The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality


If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on any given weekend. It turns out that your kitchen table won’t be the only place you can get your Catan fix, as the series is going alternate reality in the style of Pokémon Go.

“Get ready for Catan World Explorers, an upcoming massively multiplayer augmented reality game that transforms the entire Earth into one giant game of Catan,” the studio said ominously. “Harvest, trade, and build in the real-world as cities and landmarks are transformed into opportunities to collect resources and build settlements. ”

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)!

Over 3.4 million characters have been made for the post-war shooter Vigor, which isn’t bad for a three-month-old game. Patch 1.2 is on the way, and the studio is excited to keep this train rolling.

Small patch, small changes. That’s the EverQuest II story.

Mobile MMO Spiritwish released its first content update with a guild boss, three additional heroes, a world boss, and recruitment quests. You can download the game on the App Store or Google Play.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries is giving a huge XP buff this weekend and talking up Update 4.12, which includes tank and matchmaker enhancements. [Source: Press release]

New monsters, quests, and a map have arrived with Fiesta Online’s Ominous Valley update.

After Worlds Adrift’s closure, Bossa Studios is busy at work on other titles, including a surgeon simulator. NetEase wanted part of that action, which is why the company bought a minority stake in Bossa recently.

“Last week saw the launch of the Twisted League,” said Old School RuneScape. “Since then hundreds of players have explored every corner of Kourend and Kebos, killed thousands of cows, ploughed across Hosidius, and ultimately slain the mighty Olm.”

The Division 2 teased an upcoming holiday event and player presents!

Get ready to visit Reverse Land in MU Origin:

One player thinks that she has figured out how World of Warcraft could do housing:

Get a first look at RuneScape’s latest quest, Ranch Out of Time:

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