The MOP Up: Demons invade Skyforge (April 10, 2016)

    
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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. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This past week Skyforge shared some of the workings behind its worldwide demonic invasion, Diablo II got a surprise patch, the 2016 Olympics welcomed esports, and Saga of Lucimia shed some light on its darkness system. Read up on these stories and more after the break!

New Games and Testing

Patches

  • Diablo II: Yes, this incredibly old multiplayer game has received a second patch in as many months. It’s mostly a bug fix update that also tweaks some German localization and puts a cap on the frame rate.
  • Destiny: Bungie has a Taken King patch coming out this week with many balance tweaks and positive changes to Trials of Osiris and Crucible.
  • Survarium: Patch 0.41 is here to save the day — or at least to unleash a multitude of improvements, including a “best player” system, a semi-automatic sniper rifle, new supplies, and a low-end renderer for older PCs.

Events

  • Skyforge: Demons are invading Aelion — and it’s not a pretty sight. There are many types of creatures with which to contend, and this dev blog lists some of the categories of demons that players can encounter.
  • Ingress: The next anomaly series for this augmented reality game has been announced, along with upcoming dates. The title has also resolved an issue with the mission day medal count. [Thanks Nordavind!]
  • Armored Warfare: Are you ready for Panzerfest? This month-long string of in-game event include several earnable rewards. New players who sign up this month even get a free tank. [Thanks ThatLanteshGuy!]
  • Toram Online: There’s some sort of special event going on right now that involves watching cherry blossom trees bloom while investigating a map and a new story. [Source: press release]
  • Lineage II: There’s a month of 12th anniversary events coming to the game, including a buff that removes XP loss on death.

Odds and Ends

Videos

Soulworker Online has officially launched in Japan! This anime action MMO boasts 30 regional voice actors, and it even produced a short animated series to rope players into the game world. Check it out:

Saga of Lucimia has put a lot of thought into its darkness system — so much so that it’s taken the dev team several videos to explain it to fans. Here are the latest two:

The mobile remake of Ragnarok Online is on its way, and here is a new game trailer to prove it!

Elysium, the largest-ever content update for Perfect World International, is coming to the MMO on April 13th. The biggest addition? A player housing system! Here’s the trailer to help you get psyched.

Revelation should be heading our way from the east, and in fact is currently running an open beta in Korea. Does this look like something you’d play? [Thanks Feodor!]

Dynamic weather is one of the many features of Chronicles of Elyria that has that community excited about this upcoming title. Check out this time-lapse video of snow accumulating on the landscape:

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Armsbend Yeah, I would not want to be associated with the (real) Olympics either.

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Recently, an elderly woman in China prayed to a big statue of a League of Legends character, thinking it was a historical hero. Kinda funny. 

http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/9/11397054/elderly-woman-prays-to-league-of-legends-character

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That tournament has absolutely nothing to do with the real Olympics outside of them making it the same date and a booth in Rio  attempting to get some markleting buzz.  Let’s not associate it anymore okay?  Because they are not associated in any form.