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 TERA, Master X Master, Eternal Crusade, Warface, Portal Knights, MapleStory, Crash Force, Drone, Neverwinter, Elsword, EVE Online, Warframe, Final Fantasy XIV, EverQuest II, World of Warships, Path of Exile, and Eternal Crusade, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Crash Force: What do you get when you mash together racing, RPG, shooter, online, and arena genres? This game at 10% off, apparently.
- Warface: The PvP Blitz mode has a new “Residence” map for players to beat each other senseless on.
- EverQuest II: An Ethereal event has begun, giving players a chance to earn cloaks, focuses, and runes through the beginning of August.
- Final Fantasy TCG: Fans can go ahead and order tickets for this September’s Final Fantasy card game North America Championship.
- Neverwinter: A PvP solo queue event is going on right now through July 20th.
- MapleStory: Over 2,000 fans turned out in real life to celebrate the SEA version’s 12th birthday at select locations. [Source: Press release]
- TERA: Through July 24th, skilled players who team up with newbies in instances will get a bonus bundle as part of a new promotion. Also, you just know you want to enter into this summer’s loading screen contest!
Odds and Ends
- Path of Exile: Take a gander at some of Fall of Oriath’s boss concept art!
- World of Warships: This game, no stranger to crossovers, is doing some sort of promotion with the anime High School Fleet.
- Final Fantasy XIV: There’s a new PR manager named Luke Karmali who is handling this hot MMO.
- Warframe: The official soundtrack is now available on digital as well as vinyl. Wait, vinyl? Yes indeed.
Hang out with some of the voices behind Master X Master’s characters:
Get the skinny on Eternal Crusade’s roadmap and melee system with this new dev chat:
The Kolemis Temple Trials is now open for business in Portal Knights, thanks to this past week’s Update 1.1!
Discover Drone, a scifi multiplayer arena shooter, and see if it might be a game worth supporting:
What will Elsword’s Hall of El: Choice bring? Find out in this new trailer!
Learn about the Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade goals and stats in the latest developer video:
EVE Online’s citizen science project has yielded interesting results: