The MOP Up: Honoring RIFT’s Wintercharm (December 24, 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 War Thunder, SMITE, Kritika Online, Armored Warfare, Stardew Valley, Dofus, Elsword, Justice Online, The Black Death, Warface, RIFT, Valnir Rok, Wakfu, MapleStory, Heroes and Generals, Miranda, and League of Legends, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Miranda: This indie MMO just pumped out its second early access update, adding a “Fallen” NPC faction.
- Valnir Rok: Actual “dungeons and dragons” are at the core of this survival sandbox’s newest update.
- Hellion: Beware the dangerous debris fields in the Kessler Update.
- The Black Death: The dev team wraps up the year with a brief look at the core systems its creating.
- Warspear Online: Dive into winter with this mobile MMO’s Breath of Frost patch!
- Warface: Have fun storming through Chernobyl, just don’t forget your rad suits.
- Stardew Valley: Here’s a look at the features coming with next year’s multiplayer patch.
- Elsword Online: The December 20th update added the Forgotten Elrian Sanctum, game improvements, a PvP free season event, and third job English voice overs.
- Armored Warfare: Give yourself a vacation with the Caribbean Crisis update, which contains a special ops mode, a grassy fields PvP map, and night battles.
- Dofus Touch: This mobile MMO got a “Kwismas” update with a seasonal island, two new lairs, an invasion event, seven additional quests, and a holiday makeover. [Source: Press release]
Odds and Ends
- Recovery of an MMO Junkie: Have you caught up on this anime show? It’s up to episode 11! [Thanks Siphaed!]
- League of Legends: Better not badmouth the studio as a tournament player, or else you’re gonna get banned. Oh, and this is in Russia, just in case you didn’t assume.
- Riot Games: The League of Legends studio hired Mo Fadl from Wargaming to lead regional e-sports initiatives.
- RIFT: A 17-year-old player and well-known Dimensioneer called Wintercharm was killed in a recent accident. The community has gathered to remember her in-game creations. [Thanks Katriana!]
- Daybreak: The MMO studio is looking for San Diego locals to come in and playtest titles.
- SMITE: Check out some of the art that’s in the works for season five.
Lightly armored vehicles in War Thunder were given some new advantages to make them competitive:
Kritika’s Korean version just got a class advancement for its Halo Mage character:
Check out the gorgeous weather systems in the upcoming Justice Online:
Wakfu is further tying together the TV and MMO with its Brotherhood of Oropo patch:
MapleStory added in a pair of new heroes with this past week’s Nova update:
Storm the Colmar Hamlet in Heroes and General’s Update 1.10: