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The Stream Team: Skydiving back into Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift development has been cruising along and the title will be launching through Steam’s Early Access program in just two days. Massively OP’s MJ is very curious as to how it has changed and what it is like to play now, so she’s skydiving into the beta to check it out. Join us live at 6:00 p.m. for another peek inside…

What: Worlds Adrift
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Building a Conan Exiles treehouse

While Massively OP’s MJ hasn’t found her dream location for a base in Conan Exiles yet, she has found a decent little tree just right for building a little treehouse. And that’s exactly what she is going to do. Of course, after she’s spent a bit of time on construction, who’s to say she won’t meander out in the wilds of the swamp looking for that ideal spot she craves? Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to witness the birth of a baby treehouse.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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Yes, Pyke, you’re the newest League of Legends champion

Gosh, isn’t it just the worst when you’ve got those friends for whom everything just ties back to their deals? We get it, Karen, you have kids. Yes, Joel, you do crossfit, that’s not what we’re talking about right now. Fine, Pyke, you’re the newest character in League of Legends and you’re a drowned revenant seeking revenge against the crew who abandoned you. Can’t we all just sit and have a nice lunch and talk about other things?

Ugh, here he goes. Look, there’s nothing to be done about it, we’ll just have to listen to Pyke ramble on about how he’s going to stealth his way up to his targets before surfacing and killing them with his other abilities, including a paralyzing shot and a special capturing harpoon. And now he’s putting the trailer for his thing just below instead of just, like, talking to us about it. Seriously, Pyke? This is almost as boring as hearing about Karen’s kids.

You heard me, Karen.

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The Stream Team: Returning to Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

With Chronicle: RuneScape Legends now slated to shutter in summer, Massively OP’s MJ will be saddened by the loss of the unique features of the card/board game hybrid. It’s been a while since she shared some adventures, so today she’ll bring you another battle with the Bandit King. Join us live at 8:00 p.m.

What: Chronicle: RuneScape Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 14th, 2018

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Overwatch plans second anniversary festivities, legendary edition, and freebie weekend

Dang, can you believe Overwatch is almost two years old? Actually, I can – I’ve definitely been listening to my husband gripe about Blizzard’s algorithms while continuing to play, and it definitely feels like longer than two years in that context!

Blizz sent ’round the deets for its anniversary celebration today; beginning on May 22nd and running through June 11th, the festivities will land on all platforms. Expect the studio to drop 50 new items (including eight legendary skins and three epic skins), plus new dance emotes, the new Petra deathmatch map, a new competitive mode, a rez on the old seasonal brawls in the Arcade, and of course, legendary lootboxes. In fact, you get one of those for free just for logging in.

There’s also a freebie weekend – even on PS4 – running May 25th to 28th. If you don’t already own the game, you’ll want to consider the new “Legendary Edition” releasing on the 22nd; it’ll include 15 skins with the game in a bundle.

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Check out one determined modder’s Final Fantasy XI retexturing project

For what amounts to a PlayStation 2 game from 16 years ago, Final Fantasy XI looks really good, even now. But… well, that’s the caveat right there, isn’t it? The game was designed for a PlayStation 2 in 2002. It has aged very well, but it’s still an older title with older models and animations and textures. What a good thing, then, that one fan has decided to overhaul all of the textures in the game with an HD texture pack to draw out all of the game’s potential.

You can check out a trailer for the pack just below; the modder, Amelila, had worked on an adaptation of Ronfaure into Skyrim before he realized that the same skills could be used to make FFXI more attractive. Modding the game has always been something that enterprising fans have engaged with, but it’s good to see that even as time has marched onward, fans have continued to find ways to make the game that much prettier.

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Camelot Unchained knocks out another Beta 1 obstacle

The Camelot Unchained team is making enormous strides in preparing the game for its first beta test in July, with one major obstacle overcome this pass week. The team reported that it is hard at work tracking down a physics server crash bug, improving the way buildings are passed over the server, reviving warbands, tweaking the sound engine, testing out new racial traits, and updating character creation renders.

“Andrew wrapped up the giant building refactor,” the team crowed. “He achieved a 99.2% reduction in the number of bytes required to send an entire building over the network, and reduced the CPU load on proxies from over 75 msecs per connected client to a negligible level. Calculating changes between two states of a building now happens in only a few clock cycles, with comparable savings in network bandwidth for larger changes, like knocking off an entire tower.”

City State Entertainment continued its tradition of showing off various bits of art assets in the making. Fans can check out animation frames from the Mjölnir and Forest Stalker, trait icons, the Physician’s belt, a hip quiver, and three of the character renders for the UI.

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The Stream Team: Scoring a snazzy Star Trek Online duty officer

Today is the last day of Star Trek Online’s junior duty officer event, and Massively OP’s MJ is scanning like a mad woman to get one! She needs 75 particles to get a very rare duty officer to join her crew. Can she get enough in time before the event ends at 1:00 p.m.? Tune in live at 11:00 a.m. to find out!

What: Star Trek Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 11:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 14th, 2018

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The MOP Up: Diablo levels up in Heroes of the Storm (May 13, 2018)

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 Heroes of the StormElder Scrolls Online, DayZEVE Online, Pokemon Go, Dota 2City of HeroesFinal Fantasy XIVPortal KnightsLineage 2 RevolutionWizard101Ingress, and Reign of Guilds, all waiting for you after the break!

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The Flower of Knighthood plucks a medieval hardcore MMO

When you hear the word “hardcore MMO,” immediately your mind must go to floral arrangements, no? Well it will now, thanks to the debut of The Flower of Knighthood on the MMORPG scene.

Aiming to be the most accurate medieval MMO on the market, The Flower of Knighthood (FK for short) offers fans “a deeply engaging and exciting taste of the late-medieval world, allowing them to explore its landscapes, settlements and everyday activities. Reconstructions of buildings, objects and materials are based on extensive research in archaeological reports and historical documents and illustrations.”

While nominally an MMORPG, FK won’t use hit points, random computations, magic, or teleports. There will be, however, massive battles, photorealistic graphics, and a period-perfect crafting system. Right now the game is in a pre-alpha state.

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Make My MMO: Greed Monger’s Jason Appleton is launching a cryptocurrency TV show as donors still await refunds (May 12, 2018)

Here’s a bizarre one for you: Greed Monger’s Jason Appleton is now being billed as a “crypto YouTuber” ahead of the launch of his 13-episode television series funded entirely by bitcoin – it’s called the Crypto Crow Show.

Greed Monger is probably the most famous MMORPG Kickstarter failure to date, having raised over $100,000 back in 2012 to build what the developers said would be a “crafting-focused sandbox MMORPG.” By 2015, the project imploded as devs abandoned it over a lack of funding, generating scam accusations from angry backers. Subsequent attempts to revive the game failed. Appleton resurfaced earlier this year, promising to reimburse Kickstarter backers with his newfound fortune, though a quick glance through the Kickstarter’s comments shows that currently there are still backers who haven’t received theirs, and Appleton has apparently closed down applications for refunds and is bashing donors still asking for their money back.

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The Stream Team: Exploring the blue cave of ARK wonders

Massively OP’s MJ finally has the opportunity — and the group —  to make a run on the underwater cave in the blue zone of the Aberration server. No one knows what to expect there other than you go underwater, so join us live at 12:00 p.m. to see if instant death or cuddly creatures await MJ in the dark.

What: ARK: Aberration
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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