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 KurtzPel, Path of Exile, The Black Death, SMITE, EVE Online, Dreadnought, Heroes of the Storm, TERA M, Battlerite, Dragon Quest Rivals, Final Fantasy XI, Aion, Pokemon Go, Vendetta Online, Ingress, and Old School RuneScape, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Battlerite: This sort-of-MOBA left early access and launched on November 8th.
- TERA M: The mobile spin-off of TERA has already racked up two million reservations in advance of its launch later this month.
- The Black Death: Due to changes and a new build of the game, the team had to perform a full wipe on all characters and progress.
- Vendetta Online: Get up to date on all of the latest developments, including mobile and Mac improvements, in this game’s newsletter.
- Pokemon Go: The devs just changed up which raid bosses you’ll encounter in the wild!
- Dreadnought: Update 1.9.5 brings improvements to squads, combat, and rewards.
- SMITE: Save King Hercules in Patch 4.21!
- Aion: Return to the Shugo Tomb is running right now through the 22nd!
- Final Fantasy XI: There’s a new login campaign that’s going through December 3rd, offering all sorts of rewards. The game’s also added a new Dynamis-Divergence battle system for players to enjoy.
- Dragon Quest Rivals: This mobile title has 7 million downloads already and is giving away 35 free boosters to players as a thank-you.
- Path of Exile: The game’s Turmoil event is off to a good start!
Odds and Ends
- Old School RuneScape: Here are some improvements that the devs are bringing to Fossil Island!
- Ingress: Players stalking players is probably an issue of which you should be aware.
- Anime: Check out Recovery of an MMO Junkie, which is all about the life and times of a girl gamer and her real and virtual life.
- Orc Fashion: So… Blizzard needs your help to keep an Orc statue warm this winter. This is a real thing, people, this is not a drill.
- Heroes of the Storm: Dataminers have found voice evidence of Deathwing. Dun dun DUNNN.
EVE Online pumped out a new gameplay video aimed at newbies who want an overview of this space sandbox:
MapleStory Blitz is the MMO-inspired card game that’s now available in select countries:
Check out the PvP and character creation features in KurtzPel: