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 Outer Stories of Wulin, ArcheAge Begins, The Black Death, Wakfu, Dark Age of Camelot, RuneScape, Pokemon Go, SMITE, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Battlerite, Ragnarok Rush, Wild Busters, Final Fantasy XI, and Twin Saga, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Ragnarok Rush: The Ragnarok Online franchise continues with the addition of this mobile title.
- The Black Death: The team closed out its community survey and ended its founder’s golden name opportunity.
- Final Fantasy XI: December’s patch allowed ilevel 119 relics to be rforged, added the Bastok divergence area, and revised Ambuscade.
- Heroes of the Storm: Overwatch’s Hanzo joins the crew of this MOBA and players have a four-part winter veil quest chain to do!
- ArcheAge Begins: This mobile MMO released its second content update, with a level cap increase to 88, legendary raids, the eighth volume of the saga, and a winter lobby makeover. [Source: Press release]
- Dark Age of Camelot: This year’s Dragon’s Curse campaign is almost at an end, and Chapter 10 is upon us right now!
Odds and Ends
- Twin Saga: The product manager delivered a state-of-the-game address that covered what the team did in 2017.
- Overwatch: Game Director Jeff Kaplan said that the game’s next hero has already been teased.
- Pokemon Go: Niantic is freaking out over your weather, even as the devs tout how the game will change depending on what’s happening in the skies.
- SMITE: Hi-Rez is unloading a huge content pack for PlayStation Plus members that includes 31 skins, 20 gods, void packs, and the Khepri announcer pack for free. The deal ends on January 9th. [Source: Press release]
Perfect World is bringing its Chinese MMO Outer Stories of Wulin to mobile:
Wakfu is trekking up the Mineral Tower and engaging in some territory conquest with its Legends of the Crimson Dawn update:
RuneScape is revising mining and smithing, and the devs are right there to walk you through all of it:
Alysia the Ice Weaver is the newest champion in Battlerite, and she headlines this year’s winter event:
Check out Duke Nukem in Wild Busters, just to make your head explode: