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 RuneScape, Hellion, Revelation Online, MU Online, Warframe, Wakfu, Integrate: Exodus, Blade and Soul, Overhit, Battlerite, League of Legends, Caravan Stories, Gun World, Elsword M, and Splatoon 2, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Gun World: Do you like Overwatch but wish it had 500% more anime in it? Here you go.
- Integrate: Exodus: If you ever were in the market for a sci-fi MMO that uses a bitcoin-like economy, well, here you go. [Thanks Stephen!]
- Hellion: The dev team talks about its degradation mechanic.
- League of Legends: The MOBA added eternal youthful Zoe to the roster and made “careful” adjustments to the leveling curve in its pre-season. The studio is still trying to figure out what to do with abusive professionals, however.
- Splatoon 2: An update this past week added new stages, hairstyles, with a December update on the way with a Clam Blitz ranked battle mode.
- Wakfu: There’s a mysterious tower that’s begging for some explorers to beta test it. Will you heed the call?
- MU Online: The game’s December update will add a special server that gives players a new way to earn high-level gear and add a fourth tier of class quests and skill tree.
Odds and Ends
- Blade and Soul: There are about 10 different Blade and Soul games roaming about. Steparu knows — he counted them.
- Warframe: Some happy-go-lucky kids are getting hitched in-game. Good for them. [Thanks Ernost!]
- Revelation Online: The Russian version of the game looks like it might be slowly collapsing in on itself.
- RuneScape: Learn more about the upcoming mobile version with this interview.
Nexon launched Overhit in Korea this past week on mobile:
Battlerite’s post-launch patch added its 23rd champion, Destiny the Sky Ranger:
Cross-platform Caravan Stories has a new features trailer out, and it looks adorable:
Take a look at some hands-on gameplay footage for Elsword M at G-Star: