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.
- FEAR Online is D.O.A., as the multiplayer online shooter shut down a while back on May 13th. Didn’t notice, did you? [MMO Fallout]
- Atlantica Online: There’s a new mercenary to recruit — the Dryad. This nature-loving creature uses whips to attack and can heal the group at will. Atlantica is hosting a garden event for the month to celebrate the addition. [Introducing the Dryad]
- Marvel Heroes: Patch 1.65 brought in a lot of positive fixes for both Jean Grey and Ant-Man while adding a few new toys for the Fantastic Four. [Patch notes]
Odds & Ends
- Dark Age of Camelot’s August newsletter is out and covers topics such as the next chapter of the Otherworlds campaign and a preview of the new website. [Newsletter]
- Dream of Mirror Online (DOMO) is landing on Steam on August 14th. [MMO Bomb]
- Chinese developer 37wan has secured the rights to develop a web game based on Lineage II. Note that this is not the mobile game, which is also in development. [MMO Culture]
- Rust had a “server performance breakthrough” lately and has been working adding various neat features like new wall types, more vehicles, and player-designed clothing. [Rust. Thanks to Dengar for the tip!]
- Adrian Nitisor is writing and inking a Star Citizen black-and-white webcomic called Hunter. [Hunter. Thanks to Viking for the tip!]
Like many of you, we can’t wait to get our hands on Torchlight Mobile. While its launch is still a bit away, visitors to Gamescom were able to give it a test-drive. Check it out! [2P.com. Thanks to Carson for the tip!]
Perfect World International recently launched its Riptide update, stocked full of cool features like a new dungeon, more quests, a Judgment mode instance, and a bufftastic aura system. Check out the announcement video below:
Want to learn how to design a zombie-proof base in H1Z1? YouTuber Desolacer has the 13th entry in a series on how to make a base to weather the apocalypse:
Need to brush up on your Lord of the Rings Online backstory? A terrific new lore series has been launched, with the first episode showcasing the Shire. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!