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 Master X Master, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, RoboManiac, Hearthstone, Hyper Universe, The Black Death, Pokemon Go, RuneScape, TERA M, Champions Online, Wurm Online, Final Fantasy XI, Gigantic, Allods Online, Hellion, League of Legends, Diablo III, and Path of Exile, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- TERA M: This mobile spin-off has begun pre-registrations and will launch in Korea this November. Western launch will follow sometime in 2018.
- The Black Death: This week’s dev diary looks at changes to the bow and a revamp of Bywick.
- Diablo III: Patch 2.6.1 is in testing, and it’s mostly focused on tweaks to Rifts and items.
- Hellion: A “more enjoyable” game should be the result of this past week’s patch, which contains a ton of fixes.
- Wurm Online: We have to admit, this MMO has the best rack in town.
- RuneScape: The team hotfixed a few things based on Fossil Island feedback.
- Hyper Universe: The game’s first content update is going to add a Dragon Refuge map and “Arslan” the lion. They’re not even trying to hide it. [source: press release]
- Final Fantasy XI: Nostalgia is the name of the game with the second set of 15th Vana’versary Records of Eminence objectives! There’s a login campaign running as well.
- Champions Online: This superhero MMO is in the throes of its anniversary celebration, and its throwing some major sales while it’s at it.
Odds and Ends
- Path of Exile: The Chaos Armor is undeniably cool-looking. Read up on the approach that the devs took in making it!
- League of Legends: Playing on a pro team doesn’t always guarantee a payout — far from it, apparently.
- Allods Online: There’s a new season collector’s edition out with a costume and a cute li’l otter!
- Pokemon Go: Here’s what’s next for the game and what’s going on with European event delays.
- Hearthstone: The game’s lead designer addresses the controversy over recent classic card nerfs.
- E-sports: Get some hard data and analysis of the position of women in e-sports with this Xbox Live presentation!
- EVE Online: Here are the minutes from the August summit of the CSM team.
What’s next for Master X Master? Titus and Natium Defense is heading your way, and you can get the jump on the update with this:
Check out this preview of Blade and Soul’s Rise of the Gunslinger update:
Fantasy sports plus RPG mechanics plus robots? It’s coming, and it’s called RoboManiac:
Skyforge’s new Revenant class has a wicked awesome ability called Dark Rush:
Keep up to date on the latest happenings in Gigantic, including a patch featuring Rutger: