The MOP Up: Free Tribes for all (November 1, 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 gorge on free games from the entire Tribes library, find out what Oort Online’s new name is, get a first look at Lord of the Rings Online’s latest update, and more!

New games and testing

Patches

Odds and ends

Videos

The open world sandbox Oort Online has gotten a name change to Boundless. “It describes players’ boundless imaginations when creating, the boundless opportunities to visit new places and meet other players, the boundless ways you can exploit the in-game economy, and the boundless variety of creatures you’ll discover,” the devs explained. You can check out the… interesting name announcement video below. [Thanks to Jose for the tip!]

LOTRO Players has a first impressions video up looking at Lord of the Rings Online’s Minas Tirith.

Drakensang Online dug up its lead artist for a half-hour video interview to talk about creating the look of the game. Check it out:

Steparu provided this looking at Civilization Online’s system features:

Reader Vikingr pointed us at this interview of Star Citizen’s Marketing Coordinator Sandi Gardiner. If you’d rather listen/watch it, we have the whole thing below:

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rioinsignia
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rioinsignia

Didn’t DS once accuse MOP of being biased (possibly said because they don’t cover HIS game)?
If so, there’s an old saying that applies here:  Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

Mookids
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Mookids

LTenhet Antisociasshole DoopyDerp Fine, Trams Kered, Trams Kered, TRAMS KERED!

LTenhet
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LTenhet

Antisociasshole DoopyDerp No you fool, don’t summon him!

Antisociasshole
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Antisociasshole

DoopyDerp Derek Smart, Derek Smart, DEREK SMART!

DoopyDerp
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DoopyDerp

Armsbend let´s call him Derk McFly, the amazing time traveller! 
“We are on track for a late 2011 deployment, though depending on
schedules, I may hold it until Q1 2012 depending on how crowded Q4 2011
is.”

Derek Smart Talks Line Of Defense, Alganon

DoopyDerp
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DoopyDerp

bwahaha, the amazing five player ERRM ERRM OH Line of Loneliness!

coming out in :

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2026
2096

to be released by future aliens who are going to salvage this heap of horse manure 
read this for the lolz https://www.reddit.com/r/DerekSmart/comments/3re101/february_2nd_2011_anno_domini_smart_announces/

Iridium
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Iridium

Grav recently did a reborn update that cleaned up the game a lot and added a bunch of new features.  Its in the same vein as Rust and Ark.  I’ve sunk a lot of hours into it, pretty addictive.

Montyman
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Montyman

Lotro got an amazing update, minas tirith is gorgeous and the new content is really fun.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

BKone Absolutely not.  Civ is too good a brand to be tarnished by some chop shop Korean developer.  I hope it is a cash cow for Sid -n- Co that stays in the same cesspool that spawned its evil afterbirth.

I don’t know if I really feel this way.  It was just fun to type out.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

BKone 
“Brought to you by the same shills that created ArcheAge!”.
No. Thanks.