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!
Let’s kick things off with Guns of Icarus’ reimaginationing. It’s the thing to do these days: relaunch your game with a new mode and name. But Guns of Icarus Online is taking the trope a step further toward the MMORPG genre instead of away from it with its replacement release of what it’s calling Guns of Icarus Alliance; it’s basically adding co-op PvE to the existing PvP mix. It’s also adding a new pricetag: Even former Guns of Icarus Online players will have to shell out for the new game, though with a nice discount.
This week we have stories and videos from RuneScape, Defiance, Space Engineers, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New games and testing
- Wild Terra is busy testing update 8.25, which continues building out the Corrupted Lands and adds stables and cloaks to boot.
- RuneScape is turning 13 — or 15 — depending which version you’re counting from. Its latest patch tweaks luck rather heavily.
- Lord of the Rings Online pushed out a small hotfix for update 20 — it’s mostly quest and map tweaks.
- Heroes & Generals is working on newbie tutorials and bot matches to bring new players up to speed.
- Ultima Online is busy testing new monsters on the test server.
- Champions Online’s FoxbatCon has returned in celebration of April Fools’ Day.
- Wargaming announced that the “crown jewel” tournament for World of Tanks will this year take place on May 27th and 28th in Moscow, Russia.
- Warframe dev Digital Extremes will work with charity Covenant House Toronto at this summer’s Tennocon.
- Mobile MMO Glory Ridge is hosting a gem giveaway contest for folks who want to give the in-beta game a try.
Odds and ends
- Blizzard is rolling out a high-end collectibles line because it would like even more of your money, please.
- Star Trek Online has a new piece of lore up.
Are you the next big thing in e-sports casting? If so, you should probably take a look at Hi-Rez’s new reality show. You might win $10,000, or better yet, pick up a new job.
Defiance’s Armistice events are winding down; make sure you log in and get your freebies!