The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets


The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe — it’s kind of hinted at right there in the name, after all — and the team wanted to make sure that players have options to buy and sell other than on a centralized exchange.

Enter the local market, a new way to trade and establish contacts on a smaller scale: “Local Markets can be created on any planet by its inhabitants, allowing you to exchange goods anywhere in the galaxy. As a sort of bulletin board, they are a fast and efficient way to trade, but they also rely on mutual trust.”

And 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 covered, drop us a tip)!

Hellion’s exploration update is here with new warp tiers, emergency warp, a scanning mechanic, advanced start locations, and a bunch of other quality-of-life improvements.

Apex Legends’ second season is here with a new character (Wattson) and a new weapon (L-Star).

RuneScape sailors are building ships as part of a new event.

A trio of new programs are rolling out in Skyforge to help players uncover the mysteries of the planet of Terra.

Survival game Rust has added an in-game Chippy arcade cabinet that you can actually play — but to get it, you have to beat it on Steam (thanks Kinya!).

Have you given Otherland’s soundtrack a listen? It’s available on most major streaming platforms right now.

A hot dog eating contest in H1Z1? Just don’t ask what the hot dogs are made of. This is a zombie game, after all.

The Battle of South Mountain got even larger with War of Rights’ latest patch. Also: “Sword attacks will now trigger flesh hit sounds.” Technology at work!

Coming soon to Osiris: New Dawn is a “completely rewritten 3-D inventory system,” live suit readings, and so much more.

Moscow is calling in Armored Warfare — and by the looks of things, it’s getting well and blown up too:

Check out Elsword’s Laby in action:

A new class arriving for Cabal Mobile? It’s true, and you can get a peek at the Gladiator here:

Aion Europe’s community show is back to talk about upcoming and current content as the game barrels toward Patch 7.0 on July 10th:

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