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MMO Week in Review: Playing devils, punching dinos (July 5, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

Trion confirmed this week that it is indeed porting Korean MMOARPG Devilian Online to the west as Devilian. In a welcome letter posted to the community, the head devs asserted that the game deserves the MMO label, talking up the game’s open world and large-scale PvP.

Want to game with members of the Massively Overpowered community? MOP’s own Jef is hosting an ARK: Survival Evolved server. Come punch dinos with us!

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Emotica Online harnesses the awesome power of emoji

We remember back when emoticons were the only symbols needed to convey basic human emotions and tones in text chat. Of course, now emoticons are practically dinosaurs and emoji icons are the annoying wave of the future.

And if you can’t get enough emoji, now there’s a game for you: Emotica Online. Yes, it’s real, and yes, it’s all about adventuring as, discovering, and placing emoji. Players explore a near-endless world that’s continually being modified with the emoji of others. Emoji can be placed and assigned a type and interactive instructions.

Emotica Online is so great, in fact, that it doesn’t fear repurposing the America Online logo. It’s available on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, as well as in certain branches of hell.

Source: The Verge

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The Stream Team: Living the LEGO Minifigures Online life

Does MassivelyOP’s MJ need a reason to play with LEGOs? Absolutely not! But LEGO Minifigures Online officially transitioned to buy-to-play today (complete with a new launch trailer!), and that’s all the more reason to jump in and have some more construction and destruction adventures. What dangers will she face today? It doesn’t matter: Everything is awesome! Tune in live at 11:00 a.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…

What: LEGO Minifigures Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 11:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Did Hi-Rez just tease Global Agenda 2?

Could this be the first glimpse of Global Agenda 2?

During a recent charity livestream, Hi-Rez Studios dropped a minute-long teaser of its team playing an unannounced title. Brief glimpses of the game were shown, which looks to be a multiplayer first-person shooter with high-tech guns and bows.

The team concluded the teaser by saying that a separate group has been working on this game for a year now and that it won’t impact SMITE’s development or promotion.
SMITE is still growing very fast,” said Hi-Rez.

You can watch the teaser after the break — let us know what you think it is!

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Trion’s new mystery game looks like Devilian Online

Trion Worlds decided to engage in a bit of image-based teasing yesterday, leaving players with nothing more than an image an a tagline. Some eagle-eyed fans have noted that the teaser image does seem to have a counterpart, though: The Ominous Devil Guy from the teaser image is nearly identical to one of the story silhouettes for Korean-born game Devilian Online.

Could Trion be bringing the game over to these shores? It’s an action RPG by Ginno Games akin to the Diablo franchise, which would represent something that isn’t currently in Trion’s western stable. Or it could be something else entirely, like a stunning coincidence (there are only so many ways to sketch an ominous demonic dude in silhouette, after all). Check out the suspected game’s official site and draw your own conclusions.

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Trion Worlds teases creepy new game

Is the devil inside you? Trion Worlds is pretty sure it’s the devil and not Intel, anyway. The studio behind MMOs RIFT, Defiance, and Trove tweeted out a mysterious message and link today, suggesting it’s got a new game in the works.

It lies in wait, the devil inside us all. devilinsideyou.com pic.twitter.com/8je0vxIV5E

Is it an MMO? We freaking hope so, though of course we’re only assuming it’s a game at all and not a delicious puff pastry, which would also be OK with us. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!

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Toram Online offers a class-free mobile experience

The studio behind Izanagi Online is hard at work at another mobile fantasy title that could well be making its way to the west before too long. Japan’s Asobimo is developing Toram Online, which is currently in beta in the region.

While it looks to be a your standard cute anime title, Toram at least is getting out of the standard class rut by offering a more free-form character growth system. Players can mold their avatars by choosing skills and equipping certain types of gear. The title is still growing in beta, having recently added two large maps to the game world.

Toram hasn’t been localized for English-speaking markets yet, but you can still pick up a copy of the beta on both Android and iOS devices if so desired. We’ve got the beta trailer for you after the jump!

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MMO Week in Review: The E3 2015 roundup (June 21, 2015)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

After several years of dud E3s, this year’s expo took us by surprise, with big reveals for several major MMORPGs, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is retooling its faction system for its upcoming Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, and Guild Wars 2, which opened prepurchases for its Heart of Thorns expansion only to be met with… let’s call it pushback from fans.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions as well as a roundup of all our E3 coverage.

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Rush of Heroes imports chart-topping Asian mobile MMO

One of the biggest Asian mobile MMOs is looking to see whether it can replicate its success in the North American market. I Am MT2, which has topped the charts in Taiwan and South Korea and is based on a Chinese animated TV show, is now available globally on Google Play as Rush of Heroes.

Rush of Heroes is an MMO-lite that offers an astounding array of activities behind its cutsey facade. The free-to-play title includes 40 heroes, several dungeon runs, over 150 questing zones, and even side occupations like fishing and mining. It’s currently available only on Android devices.

You can watch the launch trailer for Rush of Heroes after the break!

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E3 2015: Rare’s Sea of Thieves might be sort of an MMO thing, maybe?

Rare announced a new piratey thing called Sea of Thieves at today’s Microsoft E3 event. It’s an Xbox One exclusive and Windows 10 title with sailing ships, buried treasure, and stylized graphics that was described as the firm’s “most ambitious title to date.”

The reveal trailer featured players running to and fro with MMO-style nametags floating above their heads, but the size and scope of the game remain something of a mystery. You can catch the trailer after the cut.

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Ion is a ‘massive open world universe’ from Dean Hall and Improbable

DayZ creator Dean Hall announced his new RocketWerkz studio last winter. This week, we’ve got a better idea of what he’s been up to alongside “simulated worlds” developer Improbable. The two entities revealed Ion, a simulation MMO and a “massive open world universe” inspired by beloved RPG Space Station 13.

Ion looks to be set in space and it may involve disasters and cryosleep. At least that’s what we gleaned from the brief trailer that’s embedded after the cut.

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E3 2015: The Elder Scrolls’ TCG; ESO’s Orsinium, Imperial City

The downside of E3 pre-conferences coming earlier and earlier is that the event just gets longer and longer, but the upside is that you can find out some pretty neat stuff ahead of time. Bethesda held a pre-E3 event yesterday, and it contained some pretty fascinating information for players of The Elder Scrolls Online, including video of the Imperial City and Orsinium, both slated for release to players this year.

The former is covered with vicious monstrosities eager to counter any player efforts to venture into the fallen capital, whilst the latter spreads across multiple zones, from ominous mountains to underground structures. This is in line with a tweet from earlier this year stating these additions to the game would be seen before the year was out.

The news is just in time for the UK to crown Elder Scrolls Online #1 on the retail charts, making it the third game in 2015 to muster 100,000 sales in its opening week.

There’s also a new card game, The Elder Scrolls Legends, that looks to be Hearthstone but draws on the franchise set in Tamriel instead. Check out the trailers below.

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E3 2015: Perfect World is making Torchlight Mobile

Torchlight has no shortage of fans devoted to the stylized action RPG, and this week those fans have a new reason to rejoice. The series will soon be making its way to mobile platforms, perhaps this year.

Torchlight Mobile is being developed by Perfect World and Runic Games, which could both indicate a free-to-play model and multiplayer aspects. The website is taking sign-ups for those who want to stay in the loop on the game’s development, and it’s expected that we’ll be hearing more about the title from E3 next week.

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