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 one player documented the strangest Project Gorgon “interpretive dance” party you’ll ever see, including a pig in a hat and a deer raving. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Final Fantasy XI, Elite Dangerous, Dark Age of Camelot, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Escape from Tarkov: Economy fans might be interested to hear that this game promises to have “crazy deep trading.”
- Chaos Chronicle: Nexon’s newest mobile game is out for iOS and Android, with a fast-paced combo system that should leave you tapping into the night.
- Chronoblade: This coop multiplayer action title is getting ready to release in North America… soonish? NWay is handling operations in the states.
- The Black Death: This week’s patch was all about squashing bugs with a vengeance (but why not simply give them the plague?).
- Bless Online: Get an update on all of the happenings with this game and its company following Aeria’s merger with Gamigo.
- Final Fantasy XI: The game’s August patch addresses several small issues and allows for an expanded and more responsive chocobo riding system.
- Lineage II: The Helios, Lord of Bifrost update has gone live in Europe, bringing with it improvements to character leveling and the mentoring system.
- Royal Quest: The Age of Antiquity patch is here with revamped trials and daily login rewards! [Thanks Austin for the tip!]
- Uncharted Waters Online: The Barca Solar update introduces ancient galley ships and transmutation alchemy.
- Dark Age of Camelot: DAoC’s Midsummer Event is back in full swing through August 15th!
- World of Tanks/Warships: Wargaming has turned 18 and has a pair of promotions to celebrate the birthday! [Thanks BalsBigBrother!]
Odds and Ends
- E-sports: An Australian senator is pushing for a bill in the country to declare online e-sports games as “gambling,” saying that they groom kids to spend lots of money. Won’t someone please think of the children? [Thanks Vagabond Sam!]
- Dragon’s Dogma Online: To help you catch up on the game, Steparu has compiled several videos to show off the new storyline as well as the Alchemist class in action.
- Skyforge: Another week, another area lore diary. This time it’s the Palon Prototype Factory, where experimental military gear is made.
- StarCraft: Get ready to fall for this classic game all over again, as Blizzard is remaking StarCraft into a HD version. [Thanks Agemyth!]
How do you sum up the unique spirit of Project Gorgon? We don’t know, but this video takes a stab at it.
An invasion is coming! An invasion is coming! Will Elite Dangerous players be ready for it when it arrives?