dinosaur

The MOP Up: Destiny 2’s class roster (June 18, 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 Twilight SpiritsThe Black DeathConqueror’s BladeWorlds AdriftRagnarok JourneyTERA, WakfuARKGuild Wars 2, and Destiny 2, all waiting for you after the break!

Read more

The Stream Team: Test driving ARK’s latest dinos

Are your old dinos looking a bit worse for wear? Are you in the market for a new one or two? Come on down to ARK’s newest new and used dino lot and test drive one for yourself! Massively OP’s MJ can help you pick which make and model best fits your taste and needs. We’ve got all the latest styles, including the feathered Yutyrannus, the water-loving Hesperornis, the laughing Hyaenadon, the wall-scaling Megalania, and the relaxed Megatherium. Come on down and join us live at 12:00 p.m. for a test spin of these fancy new models before they’re gone!

*Special financing is available to qualified buyers. Don’t miss out!

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Read more

E3 2017: Check out dino MMO Durango’s new trailer

Earlier this week, Nexon posted a Durango teaser trailer, announcing a Q4 2017 worldwide mobile launch for the game. If your eyeballs rolled over the word mobile, maybe reconsider: Nexon is calling this game a “fully featured MMO experience,” an “open-world sandbox massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a primitive alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs,” with exploration, city building, PvP, survival, crafting, villages, procedurally generated world building, a living environment and ecosystem, dino taming, guilds, and on and on.

“Durango utilizes a revolutionary procedurally generated world building system that populates the massive open world with an infinite number of locations to discover and explore. Players will be able to colonize a vast number of stable continents or uncover and travel to unstable islands filled with resources, dinosaurs and secrets to uncover across a range of ecosystems and biomes that will surface and disappear into the sea at a moment’s notice.”

Nexon wasn’t finished with its reveals Monday, however: Today it’s got another trailer, longer than the first, so feast your eyes below before those dinos feast on you.

Read more

E3 2017: ARK Survival Evolved launches August 8

The time is fast approaching when we can stop cocking eyebrows at ARK: Survival Evolved for launching expansions while still in early access as the game will indeed be launching this summer as promised, and now we have a date: August 8th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Xbox One X version will apparently be a launch product for the newly announced platform, landing on November 7th.

Studio Wildcard will offer its usual array of digital versions, plus a $60 box, a $100 edition bundled with a season pass and three expansions (Scorched Earth and two more unannounced expansions, the first of which arrives later this year), and finally the $160 collector box for those who just have to have the cloth map and soundtrack.

Wildcard is also hyping Ragnarok, one of the fan mods developed thanks to ARK’s burgeoning sponsored mods program. Trailers for all the new bits are down below!

Read more

The Stream Team: The need for speed (boats) in ARK

With the last big content update all patched into ARK, there are a few interesting goodies for Massively OP’s MJ to check out. Besides a giant sloth and a hyper hyena, there are the long-awaited motor boats. Will the speed be enough to get away from the boat-snacking whales? Join us live at 12:00 p.m. for a test drive across the waters.

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Read more

E3 2017: Nexon’s dinosaur MMO Durango launches Q4 this year

I’ve been to Colorado’s Durango many times, and I can assure you that there are no dinosaurs there. Nexon’s Durango, however, is overrun with the beasts, which means you should go in armed when the game launches at the end of 2017.

Yep, this morning Nexon announced a Q4 2017 worldwide mobile launch for the game, which it’s calling an “open-world sandbox massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a primitive alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs.”

“Durango is the next evolution of fully-featured MMO experiences on mobile giving players full freedom to pursue various game pillars, all while meshing unique exploration and city building experiences with real-time collaborative and head-to-head battles against enemy clans and colossal dinosaurs. […] In these uncharted lands, players will band together to survive against carnivorous dinosaurs and flourish in this new world ripe for exploration. Adventurers will learn to use the land to their advantage and craft weapons, armor and tools in order to develop villages that can grow from crude gatherings to massive fortresses. Durango utilizes a revolutionary procedurally generated world building system that populates the massive open world with an infinite number of locations to discover and explore. Players will be able to colonize a vast number of stable continents or uncover and travel to unstable islands filled with resources, dinosaurs and secrets to uncover across a range of ecosystems and biomes that will surface and disappear into the sea at a moment’s notice.”

Read more

Primal Survival development has ceased for ARK: Survival Evolved

As we approach this year’s E3, it seems like an opportune time to check back in on features and additions that were promised at the prior year’s E3. Remember when ARK: Survival Evolved talked about Primal Survival? It was announced as a total conversion of the game by Instinct Games and was meant to let players jump into the role of the various creatures, hunting, mating, and surviving as a dinosaur instead of a human. That sounds cool just typing it out! So when is it coming?

Never! Because development on it has apparently been cancelled with no further explanation. (It includes a promise that the developers may look at it later, which is usually code for never considering it again.)

Fan reactions are split on the game’s Reddit, with some fans arguing it’s not really Studio Wildcard’s fault and others arguing that the developers have spread themselves too thin to begin with. Regardless, it’s good as a reminder to temper your hype about anything you see announced on the show floor this year, as it may or may not ever seen the light of day.

Comment

Black Desert sells over 127,000 copies on Steam, adds three new servers with today’s patch

The first MMO hit of the summer is already upon us, as Black Desert’s debut on Steam has paid off in dividends. Thanks to the high-profile release and a 40% off sale, the fantasy title has moved over 127,000 copies to interested players.

It’s not just people purchasing the game but playing it as well. Steam charts note that there’s been high interest in Black Desert ever since it came to the platform, and the existing community said that it has seen an increase in the game’s population. BDO’s all-time record concurrency on Steam so far is 18,894. For comparison’s sake, H1Z1 peaked at 137K and Ark: Survival Evolved reached a little over 100K.

In its patch notes for today’s update, Kakao told players it has added an additional trio of servers. It’s a fairly modest patch by BDO standards, but it does introduce a nifty new travel event.

Read more

ARK: Survival Evolved gets working potty, is dirt cheap on Steam

Who patches a video game on Memorial Day? Studio Wildcard, apparently. It pushed out a big PC patch for dino survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved last night with five new creatures, motorboats, harpoon guns, new hair, better achievements, and “an interactive toilet for when you just can’t hold it in anymore.” You cannot make this stuff up.

“With this update, ARK: Survival Evolved has officially released 100 creatures to the base game, not including bosses, events, or specialized variants,” says Wildcard.

The studio is also wiping minimap data for all players in order to trigger the minimap achievement. Ouch.

Do note that the game and its expansion (yes, it’s an early access game with a B2P expansion) are both deeply discounted on Steam, under 14 bucks for the bundle. The new trailer and pics of the new critters are down below.

Read more

The Stream Team: A very volcanic ARK adventure

Have you ever climbed a volcano? Massively OP’s MJ has. But she’s never climbed into a volcano. Thanks to ARK, she’s getting to cross that off her bucket list — at least the virtual one. Today’s the day MJ is diving into the new volcano. Hopefully she will be able to go more than a couple steps into that dungeon there. What will she find when she gets inside? You’ll have to join us live at 12:00 p.m. to see!

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Read more

Win That War hauls out a ‘truly massive scale RTS”

Remember when real-time strategy games were all the rage and not games where you did weird things with dino poop to stay alive? Insane Unity does, which is why the studio is building a MMORTS called Win That War.

“The heart of the Win That War experience lies in a massively multiplayer online campaign, in which opposing factions wage merciless war to conquer territories at planetary scale,” the team explains. Players join up with one of three retro-futuristic factions to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time.

Win That War just launched on Steams early access and includes a PvE mode for those who would rather beat up a computer than a fellow gamer. The game’s not free to check out, alas; it costs $20 to purchase at this stage of testing. Check out the trailer after the break!

Read more

Global Chat: Saying goodbye to The Secret World

With the move to put The Secret World in maintenance mode and shift focus to the rebooted Secret World Legends, one MMO blogger decided that it was time to say goodbye to his stable of characters by logging each of them out in meaningful locations.

“It is now clear that The Secret World’s days are numbered,” Tyler of Superior Realities writes. “I have decided to say goodbye to the game while I still can, conducting a final tour of some of my favourite parts of the game and finding thematically appropriate ways to retire my many characters. And taking an unhealthy number of screenshots.”

I’ve seen others do this sort of thing, especially when an MMO ends, and it almost never fails to be touching and profound. These games meant something to us, and when we say farewell, it can be an emotion-laden funeral for time well spent.

Join us today as we tour around other essays from the MMO blogosphere, including an examination of class customization, musings on SWTOR’s road map, and a balloon ride in World of Warcraft.

Read more

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s green beetle fiasco (May 21, 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 TERARendTree of SaviorDragon NestNeverwinterArmored WarfareEVE OnlineOverwatchARKWakfuDestiny, and Pokemon Go, all waiting for you after the break!

Read more

1 2 3 22