The MOP Up: Blizzard’s mobile prospects (May 15, 2016)


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 search our feelings about Blizzard possibly taking some of its IPs to mobile, grapple with Lineage Eternal’s delay, find out what Saga of Lucimia defines what an “epic adventure” is in an MMO, discover the launch date for Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, and more!

New Games and Testing


  • EVE Online: There was a small Citadel patch put out last week that included a notice about the game’s new shorter official downtime.
  • World of Tanks: The recent “tank hunter” update brought a whopping 23 tank destroyers to the PlayStation 4 version of this multiplayer game. [Source: Press release]
  • TERA: TERA’s Secrets & Shadows update comes this week, and the devs have a rundown on what this means for the game over the next month.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: June’s Patch 4.5 will bring quite a few changes for classes. Dulfy has the rundown so that you can see how this will impact your character.

Events and Contests

Odds and Ends

Videos and Music

Here’s some relaxing music to listen to while you read this column: EVE Online’s new “Hail to the Explorer” track.

Learn more about Twin Saga, an upcoming fantasy MMO, by watching this subtitled developer video:

Survarium got its 0.42 update that contained, among other things, the new artifact hunt game mode and “pixel perfect hit detection.”

Lost Sector Online is “is a tactical free-to-play game that combines turn-based strategy and MMORPG in real time.” It’s currently looking at going to start beta testing in the middle third of 2016.

What are the key differences between Ragnarok Online and Lord of Vermilion Arena? Steparu lays it out for you in the following video:

Crush Online is a sort-of MMO, sort-of MOBA that’s coming out in Europe this year. What does it look like? Hopefully this trailer can give you an idea, and if you’re interested after seeing it, you can sign up for the beta on the site.

Titan Quest’s mobile edition is coming to iOS devices this week, and its dev team showed off the game’s UI on a tablet:

What are the top 10 most played gods in SMITE? Here’s a rundown:

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