The MOP Up: Destiny 2 worships the sun

Those who fear darkness have never seen what the light can do.

That glowing ball of thermonuclear radiation in the sky might just mean warmth and crispy tans for you, but for Destiny 2, it is the inspiration for some of the game’s subclasses.

“When we started working on sandbox updates to follow Season of the Undying, our team looked at the whole catalog of Solar subclasses,” Bungie said. “During our investigations, it was pretty clear that three specific subclasses were underperforming and needed to be taken back into the shop for a rework.”

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)!

What’s going on with the Civil War-themed War of Rights? The team added a counter-attack mechanic to skirmishes: “If the counter attacking team manages to retake the point of contention before the counter attack timer runs out, it will gain a morale boost, putting it at the same morale state as the attacker.”

Good news for State of Decay 2 fans — the sequel is coming to Steam in 2020!

Pirates of the Burning Sea recently brought back user-created content, so get in there and help make this ocean-faring world even better!

Final Fantasy XI’s Lion event gives players a chance to beat a trial and upgrade their precious, precious dagger.

Ragnarok Online is bringing out a patch on November 27th with “massive PvP content for guilds — Wars of Emperium — and a new class called Super Novice.” [Source: press release]

Twin Saga’s Patch 21 is live with a bump to the guild level cap, additional Senshi, and the Magic Academy Lonesome Path dungeon.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon has a few features in the works, including a consumables tab and waypoint improvements. “With better tools to organize the bank this should reduce the time players spend sorting, time that could be spent doing things that you enjoy instead,” the team said.

If you’ve jumped on the Google Stadia bandwagon, there are a few online games to enjoy, including Destiny 2, The Crew 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and The Division 2. The newest game to join that roster is Red Dead Redemption 2which is shooting and lassoing its way into the future.

Diablo III’s Patch 2.6.7a balances Lamentation and Shield of Fury while addressing a few pesky bugs.

Spike Traps and the new player-contributed PUBG Labs are live with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Update 5.2.

Ultima Online is taking action against illicit macroers: “This way if someone is gaining ‘hidden’ benefits from a bot network or at the very least providing a safe haven for scripters they will end up getting actioned as well.”

Dark Age of Camelot continues to fine-tune the game following the recent free-to-play transition.

Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost is coming to a close, so make sure you’re read up on what this wrap-up entails.

A few fixes and adjustments arrived in Star Trek Online, making this future utopia even utopier!

MMORTS Starbourne is wrapping up its alpha test with a new tournament server:

Learn about The Cycle’s Release 6, the Map 2 play test, Release 7, and more:

The full 49-track LOTRO: Minas Morgul score is now available on YouTube:

Enjoy some crossplay fun in World of Warships Legends:

EVE Online Data Scientist CCP Larrikin, creator and curator of the Monthly Economic Report, talks about the lessons learned from the blackout and the fight against botting:”

One MMO fan decided to make a RuneScape-like game, which is currently in the opening stages of development:

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