The MOP Up: MMOs make math fun (March 5, 2017)
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we have stories and videos from Fortnite, War Thunder, Armored Warfare, Neverwinter, Mabinogi Duel, Pokemon Go, Prodigy, Guild Wars 2, Hellion, Ingress, Old School RuneScape, WildStar, Dota 2, and Final Fantasy XIV, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Hellion: This space survival game released a small patch that tweaked some values and monkeyed with suffocation. There was another patch that helped ships match velocity to each other while hurtling through space. What a charmed life!
- Prodigy: A new free multiplayer game is helping math teachers open up the world of numbers to students via video games. It’s kind of cool! (Thanks Joe!)
- Fortnite: This odd multiplayer title let it slip that it will be launching some time later this year.
- Old School RuneScape: A quality-of-life patch dropped in a few nice features, such as shift-click dropping and new superior monster visuals.
- Mabinogi Duel: The next card set for this TCG will feature a different video game, BlazBlue, thanks to a collaboration between the two franchises.
- Armored Warfare: Players have a double treat this week, with the introduction of the storyline campaign and a balance pass on artillery.
- War Thunder: Get ready to go back to World War II with the game’s newest map, the Ardennes.
- Guild Wars 2: Suit up and dust off your skills, because PvP League Season 6 is starting on March 7th!
Odds and Ends
- SpatialOS: The rendering platform that just may be used to make the huge persistent online worlds of tomorrow has gone into open beta and launched Unreal support.
- Final Fantasy XIV: There are actual singalong lyrics for the recent Stormblood trailer and… here they are. Yup.
- Dota 2: Did this amateur team cheat by snooping at the competition’s livestream? Yes… no… maybe. You decide.
- Ingress: So Ingress kind of broke the internet in Norway and UAE. D’oh! (Thanks Nordavind!)
- Pokemon Go: Players in isolated, rural areas won’t be allowed to use the internet to trade creatures any time soon, unfortunately.
- Nexon: Nexon announced a “strategic partnership” with PlayFusion, a company that’s making some interesting virtual world technology. Better game options for Nexon is the expected result. (Source: press release)
- Neverwinter: The game announced that it will no longer be supporting “Windows XP and Direct3D9, or Video Cards with a Direct3D Hardware Feature Level less than 10.0.”
- Steam Greenlight: One small game developer talks about how Steam’s move to ditching the Greenlight program is going to hurt them (and other studios like them) in the progress.
Watch the WildStar devs level up their characters during a recent double XP event: