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Tree of Savior vows ‘intense balancing changes’ for healers and archers are on the way

When last we checked in with Tree of Savior, it was in the middle of a nine-week anniversary event with free DLC, quest, and gear – in fact, that event is technically still running for another week or two. In the meantime, IMCGames is promising “intense balancing changes” coming in the next update.

First up? Healing. The current mechanics encouraged support classes to ingore healing skills because of their poor scaling. But “after this update, the amount of HP restored will depend not on the receiver’s maximum HP but on the caster’s healing abilities and skill level,” the studio says. “The efficacy of healing skills, then, will be based on your Healing stat and the skills’ own heal factors.”

There’s also a massive list of skill changes coming for nearly every class; while many tweaks are to healer and archer skills, there’s plenty more to be had, including straight-up brand-new skills for a few classes, like the Kabbalist and Wugushi. The Druid’s Lycanthropy set is due for an overhaul as well.

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Tree of Savior hands out second anniversary gifts, previews new classes

It’s been two years since Tree of Savior leaped onto the Steam scene, and the crew is celebrating with a nine-week event that is running through May 29th. This event includes a free DLC present that will trigger a special quest and new costumes. There are additional rewards that can be earned simply by logging into the game and checking a special list on a regular basis.

If in-game events aren’t enough to get your excited, Tree of Savior recently previewed a pair of new classes that are on their way to the game. The Onmyoji Master is joining the Wizard tree, while the Retiarii is coming to the Swordsman branch.

You can check out an early look at these classes in action after the break!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 158: We are all heroes

On this week’s show, Bree and Justin put on their voxel capes as they look ahead to Trove’s new expansion, LOTRO’s Hobbit fantasies, the ups and downs of Elder Scrolls Online’s outfit system, and more!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

Listen to the show right now:

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PSA: Tree of Savior is merging its servers on March 13, and you may not keep all your toons

Server merges are descending upon Tree of Savior, at least in North America and South East Asia.

“We would like announce our plans to merge game servers in regions currently operating two servers, i.e. North America and Southeast Asia,” IMC Games announced earlier today. “The merge of servers is expected to take place on March 13, 2018.” Where you’re going is pretty simple: The two western servers will merge into one of the existing pair (Klaipedia), while the new South East Asian servers will merge into Telsiai.

How you’re getting there is less simple. Players with characters and guilds on both servers should pay close attention, as the company has stated that the server on which you’ve got the highest total experience accumulated on all your toons, followed by server on which you have the most guilded toons, will determine which team you keep. The same goes for “excess” characters; if you have too many toons for the slots you’re allowed to have, you could be outta luck.

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The Daily Grind: Is ‘naming-and-shaming’ MMO cheaters a good idea?

Last week on Reddit, an EVE Online player begged CCP to organize a wall of shame for botters – essentially an online list of those caught cheating, with character names and corps to boot. This, he argued, would not only prove to the community that cheaters were being banned but allow players to “self-police” those corps “actively harbouring bots.”

You’re probably making a face right now imagining just what EVE players might do with such a list, but then again, we’re talking about botters here. I’m more curious whether you folks actually believe those are effective or a good idea in general. Several EVE players said it’d never happen because of European laws, but in fact we’ve written articles about multiple MMO studios naming-and-shaming cheaters: Guild Wars 2, Riders of Icarus, H1Z1, Tree of Savior, and Mechwarrior Online, just to name the first five I found by searching the last three years of our own site.

Is “naming-and-shaming” MMO cheaters with a “wall of shame” a good idea, or should studios that famously ban the wrong people maybe stay away from painting targets on customers’ backs?

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Tree of Savior adds four classes, increases level cap

If Tree of Savior has been off of your radar for a while, perhaps it’s time to give it a solid ping this week. The MMOARPG dropped an absolutely massive December content update that added, among other things, four classes and increased the level cap.

Character and companion level caps were bumped up to level 360 with the December 12th patch, and the maximum character rank is now 9. Four new classes joined the roster, one for each archetype: Matador, Shadowmancer, Bullet Marker, and Zealot. Players can jump into these new classes without meeting the requirements until December 26th.

It doesn’t stop there, either. The update threw in a new challenge mode, activated daily rewards for a couple of weeks, added the First Shelter raid, allowed players to dismantle items, and included a “looting chance” stat for obvious benefits.

Coming back to Tree of Savior after a while away? The team put together a returning player guide to aid in the process.

Source: Patch notes

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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!

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The MOP Up: Warface meets Crysis (April 30, 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 Conan ExilesOsirisFinal Fantasy XIUltima OnlineTree of SaviorLineage IIWarfaceGames of GloryElswordSplatoonSkyforge, all waiting for you after the break!

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Tree of Savior is in the midst of a massive combat and leveling do-over

Earlier this month, Tree of Savior dropped a bomb on the beta playerbase with the news that its combat and experience will be completely dismantled and overhauled. IMCGames says it hopes to make the damage system over the course of character development more consistent, thereby setting a “better foundation” for its future PvP and GvG plans.

There will be a reset event, so don’t worry about borked characters: “To compensate players for the balance changes, we want to prepare an event where you can reset your stats, skills and class ranks at an event NPC. The NPC will provide one stat, skill and rank resetting item per day that can be used a single time and for one day only.”

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The MOP Up: Scorpio’s doomsday device (April 9, 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 Pokemon GoDCUOPortal KnightsEscape from TarkovFinal Fantasy XILOTROWorld of TanksStar Trek OnlineArmored WarfareTree of SaviorPath of Exile, and Worlds Adrift, all waiting for you after the break!

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Tree of Savior runs dual promotional events

If you have nothing better to do this week, why not check out Tree of Savior? The action-RPG MMO is looking to recruit brand-new players and is running a promotional campaign to seduce lonely souls into its game world.

The first-time player event awards any fresh accounts with a dump truck’s worth of boost packs — 19 in all, believe it or not. There are two caveats to the packs, however. The first is that they are locked until the player crosses a certain level threshold (from level 5 to 290). The second is that all of the packs will disappear, used or not, at the end of the event on May 2nd, so there’s a time limit to all of this.

For both new and veteran players, Tree of Savior is also operating a mercenary event for level 50 and higher characters. Once a day through May 2nd, players can take a daily quest to hunt down and kill a particular mob. The reward for doing so is a cube filled with various goodies that are dependent on the character’s level.

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Battle Bards Episode 93: It’s a madhouse!

It’s taken this long, but the Battle Bards have gone completely and irreversibly insane in the membrane! Today the team cracks open the door of the MMO music funhouse to see what off-kilter, crazy, and manic tunes may be found. WARNING: Once you’ve entered the asylum, you might find yourself a resident… for life!

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.

Listen to Episode 93: It’s a Madhouse! (or download it) now:

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Nexon invests money into IMC Games as part of Tree of Savior mobile partnership

Nexon has made a “strategic investment” into Korea-based IMC Games, the companies announced in a press release this morning. IMC Games is known to MMO gamers chiefly for its stewardship of MMOARPG Tree of Savior, which launched in the west on Steam last year.

The partnership won’t come as too much of a surprise to our audience; Nexon and IMC Games announced last fall that they had joined forced to port Tree of Savior to mobile devices. It’s destined for the global market.

“With this investment, Nexon and IMC GAMES will work closely together to reinforce service of Tree of Savior and launch Tree of Savior: Mobile Remake globally, which is currently under development.”

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