The MOP Up: Hearthstone gets ready to banish dozens of cards (February 19, 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 Overwatch, League of LegendsEVE OnlineMabinogi DuelSpace EngineersIngressEternal CrusadeElder Scrolls OnlineFinal BladeHearthstoneGod Eater OnlineDrakensang Online, and EVE Valkyrie, all waiting for you after the break!

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Hyper Universe recruits the scandalous Succubus

Angelic or devilish? With Hyper Universe's newest character, you can have both.

Nexon's upcoming 2-D MOBA recently added the Succubus to the champion roster in Korea. If you can get past her large... tracts of land, the Succubus has plenty of other abilities to offer in play. She can buff and debuff with her whip, shield allies with a bubble shield, and even temporarily charm everyone in range to be her slave. And if you don't care for her darker look, there is always the option to purchase an angelic skin as an alternative.

Hyper Universe should be coming to the west some time in 2017. See what the Succubus has to offer after the jump (besides a profile picture that makes it look as though she's trying to bazooka barf).

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The Stream Team: Celebrating SMITE's new Kuzenbo with codes

Have you always wanted to play as a ninja turtle in SMITE? Are you itching for a new god to rule the map with? Well you can possibly kill two birds with one tortoise thanks to the new god Kuzenbo. Massively OP's MJ is diving in to check out this new hard-shelled killer with the crazy grin, and she's got a handful of codes to give him away with his Yokozuna costume. Join us live at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to win!

Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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Paragon introduces K-pop-themed Shinbi hero

Epic's MOBA Paragon revealed a new playable hero this week: Shinbi, a K-pop themed melee superstar who's possibly a reference to pop star ShinB from GFRIEND, which incidentally hit MMO news this week once already thanks to its Valentine promo for Elsword. My apophenia, ahhhh!

"A world famous pop star known for summoning Spirit Wolves during her performances, Shinbi is a deceptive melee assassin who uses her wolves to dazzle her enemies and rip them to shreds in battle," says Epic, rattling off her themey skills: Rushing Beat, Line Tempo, Circle Rhythm, and All-Kill!. She officially launches February 21st.

Kotaku has a grand roundup of some of the criticisms of the character already, which basically boil down to melee sucks, why more girls though, what's K-pop, D.Va clone, and this is totally breaking my immersions in world lore we don't know anything about. So, you know. The usual.

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Play Heroes of the Storm, earn a free World of Warcraft mount

There's a neat cross-promotion going on right now between Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft. Blizzard is encouraging its fans to give Heroes a try by enticing them with a free WoW mount. If you play 15 matches with friends on your list by March 13th, you'll get a Primal Flamesaber mount in WoW and a Judgment Charger mount and 10-day stimpack in Heroes for your troubles.

In other World of Warcraft news, the PTR just started testing out Patch 7.2's long-awaited flying, as well as the new Cathedral of the Eternal Night and some reward changes to mythic+ dungeons.

Check out the new Primal Flamesaber mount after the break and see if it's worth the effort!

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Kuzenbo, King of the Kappa, joins SMITE's roster today

Live in SMITE this very day is... OK, you know what, before we do this, let me just head off all Kappa jokes. Get it out of your system. OK. Kuzenbo, King of the Kappa -- the kappa of Japanese folklore, darnit, this is a real thing! Well not a real thing, but you know what I mean! -- is rolling out to SMITE PC players today. Kuzenbo's mechanics revolve around his head-bound water bowl, shell spikes, slams, and an epic ult called Watery Grave, which is as creepy as it sounds: "Kuzenbo pulls himself inwards under his shell and spins, summoning fierce currents that knock Enemies back, increase his Movement Speed, and allow him to move freely in all directions."

There's much more to the 4.2 patch, including Valentine's Day sales, the Clash map overhaul, and new skins, so check out the vids and pics below!

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League of Legends data feature in New York state lawsuit against Time Warner

Remember back in the day when you'd complain about your lag and connectivity issues in an online game, only to have the studio tell you the equivalent of, "It's ur ISP"? Well, maybe it is. And maybe it's intentional.

That's the contention of the state of New York, which earlier this month filed a lawsuit against the Time Warner conglom alleging a number of complaints that add up to fraud: that the corporation knowingly makes "false representations about speed and reliability" such that its internet network is overloaded, delivering a fraction of what consumers are promised and paying for; that the corporation rents deficient modems; that the corporation "rigged test results"; that Time Warner engineers knew and reported all this and the execs did nothing; and that the corporation took advantage of technical complexity and the public's limited ISP choices to get away with it all.

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The MOP Up: Free tanks for all! (February 12, 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 H1Z1, Gloria Victis, Diablo 3Path of ExileRiftStar RaidersGiganticLineage MLeague of LegendsFish Island 2Wild Buster OnlineHeroes of Incredible TalesWorld of TanksGod Eater OnlineClosers Online, and Star Citizen, all waiting for you after the break!

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Paladins brings out the street-smart Maeve

So apparently Paladins' thing is that it's going to be the online multiplayer title that fires patches and new characters at us from some sort of coding gatling gun. It hasn't even been two weeks since Patch 42 and the introduction of Torvold, and now Hi-Rez is springing Patch 43 on us with a whole new champion to play.

The hero of the moment is Maeve, a street-smart rogue who dual-wields throwing daggers, double-jumps around the place, and puts enemies to sleep. Plus, she has pink hair and you know that's half the battle right there.

Patch 43 also contains several limited-time Valentine's Day-themed accessories, skins, and even a "McDreamy" candy pony mount in the store. Yes, you'll certainly be the envy of every Jerry and Jane on the block when you're riding that bad boy in late August. Check out the patch notes and get an overview of this update after the break!

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Heroes of the Storm shows off Lucio and new mounts/skins

At the rate Heroes of the Storm is currently going, we'll soon wind up with every Overwatch cast member in the game. Lucio is the latest character to make the leap, skating his way into the fray with a number of abilities that will be familiar to anyone familiar with the rollerblading healer from the shooter. His knockback, barriers, healing auras, and wall skates are all intact, but he can also now pop up a debuffing aura to weaken enemies instead of healing allies. In other words, he's still Lucio.

The video also shows off the upcoming Love Goddess Tyrande skin, along with two new mounts (one rather love-themed, the other... less so, unless your version of romance involves immolated equines). Check out everything that's under development in the video just below.

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Crush Online enters season 2

Crush Online debuted its second season on February 2nd, changing the landscape of the MMO/MOBA hybrid with some key changes.

The biggest difference from season one is the addition of a new quest system that allows for daily, weekly, and monthly missions, giving players more to do. The team added over 40 more items to the game as well as a new set that can be achieved via PvP. As might be expected, the update also contained some balance adjustments to bring things to a more even keel.


The Stream Team: SMITE's mighty Vamana giveaway

It's been over two weeks since Masively OP's MJ had a SMITE giveaway (the horror!), but she's aiming to fix that right now. Today, MJ has a brand new skin to share! Vamana just got a visual update in this week's patch, and MJ has a handful of the new Divine Protector skins to dole out to viewers. As she's never played him before, MJ will also be giving this god a whirl. Will he be more fun than Loki? Tune in live at 5:00 p.m. to find out and for your chance to win this mighty god with his new look. (Just beware the parasol!)

Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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