The MOP Up: Granado Espada got a brand-new server


Have you completely forgotten that Granado Espada — also called Sword of the New World — still exists? It does, and in fact, the European version just added a new server this past week! The opening of the Jilberto server came with lots of events, some of which are still going on through the end of the month.

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)!

Bad news for Vainglory: The once-popular mobile MOBA is shutting down operations in China at the end of July.

Starbase continues to make progress, including with this: “Improvements for social menu player invitations (group, company and friends) have been made.”

Arcade Attack had a one-on-one interview with World of Warcraft’s and Age of Conan’s Craig Morrison. “I have always been drawn to the MMO genre because of two things, the community inherent in online games, and the world building that goes into creating these massive virtual worlds,” he said.

Don’t have Stardew Valley on mobile yet? The game’s on sale for $4 for iOS and Android, which is a pretty good deal.

Don’t know much about this CSC space MMO thing, but it’s having a Star Trek Picard event? Kind of doubtful that’s got CBS’ official go-ahead, but who knows.

DayZ developer Bohemia denies that Tencent is buying it out after rumors to the contary. The studio will remain independent for the time being.

Thinking of trying out the newly released MU Archangel? MMO Culture says skip it — it’s just a cash grab.

“This is the last patch before the Second Dawn ( patch in July. Although we’ve fixed a few issues already, we will make a more substantial patch for Second Dawn, including some balancing improvements,” said Wolcen.

Conan Exiles is testing its next patch, which includes the avatar system and “balancing the game, this time focusing on PVE content and boss encounters, substantially reducing the health pool of all raid, group and boss monsters. This brings the time to kill to similar values previous to the latest patch, and is one more step in our journey to re-balance content in the game.”

Every planet is about to get its own population thanks to Prosperous Universe’s upcoming Populous update.

Blade and Soul is getting a new class — in Korea, that is. The “Sky Seer” is a ranged AOE damage-dealing profession.

Two Counter-Strike tournament winners had their title and prize stripped away after they were caught cheating in the competition., one of the sites that’s kept track of the rise and fall of World of Warcraft’s token prices since 2015, announced that it is shutting down.

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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