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Webzen is removing Mu Origin from service in the Netherlands over loot boxes

The ultimate goal of most legislation introduced vis-a-vis loot boxes generally seems aimed at making the companies behind these games change the mechanics of the aforementioned boxes. However, Webzen has reacted to new laws in the Netherlands with a more efficient stance. Mu Origin will no longer be available in the country as of June 20th, removed from both the Google Play store and the iOS stores in the region. The game will remain available for play elsewhere.

There’s no mention of any compensation for players who had spent money on the title in the past or whether refunds will be offered, although the game’s services will remain available in other countries with (presumably) no changes. Our condolences to Dutch players unable to enjoy the title any longer.

Source: Official Site via MMORPG.com. We have corrected our original report to clarify it’s Mu Origin affected, not Mu Legend.

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MU Origin patch 2.4 adds new corps and accompanying wars between them

Any MU Origin players who want to be stronger are going to need to start fighting other players to do so. But not in small-scale skirmishes, no. The latest update for the game adds in the new corps mechanic, allowing four guilds to combine themselves into one mega-guild known as a corps. And the four best corps will get to compete in weekly corps wars for dominance of various spots of land, which is probably very exciting for those stretches of land. They get to be very important for a bit.

This is also exciting for players, as leveling up through this system allows access to the new Hallow benefits collected through corps wars or territory collection. Collect Hallow, strengthen your character, make use of new tricks like preventing your opponents from using their special stats. You can play the update now on your mobile device of choice, and you can get a feel for what’s involved by checking out the trailer just below.

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Grab a Mu Online, Mu Legend, Flyff, C9, or Rappelz key in honor of Webzen’s 9th anniversary

Webzen is celebrating 9 years of MMOs today, and in honor of that anniversary, the studio has granted Massively OP 1000 keys that can be applied to one of Webzen’s online games (Mu Online, My LegendFlyff, C9, or Rappelz) so you get to pick what you’re getting!

Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!

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Flyff brings around the second part of the Turning Point update

The new Turning Point part 2 update for Flyff brings to mind several questions. For example, is this a subsequent turning point after a prior turning point? Was the previous point only a half-turn? Or is it a point in which you turn again and wind up back in the original direction? Expect answers to absolutely none of these questions with the update, as it’s focused instead on sending players up to level 170 through the usual adventuring antics.

Players can search through the new Mars Mine dungeon from level 155 onward, as well as use the new weapons and armor alongside new costume features. There are even some significant quality of life improvements for players to enjoy. So take wing, jump into the update today, and try not to let yourself get too carried away with questions about how you can have the second part of a turning point. Down that path lies madness.

Source: Webzen press release

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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!

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 IgnitionLineage 2 RevolutionRevelation OnlineEarthfallLegacy of AtlantisDC UnchainedSoul ArkBattle CarnivalWorld of WarcraftOld School RuneScapeAionWar ThunderArtifactPokemon GoThe Black DeathAstroneerEVE OnlinePhantom HallsMU Online, and Heroes of Newerth, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Dragonball Online kicks off beta testing (March 11, 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 FlyffRecord of Lodoss WarOld School RuneScapeLineage 2 RevolutionCorum OnlineZombie BarricadesFinal Fantasy XIMU OnlineRagnarok OnlinePokebel OnlinePath of ExileProsperous UniverseWakfuDragonball Online Global, all waiting for you after the break!

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MU Ignition brings its first content update two weeks after launch

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.

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Pick up a Mu Ignition starter pack from Webzen and MOP in honor of launch day

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!

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MU Ignition is launching on January 23

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.

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MU Ignition is coming, and it’s all the MU you want in browser form

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.

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MU Online activates exclusive server while MU Legend hauls out the PvP

Here’s a two-for-one update on what’s going on with the MU universe of games. First up is MU Online, which just activated a new Eldorado server that offers exclusive access to a special city and the wealth of upgrades tucked inside.

The free-to-play MMO also rolled out Season 12: Part 2, a patch that contains 4th class quests and skill enhance trees, master skill tree renewal, a Deep Dungeon zone, and a handy quest guide. The studio is offering a free character boost for any players who clock at least an hour a day of playtime during a two-week window.

Over at MU Legend, the mobile MMO added 3v3 PvP to the game a month following the title’s open beta launch. The update also comes with cross-server functionality, which allows for a greater range of matches. Webzen said that this PvP update will help prepare the community for the upcoming guild wars, which will arrive at some point down the line.

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Mobile MMO roundup: PUBG’s mobile version, Pokemon Go’s Ho-Oh, Mu Legends’ PvP, and Tera M’s launch

Welcome back to another mobile MMO roundup!

First up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which has yet to actually formally launch on PC, is already getting a mobile game. Tencent and Bluehole will combine forces to deliver the mini version and promise more details soon, though as GIbiz points out, expect some tweaking to fit the Chinese political space. And this is all in addition to Tencent’s other debuting battle royal game, Europa, which is not a mobile game.

Niantic is teasing the addition of Ho-Oh in Pokemon Go’s raid battles for the next two weeks. Rural players continue to be annoyed by the way these new toys are being doled out and the way raids are being adjusted.

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The MOP Up: League of Legends doesn’t want to grow up (November 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!

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 RuneScapeHellionRevelation OnlineMU OnlineWarframeWakfuIntegrate: ExodusBlade and SoulOverhitBattleriteLeague of LegendsCaravan Stories, Gun World, Elsword M, and Splatoon 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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