ragnarok

Disambiguation:
Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok 2

The MOP Up: Gamescom’s big opening by Angela Merkel (June 25, 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 MechWarrior OnlineMu OriginDark Age of CamelotAstellia OnlineMarvel End Time ArenaRagnarok Online, and Guild Wars 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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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!

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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!

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The MOP Up: ARK’s console editions get a hair-do (March 26, 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 Destiny, Eternal CrusadeElder Scrolls LegendsHearthstonePokemon GoMU LegendLineage IIARKUltima OnlineSword of ShadowsGhost Recon WildlandsRagnarok OnlineHeroes and GeneralsElsword, and Dota 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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Check out Ragnarok Online’s mobile port in action

If you were first getting into online games at the right time, it is eminently possible that you have a variety of warm and fuzzy memories about Ragnarok Online. The game’s mobile version is currently in testing, and Steparu took a look at it to see whether it delivers nostalgia in a pocket-sized package or just bitter disappointment.

Good news! It’s the former, and it’s also pretty playable even if you have no idea how to read Chinese. You can check out videos detailing character creation and the early gameplay experience if you want nostalgia in a form that doesn’t require you actually trying to play a game that’s not in your language, or if you just want to see how it looks in action.

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Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming in 2017

This past year, we couldn’t seem to go a week without bumping into news of some new mobile MMO or a tablet spin-off of some existing franchise. It seems as though the mobile market is still blowing up, and MMORPG developers are looking for a way to take advantage of the popularity and market penetration that these devices offer.

What does this mean? It means that in 2017, we have a whole lot of games heading our way. With any luck, some of them might unseat the low-quality half-breeds that seem to make up a bulk of the existing mobile MMO library and set a higher standard for fun and engagement.

Let’s take a look at about two dozen mobile MMOs we could be getting in 2017 — and which ones might be the new contenders for our undivided attention. Unless we mention otherwise, these titles will be coming out for both iOS and Android platforms.

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The MOP Up: Hearthstone cruises down some Mean Streets (December 4, 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 week Hearthstone released its Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion, making all of us wish that World of Warcraft had a town like this. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from VaingloryIngressFinal Fantasy XI, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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Ragnarok Clicker brings the gameplay of Ragnarok Online to the not-gameplay of clicker games

Did you ever feel like the gameplay in Ragnarok Online came down to just clicking on enemies over and over until they died? If so, good news; that’s exactly the gameplay in Ragnarok Clicker. Until you start leveling up your passive DPS heroes, of course; then the gameplay is “sit there and watch numbers go up.” It’s a clicker game, but using terms, sprites, and concepts from Ragnarok Online as you watch your money catapult upward into exponential digits.

The game itself is fundamentally a reskin of Clicker Heroes from the same developer, with all of the same core mechanics. Of course, since Clicker Heroes itself is a charmingly fun take on clicker games, this is not perhaps the growling indictment it might seem at a glance. You can download the game for free on Steam if you feel like clicking away at the game in an offline form right now.

Source: Steam page; thanks to Kanbe for the tip!

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Ragnarok Mobile shows its stuff at ChinaJoy 2016

Are you an old fan of Ragnarok Online desperate to bring the game along with you on your smartphone? The bad news is that you’re a fair way away from being able to do that, but the good news is that Ragnarok Mobile is currently in development. The title was shown off at ChinaJoy 2016, optimized and improved for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the desktop version.

The game is currently planned for release in China, followed by South Korea and Japan, with later markets to be considered in the future. Still, the mobile port is well on its way to existing, so that alone should be good news to fans of the title. We’ve got two videos for the game just below if you’re eager to see what the game looks like in motion.

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Soul Ark is being developed based on original Ragnarok fiction

Were you aware that Ragnarok Online was based off of pre-existing fiction? Because it totally was. You can read about it, if you’re so inclined. Why is that relevant now? Well, Lee Myung-jin, the creator of the fiction, is now working with the nascent Bluestone Soft to build a completely new game, Soul Ark, which appears to be about… beating up cybernetic minotaur? Let’s be real, the trailer does not actually offer a whole lot of insight for those of us who do not speak Korean.

If you do speak Korean or just have a great love of watching people in hoodies beat the tar out of cybernetic minotaur and snake-headed monster-things in power armor, well, the trailer down below is going to be absolutely everything you could hope for. No word on any sort of localization or game mechanics, but the current build will apparently be playable at G-Star 2016 in November.

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Battle Bards Episode 77: Spirit of Adventure 2

Steff has decreed the return of spirit of adventure — and so it shall be! In the second part of this theme, the Battle Bards explore adventurous and inspirational MMO tunes. Are we out of ideas or overflowing with incredible tracks? It’s definitely the latter, so grab your hiking stick and join us as we venture out into the great yonder!

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 Olivetti co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Player.FM.

We’ve got Episode 77: Spirit of Adventure 2 for you after the break!

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Jukebox Heroes: Wild West MMO tunes

“Wait a minute,” you say out loud to your computer. “Western MMORPGs aren’t a thing, except in my fondest dreams. How can you write an entire column on music from these imaginary games?”

It is true, there really aren’t many (if any) “wild west” MMOs, but that isn’t to say that we are lacking for western areas and themes in our games. The American west makes for a great backdrop when its fictionalized into games, whether they be fantasy or sci-fi, and composers do love to sneak in a western-sounding track or two into their albums as well.

Today we’re going to be listening to a wide range of MMORPG soundtracks that would be comfortable on the frontier. So pull a log up to the fire, take our your harmonica, and think of a home on the range!

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The MOP Up: Blizzard’s mobile prospects (May 15, 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 week we’ll search our feelings about Blizzard possibly taking some of its IPs to mobile, grapple with Lineage Eternal’s delay, find out what Saga of Lucimia defines what an “epic adventure” is in an MMO, discover the launch date for Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, and more!

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