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RIFT course-corrects on $100 mount pack while Trion gets into the holiday spirit

Well, that didn’t last long. RIFT has already yanked its controversial $100 random mount packs from the game store following strong opposition from the community. “We put a tremendous amount out for the holiday season. As always, we follow player feedback and LISTEN. We’re also pretty agile, so when the resounding feedback on the Orphiel’s Mount Crate came in, we took it down,” the studio posted.

Lest we become seasonal grinches, we want to pass along the word that Trion is throwing a lot of promotions and giveaways in its MMOs this month. RIFT players who log in before January 4th have a chance of winning a collection of 40 mounts, can enjoy the Fae Yule event, and buy a year of patron status for $99 (which is one mount’s worth! Too soon?).

Trove has login rewards and a Snowfest event, ArcheAge has a prize giveaway for people who poke their head into the game, Defiance is selecting a few players for a jackpot bounty, and Atlas Reactor is doubling up on its XP and discounting its freelancers and skins. Good stuff!

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Anarchy Online and Age of Conan host an arrested development sale

Just because an MMORPG’s development has been put into suspended animation doesn’t mean that profit still can’t be made! To wit, check out Funcom’s can-do spirit, which doesn’t take “maintenance mode” for an answer when it comes to holiday sales.

For whatever reason, the studio is holding a sale on Funcom Points for both Anarchy Online and Age of Conan. These titles, you might recall, joined the original Secret World earlier this year in having their active development canceled while nominally keeping the servers running.

Anyway, both games are throwing in bonus points when you buy certain tiers of bundles. Additionally, Anarchy Online has a luxury armor set that it would like to sell you as part of a multi-month membership package.

Source: Twitter

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CCP honors fallen EVE Online developer with fundraiser ship skin

As if CCP Games isn’t struggling enough right now, the studio announced today that it’s lost one of its own: an EVE Online developer and graphics programmer known to the community as CCP Blaze. If you’ve ever warped anywhere or switched on the tactical overlay, you’ve seen his handiwork.

“CCP Blaze, one of our Senior Software Engineers with our Audio & Graphics team, passed away suddenly at the age of just 35, while on vacation in London celebrating his recent engagement. He is survived by his fiancée and one year old daughter here in Reykjavík, and leaves behind an amazing legacy at CCP from his 8 years at our headquarters working on EVE Online.”

The company says it held an internal fundraiser for Blaze’s family over the past few weeks since learning the news, and as of today, it’s also releasing a special fundraising item for the community: a brand-new “Blaze” squadron SKIN set that will be sold for one week only as a one-off for the Armageddon (100 PLEX) and for a five-hull bundle (495 PLEX). Blaze has been written permanently into the lore for the ship skin.

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Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs is live today with free card packs

Today, Hearthstone players across the world will, indeed, take candle.

Blizzard’s popular card game launched its newest expansion today, Kobolds and Catacombs. First revealed at this past November’s BlizzCon, the expansion adds 135 new cards, the recruit keyword, spellstone and unidentified items card types, and the intriguing dungeon run. This single-player experience offers adventurers choices as they progress through a dungeon to the final conclusion.

It’s a good time to log back into the game, too, since Blizzard is giving all players three free expansion card packs and a random legendary weapon card to promote the update. We’ve got the new Hearthstone animated short for you after the break as well as a rundown of the top five most underrated and overrated Kobolds and Catacombs cards.

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TERA deals out free Gunner gear, character slots, and weekend boom boxes

Is it too early to open your presents? TERA says it’s OK, so if Santa gets upset, we’re totally pointing fingers.

The action MMO pushed out its Miniguns update today, which turns out to be more promotions than content. Still, free stuff is always good, right? All players can log in from now through January 2nd to get a free Elin Gunner bundle that includes pink gear to speed level a character up to the cap.

All players will also enjoy a free additional character slot per account as long as they log in through December 8th. And all during next month, every weekend the game will pay out free boom boxes for every player that puts in at least three hours each weekend.

The update does contain one scrap of new in-game content, which is the hard mode for the RK-9 Kennel. New fight mechanics and a tougher doggy await a legion of pink-clad characters.

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Chronicles of Elyria instigates a popularity contest over the last throne

Just a friendly reminder that Chronicles of Elyria is still trying to raffle off one of its few remaining in-game thrones to the most popular fan who can get everyone else to drop real money on him or her. Oh, that reminder doesn’t come from us, by the way; it comes via a new ad that pushes the promotion.

This raffle is really odd in how it’s structured. Basically, fans buy these “kingdom tokens” for $10 to gift to someone else in an effort to put them on the throne. No matter if this ends up succeeding or not, the giver will get 100 exposition points (theoretically a $10 value) and the receiver 50 EP for the transaction.

On December 31st, the player with the most kingdom tokens will be named monarch of a kingdom on the Luna server, with the next 150 players receiving modified royal or courtier packages. Soulbound is encouraging candidates to drum it up in the community.

It should be noted that there are some restrictions, such as current nobility can’t participate and people without any package tied to an account can’t give or receive tokens.

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The Stream Team: Get your Wizard101 Empyrean Castaway’s Bundle

Did you miss out on the holiday deals this weekend? Well, Massively OP’s MJ has something better than a sale: a giveaway! She has a handful of Wizard101’s Empyrean Castaway’s Bundles to share. Like most bundles, it comes with armor, a pet, and a mount. And on top of a house, it includes an extra housing space elixir! Each pack gives:

  • Castaway’s Bungalow House
  • Junk-Copter Mount
  • Puffy Packfish Pet
  • Raider Scrap Attire
  • Raider Scrap Blaster
  • Extra Housing Space Elixir

Does that list look enticing? Who wouldn’t want a personal helicopter? Well don’t miss out! You can’t beat free, so tune in live at 3:00 p.m. as MJ practices her wizard spells while giving away goodies.

What: Wizard101
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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MassivelyOP’s 2017 PC hardware gift guide

Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you own a PC that you at least occasionally use for gaming, and there’s an equally good chance that you don’t have the newest, fastest hardware out there (although if you do, congratulations!). If not, then maybe we can point you to some upgrades that might help you get the performance that you, frankly, deserve.

This year, our sales team has once again put together a couple of gift guides pertinent to our MMO readers. Please note that Amazon links are affiliate links and may grant a small commission to us, which is very much appreciated. Read on for all the new gear to improve your PC experience!

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MassivelyOP’s 2017 gift guide for the Blizzard fanatic

With the new expansion, official vanilla servers, and all of the other news from BlizzCon this year, it’s a great time to be a World of Warcraft fan. But Blizzard has other games too!

This year, our sales team has once again put together a couple of gift guides pertinent to our MMO readers. Please note that Amazon links are affiliate links and may grant a small commission to us, which is very much appreciated. Read to see some of the fun stuff you can get for the Blizzard-lover in your life!

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Black Desert introduces Thanksgiving boss event and halves its B2P fee

Kakao announced today both Thanksgiving celebrations and sales for Black Desert. In fact, it’s a good time to be jumping into BDO as a total noob, as the game is currently 50% off. Existing players might better take advantage of the game’s daily deals, which drop specific items down to just 10 pearls and mark others down to 30-40% off.

Don’t feel like opening your wallet? Then the Thanksgiving boss event is for you.

“The festivities continue with Pearl Abyss adding the highly requested fifth pet slot which allows players to loot more effectively. This feature will be updated after today’s maintenance. Additionally, adventurers can look forward to the return of King Targargo, a special Thanksgiving boss. By defeating this reward-stuffed turkey and by participating in the Turkey on the Table event, players can earn amazing items. Furthermore, NPC Patrigio has started his Discreet Discount sales, so players are invited to check out his wares.”

Source: Black Desert

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Star Wars: The Old Republic’s new character boost advances through levels — not story

Not all character level boosts were created equal. Star Wars: The Old Republic is experimenting with a new type of boost that will offer an interesting alternative to the one that it already has in place to help players skip over the core game and right into the latest expansions.

Instead, the Master’s Datacron boost will instantly advance a character to level 70 while retaining his or her spot in the story. The obvious application of this is to pay to overpower your character so that you can advance through the story without any actual challenge.

At 2,000 cartel coins, the character boost isn’t cheap, although one can be bought and sold for credits on the GTN. The Datacron also comes with a set of level 70 gear and instant access to your ship, even if you haven’t reached it yet in your storyline.

Source: SWTOR

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Enter to win a trio of Star Trek Online console factional starter packs from PWE and MOP

In honor of the launch of Star Trek Online Season 14: Emergence on console last week, PWE has granted Massively OP a bunch of goodies to raffle to our console readers! We’ve got 25 sets of codes apiece for PlayStation 4 (SEN version) and Xbox One, each with a trio of starter packs for each faction.

  • Federation Starter Pack Content: Tier 1 Constitution Class Starship, 12 Inventory Slots, 12 Bank Slots, 1 Borg Bridge Officer, 13 Mark II Very Rare Space Gear, 7 Mark II Very Rare Ground Gear, One Small XP Boost
  • Klingon Defence Force Starter Pack Content: Tier 1 B’Rotlh Bird-of-Prey Starship, 12 Inventory Slots, 12 Bank Slots, 1 Borg Bridge Officer, 13 Mark II Very Rare Space Gear, 7 Mark II Very Rare Ground Gear, One Small XP Boost
  • Romulan Legacy Starter Pack Content: Tier 1 T’Varo Light Warbird Starship, 12 Inventory Slots, 12 Bank Slots, 1 Borg Bridge Officer, 13 Mark II Very Rare Space Gear, 7 Mark II Very Rare Ground Gear

Read on to enter to win!

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