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 Dragon Nest, TERA M, Mabinogi Mobile, Icarus M, Summoner’s War, Star Trek Online, Osiris New Dawn, Lord of Vermilion Arena, PUBG, Stardew Valley, Warframe, Overwatch, Path of Exile, Astroneer, KurtzPel, RuneScape, Dota 2, Second Life, and Renaissance Kingdoms, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- KurtzPel: Find out a dozen interesting facts about this upcoming MMO from the devs’ lips!
- Osiris New Dawn: This sandbox’s Into the Fray update adds a pair of weapons and terrifying space ghosts.
- RuneScape: Tooltip fixes and improvements are at the heart of this past week’s patch.
- Path of Exile: The dev team discussed what it’s going to do to fix monster density in maps.
- Warframe: The game’s free Plains of Eidolon update is now out on consoles as well as PCs.
Events and Contests
- Star Trek Online: Enter this collaborative contest for a chance to win a PS4 or Xbox One!
- Path of Exile: The studio compiled several Twitch streams of the recent Turmoil event.
Odds and Ends
- Renaissance Kingdoms: Discover this browser-based MMO that’s been operating since 2004 and calls itself the world’s “only truly multiplayer game.” Thanks Aliesse!
- Second Life: Check out this neat retrospective of the virtual world Second Life!
- Dota 2: Valve is taking this MOBA back to its roots. Find out how.
- Stardew Valley: “I’m working on some new Stardew Valley content, to be released with the upcoming free multiplayer update. This will affect single-player, too!”
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Dataminers uncovered more of a desert map that might be coming to the game.
- Lord of Vermilion Arena: This PvP game has returned… as a MOBA. Weird.
Take Dragon Nest’s newest character, the Oracle Elder, out for a test drive:
Curious how TERA M’s PvP gameplay pans out? Here’s some footage of a 3v3 match on mobile:
Lots of trailers and gameplay videos from G-Star, starting with Mabinogi Mobile!
What do you think of this new Icarus M trailer? Let us know in the comments!
Com2uS announced five new titles for G-Star this past week, including the MMO Summoner’s War:
The director of Overwatch’s Honor and Glory animated short offered up some running commentary on how it was made:
Astroneer’s universe continues to take shape — catch up with the team and its latest patch: