The MOP Up: Speedrunning World of Warcraft (October 15, 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!
Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Project Gorgon, Star Trek Online, Bless, Skyforge, Wakfu, Roblox, War Thunder, Aion, Elite: Dangerous, New Dawn, Travian, Astroneer, and World of Warcraft, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Bless: Neowiz has plans to show off its soon-to-be- self-published MMO at this year’s TwitchCon.
- Project Gorgon: Can’t wait to see this game’s revamped user interface, which will allow players to resize it at will.
- Astroneer: A new gameplay loop is now available with the mineral extractor!
- New Dawn: Pirate swords and carriages are some of the recent additions to this sandbox.
- Elite: Dangerous: A small patch is helping to smooth things over with the recent alien conflict.
- War Thunder: France and over 30 of its aircraft have joined the ranks of the aerial conflict!
- Wakfu: The team has redesigned core combat mechanics, opening up new possibilities for encounters.
- Skyforge: The Pantheon Wars are coming to a close, but it should prove to be an interesting finale.
- Star Trek Online: Running the current featured episode, Melting Pot, will pay out with a new set of rewards every week.
Odds and Ends
- MindArk: The Entropia Universe developer is working on VR conference technology for virtual face-to-face meetings. [Source: press release]
- Travian: The MMO’s recent Fire and Sand update has racked up some impressive statistics.
- Razer: A new gaming phone is (probably) going to be announced on November 1st.
- Aion: The game’s veteran system is getting a switch-up, so check it out and see what’s what.
- Roblox: Roblox is aiming to be “bigger than Minecraft.” This is how it’s aiming to do just that.
The Paladins Console Series is dangling $250,000 on the line for some skilled winners!
Check out this amazing and insane video of a Demon Hunter speed-running through tons of World of Warcraft instances in mere minutes: