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 Villagers and Heroes, Aion, Dark and Light, Pokemon Go, Guild Wars 2, Defiance, Wurm Online, DC Universe Online, Champions Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Elder Scrolls Online, SMITE, and Dota 2, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire: Disney is developing a “hyper-reality” experience that goes beyond VR in putting visitors into the Star Wars universe.
- Dark and Light: A dedicated server tool is now available on Steam to anyone hosting private shards.
- SMITE: Artio the Bear Goddess is bringing furry fury to the MOBA as a shapeshifting druid.
- DCUO: Batman is missing and crime is exploding with the release of this game’s 29th episode in September.
- Wurm Online: Check out the rack on this game! Also, the new highway routing system!
- Dota 2: The Invitational, a $23.3M tournament, has kicked off! Also, efforts are being made to welcome newbies into the game and gradually easing them into the competition.
- Dark Age of Camelot: Registration for the upcoming August 26th 5v5 tournament is now open!
- Champions Online: A bonus resources week is running through August 10th.
- Defiance: Christmas has returned with a vengeance this month with the Solstice Strike event!
Odds and Ends
- Cruise: The Video Gamer Gauntlet boat cruise has been put on hold for this fall following the loss of Red Bull as an investor.
- Elder Scrolls Online: Meet Domihaus the Bloody-Horned. He’s a charming fellow.
- Pokemon Go: Deaf players are sharing their signs with each other!
Villagers and Heroes livestreamed a developer preview of the new Starfall expansion:
Get a preview of Aion’s 5.6 update and its adorable minions:
Guild Wars 2 uploaded more music from Living World Season 3 to its SoundCloud account: