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 were fascinated with the inspiring tale of two Overwatch players who wanted to be the best at being the worst in the game. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Wizard101, Final Fantasy XI, Conan Exiles, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Conan Exiles: One vital piece of tech that Funcom is using to build the visual part of this survival sandbox is Simplygon. Read all about it!
- Final Fantasy XI: December’s update contains the new Omen world dungeon: “Omen takes place in a secluded area of Reisenjima, with players carving a path through a variety of dangerous inhabitants and clearing a variety of objectives until they eventually reach their quarry in the heart of the forest.”
- MechWarrior Online: The game’s latest patch introduces the Marauder IIC mech and the new escort game mode.
- Wizard101: Yuletide is back for another season, which looks a lot like sales and store stuff.
- MechWarrior Online: Get the full scoop on the results from the 2016 World Championships!
- Elder Scrolls Legends: Sheogorath, the Prince of Madness, will be taking control of the game from December 14th through the 19th and plunging players into the Chaos Arena.
- Xsyon: Grab the game for 50% off through December 12th!
Odds and Ends
- NCsoft: If you like getting your virtual currency at physical retailers, you’ll be happy to hear you can do just that with NCoins now.
- Skyforge: Make all the juvenile jokes you want, but there’s some fascinating history going on with Thandi Drilling Station.
- Overwatch: Two players have raced to the bottom of the game’s rankings and detailed the journey to be the lowest of all. Spoiler: It’s surprisingly difficult.
- Daybreak: The studio is donating toys for needy kids this holiday season.
- World of Tanks: The third issue of the Dark Horse comic book has come out, covering a tale set during Normandy.
- E-sports: What are some of the obstacles to overcome when creating an e-sports game? This thinkpiece on Gamasutra covers the bases.
- World of Warcraft: Ronda Rousey and Vin Diesel play this MMO together. How weird and awesome is that?
A level cap increase and the new island zone of Eya is coming this month to Fiesta Online. From the following trailer, it looks pretty cool!