The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s thorny patrol

    
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Cryptic is really hot to trot with Star Trek Online’s new patrol system, and this past week the studio highlighted the third new one: Within the Briar Patch.

“Within the Briar Patch, the player braves deadly pockets of Metreon Gas to protect spore colonies from the agents of House Mo’Kai,” Cryptic said. “You will first be able to access these new Patrols from your mission journal after completing the episode Beneath the Skin.”

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)!

The Book of Travels team is prepping for its Kickstarter — and talking about some of the sound and visual design for the game.

“With Update 1.4, you’ll find brand new additions to the game to fright and delight: Four new frightful quests only for the bravest among you, creepy decorations to show off your holiday spirit, and your Town is now an eerie nighttime dwelling with new music to match,” Elder Scrolls Blades said.

Riders of Icarus’ latest patch included the start of the annual Autumn Festival.

The moral of the week: Don’t try to use the word “riot” in your name if you don’t want a lawsuit shoved down your throat.

“Since the F2P launch, new players have been coming in every day, but some of them don’t stay,” said Prosperous Universe. “This week, we started working on finding out why that is and what we can do to better help newbies set up their companies and stick around.”

Auto decay is now a factor to consider in Outlaws of the Old West — at least if you’re playing multiplayer. Make sure you log in once a week to keep your house intact!

Darkfall: Rise of Agon is wrapping up initial work on its dye system, research system, consumables tab, and a new player starting area. “The next thing which is active in the development queue is the creation of a 3 zone system within Agon for the freedom of players to choose their level of risk.”

That space station in Osiris: New Dawn is FULLY OPERATIONAL — as is many other things that have arrived with the latest content update.

Aw: Fairyland Online is shutting down its English servers. “We have to announce that Fairyland Online will shut down permanently after December 30, 2019. Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. We hope that there will be opportunities to provide new Fairyland Online English version to you in the future.”

Welcome to Improbable’s TED talk about SpatialOS: “Herman [Narula] approached this topic by discussing the future of virtual worlds and the transformative power of video games. We are now very happy to be able to share Herman’s talk.”

If you like your little character profile lore blogs, then read up on Elder Scrolls Online’s Sai Sahan and Bless Unleashed’s Kuat Ran.

Reader Panagiotis brought a little isometric MMO to our attention named Dragon Raja, which is apparently based on a popular fantasy novel and came out in 2000. Check it out!

“Release 4 is here and brings you a lot of balancing, quality of life changes and of course the brand new shop,” The Cycle posted. “Check out the new cosmetics but don’t get lost in the revamped jungle and definitely keep your eyes peeled, as new weather effects will pelt down on you!”

Operation Shipyard is a go for War Thunder, where players can trade boats for… helicopters? Sure, makes sense:

Destiny 2, I don’t even know what’s going on with this dance routine:

Paladins’ Raum has a serious anger management problem:

Get an advance look at what’s coming to Wizard101:

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