The MOP Up: Setting a VR world record (May 8, 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 week we’ll look at a world-breaking virtual reality record, Trove’s musical charity work, a welcome change for Allods Online customers, and more!

New Games and Testing

Patches

Events

  • Granado Espada: Three months of events have kicked off in this game, including one where you get a gift just for logging in each day. This is all leading up to July’s release of the MMO’s next chapter.
  • Heroes of the Storm: The North America Summer Regional took place this weekend with a $100,000 prize pool. The next step for the winners is the Summer Global Championship in June, with a $500,00 prize pool. [Source: press release]
  • APB Reloaded: Between challenging the community to find the hidden devs in the game, the team is asking players to vote on which event to bring back this summer.

Odds and Ends

Videos

Path of Exile has a new skill coming with its next update: Ancestral Warchief. The skill slams a totem down for buffs and damage. See it in action below:

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arktourosx
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arktourosx

Siphaed I’d like to see him play Audioshield for 25 hours straight…lol

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Damonvile Siphaed I’d like to see him try that with SIsters.

Cartap
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Cartap

Siphaed Actually this is a fairly weak record. It’s definitely not fun but anyone can suffer through 25 hours. If people start to really go after this one it will get a lot more crazy than that. I guess the limit is the same as the no sleep records, so around 10 days. Assuming that you are not allowed to sleep with the game running on your face.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Siphaed Yeah this is really something to be proud of….

Derek Westerman has made it in the Guinness Book of World Records by http://www.roadtovr.com/guinness-record-set-with-25-continuous-hours-in-virtual-reality/. He used the https://www.htcvive.com/us/ and spent his entire time playing http://www.tiltbrush.com/. “Guinness has a whole set of rules and regulations, one of those being ‘one game only the whole time.’ I wanted to pick something that gave me the most freedom,” Westerman says, “And painting in 3D space for 25 hours seemed like the best bet.” At around the 17th hour mark, Westerman reportedly experienced some vertigo and threw up into a bucket provided for him by an assistant. The same bucket was used around the 6th hour mark when Westerman had to urinate. Then around the 21st hour, he http://mashable.com/2016/05/04/virtual-reality-record/#bkBaMjglv8qO, saying at one point, “I don’t know where I’m at…” The https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=mZau6PiLoJc has been released on Wednesday, even though Guinness lists the record as being achieved on April 7th.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Siphaed

nvm see it now. ouch.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Siphaed I wonder what crime he committed to deserve that cruel and unusual punishment

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Siphaed where’s the 25 hours thing? i must be missing it.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

been tempted to check out granada espada lately given i had a great time for a long time in sword of the new world until the newer publisher which renamed it sword 2 ruined my party by giving a free boost to level cap which made legit progression to make use of that impossible. QQ

sword of the new world was of the first f2p games i bothered to spend money on in a year i was heavy into trying new f2p most of which i’ve largely forgotten. it definitely had a cool take on both the l2 clone sub genre and teh fantasy trope with it’s pioneer/conquisator lore theme.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

25 straight hours?  Um…excessive much?