The MOP Up: Anarchy Online opens its Reck room (February 14, 2016)

    
8

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 past week Anarchy Online got one of its first new zones in years, RF Online moved to a new host, DDO announced its 2016 player council, we met the leader of Elder Scrolls Online’s thieves guild, and more!

New Games and Testing

Patches

  • Anarchy Online: A brand-new daily zone, The Reck, is now open for business on Rubi-Ka. This giant peninsula has plenty of activities and camps to keep players levels 90 through 170 occupied. Here are some patch notes for you to devour. [Thanks to ZenDadaist for the tip!]
  • Ultima Online: TC1 is out with various adjustments to housing, vendor searching, combat balance, and bug fixing.

Odds and Ends

  • Elder Scrolls Online: Meet Zeira, the leader of the Thieves Guild in Hew’s Bane. She’s quite crafty and will appear in the game’s upcoming DLC.
  • RF Online: The sci-fi title is moving its operations from GamesCampus to RedFox. Players will need to transfer characters by the 23rd, although guild names and guild items won’t be able to make the move.
  • Star Trek Online: A player created a rather spectacular in-universe e-zine for STO’s cruisers that’s worth a read! [Thanks to The Grand Nagus for the tip!]
  • Hi-Rez Studios: Hi-Rez has opened up a new branch in Brighton, UK “to expand its reach and better serve its rapidly growing European player base.” Allegedly this is in response to strong growth of the studio’s EU community over the past year. [Source: press release]
  • EVE Online: The devs are chatting up the game’s Citadel expansion with blogs on structure fitting and reworking capital ships. The team also released a new logging tool to the community.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online: Turbine released the (account) names of its 2016 player council to the public.
  • Skyforge: Next up for a turn in the class spotlight is the MonkSkyforge’s tranquil warrior. “Monks are trained in the ways of the elemental infused combat, utilizing various stances and their extending staff to pull off a large array of nimble movements.”
  • Lusternia: Guilds in this MUD need to steel themselves — a major overhaul to the guild system is coming at some point in the future and it will require a full wipe to implement the new system. [Thanks to Xanward for the tip!]
  • World of Warships: Players who get a first win will enjoy a x3 XP bonus as a reward. The game also released dev diaries on team battles and the Kamikaze R premium ship. [Thanks to ThatLanteshGuy for the tip!]

Videos

Armored Warfare is reworking its Coastal Threat map for the upcoming 0.13 release, with 1200×1200 meters of Black Sea coast territory to claim. Check it out:

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Tamanous
Guest
Tamanous

I was looking for a more old school mmo again and I’ll be honest, if it weren’t for enjoying vanilla wow atm, AO was my close second choice. One of 2 games I wish I had played longer back in the day.

CastagereShaikura
Guest
CastagereShaikura

andistotle Welcome to Rubi Ka.

CastagereShaikura
Guest
CastagereShaikura

The new zone is a blast. Finally Rubi Ka is getting some love again. Thank god i’m in an awesome org. You really need to be in one to enjoy this game now. You can still solo but having friends to play with is really great in this old school mmo. The people that are playing this game now are really true fans and are older.

thegirlwiththehair
Guest
thegirlwiththehair

People give Funcom a lot of flack, but the fact that AO is still running and getting new content after, what, 15 years, is pretty impressive!

Xijit
Guest
Xijit

LoL, god damn; RF Online just can not find a permanent home … Popular enough that publishers want to keep it open, but not profitable enough to keep paying CCR’s licencing fees.
*shrug*
I guess, from what little I could follow in the new publisher’s forum (that sure looks more like a blog post with 7+ pages of people whining and speculating that the new company is a scam), that Webzen bought up GamesCampus & RF getting a new publisher was because the license didn’t transfer (feel free to place your bets on either Webzen didn’t want to pay for the game or if CCR didn’t want to sign with webzen).
Not exactly the first time Webzen bought up a small EU based MMO publisher, only to have all the games shut down or shuffled off to another publisher (Gamepotato & Igg come to mind, but I think there was at least one more).

Zardoz1972
Guest
Zardoz1972

I am very tempted to take a look. I love AO : )

andistotle
Guest
andistotle

I just started to play AO, and Im completely hooked now. I was originally just gonna try it out while I was waiting for Black Desert, but I fell in love with it. Now im gonna stay. Bought all the xpacs and a sub. meet alot of nice and helpful players ingame too. Many that really put an effort into helping new players.

digi_owl
Guest
digi_owl

Reinstall or not reinstall AO, decisions decisions decisions…