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, Final Fantasy XI continued to enjoy its semi-retirement by adding the option to purchase two new wardrobe bags, expanding one’s inventory by 160 slots. Oddly enough players don’t buy the bags, but instead rent them on a monthly basis.
We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!
New Games and Testing
- Worlds Adrift: Learn more about some of the races and cultures that you’ll be encountering in your journeys through the shattered world with this new developer diary.
- The Black Death: So characters can now hold wet t-shirt contests, which will be a morale booster during the plague!
- Conan Exiles: This upcoming survival game just welcomed aboard its new community manager, Jens Erik.
- Rappelz: Epic 9.4 is coming to the game, bringing with it a new explorable area. Unfortunately, the studio is also shutting down the MMO’s hardcore server soon.
- Toram Online: This mobile title just kicked off Chapter 4, an update that introduced new missions, items, characters, and an unexplored area. [source: press release]
Odds and Ends
- World of Warcraft: Longtime WoW blog Eight Years in Azeroth wrote an epic five-part memoir of his history as a raiding guild leader. Well worth a read! [via Kotaku]
- Skyforge: Another week, another lore piece on a slice of the game world. This time around, it’s Thorneus’ Camp. Probably not going to be your summer vacation destination, however.
Rose has a couple of new character paths to explore in Elsword Online, so check them out and see which suits her best:
Speedpainting! Sort of sounds like an Olympic event, but in reality it’s watching an artist create something magnificent quickly thanks to a sped-up video. Worlds Adrift posted this speedpainting video of the creation of a pretty piece of concept art.