The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 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 Skyforge, EVE Online, IngressWar ThunderWorld of TanksWakfuLeague of LegendsSMITEGTA OnlineElsword OnlineWurm OnlineDarkfall: Rise of AgonWorlds AdriftCounter-Strike, SEAL Online, and Warspear Online, all waiting for you after the break!

New Games and Testing

  • Darkfall: Rise of Agon: An April 30th podcast with the game’s CM and marketing director (same guy) gave a great overview of the project on the cusp of its launch. [Thanks Coolit!]

Patches

  • Warspear Online: This mobile MMO is still alive and kicking, having just put out a patch that allows players to restore deleted characters and get gold drops from mobs.
  • SMITE: The recent disaster of a console patch led to a rather frank apology from the studio, which said, “This was pretty unacceptable and we are doing an internal review of improvements that we can make. I think we are going to stop our external testing team that failed to identify a fundamental issue and move that testing in house.”
  • War Thunder: The Italians are coming — as the game’s sixth playable faction, complete with its own tech tree. [Source: press release]

Events

  • World of Tanks: The Grand Finals kick off on May 23rd as a dozen teams compete for a piece of the $300,000 prize pool.
  • Skyforge: The devs have a plan to help players catch up in the invasion event.
  • Ingress: There’s a new type of event running in this ARG through May 21st to deploy resonators throughout the world. [Thanks Nordavind!]

Odds and Ends

Videos

Happy sixth birthday, Elsword Online! Looks like they’re throwing one heck of a party:

Recreating Ultima Online in Wurm Online? It continues to be done, my friends:

Worlds Adrift shone a spotlight on its player-made islands:

Hero-collecting SEAL Online is creating some fun over in the SEA region with a mobile version of the PC MMO.

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