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. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we’ll see a bizarre MOBA/adult cartoon crossover, a special character that you can only play for two months, a sexism-free MMO, and more videos than you can shake a stick at (provided that your stick-shaking capabilities are limited to five).
- Asker: This dungeon crawler title just went into open beta in Korea on August 18th. Check out its new trailer below!
- Order and Chaos 2: This sequel is slated for a September release and announced a new race (the reptilian Kratan) as well as a new class (the Blood Knight).
- Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded: This action-heavy PvP game recently went into open beta in Japan, with only a Japanese Square-Enix account required to play.
- Devilian: In a new producer’s letter, Trion said that alpha is coming soon and that the team is working with the developers to make significant changes for western audiences.
- MapleStory: For a limited time, players can roll up a Pink Bean character with some wacky skills. Don’t get too attached, as all Pink Beans will be deleted on October 7th. [Patch notes]
- Elsword: This colorful MMO is in the middle of its summer Pro-Am Tournament with 2v2 match eliminations culminating in finals on August 28th.
- Ultima Online: As UO nears its newest expansion, players are urged to seek out in-game events that will lead into the new content.
Odds and Ends
- Dota 2: Fans of the Adult Swim cartoon Rick & Morty can now purchase an announcer pack for the game featuring their voices. Because everything is possible when you have a portal gun!
- Eleven: While you might not have a ticket into this Glitch remake, the next best thing might be reading this post about what it’s like to play the beta (warning: extreme enthusiasm ahead).
- Villagers and Heroes: In the game’s weekly community update, players give testimonials about how the title is relatively sexist- and misogyny-free.
- Skyforge: The game recognized server first achievements on North American and European servers, giving players the rare title of Primordial God.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Season Six PvP rewards were teased in a new dev blog.
- Do violent video games cause real-life violence? The eternal debate continues with the American Psychological Association claiming a link while others refute the conclusion.
- Jonesing for a mobile game that perfectly replicates healing a raid in an MMO? Little Healer is for you!
Mabinogi Heroes, the Korean version of Vindictus, just put out its Season 3 Episode 4 release with a brand-new villain. Take a look:
Get an eyeful of Asker with this lavish anime trailer:
Check out what character creation looks like in the upcoming Order and Chaos 2:
So let’s get a closer look at that Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded, shall we?
Grepolis has a new Spartan Assassins Event coming and gave us a dev rundown of how it’ll work: