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The MOP Up: Skyforge’s PvP revolution (June 17, 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!

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The MOP Up: The Black Death improves its profession system (June 10, 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!

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The MOP Up: Hyper Universe is heading to Xbox One (May 27, 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!

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The MOP Up: Battlerite royale (May 6, 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!

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The Black Death overhauls building, introduces guild systems, and wipes all the things

The Black Death is taking no prisoners with its latest patch, V.026. Also called Dominion, the huge content update makes some rather sweeping changes to some of the game’s core systems.

For starters, player housing has been completely overhauled with the new building system. Players no longer need land contracts to build but can plop down structures wherever buildable land is found in the world. If you want to secure a spot, you can now buy a land claim.

Other changes in Dominon include the introduction of three types of siege engines, the new guild system, and the removal of the Kingdoms of Bywick and Frostfall to make room for more buildable space.

The trade-off for so much new goodness is that the dev team had to wipe all characters, player houses, and kingdoms. Of course, what did you expect? It’s still in testing!

Source: Steam

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The Black Death has spawned an actual popularity contest

If you thought your days of losing popularity contests were over when you left school, think again! Indie survival sandbox The Black Death is bringing back your chance to do all the work on the class yearbook while some hunky loudmouth takes all the glory by asking its player testers to nominate and vote on each other’s contributions to the game. The studio says it’s a way to thank the community, letting the community “endorse” the people it thinks “have put a significant contribution to the development of The Black Death.”

“Today we would like to give YOU the opportunity to nominate your fellow players for the prestigious Founders title and a Gold name in game. That’s right, it is now you, the community, who will be choosing the Founders. We are still going to play a part in this, but it will be limited to making the final decisions on the top nominations, and those will be based completely on your feedback.”

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The MOP Up: Enter the Phantom Halls — if you dare! (March 18, 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!

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The MOP Up: Closers chooses its next character (March 4, 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!

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Black Death patch 0.24 lets you drag and drop to your heart’s content

Yes, it’s true, the latest patch for Black Death adds lots of drag-and-drop functionality. Want to drag something onto your new quick slot bars? You can do that. Want to drag and drop items to buy and sell? You can do that, too. Of course, it also features a lot of other upgrades to the game; you can drag your hopefully not beplagued body around with the help of the game’s new movement system, which makes it easier now to sprint all about and move organically.

The game has also updated its combat mechanics for various weapons; things like daggers should now attack faster than large weapons like greatswords, with animations and combat stances shifting accordingly. There’s also a number of new more intelligent AI systems in place, with more vicious enemy AI waiting in more dangerous regions, and there are new procedurally generated rats spawning and scurrying about all over. Read through the long list of patch notes to get a full sense of the scope of the changes contained therein.

Source: Steam page

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The Black Death shows off graphical improvements and an upcoming wiki revival

Despite its subject matter and, well, name, The Black Death is not a particularly unattractive game. That doesn’t mean it can’t use a bit of a graphical update, though, and the latest development dispatch is all about the game’s upcoming improvements to offer better lighting and fog effects alongside more efficient contrast and color balance. Just because there are people dying of a plague doesn’t mean the world can’t be pretty, after all.

The developers are also planning to start up a wiki revival project so that players can both update and use the official wiki to more effectively share information among the playerbase. And of course, there are ongoing minor patches to fix bugs, keep things lively, and otherwise push the game forward. Read the full rundown on upcoming features to get a sense of where the game is going from here.

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The Black Death backs up and unloads a dump truck of beta info

No skimpy dev diary for you today, Black Death fans, because this studio is getting downright serious about sharing its progress on the beta of this medieval survival sandbox.

The Black Death’s dev team is obviously going flat-out these days if this post is any indication. Large AI improvements are in the works for NPCs that changes based on their type (beggars will ask for gold, spearmen will flank, etc.). Finding resources will be easier now that the beta has “fully procedural” spawns popping up based on where players are moving.

Other projects include the change from item quality to rarity, equipment slots for characters, a better UI, and improved visuals. This build should be loaded onto the beta test server already, so players can run it through its paces this week.

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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!

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Perfect Ten: 20 multiplayer games to watch in 2018

A couple of weeks ago I covered 20(ish) MMORPGs that we are looking forward to seeing develop, test, and launch in 2018. But as you well may know, Massively OP covers a small university’s worth of “not-so-massively” multiplayer games that have some crossover into the MMO space. We do this because it gives some people much-needed gripe fuel and also because a lot of our readership is also interested in these games.

There is a lot of movement in the multiplayer game space, especially as the larger video game market continues to adapt and hew to MMO design. It’s a blended mess as we continually try to sort these games out into their proper categories, but while we do that, you can enjoy this list of 20 multiplayer games that you should be tracking in 2018. From survival sandboxes to pirate simulators to sequels, here we go!

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