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 Planet of Heroes, The Black Death, Mu Legend, Roblox, Cabal II, Portal Knights, Master X Master, Hellion, Elsword, Soulworker Online, Ar:piel Online, Caravan Stories, Sword of Legends Online, Vainglory, and Aion, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Hellion: The team shuffled around its servers during the testing process.
- The Black Death: This week’s dev blog revolves all around the cheery topic of the titular plague!
- Aion: Europe’s Patch 5.6 is here, and you’re going to need some time to absorb all 21 pages of the patch notes for it! Also, you can get some rewards if you happen to nap one of the coveted “firsts.”
- Portal Knights: Players in a group can now split up to visit different islands, which was a heavily requested feature. Also, the game is 25% off on Steam!
- Planet of Heroes: The game’s 2.0 update added additional heroes, a jungle arena, more customization options, and a truck-load of balancing.
- Master X Master: The team announced that it is delaying the start of Season 1 until mid-September. Meanwhile, pick up some masters and skins at a discount with these new bundles.
Odds and Ends
- Vainglory: The mobile game’s developer secured $19M in funding to expand its studio and improve its server tech.
- Path of Exile: Here are some of the new items from Fall of Oriath that have been discovered in-game so far!
- Roblox: Check out this awesome fan-made Pokemon MMO made with this platform!
Mu Online Legend announced a new character this week: The Emphasizer. Yes, seriously.
The Sand Sea Ruins and an increased level cap are there for the taking in Cabal 2, thanks to the game’s Chapter 3: AI Ascent update! [Thanks Austin!]
Dare you explore Elsword Online’s Debrian Laboratory? Probably not, you’re a scaredy-cat:
Hot summer outfits have come to Soulworker Online because… well, because it can:
Ar:piel Online has begun its closed beta test in Taiwan, but don’t let that stop you from crossing the ocean to play it!
One player modded Grand Theft Auto V within an inch of its life, and the result is a near-photo realistic game:
Steparu took players on a visual tour of Sword of Legends Online’s Blade Master class and a few of its towns:
Looking forward to Caravan Stories? A new trailer just dropped that reveals one of the game’s world bosses!