The MOP Up: Red Dead Redemption’s puke rope saves the day


Puke may have ended Elvis Presley’s life, but it could save yours — if you’re playing Red Dead Redemption 2, that is. Polygon posted a piece detailing how players have figured out that by upchucking as they dive off cliffs, they’re able to avoid falling damage.

Guys, we couldn’t make this stuff up, so you know it must be real.

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)!

Starbase’s latest development list included inventory testing, economy configurations, and plenty of pretty pictures.

Gamepad support is coming for PixARK — as long as you play on the PC.

Neverwinter’s community recently wrapped up a lengthy discussion about the rewards and progression systems in the game.

It’s Wee Patch Time, so let’s catch up! Fallout 76 did some bug fixes, Vendetta Online HD now supports non-gyro devices, EverQuest II adjusted its Blood of Luclin raids, and Conan Exiles gave their archer thralls much-needed motivation.

SWTOR stealth-yanked a Veteran’s Edge buff from master mode operations… and fans were not happy.

Echo of Soul is rebranding itself as EOS: Blue. It’s a bold strategy, Cotton, let’s see if it pays off.

Gameplay issues, crashing, and player cheating is plaguing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — and the team is attempting to address them.

“Aion’s celebrating its 8th free-to-play anniversary, and we’ve put together some very special hero trials,” NCsoft said.

Continent of the Ninth Seal has a new toy for you to play with: “The latest content update introduces the new character Whisperer, a new addition to the Witchblade class. The Whisperer uses wing gun and arc bow to smash down enemy lines with different motions and effects. Special features are also included such as the new ultimate skill which dominates enemies, the wild stack which can be stacked by using skills, and the fairy which is the exclusive minion that can be summoned to support the Whisperer.”

A “revitalizing” patch dropped for Aura Kingdom with lots of quality-of-life improvements. Thanks Castagere!

Heaven & Hearth’s World 11 is ending on March 6th and will be followed by World 12 (which is a necessary move to allow for several changes to the core systems).

RappelZ M is going to launch on Android devices soon, but you can get ready now by pre-registering for the fantasy MMO.

A dozen dragons joined Hearthstone’s battlegrounds, thanks to Patch 16.4!

Get your Spirithaven on in Armored Warfare:

The Abyss War has arrived in MU Origin 2:

Reader Sophiskiai sent us this video on “cursed game design” as explained by developers at GDC:

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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