We’ve seen a lot of New Year speeches given by MMO studios over the past week, including Artix Entertainment’s rallying cry for AdventureQuest 3D. The studio reported an astounding 1.8 million new players over the course of 2019 in all of its games.
As for AQ3D, its 2020 game plan includes a new main world story, the book of lore, character blinking (whatever that is), the Berserker class, additional emotes, world loot tables, another battle concert, and scalable dungeons.
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)!
Whiteout conditions and blizzards popping up in Fortnite have gotten the community curious as to what they might portend.
Prosperous Universe is revving up for a “5G hard burn” in the new year: “For the first time, we will have a dedicated game designer on board, so we don’t have to half-ass it ourselves or rely on external volunteers (thanks bunches, Alex!) anymore to get the job done.”
Ragnarok Transcendence, the latest version of Ragnarok Online, recently wrapped up its closed beta testing and is laying the foundation for OBT.
It might be a month or so until Otherland fans finally see the long-awaited patch.
Missed ExileCon? Catch up with this 50-minute presentation on narrative storytelling in Path of Exile from the event:
Mabinogi Heroes (Vindictus) revealed its 16th playable character, a female martial artist:
Warface pushed out a new PvE operation called Hydra: “The players’ task is to defend a special terminal located in the center of the map and to repel 20 waves of Blackwood soldiers, cyborgs, and mini-bosses. During the last wave, players will face the main enemy — a powerful new boss.”