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 Mu Ignition, Lineage 2 Revolution, Revelation Online, Earthfall, Legacy of Atlantis, DC Unchained, Soul Ark, Battle Carnival, World of Warcraft, Old School RuneScape, Aion, War Thunder, Artifact, Pokemon Go, The Black Death, Astroneer, EVE Online, Phantom Halls, MU Online, and Heroes of Newerth, all waiting for you after the break!
We all remember the days way back when, with MU Ignition launching after a lengthy beta period of a few weeks. Now, with launch fading into memory (it was two weeks ago), the game has already brought out its first content update and raised the level cap to 400.
We leave it as an exercise for the reader to guess if that’s being raised from a prior cap of 300 or, like, 10. It’s a pretty big number either way.
Regardless, players can explore new areas, reach a new third promotion with Blade Knight, Soul Masters, and Muse Elves, and take part in various new in-game events along the way. If you’ve been enjoying the game so far, this will probably just mean that you have more reason to do so, but if you only like to play games where the level cap is evenly divisible by eight, you’ll also be happy with this.
Fancy a brand-new browser MMO? Mu Ignition, heir to what as become an incredibly long lineage of Mu games, formally launches today on Webzen’s global portal – you don’t even have to download anything. As we’ve previously written, the game is focused on combat and character progression and offers three different classes to tinker with.
In celebration of the launch, brand-new server, and ongoing festivities, Webzen has granted Massively OP keys for starter packs to hand out to our readers. The codes unlock a potion for a 50% EXP booster, 10 million zen, 10 jewels of bless, 10 basic mount feeds, and 20 teleport scrollies, all of which ought to help you get started playing.
Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!
So it looks like things are not all roses and light behind the scenes for Chronicles of Elyria, as the studio has apparently let several of its team members go. How many? We don’t have an exact number, just a knowledge that the team had apparently doubled in sized and is now notably reduced. Here’s hoping for the best for the people affected by the layoffs.
Other beta news? Perhaps even happier news? Sure thing. We can do that.
We can’t promise that our list below is all good news. It’s a list. It organizes entries in list format. But you can still take a look at it, and if something on that list is inaccurate, you can let us know and we can fix it. Is that good news? Maybe!
Remember way back when MU Ignition first went into beta testing? You know, back in the wild days of early January? Because it’s launching on January 23rd, so there’s no time for reminiscing. There’s no time for anything. This is MU Ignition, we do everything at top speed and we may very well scream into a camera like an ad for the world’s worst energy drink while we do so. Intense!
The game is offering rewards for everyone who pre-registers for the game between now (January 16th) and January 22nd, as well as everyone who shares the game’s 18-second announcement trailer on Facebook. And it’s a browser-based game, so that means you won’t have to worry about downloading a client if you’re curious about trying it. At least you can’t lament the game lingering in beta forever, that’s something.
The announcement of MU Ignition reveals that the ultimate plan is to have some version of the MU franchise available in every single device conceivable. This one, you see, is a browser-based title, so there cannot be a moment during the day when you find yourself unable to play a title in the franchise. Look forward to the future installments coming to the Nintendo Switch, some kind of Fitbit, and fine digital toasters.
There’s an official website and a teaser trailer, although said trailer is only 18 seconds long and thus doesn’t do much more than tease that this is a thing that will exist. Still, if you’re fond of the series, you can probably guess at some of the things this particular title will offer. Check it out just below if you’re interested in having the game in browser form.