The MOP Up: Neverwinter comes under siege

    
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The Cult of the Dragon is throwing the city (and game) of Neverwinter under siege once more, and players are going to need to suit up for an epic event that will take place from now through December 13th.

The event is only taking place on console, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can earn a siegebreaker griffon mount, a champion’s charger, dye packs, and more from participating.

This is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have, drop us a tip)!

Antaria Online apparently gave up on Twitter this past summer (so… FYI), but you can keep up to date on this early access MMO’s progress on its Steam page.

Wargaming’s ever-growing empire expanded once more, with the company’s purchase of Fractured Space-developer Edge Case Games. The two companies will be working on “an unannounced MMO.”

The college professor who’s teaching a class using Lord of the Rings Online gave us a peek at some papers she’s grading on the MMO.

Otherland is much better than it used to be at launch — plus there’s a new official soundtrack.

Read up on some lore background for the upcoming The Cycle.

City of Heroes creator Jack Emmert talked about his video game development journey.

There’s a new succession system on the way for Black Desert Mobile, so you should probably read up on it.

TERA’s Bluehole Studios has rebranded as Krafton to include a whole bunch of subsidiaries.

Stardew Valley’s creator, Eric Barone, announced that he will be self-publishing the game on everything but Nintendo Switch and mobile.

Conan Exiles talked about its new test build and other good stuff in the latest community newsletter.

You can pre-register right the heck now for the mobile Ragnarok M: Eternal Love.

Some major changes are coming to Orbus VR’s public events and PvP, so read up on this dev diary to stay informed.

The co-op action RPG Grand Chase is now out on Android. Apparently this game has seen 20 million players globally to date.

Valik’s Sanctuary has come to TERA — and you can delve this dungeon for special rewards if you’re so daring.

The rapture happened and you didn’t make the cut. Time to engage in some last-man-standing battles in Rapture Rejects (thanks Katriana!).

MU Online brought out a new Chaos Castle PvP mode with 50 players duking it out in a (sigh) battle royale-style map. [Source: Press release]

Elder Scrolls Online put out a Murkmire Q&A that answers Saxhleel lore questions (if that’s your bag).

Nintendo is “ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo game content.”

Wakfu is testing out a trio of new dungeons (Dark Treechnids, The Blopera, and The Bist’Rogue) while making adjustments to the Steamer class.

Expect daily login rewards, new weapons and gear, and legendary gear the next time you encounter AdventureQuest 3D.

Funcom’s Mutant Year Zero introduced the new character of Farrow:

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Neverwinter_UN

Weird random news about Neverwinter. Certainly a lot of stuff to talk about, but the Siege event is probably the least interesting topic.

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Minimalistway

Antaria Online seems nice, i’ll give it a try, for $1 i don’t mind early access … Nintendo ending the silly NCP is good news, i hope to see more content now for Nintendo games.

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“The new name “KRAFTON” was inspired by medieval craftsmen’s society called “Craft Guild.” It represents our tenacious pursuit of craftsmanship to make great games, as well as the infinite challenge of our daring developers. Aiming at a global game production powerhouse, KRAFTON Game Union will keep the development works on.”

What a load of wank, I’m glad that Bluehole will still be used as the name and logo in front of TERA for now as the studio name, it’s got a better ring to it IMO.

Also gotta’ love Antaria Online’s social media breakdown, as if sharing a post to Twiter is a massive ordeal.