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 get a special preview of Elder Scrolls Online’s Cradle of Shadows dungeon. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from EverQuest II, Marvel Heroes, Dota 2, Das Tal, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
- Satellite Reign: Full multiplayer co-op has arrived in this cyberpunk game, allowing up to four players to go on adventures together. It’s also currently half-off on Steam!
- Pox Nora: While the game prepares to make the jump to PlayStation 4 and Vita in Q4 2016, it’s released its 29th update, Planar Disturbances. This set comes with 49 additional cards and a new questline for players to explore.
- Atlas Reactor: Check out all of the patch notes for the game’s July 26th update which includes the fourth chapter of its Trust War.
- Portal Knights: Now players are able to make small, medium, and large islands when they create universes, thanks to the game’s 0.5.0 update.
- Das Tal: This upcoming PvP sandbox will be traveling to Gamescom, where players can apply to compete in fights on the stage.
- Dota 2: The International tournament has surpassed its previous prize pool (and world) record, crossing over $18.5 million to be split among the winners of the August 3rd through 8th event.
Odds and Ends
- Marvel Heroes: Gazillion’s newest CEO Tom Kalinske talks about getting back into the industry 20 years after helming Sega.
- Path of Exile: You can download the soundtrack file for the game’s Darkness Mystery Box trailer complete free. It’s nicely epic.
- EverQuest II: The MMO is now selling Crusader mercenary crates, the contents of which all feature Paladin mercs with various skins.
- Skyforge: Get your weekly dose of Skyforge lore, this time looking at the tropical region of Artonis Valley.
- RPG MO: Check out this in-depth interview with the creator of RPG MO, as well as info on the game’s most recent patch! [Thanks Kyosa!]
- No Man’s Sky: One super-fan shelled out $1,300 to secure a leaked copy of this game and has gone on a spoiler rampage. The devs are none too pleased.
- War Thunder: The game’s recruit-a-friend program has beefed up its rewards in an effort to recruit more players. [Thanks Boris!]
- Dungeon Fighter Online: Good news for this MMO’s fans — it is coming to Steam in August! [Thanks Sam!]
“Quiet horror hangs over the Cradle like a shroud. Mephala’s servants lurk in every dark corner, just out of sight but always watching.”
This is the setting for the Cradle of Shadows, one of Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming dungeons. Want a closer look? Do you dare?
Continent of the Ninth Seal players have several new toys to enjoy, with a level cap increase, two more zones, and two challenging dungeons.
Elsword’s Rose is currently the center stage star of the game, with another video showing off her metal heart and optimus class path. It’s basically a lot of shooting and blowing stuff up.
The Fey are coming to Paragon on August 2nd. Are you ready? You’ll probably want to watch this video first before you decide.