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Official Site: Path of Exile
Studio: Grinding Gear Games
Launch Date: October 23, 2013
Genre: Gothic Fantasy MMOARPG
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Path of Exile video highlights upcoming Spectral Shield Throw skill

One of the new skill gems introduced for Path of Exile’s upcoming Bestiary update is Spectral Shield Throw. With this, players can throw the idea of a defense-only shield right into the faces of their enemies and knock their heads off. This unique method of dealing damage is flexible thanks to a variety of the special stats, making different shield types will be better for different things. For instance, armor and evasion found on tower shields, bucklers, and round shields heavy maximizes physical damage, whereas the energy stat on spirit shields increase critical chance.  Players can also mix and match other skills and gems to modify projectiles to creating chaining, forking, and more. Get more details on the official forums, and watch the skill in action in the clip below.

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The MOP Up: FFXIV’s Eorzean Symphony (February 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!

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 RuneScapeTERAEVE OnlineWorld of Warships Blitz, Path of ExilePUBGFinal Fantasy XIVVaingloryPath of Exile, and MU Legend, all waiting for you after the break!

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Path of Exile: Gotta catch ’em all in the new Bestiary League and update 3.2.0, coming March 2

With a new Path of Exile challenge league every three months, you might wonder whether Grinding Gear Games can keep coming up with new themes for each one. And each quarter, it does! We’ve had leagues where prophecies add a random element to the gaming, where powerful rogue exiles turn on players, where secret golden chests full of loot are uncovered, and where portals open to a different dimension — just to name a few. The current league includes gaping fissures into the abyss. So what’s coming next?

For that answer, I sat down with Producer Chris Wilson to talk about PoE’s next update, which hits on March 2nd. If you’ve ever looked at any of the creatures in game and wished you could have have one of your own, the Bestiary league will give you that chance. Color me super excited! And if collecting creatures isn’t your forte, there is plenty more happening in content update 3.2.0. Read on for the whole run-down!

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Make My MMO: Dual Universe’s second crowdfunding effort and Massively OP’s third birthday (February 10, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Dual Universe is still zooming along in its pre-alpha, and it’s addressed just that in a new AMA this week. The studio acknowledges that the game’s development has become delayed (you’ll recall it was originally supposed to launch a full alpha last fall) but that money isn’t an issue. “Don’t worry, we are OK,” Novaquark tells backers. “We are going to publish a roadmap before Summer. For the 24/7 [testing], this is a high level priority, and we hope to be able to get you there in a few weeks. It won’t be full time however, but more like full week-ends to start with.” The studio also says it’ll launch a second crowdfunding effort later this quarter.

On a more meta note, today marks Massively OP’s third birthday as an independent MMORPG website, and the plain truth is that wouldn’t be here today without the generous donors who contributed to our original Kickstarter back in 2015, our Patreon and PayPal donors, our Twitch subbers, our Amazon clicky-clickers, and you lovely folks who whitelist our ads. You and we are living proof that crowdfunding can work! Thank you all so very much from the whole team. Here’s to three and many more!

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Path of Exile previews graphical improvements for the future

We’re sorry to inform you that the video of Path of Exile below is all stuff that you’re not getting today. Or tomorrow. In fact, the developers have no idea when you’re getting it. The point is that you will get it at some point, because it’s a bunch of graphical improvements to the game that will make it look better without impacting performance.

It’s a brief video, but boy, it does look good. And it also should make it easier to see what’s going on around you and not make the game run more poorly in the process. All of this is good stuff. But the question of when you will get access to any of it is… well, up in the air. At some point in the future.

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Warframe maps out its plan for a major weapons revamp

The controversial ‘frame overhaul isn’t the only big thing happening in Warframe’s meta. Yesterday, Digital Extremes explained how it’s revising weapons across the board too, with a goal of keeping the popular and high-performing weapon stats the same and buffing everything else to match.

“We are revisiting all weapons and adjusting their stats to fit into some Mastery Rank grouping guidelines based on DPS and Crit/Status split total,” DE’s Rebecca Ford writes. “Some weapon crafting costs will be revisited, and PoE resources will be used if it makes sense to better integrate a mix of resources into the game.” The tweaks won’t apply to BEAM weapons or Conclave weapons, and won’t affect Riven dispositions.

We covered the ‘frame overhaul – nerfs and buffs alike, and the community’s grumbly reaction to the plan – in yesterday’s article.

Source: Official forums. Thanks again, Sophiskiai. You are awesome.

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The MOP Up: Aion makes a date with the Divine Fortress (January 28, 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 League of LegendsPath of ExileWarframeBlack DesertFortniteArmored WarfarePerfect World InternationalAionMonster Hunter WorldPUBGFinal Fantasy XIVOverwatchMechWarrior OnlineTree of Life, and Crossout, all waiting for you after the break!

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Make My MMO: Camelot’s new producer, Star Citizen’s alpha 3 features, & SOTA’s R50 (January 27, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Camelot Unchained devs say they’re getting really close to finalizing the date for beta one. This week, in addition to fiddling with the beta calendar, CSE says it’s been working on poses, rocks, casting and UI animations, new armor and weapon textures, container permissions, and performance for buildings, as well as training up the new tech producer.

Meanwhile, Shroud of the Avatar pushed out R50, Elite kicked off the beta for its next big update, we continued our tour of Project GorgonDual Universe teased new concept art, War of Rights got a wee patch, ROKH patched up (devs say they’re still “looking for the best way to make [their] come-back,” and Fragmented admitted it’s essentially in maintenance mode.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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The Stream Team: Plowing through Path of Exile’s Act V

Massively OP’s MJ has so much story to still get through in Path of Exile. Today, she’s diving back in and hoping to get through a major chunk of — if not complete — Act V. That will get her one step closer to War for the Atlas. Additionally, the game is celebrating five years since it opened its beta doors to players, and that sounds like a great reason to slaughter and loot. Tune in live at 5:00 p.m. for some beta birthday and story shenanigans.

What: Path of Exile
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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Path of Exile celebrates its fifth birthday, looks at trade filtering on Xbox

It’s Path of Exile’s fifth birthday (since the game went into open beta, that is), and the team taking a moment or two to look back at the progress it’s made since the game was initially conceived.

The original vision for the game was laid out back in 2008, and Grinding Gears was pleasantly surprised to see how much of this design document was realized in Path of Exile. It makes for a pretty interesting read!

“Many of the elements described in this document made it into the full game,” the studio said, “including ones that were implemented many years after Path of Exile’s release. Today’s news post outlines the parts of Path of Exile that came from the original design, and draws attention to a few that we just didn’t think of until later.”

Looking forward, not back, Grinding Gears shared a look at the trade filtering function that’s coming to Xbox One soon. Check it out below!

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The MOP Up: Battlerite’s magnificent magician (January 21, 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 WakfuFortniteAstroneerOld School RuneScapeOverwatchPokemon GoLineage 2 RevolutionPUBGDefianceBattlerite, and Path of Exile, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World merch (January 14, 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 RendSea of ThievesThe Black DeathWarframeHEXFragmentedMU LegendFinal Fantasy XIMonster Hunter WorldPlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsDota 2Wurm Online, Ultima Online, and Path of Exile, all waiting for you after the break!

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LOTRO Legendarium: My LOTRO wish list for 2018

Ever since I’ve been writing this Lord of the Rings Online column — which spans back to 2010, if you can believe it — I’ve started out every year with a little tradition of making a wish list that I’d like to see happen for the game. This year, I actually debated whether or not to do it, because Standing Stone Games has already sort of laid out its big plans for 2018 (or at least some of them) and I know that the studio’s smaller stature means that we probably can’t expect as much as we once did.

But then I thought, hey, it’s tradition. And why is it a bad thing to aspire to greater things and encourage the studio to reach for those? Should we just roll over and give up on this title that we love? Far be it! So I’m dusting off some old ideas and tossing in a few new ones to give to you my list of 11 things (for 11 years) I want to see happen in 2018 for LOTRO. Let me know what some of your wish list items in the comments too!

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