The MOP Up: TERA’s mood clouds (March 20, 2016)

    
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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and often 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, TERA surprised and disturbed all of us by announcing the sale of “mood clouds” that demonstrate the next level of emotes by placing a rainbow-vomiting cloud above your head. Just in case you weren’t being subtle enough with your emotions.

Read on for more bits of gaming news we didn’t want to leave behind!

New Games and Testing

Patches

  • Perfect World International: The game’s “largest ever” content update, Elysium, is coming soon with a max-level dungeon, customizable homestead, and PvP tournaments. PWI also announced that it will be heading to Steam soon.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.22 made small adjustments to its PvP fights, most specifically the new Feast arena.
  • War Thunder: The Battle March update added a slew of new vehicles, including Russian and Soviet tanks and planes, as well as a pair of winter maps. Players also have a new German fighter plan, the Do.335, to fly. [Thanks Boris!]
  • Destiny: The game’s 2.2.0 update is coming on April 12th with new PvE challenges, more gear, a new quest, and an increased max light.

Events and Giveaways

Odds and Ends

Videos

Stronghold Kingdoms, a mobile MMO reboot of the 2001 strategy classic, will be coming to iOS and Android this summer. Curious? Check out the game’s trailer and see if there’s substance here or just fluff:

Armored Warfare takes an in-depth look at the armored CRAB, regarded to be the best scout vehicle in the game to date. Sometimes being light on your feet (or wheels) is more important than carrying around serious firepower!

A trailer for a card game might not be inherently thrilling, but Star Crusade tries its hardest to make it so. Check out this game’s launch trailer and see if it might be the CCG for you!

Steparu featured a new gameplay video of Master X Master Global, which now includes more characters from Lineage II, Aion, and Guild Wars 2. Is that enough to make you want to play this MOBA?

See what Albion Online looks like on tablets from GDC 2016!

Get a sneak peek of World of Warcraft’s appearance on the TV show Face Off! [Thanks Serrenity!]

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ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Polyanna 
I won’t be purchasing any of that nonsense to find out myself. But I when I am over there, I am sure I’ll see peeps who have bought them to what they actually do. Adding further tax to a already heavily stressed engine in Lumberlagtown and Velik’lag. /bleah

Polyanna
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Polyanna

So does the happy cloud really vomit rainbows onto your face?

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Armsbend 
Maybe various lawyers were arguing over who had the rights to do what with the IP? 
You know how these things go — if there’s some sort of unexplained delay for something which would obviously be successful and/or popular, it usually means lawyers are arm-wrestling over it somewhere … 

Cheers,

Armsbend
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Armsbend

I can’t believe it took this long for Stonghold to go mobile.  I could have played it on my flip phone.