The MOP Up: Runes of Magic helps you catch up

Not so much.

You might or might not be aware that last December, Runes of Magic rolled out new “catch up” servers that allow players to level quickly and then transfer over to regular servers at level 85. Players are now being informed that they have until February 25th to get this done and transfer over before their progress is wiped.

There’s also a new way to log into Runes of Magic’s forums: “Starting on Monday, February 24th, you will also be able to log in in the forum with the credentials you use for your Gameforge account at”

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)!

MapleStory M just pushed out a huge class balance update: “Multiple characters including The Fire and Poison Arch Mage, Night Walker, Blaze Wizard, Mercedes, Thunder Breaker, and Luminous can experience revamped skills and powers.” [Source: press release]

THQ Nordic announced that it now will be distributing physical copies of Remnant: From the Ashes next month.

Elder Scrolls Blades Update 1.6 included loadouts, UI improvements, better optimization, and some Valentine jewelry.

Wakfu is hosting another reroll event called Destination Wakfu 2. Get a “ton of gifts” for paticipating!

Looking for a small retro-themed MMO to try? Give First Star Online 3 a shot, mayhaps.

“Abusive matchmaking” earned over 40,000 players a ban in Dota 2. Good times.

EVE Online goes mining for improvements: “Last December, the endeavor towards a healthier mineral distribution throughout New Eden began. While this is a complex task, changes will be implemented in phases, over a period of time, to propel the project towards its ultimate goal: a dynamic mineral distribution system that will self-regulate based on inputs and outputs.”

“The UK’s first-ever Pokemon Go Safari Zone will be taking place in beautiful waterfront Liverpool,” said a press release. “Enjoy this ticketed event in the magnificent 235-acre Sefton Park from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, 2020.”

Enjoy a choose-your-own romance tale, courtesy of… Anthem? Huh. OK.

Valve’s Steam Labs now has a new and scary way to recommend additional games for you to play. “The algorithm we use for picking comparable games is also a new system we’re experimenting with in this lab, and it’s a work-in-progress. So don’t be surprised if it sometimes shows you some unexpected comparison points.”

Did you know that Lineage II Revolution raised its level cap to 440? And added two more regions? Now you do. Use that knowledge wisely. [Source: press release]

Upgradable warehouses may seem like a dream for a future time, but Prosperous Universe is going to bring that future to you very soon.

“In about three weeks we’ll be announcing our 3.10.0 expansion and its challenge league,” said Path of Exile’s devs. “Around this time we’re planning to introduce a new set of league supporter packs, which means that the current Metamorph supporter packs will leave the store forever.”

British heavy cruisers? World of Warships has that:

Starbase has a blooper reel for your edification:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!
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