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 have stories and videos from Path of Exiles, Heroes and Generals, Age of Wushu 2, Aion, Overwatch, Guardians of Ember, World of Tanks, The Black Death, Allods Online, Skara, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Age of Wushu 2: Learn more about the differences between the first and second game in this developer interview.
- Aion: Patch 5.3 is coming this week with the new Gold Arena, improvements to PvP gear, and additional power of creation.
Events and Contests
- Allods Online: If you move quickly (as in today), you can celebrate Aidenus’ birthday with some free refreshments.
- The Black Death: The devs are asking for players to submit their own written works to be included in-game as lootable books. Do you have what it takes to be a best-selling author in a time of plague?
- Guardians of Ember: There’s a new event going on called the Iron Hero challenge to see how far you can level your character without dying.
Odds and Ends
- World of Tanks: The fifth and final issue of the game’s Dark Horse comic series is coming out soon.
- Overwatch: Two members of a Korean pro team are caught up in a scandal after having been discovered to be canoodling and flirting with fans (including one underage girl).
- Path of Exiles: Grinding Gear is hiring for several positions, including senior visual effects artist. [Thanks Pepperzine!]
Heroes and Generals’ Wings of War update is here, starring new plane controls and three additional aircraft. Get flying and fighting!