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 Crossout, Ultima Online, Monster Hunter World, Hellion, EverQuest II, Wakfu, RuneScape, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Elsword Online, Ragnarok Zero, Lord of the Rings Online, Dreadnought, Sword Art Online Integral Factor, and Heroes of the Storm, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Dreadnought: The spaceship action game officially launched on the PlayStation 4 this past week with a new Amirani map and voice chat. [Source: Press release]
- Ragnarok Zero: The original edition of this classic MMO was relaunched with a new name in South Korea.
- Hellion: Debris fields are nothing to joke about — especially in a survival sim.
- Monster Hunter World: Don’t act too surprised when you encounter Mega Man in this game (Capcom loves its cameos!).
- Lord of the Rings Online: The studio was testing a small patch full of fixes and adjustments for the MMO’s newest raid.
- RuneScape: Jagex is making adjustments to the cost of clan upkeep.
- Crossout: Several new modes, more music, and a Refinery map make the apocalypse all that much more fun!
- Elsword Online: A “3rd Job pre-event” is running through December 19th. I cannot be the only one who finds the terminology of “3rd job” awkward here.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Nvidia and BioWare are teaming up for a giveaway, so enter for your chance to win a handy pack!
- EverQuest II: Frostfell is back for this holiday season, and there’s an updated quest and new gifts to be enjoyed!
- Ultima Online: The Artisan Festival and holiday gifts are in the game, and the team is previewing the new login screens for the Endless Journey update.
- Final Fantasy XI: Not to be left out, this classic MMO has its Starlight Celebration running through December 30th. The team is also planning an early January login campaign, so FYI.
- RuneScape: Don’t miss out on these Winter Weekend events!
Odds and Ends
- EverQuest II: The MMO’s second expansion, Kingdom of Sky, is unlocking on the Fallen Gate server on December 13th.
He’s also got the skinny on a wuxia MMORPG called The Legend of Chu Liuxiang:
Get the skinny on Hanzo’s development for Heroes of the Storm:
What lies inside Wakfu’s Mineral Tower? This trailer may contain clues: