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 War of Rights, Closers Online, World War Z, Old School RuneScape, The Black Death, OrbusVR, Reign of Guilds, Skyforge, AlchemiaStory, Path of Exile, Grim Dawn, Revelation Online, Defiance 2050, and DDO, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- CityBattle Virtual Earth: Get to know this new free-to-play MMOFPS where robots battle each other!
- AlchemiaStory: Looking for a breezy mobile steampunk mobile MMO? Give the anime-flavored AlchemiaStory a look!
- Reign of Guilds: Become a count, set the tax rates! There’s more to that, to be sure, but who wouldn’t love the title of “Count” before their names?
- The Black Death: Animal husbandry is here, so go raise some fine-looking cows and chickens!
- War of Rights: Update 112 added the brand-new modular spawn system. You know, just like they had in the Civil War.
- DDO: The second annual DDO Fashion Competition is on, and players are bringing their best outfits to the walkway! [Thanks DDOCentral!]
Odds and Ends
- EA Motive Studios: Read this interview with founder Jade Raymond to hear how she wants players to shape the games they play. [Thanks Tobasco!]
- Revelation Online: The producer popped his head out of his hole to answer a bunch of community questions.
- Path of Exile: Grinding Gear is looking to hire a game lighting director.
- InnoGames: The Tribal Wars developer is planning to shut down its Dusseldof studio by the end of this year.
- OrbusVR: With over 25,000 copies sold, this VR MMO is looking ahead with its feature roadmap.
- Old School RuneScape: Get an idea of what’s coming for the next few months of this retro MMO.
A teaser trailer for the mobile version of Closers has popped up in China:
World War Z is a co-op shooter where you and your buddies fight Girl Scouts! Or zombies. One of those. Let’s see:
Skyforge’s PvP game is about to undergo a massive revolution, and here are the devs to walk you through it:
Scope out these sweet class moves for Grim Dawn’s latest expansion:
Get to know the new classes of Defiance 2050 with this developer tour: