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 World of Tanks, Starfall Tactics, Mu Legend, Overwatch, FFXIV, EVE Online, Mu Online, Wakfu, Path of Exile, Aion, Warface, MechWarrior Online, Elder Scrolls Online, Revelation Online, Arena of Valor, Paladins, Conquer Online, Portal Knights, Elite: Dangerous, and Dauntless, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Dauntless: The team started incremental patches as it continues with its closed beta testing.
- Arena of Valor: This insanely popular mobile game just launched a new server covering Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore.
- Mu Legend: The game released world and dungeon maps prior to launch.
- Starfall Tactics: An NPC factions test has been scheduled for October 26th.
- Portal Knights: V1.2 adds a ton of new quests and the ability to loot decorations from dungeons to place in your own house!
- Aion: The EU dev team is making some changes to the quests and rewards of the hero trials.
- Wakfu: The devs talk about the revamp coming to the Enutrof class.
- MechWarrior Online: With the Battle for Luthien ended, it’s time for a post-mortem!
- Warface: The game’s fourth anniversary is here, and to celebrate, the team is taking everyone to Chernobyl! And also giving gifts. Probably radioactive ones.
Odds and Ends
- Wargaming: The World of Tanks developer opened up a new mobile games studio in Moscow.
- Paladins: Hi-Rez signed a deal to bring this game to the E-Sports Amateur Competitors’ League (EACL).
- Revelation Online: The official site took a moment this past week to look into the backstory of one of its key characters, Makato.
- Elder Scrolls Online: Meet one of the Clockwork City NPCs, Provost Varuni Arvel, and enjoy this not-hokey-at-all interview.
- MU Online: Webzen will be revealing diverse franchise Mu-based collaboration characters at China’s Licensing Expo 2017. [Source: press release]
- EVE Online: Check out this essay about “citizen science” games and EVE Online. CCP also delivered some essential info on Lifeblood’s mining and refinery changes.
- Final Fantasy XIV: The team talks about the recent orchestral symphony of the game’s soundtrack.
- Overwatch: Enjoy another free comic with “The Return of Junkenstein!”
Hey, Paul Barnett is back doing videos! This time, it’s for World of Tanks — any bet that these vehicles will be driven by bears?
Here’s a preview of some new Path of Exile music from Act 6:
After 14 years of operation, Conquer Online is updating its look:
Elite: Dangerous is bringing back its “iconic” Krait ship! Check out the early prototype below: