The MOP Up: How long would you last in your MMO? (October 4, 2015)

    
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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 look at a webseries where gamers end up living in their MMO, an accidental banning in Neverwinter, an MMORTS being developed by a single person, and more!

New Games and Testing

Patches

  • Path of Exile: Patch 2.0.4 brings in several new welcome tweaks, including increased map drops, a sixth wing to the Hall of Grandmasters, and support for October events.
  • Heroes of the Storm: This MOBA is currently testing a patch that include a new hero, StarCraft’s Lt. Morales. There are a lot of hero and map changes in the works as well. [via Blizzard Watch]

Events and Contests

Odds and Ends

Videos

Warframe’s 17.5 update, The Jordas Precept, launched this past week, and this video will get you caught up on the newest features to the game:

An interview with some guy named Chris Roberts about some game called Star Citizen. No, I never heard of them either.

Here’s Elsword’s new anthem, “Playing with Fire!”

Check out this trailer to AFK: The Webseries, which tells the strange and funny story of a group of MMO players who wake up in their characters’ bodies. The series is coming out this November.

Now here’s how you put together a recruiting video for guilds! This one is for a group called Los Demonios in Grand Theft Auto Online. [via Kotaku]

We’ll end with a trio of Moonlight Blade Online videos courtesy of Steparu.com!

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melissaheather
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melissaheather

Well, the closest thing I’ve ever had to “My MMO” where it was an almost nightly thing for an extended period would be EQ/EQ2 and LOTRO.

In EverQuest, I would have died at Orc Hill or certainly on my first mission into Crushbone.   Me mum would have cried o’er my bones in the misty woods of Kelethin.

In LOTRO i probably would have made it to Bree and become a barmaid.  Out of money, and needing work, and I’d have probably ended up settling down with some farm boy.  Eventually I’d get the urge to have an adventure, and perhaps come to an untimely demise in the Barrow Downs, poisoned by a Wight, or chewed to hamburger by a Barghest.

n3rdbomb3r
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n3rdbomb3r

I’m a craftsman IRL and a craftsman IG, so I think I would do pretty well for myself and be able to enjoy a reasonably high standard of living. However Eorzea is kind of a horrible place to live outside of the cities, so I dunno how much I’d be into running around in dank dungeons fighting voidsent and horrible monsters, warrior of light or no.  Maybe as long as my Fairy, Eos, did most of the heavy lifting ^__^;..

mysecretid
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mysecretid

schlag sweetleaf 
Heh. The line I was nerdily citing should be around 1:10 in the clip

Estranged
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Estranged

I would never die, the solution is so simple…

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

I guess until I first run into an in-game store and get buried under a pile of lockboxes. That or getting swarmed by lvl 1 rats I’m supposed to kill, due to parts of my gear or abilities locked out because I landed in the game with no access to my credit card.

Radfist
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Radfist

If I got the magic that my characters use I think I would do just fine.  If I was a normal human living in that world I would probably just die from the giant rat hordes that live in the sewers.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

It’s funny that in the AFK clip the “guy” says he’s really a girl but plays guys so she doesn’t get hit on…..that would mean to answer the question, I’d probably end up being a chick and I’d be off alone in a room playing with mah boobs. Can you knock yourself out jumping up and down ?

alexheartnet64
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alexheartnet64

Player-made housing tends to be perfectly safe, so I’d probably just get a house ASAP, find a way to make coin while inside (crafting?), and just stay in there. Too many monsters roaming around the main game area – I ain’t going out there.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

mysecretid kofteburger Risky Business indeed..

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf