....holy crabcakes, Schlag!! Outstanding stuff!