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 Mu Ignition, Lineage 2 Revolution, Revelation Online, Earthfall, Legacy of Atlantis, DC Unchained, Soul Ark, Battle Carnival, World of Warcraft, Old School RuneScape, Aion, War Thunder, Artifact, Pokemon Go, The Black Death, Astroneer, EVE Online, Phantom Halls, MU Online, and Heroes of Newerth, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- The Black Death: Take a look at the new and improved building system that’s gone into this grim sandbox.
- Artifact: This Dota 2 card game created in conjunction with Magic’s Richard Garfield has a lot of players excited. Here’s why. [Thanks Don!]
- Battle Carnival: You can register for the closed beta of this MMOFPS that will run from March 30th through April 1st on Steam.
- Soul Ark: This mobile PvP game is getting ready to roll out to Singapore and Malaysia.
- DC Unchained: Live in southeast Asia? You can pre-register for this mobile RPG.
- Legacy of Atlantis: Atlantica Online developer Ndoors launched its newest mobile MMO in app stores around the world.
- Heroes of Newerth: Patch 4.4 is upon us with a new user interface and changes to matchmaking in Season 6. And what’s this? A leak of a new character design? [Thanks xKeiro!]
- Aion: The European version has brought back elite levels and rewards for veterans.
- Astroneer: Update 0.6.5 has gone live on Steam with a visual update to the rovers, the addition of a three-port splitter, and the ability to move base modules.
- Pokemon Go: Legendary Pokémon Lugia has rejoined the ranks of raid battles as of March 16th.
- War Thunder: The game’s Advancing Storm update is shifting the game to the Dagor 5.0 engine with improved graphics and sounds.
- Lineage 2 Revolution: The Temporal Rift is about to open in this mobile MMO!
- MU Ignition: Webzen’s browser MMO pushed out its second update that includes the imprint system, polish system, and mount skills. [Source: Press release]
- MU Online: Speed Event Server Season 3 is now live, so get to speed-leveling those charactes!
- World of Warcraft: Mythic Dungeon Invitational time trials are coming up, and here’s everything you need to know about participating.
Odds and Ends
- Funcom: Happy 25th birthday to this MMO studio!
- EVE Online: CCP is preparing another charity dinner event with $300 plates to help out the Icelandic Children’s Hospital.
- Old School RuneScape: This month’s newsletter focus includes the upcoming Deadman Summer Seasonal, tournament world reward tweaks, and the game’s fifth birthday.
- Revelation Online: Meet and get to know the Red Warden, one of the divine guardians of the game. He’s got guns.
Bring a flashlight and survive in the haunted house of Phantom Halls (especially with the help of Evil Dead’s Ash)! This early access game hopes to bring multiplayer in with the final release product and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign.
Get your squad co-op on with Earthfall, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this spring: