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The MOP Up: Amazon Game Studios’ community tools (November 6, 2016)

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 past week, Amazon Game Studios unloaded the latest build of Lumberyard for community approval. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Hyper Universe, Final Fantasy XIRIFT, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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An Aura Kingdom mobile spin-off is in the works

Twin Saga developer X-Legend Entertainment is reportedly working on a mobile spin-off of Aura Kingdom.

It doesn’t sound as though Aura Kingdom Mobile is an MMO, although it will complement Aura Kingdom with a deeper storyline that should lend deeper understanding to both games’ lore. X-Legend says that the mobile game is coming soon.

Aura Kingdom players should be aware that inactive characters could be lost if they don’t log in to flag them as active before a move to the cloud on September 7th.

We’re not making up Aura Kingdom Mobile by the way; there’s proof, albeit extremely brief proof, waiting after the break!

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Aura Kingdom is deleting inactive characters pursuant to US server move

Aura Kingdom players, heads-up: If you don’t use your characters, you’re going to lose them.

Aeria told players earlier this month that it planned to move its US servers to the cloud, and that virtualization is happening — soon. Before it does, the studio wants to reduce the data being transitioned, and that means it’s hiding and then deleting unused characters, defined as banned characters that haven’t logged in during the last three months and characters under level 50 that haven’t logged in in the last six months.

Characters that fit those two groups have already been hidden; owners are asked to contact customer support to save the characters until September 1st. Come the 7th, the characters will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

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Battle Bards Episode 80: Aura Kingdom

Never heard of Aura Kingdom? The Battle Bards hope that after an hour of attention, you might add a new title to your video game music library. This fantasy MMO has an exuberant score that nonetheless inspires vicious bickering and passionate speeches by the co-hosts. It’s the 80th episode, and the Battle Bards are still going strong!

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, TuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 80: Aura Kingdom and the show notes for you after the break!

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Jukebox Heroes: Six MMO tunes for a starry night

I am in love with the night. No, I’m not an emo vampire or Batman (although…); I’ve just always appreciated the quiet and peacefulness of a night scene, not to mention the utter transformation it enacts on the world around me. Walking under a starry sky, listening to the crickets chatter, and feeling wrapped up in shadows is a strangely comforting thing.

When you think of MMO music, chances are that the tracks that leap to mind are exciting, bombastic, and above all, bold. Music that belongs in the daylight, in other words. Yet there are plenty of tunes out there that play to the peaceful night, especially in games with a day/night cycle.

When the sun goes down in your MMO world, what music comes out? Today we’re going to explore six tracks that are perfect for a nighttime excursion.

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The MOP Up: Top raiding guild quits World of Warcraft (February 28, 2016)

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 past week a top raiding guild up and quit World of Warcraft, Jagex’s devs got threatened with unicorn poo, creepy dolls invaded Final Fantasy XIV, and more!

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