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!
This week we’ll see how Star Trek Online players fought bullying, check in with Dark Age of Camelot’s dev team, take a look at Skyforge’s Necromancer, see what anime a certain MMO Korean studio is cooking up, and more!
New Games and Testing
- Eco: The world-building and -destroying simulator has officially gone into alpha. The team posted the patch notes if you’re curious what’s included in this edition. [Thanks to Dengar for the tip!]
- Allods Online: Patch 6.0.3, Invisible Bonds, makes it possible for smaller 12-player teams to tackle raids and reap the same rewards.
- Forsaken World Mobile: Babel Ascending, the game’s first update, brings a marriage system and a 100-floor dungeon to players.
- Continent of the Ninth: C9 has added a new competitive dungeon called Ancient Arena for players level 51 and higher. Special loot awaits those who pull ahead of the pack!
- HEX: The latest Armies of Myth update fixes a few small issues, such turning back on sound for playing cards and optimizing the game’s CPU usage.
Events and Contests
- Wakfu Raiders: See a turkey? Kill a turkey. Refill stamina. That’s the name of the game in Wakfu Raiders… at least until November 30th. The title also added a fifth combo attack for players. [Source: Ankama press release]
Odds and Ends
- Star Trek Online: Cryptic and players teamed up to raise $35,000 for the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, a charity headed by DS9 actress Chase Masterson that’s devoted to combating bullying. Cryptic donated all sales of a series of ships over a few days to the charity.
- Aion: The European version of the game is making adjustments to its schedule, prioritizing a December release on Steam over server merges in January.
- League of Legends: As part of its effort to tame the disagreeable elements of its community, Riot will be shutting toxic players out of a new treasure chest system that’s slated for release next year.
- Peripherals: Looking for a new mouse? Dux is making a device that’s specifically geared toward MMO gamers. It boasts 19 buttons, two scroll wheels, and the ability to swap back and forth between computers for multi-boxing.
- Path of Exile: The action-RPG’s next expansion Ascendency isn’t out yet, but players can buy supporter packs right now that include a stone gargoyle pet.
- Skyforge: The scifi MMO throws a class spotling on the dreaded Necromancer, which utilizes damage-over-time and group management skills to fearsome effect.
Dark Age of Camelot’s development team fielded several questions from the community, including those pertaining to class balance and name and race changes. The full one-hour Q&A session is below.