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!
Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Gloria Victis, Path of Exile, Breakaway, Dauntless, Splatoon 2, DarkEden Origin, EVE Online, World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, Skyforge, Trove, Final Fantasy XI, Elder Scrolls Online, Overwatch, and Path of Exile, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Splatoon 2: The dev team has a few words to say about how they’ve improved this sequel from the first game, including coop play.
- Dauntless: You will be absolutely terrified of a giant owl after reading about this world boss.
- Breakaway: This past week’s patch introduced Rawlins, the gunslinger.
- Gloria Victis: The team introduced a new faction, the Azebian Empire. “This new playable nation comes with their very own city and questlines.”
- Final Fantasy XI: The Sunbreeze Festival starts August 4th and will run through the 31st.
- Trove: Quests and daily login rewards are leading up to the release of the summer expansion, so don’t miss out!
- Skyforge: Go on an archaeology hunt at the Cradle of the World and maybe win yourself a sabretooth mount!
- Path of Exile: Learn about the new Harbinger Challenge League that’s releasing alongside the new expansion. [Thanks Cyclone Jack!]
Odds and Ends
- Overwatch: A dad made his daughter a D.Va cosplay mech for under $1,000 and it’s kind of awesome.
- Elder Scrolls Online: Meet one of the new Horns of the Reach DLC characters, Eerika Skjoralmor. Just don’t say her name three times fast.
- Ultima Online: This month’s newsletter briefly talks about Publish 98 and the 20th anniversary while also addressing some Q&As.
- World of Warcraft: Christie Golden, the author of War Crimes, is penning another Warcraft novel.
- EVE Online: Players have logged 13.2 million classifications for Project Discovery, which seems like a big number indeed.
- The Guild: This popular web series about an MMO guild kicked off 10 years ago and has racked up 300 million views ever since.
DarkEden Origin, a sequel to the long-running horror MMO, is rolling out soon!
Take a look at one of Path of Exile’s new skills, Dark Pact: